Lifestyle Changes to Manage Breast Cancer
- Limit exposure to estrogen when possible.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Limit alcohol consumption.
- Avoid tobacco products.
- Exercise regularly.
- Being overweight after the age of menopause
- Consuming alcohol
- Not exercising
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 12/2013 -
- Update Date: 01/15/2014 -
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