In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Topics: Wellness and Health
breast cancer awareness month

Statistics show that 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in her life. Given this percentage, most of us have likely been affected by this disease, directly or indirectly, or will be. But this does not mean that anyone should sit idly by waiting for it to strike.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation has a proactive “Early Detection” page where it offers information on symptoms and signs, guidance on how to perform a breast self-exam, healthy habits that can help reduce breast cancer risk, and more. You can access all of this by visiting them here.

I’ve addressed several aspects of breast cancer of the years:

In this video, I answered reader Ella’s question about what to eat while undergoing radiation treatment for stage 3 breast cancer.

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In another video, I addressed a concerned reader’s query about the connection between high insulin levels and breast cancer risk:

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I’ve also written about the role of Vitamin D in slowing the progression of breast cancer and decreased risk seen in women ages 50-79 who exercise.