By Lead writer: Lorie Parch
Updated: April 15, 2008

five-ways-woman-hand(ISTOCKPHOTO)There's no such thing as breast cancer prevention (although prophylactic mastectomy or taking drugs to prevent a recurrence get pretty close). But making a few basic lifestyle changes can significantly reduce your risk of developing the disease.

Most importantly, be sure to get regular screenings—especially mammograms—because cancer is often fairly easy to treat if caught early.

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