American Internet Tech donates to American Cancer Society (October 2020)

American Internet Tech donates to American Cancer Society (October 2020)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go!

Although there is no sure way to prevent breast cancer, there are several things you can do that may lower your likelihood of getting it. 

1. Get to and stay at a healthy weight. 

Being overweight or obese increases breast cancer risk, especially after menopause. Gaining weight as an adult adds to your risk.

2. Be physically active and avoid time spent sitting. 

Many studies have found that regular physical activity reduces breast cancer risk. 

3. Follow a healthy eating pattern.

A healthy eating pattern includes a variety of vegetables, fiber-rich legumes (beans and peas), fruits in a variety of colors, and whole grains.

4. It is best not to drink alcohol. 

Research has shown that drinking any alcohol increases the risk of breast cancer.

5. Think carefully about using hormone replacement therapy (HRT). 

Studies show that HRT using a combination of estrogen and progestin increases the risk of breast cancer. This combination can also lead to increased breast density making it harder to find breast cancer on mammogram.

The American Cancer Society is committed to helping prevent breast cancer, developing guidelines that help find breast cancers early, and providing support and information about treatment options and coping with physical and emotional side effects. They also fund research that leads to finding better ways to prevent, detect, and treat breast cancer.

American Internet Tech continues to support the American Cancer Society and proceeds one more time to a monthly donation and help make fighting breast cancer a priority in all women’s lives.