The Hidden Perk of Motherhood: Reduced Rates of Breast Cancer After Pregnancy

Breast Cancer After Pregnancy: Lowering Your Risk

While there are many factors, including BRCA gene changes, that you cannot prevent, there are a number of things that you can do to lower your breast cancer risk. Simply having your first child before the age of 30 as well as having multiple pregnancies at an early age reduces your risk, as fewer people experience breast cancer after pregnancy.

Breastfeeding your child can slightly lower your risk, particularly if you do so for 1 ½-2 years. Maintaining a healthy weight, limiting alcohol intake, and exercising also lower your risk.

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For more information on risk factors and prevention, visit The American Cancer Society.

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