We did not want the month to go by without acknowledging that it is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Here are just a couple of steps you and your loved ones can take to improve your chances of staying healthy:
- Conduct monthly self-exams. To learn how to do a breast self-exam, check out this self-exam guide offered by NationalBreastCancer.org.
- Stop smoking. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), smoking is a significant risk factor for breast and many other types of cancer. Non-smokers are at lower risk than smokers regardless of your age or how long you have been a smoker.