Breast Cancer Awareness – Let’s Turn Awareness into Action
We now know that when a breast cancer is diagnosed at an early stage and is localized, 90 percent survive more than five years.
Simple lifestyle changes and routine doctor visits can make all the difference. Help us turn Awareness into Action by following these healthy living tips—and encourage others to do so too:
KNOW YOUR BODY
- Examine your breasts regularly, and report any changes to your physician.
- See your doctor regularly for breast exams in your 20s and 30s.
- Get an annual mammogram if you are 40 years and older, or earlier if you are high risk.
- Make friends with fruits and vegetables. Their fibre, antioxidants and other nutrients can help you keep a balanced diet.
- Maintain a healthy weight. Extra weight means extra risk.
- Limit your alcohol intake, and toast to a healthier life.
- Do not smoke, and quit if you do.
- Focus on fitness. To reduce your risk of breast cancer, the American Cancer Society recommends
- 45 to 60 minutes of intentional physical activity five or more days a week.
‘Let’s Defeat Breast Cancer, We’re Stronger Together’
For more information, or to get involved please visit www.bcacampaign.com