Sunday, October 8, 2017

Breast Cancer Awareness


Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

Cancer is a life-threatening and life-changing disease that can have many effects on an individual. We have all known someone that has experienced a battle with cancer. We must continue to learn more and support the individuals that have been affected to the best of our ability. 

Cancer can cause financial, emotional, and physical distress to a patient. Give an encouraging word to anyone you run into that is fighting the battle. The wonderful news is most people can be cured if the cancer is found and treated early enough.


Take the time to get yourself checked. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that if you are 50 to 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are 40 to 49 years old, talk to your doctor about when to start and how often to get a screening mammogram. 

You may be eligible for low-cost or free screenings. Check eligibility for that screening Here.

Lifestyle Breast Cancer Risk factors

Drinking Alcohol - According to, "Research consistently shows that drinking alcoholic beverages --beer, wine, and liquor -- increases a woman's risk of hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. Alcohol can increase levels of estrogen and other hormones associated with hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. Alcohol also may increase breast cancer risk by damaging DNA in cells."

Overweight - Women with a  BMI (body mass index over 25, have a higher elevated risk of having breast cancer compared to ones with a healthier weight. This fact is higher after menopause. Fat cells tend to make estrogen, which can make hormone-receptor-positive breast cancers grow. Extra fat cells around the stomach may elevate the risk.

*Try to aim at getting to and maintain a healthy weight.

Some other lifestyle risk factors are birth control, hormone therapy after menopause, and not having children.

We can not change inherited factors, but we can try to eliminate as many of the lifestyle factors as we can, that contributes to Cancer. Aim to eat healthy, watch your weight, and limit alcohol use. I wish you all a healthy and beautiful day!

Author: Arica  Hart (Arica G) is Founder and Editor of  Inveigle Magazine. She created a premiere Lifestyle, Fashion and Beauty Magazine to entice you towards positive change and increase the quality of life. With Arica's love for writing and informing the Universe about a variety of topics, Inveigle Magazine was born. Follow us @ Inveiglemagazi1 & on FB . View more articles by Arica Hart

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