Breast Cancer Prevention Kansas City 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.

Michael Eugene Kasper, MD
(561) 393-4111
2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Boca Raton Comm Hosp, Boca Raton, Fl
Group Practice: Boca Radiation Oncology Assocs

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Kristen Britton, DO
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Sch Of Osteo Med, Stratford Nj 08084
Graduation Year: 1997

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Jill A Moormeier
(816) 404-1000
2301 Holmes St
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Donald Ray Forgue, MD
(816) 234-3536
24th and Gillham
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Mercy Hosp, Kansas City, Mo

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Maxine L Hetherington
(816) 234-3265
2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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Michelle Ann Manalang, MD
(816) 234-3265
2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 2001

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Alan Scott Gamis, MD
(816) 234-3265
2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Mercy Hosp, Kansas City, Mo

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Maxine L Hetherington, MD
(816) 234-3265
2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1978

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Charles Peters, MD
(816) 234-3265
2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1983

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Karen B Lewing, MD
(816) 234-3265
2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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