“We ARE NOT Powerless Against Cancer”
- Hidden history in MD Anderson's Main Building October 20, 2014As you travel through the building, you probably pass from new to old to even older without noticing. But if you know where to look, MD Anderson's history still is visible. You just have to do some crouching and craning.Cancerwise Blogger
- From pediatric Burkitt's lymphoma patient to cancer researcher October 17, 2014Motivated by her own childhood cancer journey, Jameisha Brown, a Burkitt's lymphoma survivor, is currently working to earn a master's degree in health studies in hopes of becoming a cancer researcher.Cancerwise Blogger
- Staying healthy after cancer October 16, 2014To live long, healthy lives and lower their chances of recurrence, breast cancer survivors should focus on staying active and watching their weight, according to a report from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR).Cancerwise Blogger
- Maintaining optimism during kidney cancer October 14, 2014Kidney cancer survivor Jacque Howard thought her new diet and workout regimen were paying off when she shed 25 pounds from her already slight 5'4" frame. Unfortunately, Jacque's weight loss and diminished appetite were kidney cancer symptoms.Cancerwise Blogger
- Choosing how to share your cancer journey October 13, 2014When you're diagnosed with cancer, there is no right or wrong way to handle your diagnosis. For Linda Ryan, sharing her cervical cancer journey with her community helped her through the tough times.Cancerwise Blogger
- Hidden history in MD Anderson's Main Building October 20, 2014
- Managing Speech and Swallowing Complications Resulting from Head and Neck Cancer October 12, 2014Head and neck cancer often results in significant functional changes in speech, voice, and swallowing. These problems can occur as a result of the disease or of the treatment. It is important to have a thorough and realistic understanding of the functional effects of treatment because the restoration of communication and the ability to swallow may be criti […]firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Hidden Scars of Breast Cancer October 12, 2014As I emerge from a year of treatment for stage III breast cancer, I have 12 new scars. They vary in size, but each one bares a story of survival and a reminder of how much my body has endured in the name of surviving a life-threatening disease. […]email@example.com
- One Foot in Front of the Other September 28, 2014You probably already know that exercise is an important part of staying healthy and can even help prevent disease. But what if you have cancer? What can exercise do for you? […]firstname.lastname@example.org
- Managing Speech and Swallowing Complications Resulting from Head and Neck Cancer October 12, 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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