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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Healthy Lifestyle: The best things you can do include avoiding estrogen-progesterone pills, smoking, and radiation exposure. Exercise, a healthy low-fat diet, and avoidance of alcohol will further reduce the risk. A summary of a recent epidemiological study can be found below: http://www.Medpagetoday.Com/meetingcoverage/sabcs/30072.
Answered on Sep 22, 2016
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
5 steps: 1. Maintain a healthy weight. Obesity increases your risk of breast cancer 2. Have babies and breast feed. These decrease your risk 3. Limit hormone therapy after menopause. 4. Decrease alcohol intake 5. Exercise - women who have regular physical exercise have a decreased risk of breast cancer.
Answered on Sep 22, 2016
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Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Possible meds: Along with what the other doctors have said, if you are at a particularly high risk for breast cancer due to your family history, you may benefit from chemoprevention. This means taking tamoxifen or Raloxifene to reduce your risk, if your 5-year-risk of breast cancer is more than 1.66%. Your doctor can calculate your risk here: http://www.Cancer.Gov/bcrisktool/.
Answered on Aug 27, 2019
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Dr. Aruna Mani
Dr. Aruna Mani commented
18 years experience Medical Oncology
another choice for breast cancer drug prevention is exemestane. tamoxifen can be used for pre or postmenopausal women while raloxifen and exemestane are approved for post menopausal women only.
Jul 9, 2015

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