Breast Health During Midlife: Common Myths, Concerns and Tips for Staying Healthy
September 9, 2015•11 min
Women’s bodies undergo many changes at midlife. One of the most common areas women experience midlife health issues is with breast health.Breast cancer is when a cancerous tumor occurs inside the breast.Earlier detection, combined with improvements in therapy, has resulted in improved survival rates.Clinical breast exams should be performed every 1 to 3 years up to the age of 40 and then annually after that.Exercise alone reduces the risk of breast cancer by 25 to 30%, and the association seems strongest for those who engage in moderate rather than extreme forms of physical activity.Cecilia Stroede, M.D., is here to talk about myths surrounding breast cancer. What are your risk factors? What is the importance of prevention and the elements of a good prevention plan? What are your common breast changes and concerns during midlife? Dr. Stroede offers everyday living tips for maintaining your breast health and preventing disease.