Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to increasing public awareness of early detection and value of early treatment. Although mammogram rates have risen, it is still crucial to understand the importance of early screening. Approximately 180, 000 American women are newly diagnosed with breast cancer disease each year, and it is the leading killer of women in midlife (ages forty to fifty-five) . The only cancer that kills more women overall is lung cancer, but breast cancer is actually responsible for more years of life lost because it generally afflicts younger women. At Women fitness you learn more about breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Updated Guidelines On Using Radiation Therapy After Mastectomy

Radiation therapy (radiotherapy) is a highly targeted and highly effective way to destroy cancer cells in the breast that may stick around after surgery. Despite what many people fear, radiation therapy is relatively easy to tolerate and its side effects are limited to the treated area.

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Top 10 Steps To Exercise Safely After Breast Cancer Surgery

The Cancer Society recommends exercise after breast cancer surgery, no matter what type of surgery you had, as well as exercise after radiation therapy.

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Uncovering The Myths Surrounding Breast Cancer

Recently, Dr. Barbara Levy, vice president for health policy for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Health magazine teamed up to survey 753 of the magazine's readers and 1,248 OB-GYNs. The survey results uncovered some persistent myths and Health.com reported on 25 of them.

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Yoga And Breast Cancer Management

03 October 2016

A yoga research on 126 women revealed that, the ladies taking yoga exercise experienced a 12% betterment in physical weakness, physical functioning, and quality of living unlike those in the program who didn't take the yoga classes.

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Pregnancy and Breast Cancer

Very few pregnant women are diagnosed with breast cancer. But because more women are choosing to have children later in life, and because the risk of breast cancer increases as women age, there may be more cases in the future. Today about 1 out of 3,000 pregnant women is diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Guidelines for Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms

15 October 2015

Menopause is the life stage that takes place when a woman's ovaries dramatically decrease production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone, and her menstrual periods stop. The average age of women experiencing menopause is around 51 years old.


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Mamography: the Breast Cancer Screening Tool

01 October 2015

Mammography screening is not perfect but has been shown to markedly reduce the number of women each year who die from breast cancer," said Elizabeth Morris, MD, FACR, president of the Society of Breast Imaging..


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Guidelines for Managing Advanced-Stage Breast Cancer

08 October 2014

The European School of Oncology (ESO) and the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) have put out new guidelines (published on Sept. 20, 2014 by both Annals of Oncology and The Breast.) on treating advanced-stage breast cancer. The new guidelines update recommendations put out in 2011.


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Breastfeeding: a Potential Ally in the Fight Against Breast Tumors

01 August 2016

A nurse led study published by Emilio Gonzalez-Jimenez PhD, of the University of Granada in Spain, and his colleagues suggests "Women who breastfeed for over 6 months are less likely to develop early breast cancer than women who do not breastfeed - as long as they do not smoke."


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Nutritional Management of Breast Cancer

09 October 2013

The chances of cancer are less on a diet which is vegetarian, raw and free of hydrogenated fat and heated oil. According to researches, diet is a risk factor for the disease.


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Understanding Cancer

2016

If you have been diagnosed with cancer (or if someone close to you has cancer) you probably have many questions. You want to know what is happening inside your body and why. How should your cancer be treated and what does your future hold ? You many find it difficult to understand explanations from yours doctors, articles you have read or conversations with other people.

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What is Breast Cancer:

Approximately I80, 000 American women are newly diagnosed with breast cancer disease each year, and it is the leading killer of women in midlife (ages forty to fifty- five) . The only cancer that kills more women overall is lung cancer, but breast cancer is actually responsible for more years of life lost because it generally afflicts younger women.

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Breast Cancer Quiz:

2016

Approximately 180,000 American women are newly diagnosed with breast cancer disease each year, and it is the leading killer of women in midlife (ages forty to fifty- five). The only cancer that kills more women overall is lung cancer, but breast cancer is actually responsible for more years of life lost because it generally afflicts younger women.

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Top 10 to prevent Breast Cancer

According to the ACS, modifiable factors that boost the risk of breast cancer, include having children late in or having no children; using oral contraceptives or hormone therapy; not breast feeding; drinking alcohol; being overweight or obese and physical inactivity. Women Fitness offer few tips for those who are interested in knowing something on how to really prevent breast cancer.

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Herbal Management of Breast Cancer

Large-scale research projects are underway worldwide in an effort to discover and measure the effectiveness of therapies long-used by non-Western cultures to combat illness and promote health.

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Weight Training gains in breast cancer survivors

A recent research confirmed weight training benefits in breast cancer survivor. The women who trained with weights had increase in lean muscle mass, compared with those who did not. If you're being treated for breast cancer, try to make exercise (and a healthy diet) part of your daily routine.

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Obesity - Cancer Link Uncovered

The World Cancer Research Fund found a link to obesity in six types of cancers. Women who were overweight were four times more likely to develop cancer of the uterine lining while obesity boosts the risk by six-fold. Obese women also are at greater risk of breast and colon cancer.

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Exercise May Up Breast Cancer Survival

2016

Better breast cancer survival may be among the many health perks of physical activity. The findings add strong new support to the growing body of evidence that healthy lifestyle factors such as eating well and exercising regularly provide significant health benefits, possibly even offering protection against cancer recurrences about on par with chemotherapy and even the newer hormonal and drug treatments.

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Augmentation Mammoplasty (AM)- Cosmetic Breast Surgery

The size of your breasts is determined by the genes you inherited from your parents. No exercises, creams, or machines can change the size of your breasts. Breast surgery can enlarge small breasts using implants, reduce the size of large breasts, or lift sagging breasts.