It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month—a great time to discuss reducing breast cancer risk. I’m partnering with the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP) to share some valuable information. Join the conversation and find out how you and your daughter can reduce the risk of breast cancer together.
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I’m certain my daughter gets tired of the sound of my voice. I’m constantly telling her what to do, what not to do and when not to do it, and I know she is totally over it most days. But, I also know she’s listening, especially when I’m talking to her about her health. And, knowing she’s listening makes it so much easier to talk to her about things like breast cancer risks and ways we can work together to reduce them.
So, we’re talking this week and I’m sharing the infographic below. It provides 4 steps mothers and daughters can take together to reduce breast cancer risk. It’s one of several resources provided by the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program.
About the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP)
The BCERP is a project that’s exploring whether exposure to certain chemicals and foods may change how girls’ bodies mature and impact breast cancer risk.
Scientists, physicians, and community partners in the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP), which is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), study the effects of environmental exposures on breast cancer risk later in life. They created a mother-daughter toolkit mothers can use to talk to daughters about steps to take together to reduce risk.
Working With Your Daughter to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
We’ve actually already been doing a lot of these things in the interest of preventing cancer. I’d just never considered any of it in relation to breast cancer risk specifically. This is an incredibly helpful tool with simple, actionable steps moms and daughters can take to lower their risk. I’ve watched an aunt and a close friend fight hard to beat breast cancer and it’s encouraging to know there are things we can do to help prevent it.
With that in mind, I’d like to encourage you to grab your sweet girls and your favorite treats and sit down to go over this infographic together. Download BCERP’s mother-daughter toolkit and talk about adjustments you can make together. Maybe you can make a list of healthier choices you can make and even spend a little time looking at the labels of the products you use most. When you’re done with that, help with the important work BCERP is doing by taking a few minutes to complete this survey. Everyone who completes it will be entered to win one of 5 $100 Visa gift cards.
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Anitra is the founder of The Mama Zone and she’s been sharing useful tips for mom here since 2009.