“We ARE NOT Powerless Against Cancer”
- 11 tips for cancer caregivers from our Facebook community November 24, 2014At MD Anderson, we consider our cancer caregivers to be cancer survivors, too. After all, our caregivers walk every step of the way with our patients. We asked the cancer patients, survivors and, of course, caregivers in our Facebook community to share their advice for cancer caregivers. Here's what they said.Cancerwise Blogger
- 4 holiday party tips for cancer patients November 21, 2014For many, the holidays mean food and fun with friends and family. But for cancer patients and survivors, the holidays mean the stress that comes with dealing with all those things. Kristine Keeny, a sarcoma survivor, shares her tips for getting through the holidays.Cancerwise Blogger
- Why I'm thankful after my esophageal cancer diagnosis November 20, 2014Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but Mary Ginley's true Thanksgiving is October 29, the anniversary of her esophageal cancer diagnosis. "I have so much to be thankful for on this anniversary," she says.Cancerwise Blogger
- What my kids should know about sun safety November 19, 2014Amanda Woodward's melanoma journey has taught her a thing or two about sun safety and caring for her skin, and she wants to share that knowledge with her kids.Cancerwise Blogger
- A stem cell transplant patient looks to returning home November 17, 2014For 100 days following his stem cell transplant, Harley Hudson, a chronic lymphocyctic leukemia (CLL) patient, looked forward to going home. But he had to do several things before he was released.Cancerwise Blogger
- 11 tips for cancer caregivers from our Facebook community November 24, 2014
- Coping with Cancer and the Holidays November 23, 2014For many, the holiday season is a joyous time of reconnecting with family and friends, overindulging in seasonal treats, and observing long-standing traditions (or creating new ones). However, along with good tidings and cheer, the holidays also bring steep expectations, obligations, and stress. When cancer is thrown into the mix, the season becomes all the […]email@example.com
- Confronting Cancer as a Senior Adult November 23, 2014Making treatment decisions can be challenging. Meeting with multiple specialists to discuss everything from chemotherapy to survivorship plans is an overwhelming part of the cancer experience for anyone diagnosed with cancer. However, if you’re a senior adult, you also have a unique set of challenges to consider as you work with your healthcare team to plan […]firstname.lastname@example.org
- Joan Lunden November 17, 2014In 1980, aspiring news anchor Joan Lunden broke into the media spotlight by landing a job co-hosting ABC’s Good Morning America. Over the course of her nearly two-decade run on the show, Joan secured her position as one of most popular and respected media personalities in the business. […]email@example.com
- Coping with Cancer and the Holidays November 23, 2014
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a perfect time to take steps to help lower your risk of developing breast cancer. While you can’t change some risk factors — genetics and getting older, for example — there are things you can do that may lower your breast cancer risk. Here are 5 ways to help protect your breast health.
|1.||Watch your weight. Being overweight or obese increases breast cancer risk. This is especially true after menopause and for women who gain weight as adults. The major source of estrogen for postmenopausal women is not the ovaries, but fat tissue. The increased risk may be due in part to this excess estrogen in fatty tissue.
There’s evidence that losing weight may lower breast cancer risk. One easy goal to get started is to try losing dropping just half a pound per week.
|2.||Exercise regularly. Many studies have found that exercise is a breast-healthy habit. The American Cancer Society recommends getting at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity and/or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week.
Don’t cram it all into a single workout — spread it out over the week. Ramping up your exercise routine even more may lower your breast cancer risk even further.
|3.||Limit alcohol. Women who have 2 or more alcoholic drinks a day have about 1.5 times the risk of breast cancer compared to women who don’t drink at all.|
|4.||Avoid or limit hormone replacement therapy. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) had long been used for night sweats, hot flashes, and other troublesome symptoms of menopause. But in 2002, researchers found that postmenopausal women who took a combination of estrogen and progestin were more likely to develop breast cancer. Breast cancer risk appears to return to normal within 5 years after stopping the combination of hormones.
Talk with your doctor about all the options to control your menopause symptoms, and the risks and benefits of each. If you do decide to try HRT, it is best to use it at the lowest dose that works for you and for as short a time as possible.
|5.||Get recommended breast cancer screenings to find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat. The American Cancer Society recommends women age 40 and over get one every year, along with a exam by a doctor or nurse. Let your doctor know about any breast changes you find yourself. If you have a family history of cancer, you might consider more advanced tests beyond a mammogram.|
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