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29. Beware of bone loss for cancer survivors
According to the National Institutes for Health, “survivors are at an increased risk of osteoporosis. Estrogen has a protective effect on bones, and reduced estrogen levels can trigger bone loss.”

30. Become an Expert at Self-Examinations
Eight out of 10 breast lumps are discovered by women themselves. So don’t underestimate the importance of a monthly breast self-exam. By becoming more familiar with your breast tissue and appearance, you will be more likely to notice changes and contact your doctor.