Answers to Common Cancer Prevention Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about cancer prevention.

What can men do to reduce their risk of breast cancer?

Dr. Thomas Heck discusses how men can reduce their risk of breast cancer. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

What can men do to reduce their risk for breast cancer?

For men to reduce the risk for breast cancer, it's the same as for women. The three things that we have control over is your weight management, exercise, and alcohol in moderation. Those three things put together have been shown to decrease the risk of developing breast cancer.


Men can help lower their risk of breast cancer by maintaining a healthy body weight and limiting alcohol consumption, according to the American Cancer SocietyOff Site Icon (ACS).

Exercise is also something men can control that can help reduce their risk of breast cancer, Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians say.

To learn more about what men can do to reduce their risk of breast cancer, talk to your doctor.

Learn more:

Source: Susan Davis-Brown, MD, Brookville Family Care; Dori Thompson, MD, Springboro Family Medicine; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Joshua Ordway, MD, Franklin Family Practice; Mark Ringle, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Douglas Gaker, MD, Premier Urology Center; J. Scott Wilcher, MD, North Dayton Surgeons; Todd Hicks, Premier Plastic Surgeons; Geetha Ambalavanan, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Kenneth Reed, DO, Premier Gastroenterology Specialists; Thomas Heck, MD, Gem City Surgical Breast Cancer Center

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