Breast Cancer Prevention Steubenville OH

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.

Ranjan Prakash Bhandari
(740) 264-5770
100 Welday Ave
Wintersville, OH
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Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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(361) 884-6391
3204 Johnson Rd
Steubenville, OH
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Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
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Ranjan Prakash Bhandari, MD
(740) 264-5770
100 Welday Ave Ste E
Wintersville, OH
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Jerome Seid
(412) 621-7778
601 Colliers Way
Weirton, WV
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Medical Oncology
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(216) 445-8285
3909 Orange Pl
Beachwood, OH
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Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
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Male
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Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
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(626) 301-0862
200 Luray Dr
Steubenville, OH
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Mohammad Pervaiz Rahman, MD
(740) 266-3900
3204 Johnson Rd
Steubenville, OH
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1985

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3204 Johnson Rd
Steubenville, OH
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3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
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Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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(614) 293-4420
2050 Kenny Rd Ste 3300
Columbus, OH
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Oncology (Cancer), Musculoskeletal Oncology
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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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