American Institute For Cancer Research (AICR) estimates that 33% of breast cancers in the U.S. never have to happen.

  • Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer in women worldwide
  • One in three of U.S. breast cancer cases could be prevented if women did not drink alcohol, stayed a healthy weight and are physically active.

Increases Breast Cancer Risk:

  • Excess body fat
  • Alcohol consumption

Decreases Breast Cancer Risk:

  • Regular physical activity
  • Breastfeeding

Emerging Research Indicates These May Lower Breast Cancer Risk:

  • Non-starchy vegetables
  • Fruits and vegetables containing carotenoids – Choose red, orange, green, and yellow varieties such as tomato, sweet potato, carrot, cantaloupe, pumpkin, apricot, spinach, broccoli, and kale
  • Dairy products – Choose low fat varieties
  • Diets high in calcium

Source: http://www.aicr.org/learn-more-about-cancer/infographics/infographics-breast-cancer-preventability.html