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
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Otago, Med Sch, Dunedin, New Zealand
Graduation Year: 1980

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Joe C Files
(601) 984-5615
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS
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Hematology

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William Jason Gibson, MD
(601) 932-9637
823 Grand Ave
Yazoo City, MS
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Oncology (Cancer), General Surgery
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1972
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Hospital: Kings Daughters Hospital, Yazoo City, Ms; Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Breast & Thyroid Ctr

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(662) 349-2442
7900 Airways Boulevard
Southaven, MS
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M
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Oncologist
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Farhan Nafis, MD
(601) 855-5327
Highway 16 East
Canton, MS
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1990

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Julian Bryant Hill, MD
(601) 844-9166
990 S Madison St Ste 2
Tupelo, MS
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1977

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(601) 355-2485
1227 N State St # 101
Jackson, MS
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Oncologist
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Tammy Kaye Young, MD
(601) 355-2485
1227 N State St Ste 101
Jackson, MS
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1995

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Gerry Ann G Houston, MD
(601) 355-2485
1227 N State St Ste 101
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Palliative Medicine
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1978
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Hospital: Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms; St Dominic-Jackson Memorial H, Jackson, Ms; Univ Of Mississippi Med Ctr, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Jackson Oncology Assoc

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Glenn Norman Smith, MD
(601) 268-5150
103 Asbury Cir
Hattiesburg, MS
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Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1978
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Hospital: Forrest County Gen Hosp, Hattiesburg, Ms; Wesley Med Ctr, Hattiesburg, Ms
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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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