October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many factors are risks for developing breast cancer such as age, family history, age of first menstrual cycle and age of first childbirth. These factors are out of our control. My patients often ask me what they can do to prevent breast cancer.
The Mayo Clinic lists seven things that each of us can do to prevent breast cancer. These lifestyle changes can even help women who have a higher risk due to family history.
A healthy diet can also help with breast cancer prevention. Studies have shown that a Mediterranean diet can lead to a reduced risk of breast cancer. I’ve attached an easy guide for following this type of diet.
Attached is an article I found about 12 foods that help with breast cancer prevention. For this, I turned to my friend Chef Lori Fernandez to create some easy recipes that include these foods.
Dr. Cindy’s Care Beyond the Visit with Chef Lori
Dr. Cindy and Chef Lori Roast Vegetables
Dr. Cindy and Chef Lori Make a Smoothie