Statistics show that breast cancer will affect one out of every eight women. Breast cancer is associated with many risk factors; understanding your risks can help you to make positive changes today to lower your risk for breast cancer in the future. One of the best ways to reduce your breast cancer risk is to maintain a healthy weight by eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. You should also aim to get a good night’s sleep every night and limit your consumption of alcohol to one drink per day. Talk to your doctor if you are taking hormone replacement therapy or oral contraceptives to weigh your risks and benefits. If you have a family history of breast cancer, you and your doctor may discuss other ways to reduce your risk of breast cancer, such as preventive surgeries or early and more frequent screenings.
The Doctors Hospital of Sarasota Breast Care Center is pleased to provide breast diagnostics and care in Sarasota. You can get more information about mammography, breast biopsy, and breast MRI by calling (888) 685-1596, or visit us on the web to explore our comprehensive health library.