Breast Cancer Prevention Dyersburg TN

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.

Paul Daniel Koerner, MD
(731) 668-1668
440 Wilkinson Dr
Dyersburg, TN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
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Male
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Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1994

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Duffin
(931) 553-2800
800 Weatherly Drive
Clarksville, TN
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Pediatric and Adult Urology
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Urology, Incontinence, Oncology, Infertility
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Insurance Plans Accepted: All insurances accepted

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Primary Hospital: Gateway Medical Center
Residency Training: Georgetown University, New York Medical College
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, 1988
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Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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Bruce J Roth
(615) 322-2000
3601 The Vanderbilt Clinic
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Srinivas Boppana
(865) 545-7817
900 E Oak Hill Ave
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Harold L Mose, MR
(615) 936-1782
691 Preston Bldg,
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.William Permenter
(731) 668-1668
440 Wilkinson Drive
Dyersburg, TN
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M
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Oncologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Jitendra Gandhi, MD
(423) 622-2337
2205 McCallie Ave Ste 502
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Parkridge Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: University Oncology Hematology

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Ray Carl Pais
(865) 541-8266
2018 Clinch Avenue
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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Katherine Stokes Hamilton
(615) 222-6756
4220 Harding Rd
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Hematology

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Francis Wayne Thurman, MD
(901) 685-9056
5502 Fiesta Dr
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1974

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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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