Prevention of breast cancer
There is no proven preventive step for breast cancer. Throughout life, people come across several factors that increase their risk. Among them, some factors, such as alcohol consumption, smoking, and a sedentary lifestyle may be changed, whereas some factors, such as getting older and family history cannot be changed. According to WHO, about 30% to 50% of cancer deaths can be prevented by taking certain measures in their day-to-day life to avoid key risk factors.
Early diagnosis is the key for better outcomes and prognosis. Therefore, annual screening (>40years) and monthly self-breast examination are important.