1.A balanced diet, weight control, moderate exercise and good lifestyle habits can reduce the risk of breast cancer.
2.If a woman has a family history of breast cancer, making the right choice of medication when she is sick will also reduce the risk of breast cancer.
3.For people at high risk of breast cancer, the drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene have been shown to reduce the risk, while further research is being done to determine whether aromatherapy inhibitors and dietary supplements can reduce the risk of cancer.
4.Preventive surgery: If you have a family history of breast cancer, you can be tested for genetic mutations related to breast cancer and if the results show mutations in the relevant genes, surgery can be considered to reduce the risk of cancer.
How to get screened for breast cancer
1.Breast cancer screening (mammogram) enables early diagnosis of breast cancer, which is an important reason for the current decrease in breast cancer mortality rate, and the cure rate of ductal carcinoma in situ in early breast cancer can reach over 95%. Countries such as the United States, Europe and Japan have included breast cancer screening in their health insurance plans.
Recommended Screening Groups
1,1 annual mammogram and clinical examination for 40-49 year olds
2,Mammography and clinical examination every 1-2 years for people aged 50-69
3, 1 mammogram and clinical examination every 2 years for people over 70 years old
2.Breast ultrasound is not harmful to the human body and can be used in combination with screening for young women and dense breasts.
For people with high risk of breast cancer, it is recommended to start screening earlier than 20-40 years old.
3.Breast self-examination cannot improve the detection rate of early diagnosis of breast cancer and reduce the mortality rate, but it can improve women’s awareness of cancer prevention, and it is recommended to start breast self-examination once a month.