“We ARE NOT Powerless Against Cancer”
- Honoring a brother's legacy by supporting brain cancer research July 22, 2014Matt Anthony recalls his brother Chris often saying during his glioblastoma treatment, "If I can help one person, then that will be the answer to the question of why I was faced with this disease." More than a decade later, Chris' legacy has positively impacted the lives of thousands, thanks to his brother's promise to raise money for bra […]Cancerwise Blogger
- How social work counselors help our cancer patients July 21, 2014As a social work counselor here at MD Anderson, it's part of Traci Newsom's job to help alleviate some of that stress. She does this by enabling patients to better focus on themselves and their actual care.Cancerwise Blogger
- How a week at camp made a difference for a young medulloblastoma patient July 18, 2014Gaylene Meeson was nervous about sending her daughter Hannah, a 6-year-old medulloblastoma survivor, to Camp Star Trails, but it turned out, it was the best thing she could have done for her daughter.Cancerwise Blogger
- Brothers' oligodendroglioma journey brings family closer together July 17, 2014When Zach Greene was diagnosed with an oligodendroglioma brain tumor in 2010, his younger brother Spencer knew what to expect. Just two years earlier Spencer had just begun his own oligodendroglioma treatment.Kellie Bramlet
- 4 tips for exercising during cancer treatment July 16, 2014Research shows that exercise is safe and beneficial for most cancer patients and survivors. In fact, in most cases, it is important to keep exercising during cancer treatment.Deborah Thomas
- Honoring a brother's legacy by supporting brain cancer research July 22, 2014
- Still Standing with Late-Stage Lung Cancer July 20, 2014If I’ve learned anything from my battle with cancer, it’s that cancer can find anyone; it doesn’t discriminate. But more importantly, I’ve learned that a frightening and bleak cancer diagnosis is not necessarily a death sentence. […]email@example.com
- A Clinical Trial System for the Era of Precision Cancer Medicine July 20, 2014The National Cancer Institute has the largest oncology clinical trials program in the world, supporting, fully or in part, 3,775 active clinical trials and enrolling more than 35,000 clinical trial participants annually. Yet, as a director of NCI-supported clinical trials, I know that behind every statistic is a person, each of whom brings his or her own mo […]firstname.lastname@example.org
- Should You Consider Genetic Counseling and Testing? July 13, 2014Genetic counseling and testing have become integral tools in the fight against cancer. The results can provide important information to help guide appropriate surgical decisions, treatment, surveillance, and prevention strategies for an individual and his or her entire family. Awareness and availability of cancer genetic counseling and testing, criteria fo […]email@example.com
- Still Standing with Late-Stage Lung Cancer July 20, 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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