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Thursday, October 05, 2023

Think Pink! October Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention

Every October, people all over the world show their support for everyone affected by breast cancer.

There is no sure way to prevent breast cancer. But there are things you can do that might lower your risk. Many risk factors are beyond your control, such as being born female and getting older. But other risk factors can be changed and may lower your risk.

The food you eat, the substances you’re exposed to, and your level of physical activity impact your body’s production and function of hormones, inflammatory substances and immune factors that have the power to promote… or prevent cancer.

Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer
The following is a list that may help keep you from developing breast cancer. It is not a guarantee that you won't get breast cancer. However, by following these strategies you may lower your odds of getting breast cancer and you may also improve your overall health.

Remember to get annual mammograms and clinical breast exams beginning at 40.
Engage in moderately intense physical activity for at least 30 minutes on 5 days or more.
Eat five or more servings of fruit and vegetables, limiting processed and red meats. Choose whole grains.

Women who gained 20 pounds or more as an adult are 40 percent more likely to develop breast cancer.
Drinking even small amounts of alcohol is linked with an increased risk of breast cancer in women.
Smoking is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer in younger, premenopausal women.

About 5% to 10% of breast cancers are thought to be hereditary, caused by abnormal genes.
Breast-feeding might play a role, the longer you breast-feed, the greater the protective effect.
Menopausal Hormone Therapy
(MHT) studies have concluded that the risks often outweigh the benefits.

Founded in 2010 and offered year round, AmpliVox’s Pink Podium Promise donates special pink versions our Pinnacle Podiums to licensed or certified breast cancer awareness organizations to help their voices be heard.

The Pink Podiums were distributed to hundreds of cancer society chapters, foundations, hospitals and local governments.

"AmpliVox products are designed to make people look good and sound good," said AmpliVox CEO Don Roth.

The Pink Podium presents a dramatic visual reinforcement of the color that has come to be associated with breast cancer awareness and prevention.

AmpliVox CEO Don Roth enthusiastically supports breast cancer awareness from his prime spot behind home plate.