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How to avoid the risk of breast cancer in females?

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Published At February 24, 2024
Reviewed AtFebruary 24, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My sister has a family history of breast cancer, and she is entering her menopause. Can you explain how preventive healthcare, including medications like Anastrozole, can play a role in managing breast cancer risk during menopause? Furthermore, are there lifestyle adjustments or additional screenings recommended for women with a family history of breast cancer?

Please help.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understood your concern.

If there is a family history then she should examine her breasts timely. Whether there is any lump, discharge, or discoloration, compare both breasts. If there is any abnormality, then consult with a surgeon. Also, do regular mammography, avoid junk food, take a high-fiber diet, and avoid taking hormonal pills (contraceptive pills).

Hope this information helps you.

Thanks and regards.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao
Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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