WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The breast cancer fight may also involve eating more fruits and veggies.
Last week, a study was released showing that seven or more portions of fruits and veggies will reduce the risk of cancer by 25 percent. Dr. Christine Horner, a surgeon for over 20 years, is not surprised by these numbers.
"No not at all, in fact I believe it's probably greater than that when you combine lifestyle and some key supplements," Dr. Horner said.
Dr. Horner believes that 95 percent of all breast cancer cases could be preventable. She says eating cruciferous veggies like broccoli, brussel sprouts, kale, and water cress all have anti-cancer chemicals.
Even Tumeric is the number one cancer fighting spice. Flax seeds and a mushroom formula called AHCC also have cancer fighting properties.
"Most people realistically are not going to cook with it so that would be a place for a supplement," Dr. Horner said.
These diet, exercise and lifestyle changes aren't full-proof. However, while screening is important, Dr. Horner prefers screening tools that don't use radiation (mammograms) like ultrasounds and thermographies.
"Don't rely on screening alone, because even if we catch it at it's earliest stage, it's not always curable. We have information out there about things you can do to dramatically lower your risk.
Dr. Horner explains further in her book, Waking the Warrior Goddess.
Written by: Brittany Linton