Every woman wants to know what she can do to lower her risk of breast cancer.

According to BreastCancer.Org, today there are many risk factors that have contributed to more women being diagnosed with breast cancer. Most breast cancers are actually not inherited (only about 5% to 10% are); this means there are many things you can do to lower your risk of being diagnosed.

Some of the factors like your sex, your age, and your genetics, for example, can't be changed. But many other risk factors such as diet, exercise, and steering clear of cigarettes, can be changed or modified. By making the healthiest choices possible, you can make sure your breast cancer risk is as low as possible. BreastCancer.Org provides information about understanding Breast Cancer risks and offers more tips on how to lower them.

Want to find out your breast cancer risk? Cancer.org has a Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool. Check it out.