Effective ways to Prevent Male Breast Cancer

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Oct 26, 2018
Quick Bites

  • Male breast cancer may not be very common
  • Making changes to your diet can reduce your risk of breast cancer
  • Know other ways to prevent male breast cancer

Male breast cancer is rare but anyone can suffer from it. It may not seem so much of a concern as compared with female breast cancer. However, breast cancer in men is just as crucial as it is for women and therefore, even if you think your chances of developing it are feeble, you must try your best to prevent its occurrence, as prevention is better than cure.

 

Symptoms of breast cancer in men

Symptoms of male breast cancer are the same as those in women. But the signs are easier to miss in men because they do not check their breasts regularly or get mammograms.

You must visit your doctor if you notice any of these symptoms:

  • A lump in the breast
  • Change in shape of the nipple
  • Discharge from the nipple
  • Pain in nipple
  • Redness, scaling or any change in the skin on the chest

Diet

The kind of food you eat and the choices you make have a direct relationship with your prospect of developing breast cancer. You must make sure that you do not make extreme changes suddenly because you will end up losing excess weight and may face a lack of nutrition. You must eat a balanced diet will all the necessary ingredients required for the human body.

You must make those changes that you are comfortable making. Of course, the change might quirk you a little in the beginning but motivate yourself to think that the long-term effects of a minor change today will help you live a longer and you will lead a healthier life.

Some powerful food choices include the following:

Tomatoes

Tomatoes and tomato-based products offer various health benefits to men. They are considered to be active against prostate and breast cancer risk. 

Walnuts

Walnuts are a great source of protein, healthy fats and fiber. Walnuts also are high in heart-healthy omega-3 oils that have been shown to have antioxidant properties. 

Blueberries

Blueberries have pigment-producing anthocyanins that prevent cancer. They are also a well known antioxidant food.

Exercise

As mentioned before, a sedentary lifestyle can drain your health. So, you must start exercising immediately. You must try exercising at least 3 hours a week, whether you plan to workout at the gym or take a walk. Exercising also keeps many diseases at bay. It is the best way to stay fit and healthy.

Also read: Understanding all about male breast cancer

Meditation

Meditation is an alternative form of treatment for most of life’s minor and major problems. The health of your body starkly also depends on the health of your mind. Taking time out in the day for yourself can help you to bring your mind and body together, thus adding strength for you and for your loved ones. It will also keep all the stress away.

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