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Breast Cancer Prevention Gallup NM

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.

Gerald Rankin Robertson, MD
(505) 863-1820
2111 College Dr
Gallup, NM
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Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
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Male
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Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1970
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Hospital: Rehoboth Mc Kinley Christian H, Gallup, Nm
Group Practice: Cibola Med Fndn Christian Med Assoc

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Nelson T Lim, MD
(505) 863-1820
2111 College Dr
Gallup, NM
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Univ Of The East, Ramon Magsaysay Mem Med Ctr, Quezon City
Graduation Year: 1984

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Charles David Collins
(575) 532-0880
2525 S Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM
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General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

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Constance Daphine Wash, MD
(505) 556-8600
150 S Roadrunner Pkwy
Las Cruces, NM
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1990

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John Claude Bagwell, MD
(505) 955-7900
465 Saint Michaels Dr # 101
Santa Fe, NM
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1966

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Nelson T Lim, MD
(505) 863-1820
2111 College Dr
Gallup, NM
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Medical School: Univ Of The East, Ramon Magsaysay Mem Med Ctr, Quezon City
Graduation Year: 1984

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Bishnu Jiban Rauth, MD
(505) 522-5944
4351 E Lohman Ave Ste 209
Las Cruces, NM
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Medical School: All India Inst Of Med Sci, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1968

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Joel H Elconin
(505) 842-8171
4901 Lang Ave Ne
Albuquerque, NM
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Radiation Oncology

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(505) 272-4461
2211 Lomas Blvd NE,
Albuquerque, NM
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Graduation Year: 1986

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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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