Experts say that women in Western countries can reduce their breast cancer risk by up to one third by changing their diet and physical activity. Some experts believe 90 percent of cases are preventable.
If you have a family history of breast cancer your risk rises significantly. However, according to research only 20-30 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer are actually genetically predisposed to it.
(According to Dr. Mercola): "And the truth is, you are NOT a captive to your genes. The KEY to remember here is that it is NOT your genes that dictate your health but rather the expression of your genes. You have the ability to easily turn genes on and off with your lifestyle and emotional state." To read on: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/04/13/at-least-onethird-of-breast-cancer-cases-are-avoidable.aspx