Reduce your breast cancer risk
“Despite impressive improvements in diagnostic methods, surgical techniques, drug regimens and radiation treatments, breast cancer continues to plague us. Worldwide, it is the most common invasive cancer in women, comprising 16 per cent of all female cancers. Its incidence is actually increasing in the developing world as a result of increased life expectancy and urbanisation, as well as the adoption of Western lifestyles. “As a cure continues to evade us, it is imperative that risk factors are identified, and appropriate steps taken to reduce the risk of developing the disease,” writes Michael Abrahams. Follow his column today at www.jamaica-gleaner.com.