With the arrival of October, we began to see pink ribbons everywhere, because it is the month of raising awareness about breast cancer and its prevention. Pink Ribbons honor the warriors who deal with this devastating disease.
1.Cancer is not always hereditary: In fact, only 10% to 15% of cases are hereditary. So periodic checks are necessary as a preventive measure for all equally.
2. Men can also have Breast Cancer: Although it is a disease that usually attacks women, men also have breast tissue so that they can develop breast cancer.
3. The cigar does not only affect the Lungs: Among women, both active and passive smokers, the chance of getting the disease increases by 60%.
4. Good nutrition plays a crucial role: Eating red meat increases the likelihood of breast cancer between 88% and 330%. It is also advisable to ingest a lot of fiber and low fat.
5. Sedentary Lifestyle Increases Risks: Performing cardiovascular exercises for 30 minutes daily, three times a week, reduces the chance of developing cancer cells between 30% and 50%.
6. Pesticides should be Avoided: It is common knowledge that pesticides are harmful to health. However, few know to what extent they can affect physical integrity. Pesticides, even those found in fruits, can sneak into DNA and alter the body’s cellular system leading to the production of harmful cells. So wash the fruits & vegetables thoroughly before eating.
7. Food in Plastic bags is harmful: Plastic tends to slowly add chemicals to our food, water, and our body. It is advisable not to use disposable plastics more than once.
8. Stress is the Worst Enemy: Stress is one of the major causes of diseases because it suppresses the immune system by preventing the body from being able to defend itself against microbes, germs, viruses, malignant cells, etc.
9. Size Makes No Difference: It is not true that having large breasts increases the chances of breast cancer. However, gain weight yes, due to high levels of estrogen.
10. Checks are Important: One in 8 women has breast cancer today. Constantly reviewing can help early detection. The Keep a Breast Foundation has an application to guide the woman step by step in her home checkup.