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From the foods to eat to the supplements to take, women shouldn't feel helpless when it comes to breast cancer. Heed these simple lifestyle and diet tips to reduce your risk.
When detected before symptoms appear, breast cancer survival rates approach 100 percent, but nearly one-third of cases are discovered after that point.
Starting at age 20: Conduct breast self- examinations regularly and have a clinical breast exam (CBE) at least every three years.
Starting at age 40: Have a mammogram and CBE every year.
If you are at high risk (family history, dense breasts, or confirmed gene mutation): Consider getting a more sensitive MRI in addition to a mammogram annually.
Source: American Cancer Society