8 Steps You Can Take to Reduce Your Daughter’s Risk of Breast Cancer

Nobody wants their children to suffer, especially when it comes to something as serious as breast cancer. For women who have battled the disease, chances are they’re fearful that their own daughters will one day get breast cancer, too. While you may not be able to positively prevent it from occurring, you can educate your daughter and help her do everything she can to avoid the disease. Here are a few ways to help keep your daughter in control of her health.

8. Share Family History

It’s important to know your family’s history of cancer — both on your mother’s side of the family and your father’s. Unfortunately, up to 10 percent of breast cancer cases are hereditary, so if you’ve battled the disease, your daughter faces a higher risk of developing breast cancer. Share this information not to scare her, but to keep her on top of her health, and to make sure she’s regularly getting tested.

7. Share Your Story

Let your daughter know about your own breast cancer journey. This not only gives you a chance to pass on what you’ve learned to another loved one, but it can also give your daughter comfort and strength if she is ever faced with her own battle.

The Breast Cancer Site is a place where supporters and survivors come together to help fight breast cancer. In addition to sharing personal stories of hope, shopping for the cause, and signing petitions, visitors can take just a moment each day to click on a pink button to provide free mammograms for women in need. Visit The Breast Cancer Site and click today - it's free!
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