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12 Ways to Cut Your Breast Cancer Risk

Show Breast Cancer Who’s Boss

Show Breast Cancer Who’s Boss

This year alone, an estimated 232,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute, making the disease the second leading cause of cancer death in women. But despite these scary stats, you have the power to reduce your risk of developing breast cancer. Choices you make in your everyday life — from what you eat and drink to how much you exercise — can impact your odds. Here are 12 ways to cut your cancer risk.

By Katherine Solem. Published October 12, 2010. Katherine Solem is a health writer and editor living in San Francisco.