Breast cancer. Just hearing those two words is a scary thought for most women, especially for those who may have had a friend or relative battle the disease. There is still much we do not know about breast cancer, but knowing your personal risk and leading a healthy lifestyle can help lower your risk.

Healthy lifestyle choices include:

  • Know your breasts by doing monthly breast self exams
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Exercise
  • Limit the amount of alcohol you drink
  • Don’t smoke
  • Limit postmenopausal hormone replacement where possible

For more information request a breast health packet or call (337) 521-9182 to schedule a mammogram.