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Breaking news: Younger women are developing breast cancer!

by , 27 February 2013

A new study has found that younger women are developing breast cancer than before. This doesn't mean you need to panic and rush off for a mammogram - you can detect most of the early signs of breast cancer yourself by doing a monthly self-breast exam. Here are a few healthy lifestyle changes you can also make to minimise your risk of developing breast cancer.

 
Breast cancer is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer.
 
Unfortunately, there’s been a rise in cases of breast cancer reported lately.
 
But it’s starting to affect a different demographic.
 
More male are being diagnosed with male breast cancer.
 
And now a study shows there’s also a rise in breast cancer among younger women.
 
The incidence of advanced breast cancer among younger women aged 25 to 39 has increased slightly over the last three decades, the New York Times reports.
 
Most of these cases are detected late as younger women aren’t as concerned about breast cancer as they don’t go for mammograms yet.
 
But doctors say not to panic.
 
The findings are still being investigated. In the meantime, you should conduct regular self-breast exams to make sure you don’t have any of the warning signs of breast cancer – acting as soon as you notice something is different could be all it takes to save your life.
 
WebMD says to watch for the common breast cancer warning signs when you conduct a self-breast exam.
 
Look for these breast cancer warning signs when conducting a self-breast exam!
 
These include any lumps or thickening in the breast or armpit, as well as any change to the breast itself or any form of discharge. 
 
In addition to your monthly self-breast exam, you can minimise your risk of developing breast cancer by living a healthy lifestyle.
 
Prevent cancer by living a healthy lifestyle – starting today!
 
“Unhealthy body weight, unbalanced diet and lack of exercise are responsible for 90% of cancers,” says FSP Health.
 
This means you can reduce your risk of breast cancer by cutting down on the amount of pan-fried red meat, like hamburgers, that you eat.  
 
It’s not a drastic life change.
 
All you have to do is eat high fibre and low fat foods, drink lots of fresh clean water, and make sure you get lots of exercise.
 
Make these simple lifestyle changes and start living a healthy lifestyle to stop most forms of cancer in its tracks.



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