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The Komen Mission:
To eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening, and treatment.

Breast Health

Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle

No matter what your age is, whether you are already a woman with cancer or simply someone concerned about reducing risk, following a healthy lifestyle is very important. Many studies suggest that obesity, lack of physical exercise, and heavy alcohol consumption can increase the risk of developing some cancers, including breast cancer. Smoking is associated with many deadly diseases, including cancer.

Eat Smart
1. Choose most of the foods you eat from plant sources. Eat at least 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Include whole-grain breads, cereals, rice, pasta or beans several times each day.


2. Limit your intake of high-fat foods. Choose foods low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Limit consumption of meats and increase your fish intake.

3. Limit consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Fitness and Exercise

Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health. A 30 minute walk several times a week and some light to moderate weight training can help you achieve and maintain your healthy weight, which is important in cancer prevention. Be sure to consult your doctor before beginning an exercise program.

Wellness

Wellness is more than regular exercise and good eating – it is also a state of mind. Take care of yourself in a loving way. Take time to appreciate the good things in your life, loved ones, or just the miracle of a flower unfolding.