Fri, 10 Jun 2011 17:11:31 GMT

10 tips to keep away breast cancer

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, experts from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and its clinical care partner, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, have offered 10 tips to keep away breast cancer.


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10 tips to keep away breast cancer

The 10 tips provided by Anne McTiernan, director of the Hutchinson Center's Prevention Center, a member of the Center's Public Health Sciences Division, and author of "Breast Fitness" (St. Martin's Press):

1. Avoid becoming overweight

Obesity raises the risk of breast cancer after menopause, the time of life when breast cancer most often occurs. Try to maintain a body-mass index under 25.

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