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Steps Mothers & Daughters Can Take to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

 This is a sponsored post in partnership with Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program.

October may be over but discussions around breast cancer awareness must and need to continue.

Discussions between mothers and daughters, and girlfriends need to continue. As women we need to be encouraging one another to be diligent about being in tune with our bodies and stopping to take care of ourselves before helping every one else.

Breast cancer has been and is currently  too close for comfort. Prevention and awareness education is just one small step that can have an enormous impact in regards to early detection and possible prevention.

Scientists, physicians, and community partners in the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP), which is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), study the effects of environmental exposures on breast cancer risk later in life. One of their initiatives involves encouraging mothers to start talking to and  educating their daughters on behaviors that may decrease the risks of breast cancer.

While my Addison is not quite of the age where I can have a serious talk with her about breast cancer, as her mother I can start with setting healthy habits and standards for her at an early age. Simple things like removing BPA products from our home and eating out of glass containers. There are so many factors that can’t be pinpointed as environmental risk factors for breast cancer but the changes are so minimal and overall healthy for our bodies that making these changes shouldn’t be very difficult in relation to the possible overall benefits.

This mother daughter toolkit has some great information on small changes you can make to possibly reduce the chances of developing breast cancer. The image below outlines a few  important steps that we can take in possibly reducing the risk of breast cancer.

Breast cancer research is so important. The Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program needs our help in furthering their studies. Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey. The information you provide just may go towards finding a cure. You can find the survey HERE.




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