Breast Cancer Prevention Tips

October begins Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to breastcancer.org, one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over their lifetime.

While some factors that increase your chance of getting breast cancer are out of your control, such as age and family history, there are some things you can do to decrease your chance of developing invasive breast cancer:

Even if you take all the necessary precautions to prevent breast cancer, it’s important to follow the necessary guidelines for breast cancer screening. The updated guidelines state that women should get yearly mammograms after the age of 40 and screenings every three years for women in their 20s and 30s.

Contact our office in Decatur, GA for more information on breast cancer prevention.

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