“We ARE NOT Powerless Against Cancer”
- What I'll miss after melanoma treatment May 21, 2015Tolley St. Clair is looking forward to completing her melanoma treatment, but she know there are some things she'll miss.Cancerwise Blogger
- E-cigarette legislation offers new promise for Texas youth May 19, 2015Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that e-cigarette use has grown rapidly among teens in the past few years.It may seem encouraging that this rise coincides with a drop in the use of tobacco products among kids. But e-cigarettes may not be harmless.Cancerwise Blogger
- 6 ways to help a cancer patient when you're far away May 19, 2015For cancer patients and caregivers, the support of friends and loved ones can make a big difference. But when you live in another city or state, this can be hard.Kellie Bramlet
- How to cope with loss of control as a cancer patient May 18, 2015As a cancer patient, it often can feel like you've lost control. Here are nine ways you can begin to regain your sense of control.Social Work Bloggers
- What people ask me about colorectal cancer May 14, 2015After his colorectal cancer diagnosis, Drew Long started getting a lot of questions from friends and family. Here are some of the questions (and answers) he receives most often.Cancerwise Blogger
- What I'll miss after melanoma treatment May 21, 2015
- 2015 National Cancer Survivors Day – Sunday, June 7 May 17, 2015On Sunday, June 7, 2015, tens of thousands of people around the world will gather in their local communities to observe the 28th annual National Cancer Survivors Day Hundreds of cities across the U.S. and abroad will hold celebrations on this day to honor cancer survivors, to bring attention to the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship, and to show the w […]firstname.lastname@example.org
- Valerie Harper May 17, 2015According to the American Lung Association, every five minutes, a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with lung cancer. In 2009, beloved television and stage actress Valerie Harper became one of them. Following surgery to remove a tumor from her right lung, Valerie enjoyed four cancer-free years before learning that not only had her cancer returned, manifesting […]email@example.com
- 10 Things I’ve Learned in 10 Years May 10, 2015More than 10 years have passed since I beat cancer as a teenager. Reflecting on my life from diagnosis to today, I came up with 10 things I’ve learned and embraced through my journey. These thoughts are applicable to anyone who has gone through cancer treatment or is facing a serious health challenge.[…]firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2015 National Cancer Survivors Day – Sunday, June 7 May 17, 2015
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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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