Lifestyle Factors

We provide you with up to date information to help you take control of your health and reduce your risk.

Lifestyle factors mean non-hereditary factors and the good news is you can change some of these to reduce your risks.

This includes your diet, how much alcohol you have, smoking and exercise. If you want to know more about these factors and what you should do you can click here.

Use of some medications such as the oral contraceptive pill and hormone replacement therapy can affect breast or ovarian cancer risks. This varies with the age you are, the type of medications and the length of time they are taken. For more information see Cancer Australia. If you are at more risk of breast or ovarian cancer than the average person and you are using either the oral contraceptive pill or hormone replacement, ask your doctor how (if at all) this influences your risk. This does not mean that you should avoid either form of medication.

Detailed information about lifestyle factors can be found at:
Cancer Australia
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Cancer Council NSW

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