Your Breast Health Matters
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Samuel U. Rodgers
Health Center and “Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Kansas City”
want you to know what you can do now to reduce your risk for the disease.
- Know your family history—having a close relative diagnosed with breast
cancer can increase your chances of getting the disease by 5-10%
- Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight can increase your
chances of getting breast cancer
- Exercise! It’s been shown that exercise can help to decrease your risk
- New moms should breastfeed their child, if possible
- If you consume alcohol, drink only a moderate amount
- Limit your postmenopausal hormone use
- Making these lifestyle changes can help ensure that you are reducing
your risk for breast cancer. Do it for yourself—do it for your family.
Call to learn more and see if you qualify for a free mammogram 816.889.4708