By: Red Hot Mamas
Published: October 18, 2017
Contributed by Dr. Mache Seibel- Red Hot Mamas Expert
And 1 in 8 (12%) of woman will get breast cancer. Fortunately, seven in eight will never get it unless they have certain genes.
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here are:
5 Simple Breast Cancer Prevention Tips To Lower Your Risk
- Maintain a healthy weight. More weight, more risk.
- Don’t smoke. It’s bad. It’s bad for your general health, and it increases your risk of breast cancer. If you do smoke, stop smoking.
- Eat nutritionally healthy foods. Stay away from saturated fats, trans fats, and processed foods, and keep your diet rich in vegetables and fruits
- Limit alcohol. If you’re a woman, more than a glass of wine a day is considered more than the optimal. For men, it’s two drinks a day. That may seem like a lot or a little depending on who you are.
- Regular exercise, getting out there and being active, lowers your risk of breast cancer and hereditary breast cancer. It also improves depression, lowers your blood pressure and your risk of heart disease. Wow! Mom was right. Exercise is good for you.
What About Estrogen and Breast Cancer?
Ever since a 2002 study 2002 called theWomen’s Health Initiative or WHI reported (incorrectly) that estrogen increases the risk of breast cancer, millions of women stopped using it and millions more never started using it. They prefer to “Tough it out.” According to the New England Journal of Medicine, today there are 80% fewer estrogen users than in 2002, giving doctors less experience treating menopause and prescribing hormones.
But new information in my book The Estrogen Fix allows you to Figure it out, so you won’t have to tough it out!
For instance, if you take estrogen alone, and start it within 10 years of menopause beginning, your risk of breast cancer goes down. And if you do take estrogen combined with synthetic progesterone called Provera, the minimally increased risk is equivalent to drinking small amounts of wine each week, being overweight, or having very dense breasts. In a study reported in the September 2017 JAMA, a reanalysis of the original data showed that taking estrogen only or estrogen plus Provera did not increase the overall chances of dying, even if you got breast cancer.
What If I Have the BRCA or Breast Cancer Gene?
Once again I refer you to a blog post I write last week explaining how estrogen can safely be taken by women who have the BRCA gene mutation and have their ovaries and fallopian tubes taken out to lower the risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
If you want to discover more about estrogen and how it affects each organ in your body, including your breasts, your brain and your skin, you can purchase The Estrogen Fix at EstrogenFixBook.com. It’s the #1 new release in menopause and will help you “figure it out, so you won’t have to tough it out.” You’ll also get 9 bonus gifts as a thank you for purchasing this breakthrough book.