Dr BCW, Dr. Curry-Winchell, shares The #1 Thing Doctors Wish You Knew About Avoiding Cancer for Good. Don’t miss this article.
- Alcohol use and current smoking are associated with a higher risk of breast cancer.
- A low-fat dietary pattern, which includes increase in fruits, vegetables, and grains, may reduce risk of death from breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
- Regular, moderate physical activity may provide modest protection against breast cancer.”
In addition, getting annual mammograms helps detect cancer early and increases the chances of survival. Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell, Urgent Care Medical Director and Physician, Carbon Health and Saint Mary’s Hospital says, “The recommended age to start screening for breast cancer varies per society, organization, or governmental health agency. In our country, the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening at the age of 50 versus the American Cancer Society who recommends screening at the age of 40. It’s important to note, women should weigh the benefits and risks of screening tests when deciding whether to begin getting mammograms before age 50.”
See what else Dr. Curry-Winchell has to share as she answers questions for Eat This, Not That as they discuss this important topic. It could save your life.