“We ARE NOT Powerless Against Cancer”
- How CrossFit helped me get in shape after testicular cancer March 2, 2015After testicular cancer treatment, Shane Scott was overweight and needed to get back in shape. CrossFit turned out to be exactly what he needed.Cancerwise Blogger
- 10 ways to ease stress and anxiety during cancer treatment February 27, 2015Whether you have an upcoming CT scan or are expecting news from your doctor, waiting can cause anxiety, worry and stress. So, we asked our Facebook community how they cope with the stress or anxiety before an important scan or appointment. Here's what they had to say.Cancerwise Blogger
- Why I celebrate 'cancerversaries' after TNBC February 26, 2015Bree Sandlin was diagnosed with TNBC but after eight months of cancer treatment, she was declared cancer-free. Now she celebrates each 'cancerversary" with a new adventure, whether its climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or running a marathon.Cancerwise Blogger
- How my cancer journey became my family's cancer journey February 25, 2015Jaymee Fiskum wasn't the only facing an ALCL diagnosis in May 2013. Her entire family and her boyfriend took on her cancer journey as if it were their own.Cancerwise Blogger
- How our Suspicion of Cancer Clinic helps patients February 24, 2015Mary Ann Weiser Suspicion of Cancer Clinic was created in 2001 and named for a former MD Anderson doctor who wanted to focus on detecting cancer at its earliest stages. […]Cancerwise Blogger
- How CrossFit helped me get in shape after testicular cancer March 2, 2015
- Serving Up Tips for Regaining a Lost Appetite March 1, 2015A nutritionally balanced diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. This is especially vital when you’re fighting cancer. Good nutrition helps keep your body and immune system strong to help prevent malnutrition and other complications that could interrupt your treatment.[…]email@example.com
- The Grief and Mourning of Cancer March 1, 2015I was riding my bike through the gorgeous mountains outside Aspen, CO. The day was bright and beautiful. The furthest thing from my mind was my recent biopsy, or anything else related to cancer, for that matter – but that was about to change. Just as I was rounding a slight bend on the bike trail, my phone rang. The woman on the other line didn’t mince her w […]firstname.lastname@example.org
- Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder February 15, 2015My long, blonde hair used to be a prized possession of mine. Having been a hairstylist for many years, I’d spend hours upon hours styling my luxuriant locks. I wore my hair up, down, and every way in between. I took pride in my frequently complimented tresses. That all changed shortly after my 25th birthday, when cancer barged into my life.[…]email@example.com
- Serving Up Tips for Regaining a Lost Appetite March 1, 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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