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.

Dr.William Permenter
(731) 668-1668
440 Wilkinson Drive
Dyersburg, TN
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Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
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Oncologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Duffin
(931) 553-2800
800 Weatherly Drive
Clarksville, TN
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Pediatric and Adult Urology
Specialties
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 Joseph Roth, MD
(615) 343-4070
777 Preston Rsrch Bldg Vanderbilt Univ Medcl Ctr,
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1980

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Peter Whitney Carter
(901) 685-5655
6005 Park Ave
Memphis, TN
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Hematology / Oncology

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Dana S Thompson
(615) 320-5090
250 25th Ave N
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

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

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Asim Fakhruddin Belgaumi, MD
Memphis, TN
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
Education
Medical School: Aga Khan Med Coll, Aga Khan Univ, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1989

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Jerry Michael Foster
(615) 385-3751
4230 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN
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Medical Oncology

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Dana Shelton Thompson, MD
(615) 320-5090
250 25th Ave N Ste 100
Nashville, TN
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Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1988
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Hospital: Vanderbilt Med Ctr, Nashville, Tn
Group Practice: Tennessee Oncology

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Mace L Rothenberg, MD
(615) 936-1796
777 Preston Rsrch Bldg,
Nashville, TN
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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