How can I prevent breast cancer?

Not all cases of breast cancer can be prevented, but there are several lifestyles changes you can make that may decrease your likelihood of getting breast cancer. • Limit alcohol intake • Maintain a healthy weight – Weight can often be maintained through a healthy diet and exercise. • Exercise – Studies show that exercise helps reduce the risk of breast cancer, possibly because it helps to maintain a healthy weight and possibly because it affects hormone levels in the body. • Have more children. • Breastfeed for longer. • Take hormone supplements carefully – If you are concerned about your breast cancer risk, let you doctor know before using hormone replacement therapies.