Breast Cancer Prevention Holly Springs MS

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.

Helen Elisabeth Heslop, MD
Byhalia, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Otago, Med Sch, Dunedin, New Zealand
Graduation Year: 1980

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Gail Cranshaw Megason
(601) 984-5220
2500 N State St
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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Mary G Smith, MD
(601) 984-5220
2500 N State St
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1981

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Van L Lackey
(601) 355-2485
1227 N State St
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Galen Vincent Poole Jr, MD
(601) 984-6440
2500 N State St
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), General Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms; Univ Of Mississippi Med Ctr, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: University Clinic Associates; University Surgical Associates Llp

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Edwin M Davidson, MD
(228) 864-3000
PO Box 1210
Gulfport, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Garden Park Community Hospital, Gulfport, Ms; Memorial Hospital At Gulfport, Gulfport, Ms
Group Practice: Medical Oncology Group

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Jack Joseph Rodriguez, MD
(601) 442-9210
150 Jefferson Davis Blvd Ste 12
Natchez, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ponce Sch Of Med, Ponce Pr 00732
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Natchez Community Hospital, Natchez, Ms; Natchez Reg Med Ctr, Natchez, Ms
Group Practice: Natchez Oncology Clinic

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Maroun E Hayek, MD
(662) 334-6394
1514 E Union St
Greenville, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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John Cullum Halbrook III, MD
(601) 482-1555
1704 23rd Ave Fl 2
Meridian, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Jeff Anderson Reg Med Ctr, Meridian, Ms; Riley Memorial Hospital, Meridian, Ms
Group Practice: Internal Medicine Clinic

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Steven Eugene Zachow, MD
(601) 376-2074
1850 Chadwick Dr
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms; Central Mississippi Med Ctr, Jackson, Ms; St Dominic-Jackson Memorial H, Jackson, Ms; Univ Of Mississippi Med Ctr, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Radiation Oncology-Mississippi

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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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