Women's Health

Younger Women Are Getting Breast Cancer

Only 10% of breast cancer risk factors are genetic, according to this new study with Marissa Weiss.

Here are just three things mentioned that we can do to decrease our risk:

  1. Have babies (yes! pregnancy is healthy)
  2. Make a point to breastfeed (breastfeeding is harder for some women than others, but the studies show breastfeeding is a huge health benefit for women and their babies, so give it a try before choosing formula)
  3. Avoid hormonal birth control (regardless of the debate surrounding whether or not birth control pills are abortifacient, they do increase risk of breast cancer as well as create other health risks)

You can watch the video from CNN to hear the whole story and learn about other ways we can decrease our risk.

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2 thoughts on “Younger Women Are Getting Breast Cancer”

  1. As an RN, one of the other large issues I have seen and read about is the risk of blood clots associated with hormonal birth control.

    1. Thanks Marissa! If you have any resources on the other health risks of hormonal birth control I’d love to get my hands on it. Eventually I’d like to write a blog on that as well, unless you want to! 🙂

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