For a healthy life, pay attention to your breast health.
Know Your Body
Know how your breasts look and feel. Report any changes to your doctor. If you notice any lumps, redness, warmth, dimpling, or puckering, tell your doctor.
Talk To Your Doctor About Reducing Your Risk Of Breast Cancer
Talk to your doctor about your personal risk factors. Talk with your family to learn about your family health history.
Know The Risk Factors For Breast Cancer
Although being female and getting older are the greatest risk factors for being diagnosed with breast cancer, there are other things that you can do to reduce your risk. Check out the Breast Cancer Risk Factors video!
Do Not Smoke Cigarettes Or Use Other Tobacco Products
If you smoke, quit!
Get Regular Physical Activity
30 minutes of moderate physical activity on most days of the week is a great goal to set!
Eat A Healthy Diet
A diet comprised of foods low in saturated and trans fat, but high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables has been shown to lower your risk of breast cancer.
Aim For A Healthy Weight
If you are overweight, talk with your physician about starting a balanced diet and exercise program.
Know The Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer
Common signs include lumps, redness, warmth, dimpling or puckering.
Get Clinical Breast Exams
Clinical breast exams are recommended at least every 3 years starting at age 20 and every year starting at 40.
Get Mammograms, When Appropriate
Have a mammogram every year starting at age 40. Ask your doctor which screening tests are right for you if you are at higher risk for breast cancer.