“We ARE NOT Powerless Against Cancer”
- Spotting melanoma in children August 21, 2014Although rare, pediatric melanoma cases have increased 2% each year between 1973 and 2009. In 2013 there were 750 cases of melanoma in children alone.Cancerwise Blogger
- How a PACU nurse helps our patients, one smile at a time August 20, 2014For 33 years, Annamanna Thomas, a nurse in our Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, has been inspiring other nurses and lifting up our patients with her ever-present smile.Cancerwise Blogger
- Survivor raises awareness for breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma August 19, 2014Being diagnosed with breast cancer at 33 is unusual enough, but Raylene Hollrah was also diagnosed a few years later with an extremely rare type of lymphoma: breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma.Cancerwise Blogger
- What happens when you send a letter to a patient or your care team? August 18, 2014MD Anderson has 24 employees working behind the scenes to ensure that more than 268,000 pieces of mail each month are transported and received.Cancerwise Blogger
- Learning to let others help me through a mastectomy August 15, 2014Erika Archer Lewis underwent genetic testing and discovered she carried the BRCA1 genetic mutation, putting her at greater risk of developing ovarian cancer and breast cancer. "I was about to undergo a mastectomy, and I had an overwhelming urge to reach out to people in all areas of my life," she says.Cancerwise Blogger
- Spotting melanoma in children August 21, 2014
- I’m Not Waiting to Live August 17, 2014Patience is a necessary virtue. We all have heard countless times throughout our lives that in order to succeed, we must be patient. To achieve what we want in life, we simply must wait. I find myself repeatedly telling my own children, “Please, be patient. Wait.” But there are certain situations in which we can’t wait; we have to act. Fighting cancer is o […]email@example.com
- Just Got Diagnosed? August 17, 2014“I just got diagnosed with cancer. Now what do I do?” As a therapist who works with people facing illness, I hear this question often. People come into my office struggling with their reaction to their cancer diagnosis, as well as all those strange and uncomfortable feelings that come with it. We talk about their fears and hopes regarding treatment, and we […]firstname.lastname@example.org
- New Guidelines Address Long-Term Needs of Prostate Cancer Survivors August 3, 2014New American Cancer Society Prostate Cancer Survivorship Care guidelines outline post-treatment clinical follow-up care for the myriad long-term and late effects that an estimated 2.8 million prostate cancer survivors in the United States may face. […]email@example.com
- I’m Not Waiting to Live August 17, 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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