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97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Breast Cancer Awareness

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Breast Cancer Awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses what you can do to reduce your risk of breast cancer and how to take steps toward early detection.

What can I do to reduce my risk of breast cancer?

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Stay physically active
  • Eat fruits and vegetables
  • Do not smoke
  • Limit alcohol consumption

Early Detection is Key

  • Perform monthly breast self-exams
  • Be sure to talk to your healthcare professional if you notice anything unusual
  • Schedule annual women’s exams
    • After age 40
    • It is encouraged for women over 30 who have a history of breast cancer in their immediate family

Y-Country Medical Minute

Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 a.m. on 97.5 Y-Country during the Matt Malone Morning Show.