Holistic Breast Cancer Prevention

A healthy lifestyle offers protection now. What changes can you make to reduce your breast cancer risk or ease your treatment? According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Get a checkup

    See your healthcare professional once a year for a breast exam and mammogram to detect disease before it becomes advanced

  • Cut back on cocktails, but not on nutrition

    Limit your alcohol consumption and take a multivitamin containing folic acid to reduce alcohol-related breast cancer risk

  • Eat risk-reducing foods

    Add plenty of fiber, tomato products, soy products, and fish to your diet

  • Seek support

    If you have breast cancer, join a weekly patients' group for social support

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