Breast Cancer Prevention Central Falls RI

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.

Joseph Jacob Hallett, MD
(401) 729-2582
555 Prospect St
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1975

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Linda Rosarina Hassan, MD
(401) 728-5900
73 Beechwood Ave
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1979

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Sabrina Maria Witherby
(401) 729-2700
111 Brewster St
Pawtucket, RI
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Linda Rosarina Hassan
(401) 724-4040
73 Beechwood Ave
Pawtucket, RI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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David Arthur Pomerantz, MD
333 School St
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1992

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James P Crowley, MD
(401) 729-2700
111 Brewster St
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Clinical & Lab Immunology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
English, Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish, American Sign
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hospital Of R I, Pawtucket, Ri; Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Ri
Group Practice: Memorial Hospital-Rhode Island

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Maen A Hussein
(401) 658-2020
106 Nate Whipple Hwy
Cumberland, RI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Arvin S Glicksman, MD
(401) 728-4800
249 Roosevelt Ave Unit 201
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1949

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Kathy P Theall, MD
(401) 729-2700
111 Brewster St
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Esc Colombiana De Med, Bogota, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1989

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Edward Moo-Woong Choi, MD
(570) 829-8111
126 Prospect St
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seoul Natl Univ, Coll Of Med, Chongno-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1967

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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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