Breast Cancer Prevention Portland OR

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 Eamon O'Dwyer, MD
Portland, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Coll Of Galway, Nat'L Univ Of Ireland, Fac Of Med, Galway
Graduation Year: 1990

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Bill Hoon Chang, MD
(503) 494-1543
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 2000

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Grover Carlton Bagby
(503) 494-6594
3181 Sw Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
Specialty
Hematology, Hematology / Oncology

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David Lee Tilford, MD
(503) 331-6500
707 SW Gaines St
Portland, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1970

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Christopher Walter Ryan
(503) 494-6594
3303 Sw Bond Ave
Portland, OR
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Joseph S Chan, MD
(503) 494-8534
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd # L586
Portland, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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William Mc Candless Petty Jr, MD
(503) 494-7797
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Oregon Health & Science Univ H, Portland, Or; Providence St Vincent Med Ctr, Portland, Or
Group Practice: Public Storage

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F Leonard Johnson, MD
(503) 494-4265
Mail Code: CDRCP 707 SW Gaines
Portland, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sydney, Fac Of Med, Sydney, Nsw, Australia
Graduation Year: 1969

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Craig Randal Nichols, MD
(503) 494-6346
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd # L-586
Portland, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1978

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Thomas David Lamkin, MD
(818) 701-9064
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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