Keeping Up the Fight with Breast Cancer

 

Although genetics come into play as a very important factor in the risk of acquiring breast cancer, a huge amount of research necessitates the significance of taking measures and precautions in order to lessen the possibility of developing the disease. Substantial amount of data also indicate that food is indeed a deciding factor ―what you eat can either hurt you or protect you.

Food intake ―Breast Cancer friend or foe?

Fight Breast Cancer“If the body is the interface between genetics and environment, food is a “buffer”, said Dr Sofia Merajver, director of the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Evaluation Program at the University of Michigan’s

Although genetics come into play as a very important factor in the risk of acquiring breast cancer, a huge amount of research necessitates the significance of taking measures and precautions in order to lessen the possibility of developing the disease. Substantial amount of data also indicate that food is indeed a deciding factor ―what you eat can either hurt you or protect you.

Food intake ―Breast Cancer friend or foe?

Comprehensive Cancer Center.

“It can protect us or hurt us, depending on what we eat,” she said.

Her advice?

  • Limit alcohol to three to four drinks a week.

  • Eat at least five vegetables a day – both leafy and cruciferous like cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage. Go for lean protein and Vitamin D.

  • Exercise 30 minutes a day, six days a week. Go for core and upper-body strength training as well as aerobic exercise.”

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Fighting to beat Breast Cancer

“In the United States, one in every eight women will face breast cancer at some point in her life. Courtney Rauch, a Notre Dame junior, learned upon her diagnosis at age 19 that, ultimately, the decisions concerning her treatment options were hers to make —a hard fact to handle at any age.”

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 Reduce the risk of acquiring Breast Cancer —start walking!

Walking“If you needed one more study to prove that exercise—even something as simple as walking—is good for you, here it is: Walking can reduce one’s breast cancer risk by as much as 14 percent.

Researchers found that among the cohort of women who only walked, those who walked at least seven hours per week had a 14 percent lower risk of breast cancer compared to those who walked three or fewer hours.”

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Breast cancer is indeed a terrible disease. While it is true that with our current advancement in research and technology there are plenty of possible options to take towards

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris was born in Europe but has lived in the US for many years. He attended college both in Europe and the US and completed medical school at the University of Texas. Residency and fellowship in oncology was completed at Baylor. Read More...
Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton