25 June 2017
Breast cancer is Australia is unfortunately a common disease. Your lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is around one in eight.
We cannot change that fact (at least for the time being) but are there simple things you can do to reduce your risk and exercise is on the top of that list.
Did you know there is research to show that lack of physical activity increases your risk of breast cancer?
This is independent of whether you are overweight or not. If you are overweight and do not exercise your risk is higher again.
Regular physical exercise reduces your risk of getting breast cancer.
If we take this a step further - a history of regular physical exercise before a diagnosis of breast cancer reduces your risk of recurrence, progression or a new 2nd cancer in your other breast going forward into the future.
More importantly again, if you are unlucky enough to be diagnosed with breast cancer, regular physical exercise after diagnosis has been shown to sig...