5 Top Tips to reduce your risk | Breast Cancer UK

5 Top Tips to reduce your risk

We can't totally eliminate our risk of breast cancer, but there is a lot we can do to reduce our risk. 

Simple lifestyle changes can help. It’s about dropping some of things that are bad for you and switching to more of the things that are good for you.

Why is this a concern?

1 in 8 Woman in the UK will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives.  1 in 5 will be under 50 years old.  Yet at least 1 in 4 breast cancer cases each year in the UK are thought to be preventable.

What you can do?

Our 5 Top Tips guide provides tips and advice on lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk. We recommend:

1. Reduce your alcohol intake

2. Increase the amount you exercise

3. Eat more fresh foods and less processed

4. Avoid using products containing harmful chemicals linked to breast cancer.

5. Minimise use of combined HRT and oral contraceptives which contain synthetic oestrogen and progestin.

Discover more

Download our 5 Top Tips guide today and share with your friends and family

Download our DitchTheJunk guide to buying safer cosmetics and beauty products to help you choose better alternatives.

Some blogs you may find interesting: Alcohol and excess weight linked to breast cancer riskCould vitamin D protect against breast cancer?, and the Benefits of a Mediterranean diet in breast cancer.

Easy healthy eating tips from the NHS Eat Well website

A full list of the references used to make this guide can be found here. and our more detailed 5 Top Tips background briefing here

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