Breast Cancer Awareness and Early Prevention: Tips

Dr. V gives insight into decreasing the risk for breast cancer.

According to Texas Oncology, Texas ranks third in the United States in estimated new cases of breast cancer.

Dr. V at Texas Oncology in Tyler says prevention is key to lowering the number of women that are diagnosed. 

Breast cancer is the second-deadliest cancer among American women and although it's not completely prevented, women can take steps to decrease risk and/or improve early detection. 

Regular screenings depending on your age is important, alongside a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise. These are just a few ways to lower the numbers. 

Statistics, risk factors, signs and symptoms and more can be found on the Texas Oncology website. 

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