1. If you have a low income, are uninsured or under-insured, contact the Center for Disease Control at 800-232-46231 for a location near you that offers free or low-cost mammograms and diagnostic services.
2. You can also go online to the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program at http://www.gov/cancer/nbccedp for a location near you.
3. Offer to take those without transportation to the doctor for a mammogram.
4. Cut down on sugar. Read the labels. Even some lunch meats contain sugar.
5. Reduce your intake of fat and alcohol.
6. Increase the amount of fiber, fresh fruits and vegetables you eat.
7. Cut down on red meat and pork.
8. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water each day.
9. Exercise daily. Find someone to exercise with you. It will be more fun, and you will have an accountability partner.
10. Remember life is a gift. Take care of your body and live life to the fullest.
Copyright © by Yvonne Ortega October 10, 2011