Breast cancer is a beast that affects too many women and the likelihood that you know someone who has or has had breast cancer is very strong, In fact, breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women in the US. That ratio is too large and today I’m sharing 4 steps to reduce breast cancer risk. This is a sponsored post in partnership with Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program. As always, opinions are my own.
BCERP is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and they’re working hard on research projects to determine whether exposure to certain foods or chemicals may impact the risk of breast cancer in girls. No one wishes cancer on anyone and there are steps that you can take with your daughters, nieces and granddaughters, to reduce their risk of developing breast cancer later in life.
4 Steps to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
The infographic above shares in depth information on steps to reduce breast cancer risk and I’ve summed it up below. It’s never too early to start making changes for a healthier future!
- Reduce your use of products with phthalates
- Reduce your use of products with BPA
- Make Healthy Choices
- Live a healthy, active lifestyle and make it something you and your children do together.
Scientists, physicians, and community partners in the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP), which is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), study the effects of environmental exposures on breast cancer risk later in life. They created a mother-daughter toolkit (http://bit.ly/BCERPtoolkit) mothers can use to talk to daughters about steps to take together to reduce risk.
You can find additional resources here that can help to educate and raise awareness. BCERP has also put together this really quick survey that I encourage you to complete, to help them in their research. If you need to talk to a therapist, find one here.