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Breast Cancer Prevention Joplin MO

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.

Duane Eugene Myers, MD
(417) 625-2940
2727 Mc Clelland Blvd
Joplin, MO
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Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1983
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Hospital: Freeman Hosp -West, Joplin, Mo; St Johns Reg Medctr, Joplin, Mo
Group Practice: Radiation Oncology Assoc

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Mark J Skelley
(417) 782-7722
2727 Mcclelland Blvd
Joplin, MO
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Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Anisa Hassan, MD
(417) 347-4000
3415 Mc Intosh Cir Dr
Joplin, MO
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Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1976

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George Lambert River, MD
(417) 347-4000
3415 Mc Intosh Cir
Joplin, MO
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Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1956
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Hospital: Freeman Hosp -West, Joplin, Mo; Freeman -Neosho Hosp, Neosho, Mo
Group Practice: Freeman Cancer Ctr

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Bruce T Chosney
(417) 623-7700
1617 W 26th Street
Joplin, MO
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Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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(417) 782-7722
2727 Mcclelland Blvd
Joplin, MO
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Hematology / Oncology

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(417) 625-2061
2727 Mcclelland Blvd
Joplin, MO
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Radiation Oncology

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Robert L Carter
(417) 623-7700
1617 W 26th Street
Joplin, MO
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Hematology / Oncology

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Tracy Lynn Coe, MD
(417) 347-4000
3415 Mc Intosh Cir
Joplin, MO
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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