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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.

Max L Farver
(605) 665-7841
1104 W 8th St
Yankton, SD
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Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Helen L Frederickson, MD
(605) 343-9224
677 Cathedral Dr
Rapid City, SD
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Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
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Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1979

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Jeffrey Steven Brindle, MD
(605) 882-6800
401 9th Ave NW
Watertown, SD
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Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
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Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1981

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Marwan Daoud Hanna, MD
(605) 322-7595
1000 E 21st St
Sioux Falls, SD
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1975

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(605) 322-3035
1000 E. 21st St., Ste. 1200
Sioux Falls, SD
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Hematology / Oncology

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(605) 322-6900
1000 E 21st St
Sioux Falls, SD
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Medical Oncology

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Sioux Falls, SD
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Richard James Conklin, MD
(605) 622-5613
620 3rd Ave SE
Aberdeen, SD
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1983

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Kamal-Uddin Haider, MD
1000 E 21st St Ste 1200
Sioux Falls, SD
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1991

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Larry Paul Ebbert, MD
(605) 719-2301
353 Fairmont Blvd
Rapid City, SD
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Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
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Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
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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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