Reducing your risk

Many things affect our risk of developing breast cancer. Some of these things we can’t change, like the genes we inherit or getting older, but our lifestyles can play a part too.

There are some things we can change to help stack the odds in our favour. Leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t a guarantee against breast cancer, but it can help lower the chances of the disease developing.

A significant proportion of breast cancers can be linked to lifestyle and women can help to reduce their risk of breast cancer by limiting how much alcohol they drink, maintaining a healthy weight and being regularly physically active.