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Healthy Lifestyle Practices Can Reduce Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

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YAKIMA, WA - During breast cancer awareness month, Memorial Hospital in Yakima wants to not only educate people on the statistics, like 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetimes. They also want to let people know there's a lot they can do on the daily to reduce their risk. 

Dr. Vicky Jones, Medical Director at North Star Lodge tells us lifestyle matters when it comes to women giving themselves the best odds against developing breast cancer.

"Physical activity, minding how much alcohol you're taking in on a regular basis and weight management. And it sounds incredibly boring but it's actually things within your control, things that you can do," said Dr. Vicky Jones, Medical Director at North Star Lodge. 

When it comes to alcohol, Dr. Jones suggests no more than one drink per day. And as far as weight management, she adds obesity not only puts a person at a higher risk, it can also determine how quickly breast cancer develops. 
 

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