ID 46198618 © Cherriesjd | Dreamstime.com

60 Seconds to Better Health: Breast Cancer Awareness

This content is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente

October 1, 2018

This is Dr. Sandra Freiwald, a physician for Kaiser Permanente San Diego with a message about the importance of breast cancer screenings.

Approximately 1 out of every 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States this year and it remains the second leading cause of death. Your BEST defense against breast cancer is early detection. Breast cancer is most treatable when found early.

That’s why it’s important to get screened. A mammogram is recommended for all women between the ages of 50-75 every 1-2 years. Women with a family history of breast cancer should start getting screened at an earlier age. 

Adopting a healthy lifestyle like staying away from tobacco, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables can also help reduce your chance of getting cancer.

Talk to your personal physician about when the best time is for you to start getting screened.

For more information, visit us at kp.org/sandiego.