Breast Cancer Prevention Laurinburg NC

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.

Ernest Little Helms, MD
(423) 224-5500
500 E Lauchwood Dr
Laurinburg, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1986

Data Provided by:
Susan E Whelen, DO
(910) 291-7630
10742 Old Johns Rd
Laurinburg, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadel
Graduation Year: 1995

Data Provided by:
John William Gyves, MD
(910) 277-7259
PO Box 1082
Laurinburg, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1977

Data Provided by:
Bharatkumar N Thakkar
(910) 582-1830
106 Jefferson Street
Hamlet, NC
Specialty
Hematology

Data Provided by:
Camille Utter
(910) 291-7762
500 E Lauchwood Dr
Laurinburg, NC
Specialty
Oncologist
Associated Hospitals
Scotland Memorial Hospital

Musharraf Navaid, MD
(910) 276-2100
422 King St
Laurinburg, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1991

Data Provided by:
Susan Whelen Schaffer, DO
(910) 291-7630
500 E Lauchwood Dr
Laurinburg, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1995

Data Provided by:
Kelvin B Raybon
(910) 291-7630
500 E Lauchwood Dr
Laurinburg, NC
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

Data Provided by:
Steven Eric Olyejar, MD
1138 Cheraw St
Bennettsville, SC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 2000

Data Provided by:
John Gyves
(910) 277-7259
PO Box 1082
Laurinburg, NC
Specialty
Hematology-Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Laurinburg Cancer Ctr

Data Provided by:

A Gentler Way to Prevent Breast Cancer

Provided by: 

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

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...