Breast Cancer – Prevention and Awareness

October is currently in full swing and we all know that it’s the month to create awareness for our fellow ladies out there fighting the battle against breast cancer and also to create awareness on the prevention thereof.

To start of this article, Breast Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. It could affect any one you know, love, work with and even you. But there are some lifestyle changes women can make to lower the risk.

No food or diet will be able to prevent you from getting breast cancer.  The key is to see food as boosters for your immune system and body, which will assist your body in staying healthy and strong to fight of the cancerous cells. Also, no food or diet can cure cancer, though some of them may help control treatment side effects or help your body get well after treatment and some may help cancer treatment work more effectively. There are also some foods which are also not good for you when it comes to the prevention or recovery of breast cancer.

To prevent, recover or assist with your treatments for cancer there are some things to keep in mind:

Keep your weight in check because maintaining a healthy weight is important, not only for Breast Cancer Prevention, but for general health as well.

Exercise is an amazing aid to assist with your health and women who are physically active for at least 30 minutes a day have a lower risk of breast cancer. Plus exercising regularly is also one of the best ways to help keep weight in check too.

Eat Your Fruits & Vegetables. A healthy diet can help lower the risk of breast cancer.  Get your 5 a day to maintain a healthy balance with the other foods you eat. 

Minimise your alcohol intake. The more alcohol you drink, the greater your risk of developing breast cancer. The general recommendation, based on research on the effect of alcohol on breast cancer risk, is to limit yourself to less than 1 drink per day as even small amounts increase risk.

Don’t Smoke because smokers and non-smokers alike know how unhealthy smoking is.  On top of lowering quality of life and increasing the risk of heart disease, stroke, and at least 15 cancers, including breast cancer, it also causes smelly breath, bad teeth, and wrinkles. Now that’s motivation to stay smoke-free or work to get smoke-free.

Take care of your body and love your body, no matter who you are and how your feel, and show some appreciation for yourself.

You can also help those ladies fighting the Breast Cancer battle by showing some love to your body as well. Pop into your nearest or favorite Placecol and purchase a Placecol Neck and Bust Gel or Illumine Neck and décolleté and a percentage will go to “Reach for a Recovery”, a Breast cancer support group working on a non-medical program designed to help women with breast cancer in their return to daily life.

So ladies, let’s all prevent, fight cancer and support each other together.