Things Young Women Can Start Doing To Prevent Breast Cancer

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For women, (and men) the chances of obtaining breast cancer increase over time. The older you get, the higher your chances are. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do about it right now. You don’t have to wait until your 50 to start caring about your health and you shouldn’t. For young women, especially, there are things you can do today to decrease your chances of breast cancer — here are 9 of them: 

Maintain A Healthy Weight

There’s a direct link between obesity and health issues like cancer. Women who are overweight after menopause

have an increased risk of breast cancer compared to women who are at a healthy weight. Waiting until you’re in your 40s to lose weight can be difficult which is why it’s so important for you, as a young woman, to get ahead of the game. Make sure you’re working out and eating healthy right now so that when you’re older, you’re still in great shape.