HSHS St. Francis Hospital promotes the importance of 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 217-324-8555. A physician’s order is required.