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Breast Health

Breast changes are common throughout a woman's lifetime. We encourage you to pay attention to your breast health as a part of your overall commitment to your health.

Some breast health tips are listed below. Click through for more information on prevention, breast health concerns, what to do if you find a lump and common breast cancer myths.

Breast Health Tips

What can you do for optimal breast health?

  • Get screened at one of our locations. Ask your doctor about the screening schedule right for you.
  • Perform Breast Self Exam (BSE) once a month, right after your period ends.
  •  Be food wise. How? First, take stock of what you eat. The typical diet consists of a lot of "non-nutritive" foods (like soda, high sugar snacks and fast food). Commit to swapping a portion of non-nutritive food that may be in your diet for great fuel foods like whole grains, vegetables and fruits.
  • Move your body! The latest studies on exercise and cancer prevention recommend a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate exercise, 5 days per week. Consider walking, yoga, pilates, tai chi or weight training. Keep doing what you love or find out what your body loves to do!
  •  Don't smoke. If you do smoke, find the support to quit. Visit or call them at 224-5209 for local help. The state's is a great resource, too.
  •  Know your healthy weight range and limit weight gain as you age. Excess pounds = increased cancer risk.
  •  Drink less alcohol.
  • Take care of yourself and the important women in your life! Encourage mothers, daughters, sisters and friends to get screened and be healthy.


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