Can breast cancer be prevented?
Eating healthy foods and staying fit can help prevent breast cancer. But breast cancer may strike despite your best efforts to follow a healthy lifestyle.

So it is essential to schedule regular breast cancer screenings. The earlier a cancerous tumor is detected in your breast, the greater your chance of survival.


  • Being obese or overweight.

  • Diet high in saturated fat.

  • More than 2 alcoholic drinks per day.

  • Too little physical activity.

  • Taking birth control pills for more than 10 years if under 35.

Additional Risks

  • Early menstruation; late menopause.

  • First child at an older age or not having given birth.

  • Age, especially over 65.