October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s October and many of you may have noticed a lot of pink products and pink ribbons vying for attention amist pandemic heavy news reports. While COVID-19 is definitely going to remain the top headline for the time being, Breast Cancer Awareness still deserves to have the spotlight this month. Especially since one in eight women in America will experience breast cancer in their lifetime. Besides gender, there are many risk factors associated with this disease including age, family history, and lifestyle choices. Legacy Medical Sales is proud to join the fight against Breast Cancer during the month of October by sharing tips for prevention, testing information, and products to support breast health. 

There are plenty of ways one can change their current lifestyles to help prevent breast cancer. Maintaining a healthy weight is important as being overweight or obese can dramatically increase the risk of breast cancer, especially after menopause. Exercising four to seven hours a week can also lower your risk for breast cancer. Another way to manage your weight (and lower your cancer risk) is avoiding saturated fats and increasing fresh produce in your diet. Finally, avoid smoking and cut back on your alcohol consumption as women who drink at least 3 alcoholic beverages a week increase their breast cancer risk by 15%.

In addition to healthy lifestyle choices, October is the best month to start doing regular monthly self breast exams to detect possible problems early. Check this site on how to properly perform a self exam each month: https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-self-exam.

Likewise, individuals should also have an annual clinical breast exam by a healthcare professional. Women over 40 should have a mammogram every one to two years, or women under 40 who have risk factors for breast cancer. For more information regarding breast exams, as well as other helpful information regarding breast cancer please visit https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/about-breast-cancer/.

Furthermore, Legacy Medical Sales provides products that can help support breast cancer health. These include fitness products such as resistance bands and weights to assist physical activity. Nutritional supplements like Ensure and Orgain to maintain a healthy weight. Over 4,000 fragrance ingredients have been listed as carcinogens by California’s Prop. 75 program, Legacy Medical Sales provides a variety of unscented skincare products. Moreover, the American Institute for Cancer Research states that women who breastfeed for at least six months show a significant reduction in cancer risk, additionally breastfeeding longer provides more protection. Legacy is proud to support breast health by providing multiple styles of breast pumps and accessories as well as a variety of breastfeeding supplies.

Breast feeding products

So when you see the pink ribbons this month remember the prevention tips, early screening options and products from Legacy Medical Sales that contribute to the support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Need a quote or more information on the products mentioned above? Contact us at info@legacymedicalsales.com