5 Numbers to Know for Breast Cancer Risk Reduction

Since it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is time to shed some light on the subject! Some want a risk reduction to make their breast cancer go away, and I here got numbers for all know know what you are getting yourself into. 

  • 40 years, the age you should start getting an annual mammogram.
  • 20 pounds, the extra body mass that could bump your risk by 45%.
  • 2 plus, daily alcoholic drinks may raise your chances for developing breast cancer by 20%.
  • 88 percent, the chance a woman with stage one will live at least 5 more years.
  • 5 hours, the time you need to spend sweating each week to ward off breast cancer.

Take time for self - exams and mammograms, because you can really be saving yourself for a long time!