October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but BCDF is dedicated to raising awareness and educating about breast cancer all year long.

Diet and Breast Cancer

Research has pointed to carotenoids – the family of orange- and red-colored phytonutrients in such foods as carrots and tomatoes – linking to lower risk of breast cancers

What we know about breast cancer!

What is clear evidence now is that many breast cancers are preventable. Excess body fat and alcoholic drinks increase risk of breast cancers; being active and breastfeeding decrease it! With all hands on board, we can prevent breast cancer.

What can I do to reduce my risk of breast cancer?

Lifestyle changes have been shown in studies to decrease breast cancer risk even in high-risk women.

Steps you can take to lower your risk:

Do not smoke, if you do, quit. Accumulating evidence suggests a link between smoking and breast cancer risk, particularly in pre-menopausal women. Also, not smoking is one of the best things you can do for your overall health.