“We ARE NOT Powerless Against Cancer”
- Become a bone marrow donor, save a life March 26, 2015Needing a transplant is scary. But not knowing where your bone marrow donation will come from is worse. AML survivor Gillian Kruse explains why you should become a bone marrow donor.Cancerwise Blogger
- Rectal cancer survivor celebrates life with 5K race March 25, 2015After rectal cancer surgery, walking was a challenge for Bill Lambert. But after lots of hard work, he plans to cross the finish line at the 2015 SCOPE Run at MD Anderson.Cancerwise Blogger
- Facing the adoption process after cancer recurrence March 24, 2015Brittany Hurst always wanted to have a family of our own. But my cancer diagnosis and my ovarian cancer recurrence threw a wrench into these plans. Now she and her husband are starting the adoption process.Cancerwise Blogger
- Helping cancer patients with one-on-one support March 23, 2015Our program that connects cancer patients, caregivers and survivors through one-on-one support has a new name. But the mission and motto of this cancer connection program run by Volunteer Services remains the same.Cancerwise Blogger
- How to cope with insomnia during cancer treatment March 19, 2015Insomnia is common in cancer patients as well as the general population. Here's what you can do to help get a good night's sleep.Cancerwise Blogger
- Become a bone marrow donor, save a life March 26, 2015
- Wade Hayes March 20, 2015Wade Hayes got his start in country music at age 14, playing lead guitar in his father’s band. Entertaining rowdy regulars at local honky-tonks four nights a week fueled his desire for country music stardom, and at 22, Wade packed up his guitar and set out to make a name for himself in Nashville. […]email@example.com
- Signs along My Road Trip through Cancer March 15, 2015My journey through leukemia over the past six years has seemed somewhat like a road trip to an undetermined destination. Along the way, I’ve encountered several road signs, just as you would on any period of extended travel.[…]firstname.lastname@example.org
- When Cancer Pain and Chronic Pain Coexist March 15, 2015If you find yourself in a situation where you are dealing with cancer pain in addition to chronic pain, here are some things you should know.[…]email@example.com
- Wade Hayes March 20, 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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