“We ARE NOT Powerless Against Cancer”
- An insider's guide to MD Anderson September 30, 2014It can take a while to learn all the ins and outs of MD Anderson. To help you get ahead and make your next trip to MD Anderson even better, we're sharing our insider tips.Cancerwise Blogger
- Coping with physical changes after sarcoma surgery September 29, 2014After she was diagnosed with sarcoma of the tongue, Kristine Keeney underwent a surgery in which skin grafts from her thigh and arm were used to rebuilt parts of her mouth and tongue. The physical changes were difficult for Kristine, but over time she learned to cope.Cancerwise Blogger
- Why I chose MD Anderson for my mastectomy September 24, 2014When it came to deciding where Erika Archer Lewis should have a double mastectomy, MD Anderson was an easy choice for her.Cancerwise Blogger
- What should you pack for cancer treatment? September 23, 2014What do you pack when you head to MD Anderson for cancer treatment? If it's your first trip, you might be a little overwhelmed.So we asked the experts --the patients, caregivers and survivors that make up MD Anderson's Facebook community. Here's what they recommend bringing.Cancerwise Blogger
- 5 tips for dealing with chemotherapy September 22, 2014Chemotherapy is tough, but through her lymphoma treatment, Carissa Lucas found some strategies to help her cope.Cancerwise Blogger
- An insider's guide to MD Anderson September 30, 2014
- Living Well with Advanced Prostate Cancer September 28, 2014Advanced prostate cancer refers to cancer that has spread beyond the prostate. If you’re facing a diagnosis of advanced prostate cancer, the key to maintaining good quality of life and a positive attitude while fighting the disease is making sure you understand the potential side effects of each treatment option you’re considering, as well as how to deal w […]email@example.com
- One Foot in Front of the Other September 28, 2014You probably already know that exercise is an important part of staying healthy and can even help prevent disease. But what if you have cancer? What can exercise do for you? […]firstname.lastname@example.org
- Denise Jackson September 16, 2014It all started in the small town of Newnan, GA – at the local Dairy Queen to be precise – long before country music veteran Alan Jackson would become the honky-tonk legend he is today. No, this wasn’t where the “Chattahoochee” singer got his big break. It was where, as a teenager, Alan met the love of his life, Denise. And today, after three and a half deca […]email@example.com
- Living Well with Advanced Prostate Cancer September 28, 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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