“We ARE NOT Powerless Against Cancer”
- Facing pancreatic cancer and the Whipple procedure head on April 24, 2015When Shannon Magee was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, her friend told her that if she needed to have the Whipple procedure, she should come to MD Anderson.Cancerwise Blogger
- Coping with lymphedema after sarcoma treatment April 22, 2015After completing sarcoma treatment, Cara Sorrell thought she was leaving cancer behind, until she started noticing the symptoms of lymphedema.Cancerwise Blogger
- Get to know Nova Sprague, cardiac ultrasound technologist April 22, 2015Nova Sprague, an ultrasound technologist, always has had a passion for animals, especially dogs. And she never thought she'd work with them instead of people. But MD Anderson drew her in, she says.Cancerwise Blogger
- First person: Getting to know Ferran Prat April 21, 2015A globe-trotting chemist turned-lawyer-turned businessman, Ferran Prat, Ph.D., J.D., sees himself as an agent for some of cancer medicine's biggest stars. As vice president for Strategic Industry Ventures, he helps connect our researchers with pharmaceutical companies, resources and tools to help in their efforts to end cancer.Cancerwise Blogger
- How I'm coping with thyroid cancer as a photographer and a mom April 20, 2015For the past five years, Amanda White has been living with thyroid cancer. To help her cope, the mom of two young boys and professional photographer is taking photos of moms with cancer.Cancerwise Blogger
- Facing pancreatic cancer and the Whipple procedure head on April 24, 2015
- RX for a Good Night’s Sleep April 12, 2015Imagine waking from a restful night of sleep feeling refreshed, reju- venated, and ready to start the day. If you’ve spent countless restless nights tossing and turning, this may seem like an unattainable luxury. But it doesn’t have to be. […]firstname.lastname@example.org
- Go to Your Happy Place April 12, 2015Some people say that the cancer experience is like drinking from a fire hose – overwhelming. I tend to disagree. Adversity has the ability to make us better if we choose not to let it make us bitter.[…]email@example.com
- Ready to Get Back to Work? March 29, 2015First of all, you need to know that you are a conqueror. Seriously! The fact that you are even tinkering with the idea of going back to work during or after cancer is a success. Consequently, you may be excited to get back to work. Or you may find the prospect of re-entering the workforce unnerving. No matter what end of the spectrum you’re on, going back to […]firstname.lastname@example.org
- RX for a Good Night’s Sleep April 12, 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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