Breast cancer: How to reduce your risk (w/PODCAST)

August 14, 2015 | by City of Hope

Linda Bosserman is a premier medical oncologist at City of Hope in Rancho Cucamonga. Her primary interests include women's cancer care, cancer prevention, clinical trials and quality cancer care delivery in community practice.

About one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in her life. In fact, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, behind skin cancer. Although women can’t change some risk factors, such as genetics and the natural aging process, there are certain things they can do to lower their risk of breast cancer, such as eating right, exercising and limiting alcohol consumption. Here, Linda Bosserman, M.D., a medical oncologist at City of Hope in Rancho Cucamonga, California, discusses ways that women can help reduce their risk of developing breast cancer. As she says: "If you can’t do anything except walk, that’s a good start, but it has to be at a pace that really gets your heart rate up for a period of time. Walking is acceptable. I tell women, 'If you can’t do anything else, buy a dog and walk four miles a day. It’ll keep your weight under control and you’ll improve your fitness."

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