Knowing your Family History is an important part of understanding your Risk Factors. 75% of all women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history! Our genes have not changed but the Western diet and lifestyle has deteriorated and our stress has increased. Although you cannot change the “genes” you were born with (ie.Family history), you can modify how your genes are expressed. (Epigenetics)
What can you do to reduce your risk of breast cancer from occurring or recurring?
You cannot change your family history but there are several modifiable risk factors that are under your control. Learning how to modify these potential risk factors is essential in reducing your risk.
Obese women have a 60% higher chance of developing breast cancer and having a recurrence of there cancer. It is believes that 30% of breast cancers could be prevented with lifestyle modification!!