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How can you prevent breast cancer from happening?

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Dr. Susan Cash
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: You can't

The biggest risk is being female and getting older. Other risk factors include having babies after 30, not having any babies at all, menopause at a later age, or hormone replacement therapy.
Less than10% of people who develop breast cancer have an inherited gene, called the brca gene. Get your mammograms yearly to detect it early when cure is highest. Exercise, and stay at your ideal weight.

In brief: You can't

The biggest risk is being female and getting older. Other risk factors include having babies after 30, not having any babies at all, menopause at a later age, or hormone replacement therapy.
Less than10% of people who develop breast cancer have an inherited gene, called the brca gene. Get your mammograms yearly to detect it early when cure is highest. Exercise, and stay at your ideal weight.
Dr. Susan Cash
Dr. Susan Cash
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: You can't

You can't choose your parents unfortunately.
You can't prevent yourself from having certain hereditary genetic mutation-that will play a role in about 20% of breast cancer incidence. But what you can do is by having a regular screening with mammogram- have a healthy lifestyle, well balanced diet, avoid bad habits like cigarette and alcohol. Exercise regularly. And hope that we're not gonna get it.

In brief: You can't

You can't choose your parents unfortunately.
You can't prevent yourself from having certain hereditary genetic mutation-that will play a role in about 20% of breast cancer incidence. But what you can do is by having a regular screening with mammogram- have a healthy lifestyle, well balanced diet, avoid bad habits like cigarette and alcohol. Exercise regularly. And hope that we're not gonna get it.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Thank
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