Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women Worldwide. Some risk factors for developing breast cancer can be non-modifiable (things you cannot control), such as your age, sex, family history.
However, there are active steps you can take to help reduce your risk of developing breast cancer, for example...
If you are overweight or obese, losing some weight helps to educe your risk of developing cancer. Watch your portion sizes and make healthy swaps from fast or highly processed foods to pulses, fruit, wholegrains and vegetables.
We should all aim for 150 minutes moderate activity per week, or 30 minutes each day.
Walking, running, cycling and more all count and sitting less will help to keep you fitter too!
If you choose to drink alcohol, it is recommended you don’t consume more than 14 units per week, spread evenly across three or more days, allowing for alcohol-free days.
Breastfeeding is your own choice, and has many benefits to you and your baby. Any amount of breastfeeding is beneficial, but the longer you are able to continue, the more the risk of cancer is reduced.