|This year, thousands of women will receive the frightening diagnosis of breast cancer. Survival rates for the disease are improving, but treatments tax patients’ bodies, and the deadliest cancer for women still claims many lives annually.
The good news is that you can reduce your risk of developing breast cancer. As a doctor of chiropractic, your doctor at Chiropractic for Life believes in the power of the human body to ward off disease and encourages patients to be proactive by focusing on prevention.
Most women know that a family history of breast cancer is a major risk factor for the disease — a pair of genetic mutations called BRCA1 and BRCA2 greatly increase the odds for breast cancer.
But genetics are not the only risk factor — eight out of nine women with breast cancer do not share the diagnosis with a first-degree relative (Lancet 2001;358:1389-99).
This tells us that other factors cause breast cells to grow abnormally. Your doctor at Chiropractic for Life explains to patients that if you can control these factors, you can significantly reduce your breast cancer risk. Factors such as:
Our chiropractic office is committed to helping patients focus on prevention. If you have any health concerns, please share them with us. We care and are here to help!Dr. Barbara Smith