Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

If you're worried about your risk of breast cancer, take steps to reduce your risk, such as:

  • Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all. Limit your alcohol consumption to one drink a day, if you choose to drink.
  • Exercise most days of the week. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week. If you haven't been active lately, ask your doctor whether it's OK, and start slowly.
  • Maintain a healthy weight. If your current weight is healthy, work to maintain that weight. If you need to lose weight, ask your doctor about healthy strategies to accomplish this.

    Reduce the number of calories you eat each day and slowly increase the amount of exercise. Aim to lose weight slowly — about 1 or 2 pounds (about .5 or 1.0 kilograms) a week.

Aug. 15, 2014