A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology says lifestyle and diet influences your cancer risk. More support, if you need it, to make healthy sustainable choices!
Results from the study show a correlation between developing contralateral breast cancer with weight, smoking and alcohol use. Thus, if you have had breast cancer you can decrease your risk of developing cancer in the other breast by making changes in your current lifestyle regime. Some startling numbers; if you smoke you increase your risk of contra lateral breast cancer by 120% relative to the risk of developing breast cancer initially. If you are obese, you have a 50% increase in risk and if you drink more than 7 drinks per week, it is a 90% increase in risk.
A breast cancer survivor is at an increased risk for developing cancer in the other breast, any additional factors that can be addressed to decrease this risk is imperative. Prevention in a survivor versus someone who has never developed cancer has a different approach. Find your favorite naturopath and start working on keeping your breasts healthy and happy so you can live cancer free, more importantly, live free and joyously.
By Marsha Hamilton