How to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer by UnityPoint Health - October 1, 2015 From scheduling an annual mammogram to exercising and eating well, there are many preventative actions you can take to lower your overall risk of breast cancer. Learn more about how you can lower your risk of breast cancer below. 8 Tips to Decrease Your Risk of Breast Cancer A Woman’s Best Protection Against Breast Cancer is Herself Good News! You Can Prevent Cancer (Infographic) 6 Reasons Women Don’t Get Annual Mammograms But Should Healthy Recipes and Exercise Tips Women who eat a low-fat diet and exercise at a moderate intensity for at least 150 minutes per week may have a reduced risk of breast cancer. Stay at a healthy weight by trying these recipes and exercise tips. Loaded Spinach Salad Strawberry Pecan Salad with Chicken Fresh Artichoke and Chicken Pasta Crunch-free Exercise Plan to Restore Your Core Fit Tip: The Russian Twist Get Active without a Gym and Run Schedule Your Mammogram Today! Use our find a doctor tool to make an appointment, and talk to your doctor about how you can prevent breast cancer. When Should You Get a Mammogram? Women should have mammograms every two years from age 50 to 74 years. Talk to your health professional if you have any symptoms or changes in your breast, or if breast cancer runs in your family. He or she may recommend that you have mammograms before age 50 or more often than usual.