There are different types of cancer one can be in risk of. The focus here today is on breast cancer. There are different factors that can contribute to your risk of breast cancer however there are also ways to avoid becoming one of those statistics. That is why women should not take breast cancer lite, but instead focus on ways to avoid this deadly disease.
A risk factor is anything that effect one chances of getting a particular disease. Not all disease can be controlled. Those that are not controllable include genetics or family history, and environmental exposures or behaviors that have occurred in the past. Those that are controllable are the current and future environmental exposures, such as tobacco smoke or other chemicals. ...view middle of the document...
It is stated that the side effects of the treatment is very unpleasant. The best defense against cancer is to avoid getting it in the first place. That is why risk factors are so important for one to know.
Consuming more than one alcoholic drink a day will increase the risk of breast cancer because it raise a women’s estrogen levels, and estrogen can cause breast cancer cells to become malignant. It is even said, that researchers/doctors do not know actually what causes cancer, but they can detect cancer cells in one’s body by preforming several different test.
There are many lifestyles choices one can make in their life to decrease their modifiable risk factor for the disease. Although as mentioned before not all disease are curable, only treatable, and some are not affective as others. Limiting your alcohol consumption can not only decrease your risk of breast cancer, but also colon cancer, hypertension, stroke, and osteoporosis. The moderate consumption of alcohol for a women is one once of hard liquor, 12 ounces of beer or four ounces of wine, is beneficial for some, because it can decrease the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Women whom are currently using taking birth control pills have an increased risk of developing breast cancer while they are on the pill. It is also stated that not being on the pill decreases the risk of breast cancer, a stroke, or heart attack, women who take the pill for at least 5 years have less risk of developing uterine and ovarian cancers, as well as colon cancer. All women whom are in the risk group factors should have a screening test. Having monthly breast self-exams are also recommended in order for one to monitor any changes in their breast. Exercising daily, eating vegetables, fresh fruits, eating more fish, and cutting your calories are all ways to prevent breast cancer.