“We ARE NOT Powerless Against Cancer”
- How young adult cancer patients can find social support January 22, 2015Cancer is tough for all cancer patients, and young adults who feel like life is just getting started may face additional issues. But social support can help. Find out how.Social Work Bloggers
- Looking back on a life-changing year January 21, 2015At 32, Jamie Bernard was a healthy, active mom. She never thought she'd be diagnosed with stage IIA ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a non-invasive form of breast cancer.Cancerwise Blogger
- Opening up about my breast cancer journey January 20, 2015Gail Morse decided to keep her breast cancer diagnosis to herself and not tell her friends and family about it. But as she went through breast cancer treatment, she learned to open up.Cancerwise Blogger
- A large cell cervical cancer patient's first visit to MD Anderson January 16, 2015Stephanie Madsen had been to three other hospitals for her large cell cervical cancer treatment, but at MD Anderson she found support, passion, courage and, most of all, hope.Cancerwise Blogger
- After squamous cell carcinoma, appreciating the little things January 14, 2015After Phil Gonzalez was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in the left side of his jaw, he came to MD Anderson. But Phil says the toughest part of his head and neck cancer treatment was losing his ability to taste.Kellie Bramlet
- How young adult cancer patients can find social support January 22, 2015
- Against All Odds January 18, 2015In 1998, I received chemotherapy while I was pregnant. Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma at the end of my first trimester, the prognosis wasn’t great, and the unknowns were terrifying. I was sick from both the pregnancy and the chemo. Weak and exhausted, I rarely left the house. The odds weren’t in my favor, yet by my third cycle of chemo, my tumor was sh […]email@example.com
- Facing Prostate Cancer Treatment? January 18, 2015For most men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer, the cancer is found while it is still at an early stage. These men often have several treatment options to consider. […]firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your Guide to Lung Cancer Treatment January 5, 2015There are four basic ways to treat lung cancer: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy. Your treatment will depend on several factors, including the type and stage of your cancer, possible side effects, and your preferences and overall health. In addition to these standard therapy options, you may also consider taking part in a clini […]email@example.com
- Against All Odds January 18, 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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