SHELBYVILLE, IL – HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital promotes the importance being proactive about your health. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

Although you cannot prevent cancer, some habits that can help reduce your risk are:

Maintain a healthy weight

Stay physically active

Eat fruits and vegetables

Do not smoke

Limit alcohol consumption

Other common practices for early detection are doing a breast self-exam every month and getting your yearly mammogram.

To schedule your mammogram today, call the radiology department at 217-774-3961. A physician’s order is required.

Source: www.nationalbreastcancer.org/

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