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A note on terms:
Everyone has breast tissue and people of all genders can get breast cancer. To be clear and consistent, we use the word ‘breasts’ in our health information, rather than boobs, pecs or chest. When we say breasts, we mean the tissue from your rib cage up to your collarbone and armpits, including your nipples.
Healthy Lifestyle Choices
We know the advice on reducing cancer risk can be confusing – so here is our advice for keeping healthy and reducing your risk of breast cancer:
For more detailed information about how lifestyle factors affect your risk of breast cancer, Cancer Research UK has more information here.
This information was published in April 2021. We will revise it in 2024.
Hormonal contraception has benefits for lots of people. But hormonal contraception also has a small link to breast cancer, and in some cases it can slightly increase the risk. You can read more information by clicking below.Read More