Breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in individuals born biologically female in the United States.
While it is a devasting condition, there is good news: Some breast cancer risk factors can be controlled, and screenings can help detect the condition in its earliest, most treatable stages.
“I always say that the two biggest risk factors for developing breast cancer are having breasts and living long enough to get it,” says surgical oncologist Lori Alfonse, DO, Deputy Physician in Chief of Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute. “That’s why it’s so important to take the preventive steps we can and be committed to getting regular screenings.”
To help you take charge of your breast health, Dr. Alfonse is sharing the following prevention and screening tips everyone should know: