Just as the Pap smear has reduced cervical cancer rates by over 70 percent by finding and treating reversible pre-cancer before it becomes cancer, the goal of Atossa Genetics, maker of ForeCYTE and other diagnostic risk assessments, is to reduce the high rate of breast cancer through early detection of reversible precursor changes that can lead to breast cancer and to treat those early changes.
“From lifestyle changes to therapeutic interventions, knowing your lifetime risk of breast cancer can help you make important medical decisions now,” notes Quay.
More information about determining your risk for breast cancer can be found at www.AtossaGenetics.com.
Maintaining a healthy body weight can reduce your risk for breast cancer. Ask your physician or a registered dietician for advice on improving your diet. Your doctor can also recommend the best way to ease into a fitness routine, taking into account your overall health and current fitness level.
If you’re a smoker or drinker, ask your physician to direct you toward resources that can help you curb the habit.
This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, take charge of your health by learning more about early detection, testing options and prevention.