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  • Calm Your Mind, Boost Your Mood

    Posted on: Mar 13, 2015

    Being diagnosed with breast cancer can make you feel scared, anxious, stressed, and sleepless. Besides the diagnosis itself, there’s uncertainty everywhere. Your mind is swimming with all kinds of...

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  • Inflammation: Make It More Friend Than Foe

    Posted on: Feb 18, 2015

    There are many health risks lack of sleep, lack of exercise, and being overweight, to name three. Still, most have one thing in common: They increase inflammation in our bodies. So what is...

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Content Spotlight: Breast Cancer Risk Factors

Eating Unhealthy Food

Diet is thought to be at least partly responsible for about 30% to 40% of all cancers. No food or diet can prevent you from getting breast cancer, but some foods can make your body the healthiest it can be and boost your immune system.

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Smoking is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer in younger, premenopausal women. Research also has shown that there may be link between very heavy second-hand smoke exposure and breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women.

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Drinking Alcohol

Research consistently shows that drinking alcoholic beverages increases a woman's risk of breast cancer, particularly hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. Alcohol also may increase breast cancer risk by damaging DNA in cells.

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