The statistics are fairly grim: About one in eight women will develop breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. In addition, the only definite way to keep from becoming one of those women is to have breasts surgically removed, a drastic measure generally considered only for those with a very high risk for cancer. But women can take other steps to reduce their odds of developing breast cancer — information that women’s health experts hope to disseminate during October, designated National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One of the best things you can do for yourself that may prevent breast cancer, as well as heart disease, diabetes and a host of other illnesses, is to live a healthy lifestyle. That means maintaining a healthy weight, eating lots of fruits and vegetables, and being active most days of the week. Dr. Charles Shapiro was quoted.