Reducing Your Risk
There are a number of factors affecting our risk for developing cancers in our life.... breast density, genetics, lifestyle, environment, medical history all play a role. There are things you can do to help reduce breast cancer risk.
Click on the topics on the left to learn more about reducing your risk of cancer.
Regular check-ups including annual mammograms are important. The National Cancer Institute recommends yearly mammograms starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health.
Schedule your mammography appointment online at the Breast Institute's Women's Imaging Center.
NWH offers Smoking Cessation Programs to our community for no fee. Look for upcoming sessions on our Calendar of Events.
Weight Loss Surgery and support can be found at the NWH Surgical Weight Loss Program.
Changes in lifestyle, as well as medical and surgical intervention can reduce risk.
For more information on learning if you may be high risk for cancer or how to reduce breast cancer risk contact The Breast Institute at 914.242.7640.