I already brought up that it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month with my post about the Pink Breast Cancer Loofa Dog toy. But I just wanted to touch on this very important subject yet again with just a couple of things.
First, 1800-FREE411 will donate $1 for each new call. So go ahead and dial them up and ask them for a phone number. Whatâ€™s it gonna cost you other than a minute or two fo your time? Nada, thatâ€™s what.
Secondly, I followed a car to work with a pink ribbon on the back with find a cure emblazoned across it. Nice sentiment, if only the drive meant it. She was puffing away on a cigarette as she was speeding down the highway. While only a few studies show a connection between breast cancer and smoking, we do know there is a connection between lung cancer and smoking. [And I wonâ€™t even start on the affects of second hand smoke on people around you.] All I will say is if you are concerned about one cancer perhaps you should be a little concerned about the other forms of cancer.
With that said here are a few things to do to help prevent breast cancerâ€¦
- Reduce your weight. Obese people, especially postmenopausal women have an increased risk of breast cancer.
- Donâ€™t drink. 2 or more alcoholic beverages a day have been proven to increase your risks.
- Donâ€™t smoke. It is just the smart thing to do.
- Exercise. Increased physical activity may lower your risks of getting cancer and like milk it does a body good.
And donâ€™t forget, while most people think of breast cancer as a womanâ€™s disease [thatâ€™s the reason behind all the pink you see in October], men can get breast cancer too.