Breast health can be very complex, as we have all learned
over recent years. The risk of breast cancer has been associated with a wide range
of factors from diet and genetics, to stress and dense breasts, to drugs, including
birth control pills and HRT.
Good breast health encompasses other issues beyond cancer, and often, women get
conflicting advice about what’s best. That doesn’t help.
As women, we know that breast health is extremely personal for each of us. We have
a multi-faceted relationship with our breasts, beginning when we are just girls
and evolving as we move through our lives. From breastfeeding, to sex, to appearance,
our breasts are often an integral part of our identity.
But at some point, we begin to worry since we all know someone who has been affected
by breast cancer. Each woman has her own story when it comes to breast health, depending
on family history, lifestyle habits and patterns, and the variety of environments
she’s been exposed to.
We’re here to help you understand the risk factors that matter to you, both the
ones you can control, and those you can’t. Since information is power, we want to
guide you to support breast health, but also to help you worry less.
Taking care of yourself is essential to breast health at every stage of your life.
So let’s take this one step at a time and get started today.
Reviewed by Dr. Sharon Stills, NMD
Reviewed by Dr. Sarika Arora, MD
Created by Women’s Health Network