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Breast Cancer Prevention Reno NV

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.

Steven Arthur Schiff, MD
(775) 329-0873
236 W 6th St Ste 400
Reno, NV
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Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1970
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Hospital: St Marys Reg Medctr, Reno, Nv; Washoe Med Ctr, Reno, Nv
Group Practice: Alpine Hematology-Oncology Ltd

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John A Shields
(775) 329-0873
236 W 6th St
Reno, NV
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Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Antonio H Fontelonga, MD
1500 E 2nd St Ste 302
Reno, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Porto, Fac De Med, Porto, Portugal
Graduation Year: 1976

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Frederick Roy MacKintosh
(775) 328-1747
1000 Locust St
Reno, NV
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Daphne Palmer
(775) 982-5638
1155 Mill St # L11
Reno, NV
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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John Albert Shields, MD
(775) 329-0873
236 W 6th St Ste 400
Reno, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Reg Medctr, Reno, Nv; Washoe Med Ctr, Reno, Nv
Group Practice: Alpine Hematology-Oncology Ltd

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Steven A Schiff
(775) 329-0873
236 W 6th St
Reno, NV
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Gary Louis Abrass, MD
(775) 329-0222
85 Kirman Ave Ste 401
Reno, NV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1973

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Gary Louis Abrass
(775) 329-0222
85 Kirman Ave
Reno, NV
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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F Roy MacKintosh, MD, PHD
(775) 784-7500
1500 E 2nd St Ste 302
Reno, NV
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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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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