Sixty-four women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer in Canada. By modifying these factors, you can lower your risk of breast cancer.
This year in Canada, 23,400 women have been diagnosed with breast cancer. That averages about 64 women a day who receive the devastating news. Researchers have studied the possible causes of breast cancer, but a new report recently presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium helps to place environmental risks in perspective.
Researchers presented evidence to show that if you modify these factors, you can lower your risk of breast cancer.
Things to avoid
Possible risk factors
Researchers warn of a possible increased risk of breast cancer from these chemicals found in car exhaust, gasoline fumes, cigarette smoke, and in some workplace environments.
The jury’s still out on
Animal studies have shown that BPA could be a risk factor, but more research is needed to establish a link between it and breast cancer in humans.
There’s good evidence that these factors have little or no impact on breast cancer risk.
Ways to minimize risk
Other research avenues include understanding the way breast cancer develops over a woman’s lifetime, the effect of combined risk exposures, and occupational risk factors.
Further research could also help quantify the degree of risk each factor carries with it.