Reducing Your Risk of Breast Cancer
Talk to Your Doctor About Screenings
Limit Exposure to Estrogen When Possible
- Overweight after the age of menopause
- Alcohol consumption and smoking
- Physical inactivity
Maintain a Healthy Weight
Limit Alcohol Consumption
Do Not Smoke
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