10 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

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2. Avoid Hormone Therapy

Or if you must, at least keep your hormone intake to a minimum.

Ingesting hormones has been a “solution” for typical menopause symptoms such as night sweats and hot flashes, however a study in 2002 showed that postmenopausal women who used estrogen and progestin were much more likely to develop breast cancer.

Your breast cancer risk returns to normal 5 years after hormone therapy is stopped.

Talk to your doctor about finding more natural ways of controlling those symptoms rather than using hormones.

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