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    source:www.cliffordhospital.com

    The month of October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month by WTO. Breast cancer culture, sometimes called pink ribbon culture, is the cultural outgrowth of breast cancer advocacy and the largest women’s health movement.

    Breast cancer is one of the most common malignant tumors among women. The incidence rate of breast cancer accounts for 7 to 10% of all cancers. Besides, more than 1.6 million new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed annually.

    Specialist of Clifford Hospital says that the breast cancer is usually associated with heredity. The women who were among the age of 40 to 60 and experiencing menopause have higher incidence rate. However, early prevention, detection and treatment are also effective for avoiding the disease. Therefore, it is significant to cultivate some healthy habits for breast cancer prevention.

    1. Keep physically active and avoid being overweight
    Research suggests that increased physical activity reduces overall breast-cancer risk. Sports like aerobics, jogging and ball games are available. Taking the moderate exercise five days a week and 35 to 44 minutes per time can avoid being overweight and lower the level of estrogen and insulin.

    2. Keep a balanced diet
    It’s well known that eating high-fiber and low-fat food as well as vegetable and fruit benefits our body. Therefore, you can add carrot, spinach and sweet potato to your diet. They are rich in vitamin and beta carotene Moreover, consuming proper amount of vitamin D and calcium are also beneficial.

    3. Get regular breast cancer screenings
    Regular clinical breast examination is one of the most convenient and effective ways to prevent mammary disease or breast cancer. Although some women consider breast-self exam as an effective way to detect mammary disease, there is many limitation on it. In fact, the clinical breast examination is much better than breast-self exam. Clifford Hospital offers different clinical breast examinations like color Doppler ultrasound of mammary gland, digital mammography and breast cancer antigen 15-3 blood test for women. Women can choose the right test according to their need.

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