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21. Exercise Helps Lower the Risk of Breast Cancer
Exercise reduces breast cancer risk for women of all body types, even lean women, according to Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D., director of cancer etiology at City of Hope.

22. Limit How Much Alcohol You Drink
Minimize alcohol intake to control risk. That means one glass of wine, one beer or one hard liquor drink per day. Drinking seven drinks in one day, for example and none the rest of the week is not a good idea.

23. Smoking Places You at High Risk
Quit smoking to control risk of many diseases, including breast cancer. Younger women who smoke have a higher risk of breast cancer than their nonsmoking peers.

24. New Breast Cancer Drug is a Step Forward
According to the Telegraph, a new “smart drug” known as T-DM1 “will give women in advanced stages off the disease an extra six months of life.” It works against a highly aggressive form of disease, combining the drug Herceptin with chemotherapy in one dose.