As October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month we are faced with the startling statistics about breast cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, more than 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 American women will die from breast cancer. Some of the factors associated with breast cancer — being a woman, your age, and your genetics, for example — can’t be changed. Other factors –like weight, diet, how often you exercise and if you are a smoker– can be changed. By choosing the healthiest lifestyle options possible, you can empower yourself and make sure your breast cancer risk is as low as possible. For more information on how to reduce your risk for breast cancer visit this page.