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3 Things You Can Do To Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

This month, Birchbox is focusing on our theme Beauty Buzz, but October will always mean something else to me: Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Fifteen years ago, my seriously amazing mom Susan (who also happens to be featured in our third anniversary video!) was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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My mom, my little brother, and me at a breast cancer awareness walk three years after her diagnosis.

Today she’s healthier than ever—and making sure the rest of us are, too. As a physician with an integrative and holistic approach to family medicine, she leverages her expertise and her own journey as a breast cancer survivor to help her patients live their best lives. I’ve taken a personal interest in wellness, not just because of my mom’s diagnosis, but because of her entire approach to living a healthy life.

Given that breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S. (aside from skin cancer), I asked her to share three things anyone of any age can start doing right now to prevent breast cancer. Here’s what she had to say:

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