30 Oct How Dense Are You?
How dense are you? I’m referring to your breasts! 🙂 As a breast cancer survivor, I passionately share this topic with women every chance I get. Knowing the answer to this could save your life!
Meet my dear friends Lisa and Shannon. They are “dense”!
In this video, I’ll educate you about the importance of knowing your breast density, why it matters, and what you can do about it. You’ll get facts, prevention strategies, and hear the “Tale of Two Friends”.
Remember, 40% of women have dense breast tissue. Mammograms may miss detecting cancer if you have dense tissue. Plus, you are at an increased risk for breast cancer. If you do have dense tissue, don’t panic! It simply means you need to be more proactive with testing and screening. Catching cancer early significantly increases your chances of beating it.
What you can do:
Get Screened (mammogram).
Get Educated. Here’s a great resource: Click here.
Know your density. If your mammogram report does not list your density level, call and get it. If you are dense, talk with our doctor about further testing.
Teach others. Spread awareness.
Beyond regular mammograms, here are top things you can do to prevent breast cancer:
Maintain a healthy weight.
- Eat small, frequent meals throughout the day that are balanced with healthy protein, carbs and fat
- Eat lots of non-starchy vegetables, especially healthy greens
- Include healthy fruits and fiber in your diet
- Choose organic whenever possible. Follow the Dirty Dozen/Clean 15 list. ( Click here)
- Choose sources of healthy fats
- Cut out sugar
- Drink water, stay hydrated
Not only will these steps help you prevent breast cancer, but they will help you live a vibrant, healthy life.
Give the special women in our life an extra hug today!