Very recently someone near and dear to me had a breast cancer scare. My entire family rejoiced when her biopsy results came back benign -- but had she not been so fortunate this would have been her second battle with breast cancer.
As the buzz of the good news subsided I began to think of my own breast health. I'm still a ways off from the age when the majority of breast cancer cases occur (50+) -- and there are factors that up my risk of breast cancer that I can't control, like family history, getting older and (ahem!) being a woman -- but there are lifestyle changes I can make now to tip the odds in my favor in the years ahead.