In our previous post we learned that the older you get, the higher you are risk of breast cancer. In fact, the aging process is the biggest risk factor for breast cancer. That's because the longer we live, there are more opportunities for genetic damage (mutations) in the body. And as we age, our bodies are less capable of repairing genetic damage.
While you can't stop the aging process, you can make lifestyle choices that can keep your risk as low as it can be:
- maintaining a healthy weight
- exercising regularly
- limiting alcohol
- eating nutritious food
- never smoking (or quitting if you do smoke)
Small steps made now can make a major difference to your life as you age!