Francis Elena Escalante Durán, MD

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Exploring the Link Between Lifestyle and Breast Cancer

Francis Elena Escalante Durán, MD, Certified lifestyle medicine Mastologist (Spain)

Breast cancer it is primarily sporadic, with hereditary cancer accounting for only 10%. There are lifestyle and environmental risk factors that increase the likelihood of developing breast cancer and provide a perspective for primary prevention. Evidence has shown the interaction between lifestyle, environmental conditions, and genetic and epigenetic factors. A healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of breast cancer, while an unfavourable lifestyle can alter biological pathways, accelerate tumour growth, lower the age of onset for sporadic breast cancer, and shorten life expectancy for breast cancer patients. Interventions related to lifestyle and the implementation of programs to reduce cancer mortality are relevant.