This is a sponsored post in partnership with Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program. All opinions expressed here are my own.
Saving Ourselves and Our Daughters: Four Things You Can Do To Prevent Breast Cancer
This past summer a close family friend passed away from breast cancer. It hit me pretty hard because she was like a second mother to me. When you hear that someone close to you has been diagnosed with breast cancer, you begin to think, wow, there is a chance that could happen to me too. I’m still in my early 30’s, but it’s never to early to start taking preventative measures. I decided to do some reading and research to learn more about breast cancer and prevention. I’m raising a daughter, and I want to be healthy and live into old age and see my grandchildren, and I want her to grow up healthy too. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as it comes to a close, I wanted to share some tips on prevention with you all, especially my readers who have daughters themselves.
Scientists, physicians, and community partners in the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP), which is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), study the effects of environmental exposures on breast cancer risk later in life. They created a mother-daughter toolkit (http://bit.ly/BCERPtoolkit) mothers can use to talk to daughters about steps to take together to reduce risk.
Four Things You Can Do To Prevent Breast Cancer
I’ve already began taking these steps to live a healthier lifestyle. I removed deodorants and beauty products that contain phthalates. Please check your labels to see if any products you own contain them. We have begun to drink water from glass and reusable canteens. I store food in glass containers as well. I make sure that the entire family is consuming a healthy, clean diet including fresh fruits and vegetables.
As Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, please consider taking these four easy preventative steps for yourself, and your daughter. Also, take a few minutes to complete this simple survey about breast cancer HERE.
Have you or someone close to you been affected by breast cancer?