Breastfeeding can help lower the risk of breast cancer in African America Women

The American Cancer Society (ACS) recently issued a report that states that African- American women are prone to breast cancer just like other white women. Off late we have come to know that African-American women are more likely than women of all other ethnicities to be diagnosed with breast cancer of an advanced stage and that too at a younger age. Women of African-American origin are also more likely to die from breast cancer than any other women of any other ethnicity. However, the good news is that the risk of developing breast cancer can be reduced to an incredible extent if one can go for effective weigh management, regular exercising and breastfeeding.

The new data issued by the American Cancer Society has drawn great attention from the masses as it has brought with it some serious breast cancer information for women of African- American origin. There are a number of barriers in the African-American community and so it is extremely vital for everyone to have access to education about breast cancer, its risk factors and ways to prevent it. Studies have revealed a number of risk-reducing steps that are advisable to be followed by everyone irrespective of their ethnicity.

1 What can women do reduce risks of breast cancer?

Doctors at the ACS have come up with a few powerful steps that are known to stop and reverse the rising risk of breast cancer. It is essential for women to maintain a healthy weight and indulge in regular exercising for a healthy and positive life with a reduced risk of breast cancer. For pre-menopausal African-American women who are expecting children in the future, there is a potential way to minimize the risk of breast cancer to an incredible extent. Breastfeeding has come off as a highly beneficial way to reduce breast cancer risks, even the risk associated with the most aggressive types of breast cancer for which there are limited treatment options.

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