“We ARE NOT Powerless Against Cancer”
- 19 ways to help someone with cancer September 17, 2014Want to help a friend or loved one dealing with cancer? It can be hard to know exactly what you can or should do. That's why we asked the cancer patients, survivors and caregivers in our Facebook community to tell us the most helpful thing you can do for someone dealing with cancer.Cancerwise Blogger
- A stem cell transplant patient's tips for recovery September 16, 2014Early in his chronic lymphocyctic leukemia (CLL) journey, Harley Hudson learned to take things one day at a time. But it hasn't been an easy lesson, and it's one that he continues to learn as he recovers from his stem cell transplant.Cancerwise Blogger
- What to say to someone with cancer September 15, 2014When Amanda Woodward was diagnosed with melanoma, many of the people she encountered struggled to find the right words. So she and some fellow cancer patients got together to create a list of what to say to someone with cancer.Cancerwise Blogger
- Losing my hair during ovarian cancer treatment September 12, 2014After she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Brittany Hurst dreaded losing her hair during chemotherapy. But a new found love of makeup and some extra confidence helped her cope.Cancerwise Blogger
- Wisdom from a 5-time cancer survivor September 11, 2014Houstonian Beth Williams didn't come to MD Anderson when she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in her mid-30s. But when she received a colon cancer diagnosis nearly 20 years later, she couldn't imagine going anywhere else. Now Beth refers to herself as an MD Anderson "frequent flier." She has been treated for colon cancer, breast cancer, […]Laura Nathan-Garner
- 19 ways to help someone with cancer September 17, 2014
- Words of Wisdom from “The Running Rabbi” September 14, 2014In 1978, I bounded across the finish line of the New York City Marathon wearing a shirt identifying me as “The Running Rabbi.” I was equally as tireless in my calling as a rabbi in Newburgh, NY. I had marched for civil rights in the 1960s, rallied to free Soviet Jews, and in 1980 visited the hostages held in Iran. I’d never been sick in my life. I felt indes […]firstname.lastname@example.org
- When a Grandparent has Cancer September 14, 2014There are many excellent resources for talking to children when a mom or dad is facing cancer. Countless websites, books, and magazine articles have addressed these issues, and the same points are identified and emphasized time and again.[…]email@example.com
- Write Your Way through Cancer August 30, 2014Expressive writing can be a wonderful tool for clarifying your thoughts, relieving stress, and improving communication skills. Each of these benefits alone is a great reason to write. Who can argue against clearing up the haze of our daily overload of information, stimulation, and trepidation? Who can object to writing their way to relaxation? Who can rai […]firstname.lastname@example.org
- Words of Wisdom from “The Running Rabbi” September 14, 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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