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Breast Cancer Prevention Auburn AL

For several years, there's been one sunny spot in the cloudy field of breast cancer prevention: exercise. Studies have shown that women who work out with some vigor and regularity reduce their risk of developing this scary disease, which kills 40,000 women a year.

Uttam Kumar Podder, MD
(334) 864-0084
921 Harvard Pl
Auburn, AL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dhaka Med Coll, Dhaka Univ, Bangladesh (704-03 Pr 7/1972)
Graduation Year: 1987

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Linda L Farmer, MD
(334) 705-3336
121 N 20th St
Opelika, AL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Edith K Graves
(334) 749-3385
121 N 20th St
Opelika, AL
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Wesley Glisson
(334) 705-1070
2000 Pepperell Pkwy
Opelika, AL
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Hyoseon Lee
Auburn, AL
Specialty
Hematology-Oncology

Linda Lee Farmer
(334) 528-4411
2000 Pepperell Pkwy
Opelika, AL
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Brandon Scott Johnson
(334) 528-4411
2000 Pepperell Pkwy
Opelika, AL
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Wesley Clayton Glisson, MD
(334) 705-1070
2000 Pepperell Pkwy
Opelika, AL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: East Alabama Med Ctr, Opelika, Al
Group Practice: East Alabama Cancer Ctr

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Uttam Podder
Auburn, AL
Specialty
Hematology-Oncology

Wesley Glisson
(334) 705-1070
2000 Pepperell Pkwy
Auburn, AL
Specialty
Radiation Oncology
Associated Hospitals
East Alabama Cancer Ctr

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A Gentler Way to Prevent Breast Cancer

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For several years, there’s been one sunny spot in the cloudy field of breast cancer prevention: exercise. Studies have shown that women who work out with some vigor and regularity reduce their risk of developing this scary disease, which kills 40,000 women a year. A new study presents even brighter news. According to researchers at the Northern California Cancer Center in San Francisco, you can bask in similar benefits without exercising too hard or hitting the gym.

The researchers interviewed more than 2,500 women—some with and some without breast cancer—about their exercise habits from their teen years on. When they looked at all kinds of activity, the findings were consistent with other studies: Serious exercisers had less breast cancer than sedentary women.

But the surprise came when they tallied the women’s moderate activities, like brisk walking, ballroom dancing, bowling, housecleaning, and gardening. Women with an average of 17 hours or more of moderate activity per week had a 33 percent lower cancer rate than the least active women in their category. “That’s important because it suggests that women don’t need to run marathons to do something useful for their health,” says epidemiologist and study investigator Esther M. John.

Soon the researchers will use their data to tackle another lingering question: whether you can better reduce your breast cancer risk by being active during a particular time in your life.

Until then, there’s no time like the present to take steps to protect your breast health. And taking steps, across the dance floor or down the street, may be all you need.

—Genevieve Des Jarlais

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