A 'baker's Dozen' For Breast Health: Tips For Breast Cancer Prevention, Screening, Treatment And Survivorship

A 'baker's Dozen' For Breast Health: Tips For Breast Cancer Prevention, Screening, Treatment And Survivorship

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Newswise SEATTLE In 2010, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and its clinical care partner, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), published a series of four tip sheets totaling 40 recommendations for women about breast cancer prevention, screening and early detection, treatment, and survivorship. The tips proved popular with readers. For 2012, we present our choice of the top 13, a bakers dozen for breast health. The new tip sheet can be found on the Hutchinson Center web site here: http://www.fhcrc.org/en/diseases/breast-cancer/top-tips-breast-cancer- prevention-screening-treatment-survivorship.html[1]

TOP TIPS FOR BREAST CANCER PREVENTION from Anne McTiernan, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the Centers Public Health Sciences Division and author of Breast Fitness (St. Martins Press): 1) For all women: Follow a healthy lifestyle, including keeping your weight in normal range (body mass index under 25), being physically active (at least 30 minutes a day of moderate-intensity exercise), minimizing alcohol intake (one drink a day or less), and dont smoke. Overweight, inactivity and alcohol all increase risk for breast cancer, and smoking increases risk in some women. 2) For young women: Breast-feed your babies for as long as possible. Women who breast-feed their babies for at least a year in total have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer. 3) For postmenopausal women: Avoid hormone replacement therapy. Menopausal hormone therapy increases risk for breast cancer. If you must take hormones to manage menopausal symptoms, avoid those that contain progesterone and limit their use to less than three years. Bioidentical hormones and hormonal creams and gels are no safer than prescription hormones and should also be avoided.

4) For high-risk women: Consider taking an estrogen-blocking drug. Women with a family history of breast cancer or who have had breast biopsies or are over 60 should talk to their doctor about the pros and cons of estrogen-blocking drugs such as tamoxifen, raloxifene, and aromatase inhibitors. TOP TIPS FOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING AND EARLY DETECTION from Constance Lehman, M.D., Ph.D., director of Radiology at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance: 5) If you are over 40, get a mammogram. Early detection of breast cancer offers the best chance for a cure. SCCA supports the American Cancer Societys recommendation that women begin annual mammography screening at age 40. 6) Know your risk. Tell your doctor if you have family members who have had breast cancer, especially a mother or sister, and if they had breast cancer before reaching menopause because your own risk of cancer may be higher than average. Some women at high risk may be recommended for annual MRI in addition to a screening mammogram. 7) Dont put off screening because of discomfort or fear of the results: A mammogram should never be painful. To reduce discomfort, try to schedule the exam after your monthly period, when breast tissue is less sensitive. You may benefit by taking an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen before your mammogram. Above all, tell the mammography technologist about any discomfort you may be experiencing. Most abnormalities found after a mammogram are not cancer. However, in some cases you may be called back for more tests, such as additional mammography or ultrasound screening, to confirm that the area on the screening mammogram is normal. TOP TIPS FOR BREAST CANCER PATIENTS DURING TREATMENT from Julie Gralow, M.D., director of Breast Medical Oncology at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and co-author of Breast Fitness (St. Martins Press): 8) Choose your doctor wisely. Breast cancer specialists who work at dedicated cancer centers offer specific expertise as well as access to the latest treatments that are part of clinical studies. Such centers can provide other specialty services, usually under one roof, such as physical therapy, nutrition and social work. 9) Get specifics on your diagnosis and treatment. To maximize your time with your providers, bring your questions with you in writing to your appointments. Ask for copies of your test results and keep a notebook of all these results. Keep a list of questions that arise between visits so you dont forget, and take notes of the answers. Above all, make informed decisions; learn as much as you can about your diagnosis and treatment. 10) Get good nutrition and bone up on bone health. Cancer treatment may influence taste and smell, and it may alter your digestion. Foods that you normally enjoy may not taste good during treatment while, paradoxically, foods that normally dont appeal to you might taste better. You may have more energy and less nausea if you eat smaller amounts of foods more frequently rather than eating three big meals per day. Eat more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds and legumes such as black beans and lentils. Choose a rainbow of colorful whole foods (like deep greens of spinach, deep blues of blueberries, white for onions, and so on) to ensure that you get a variety of anti-cancer nutrients. Alcohol is usually not preferred or recommended during treatment. Keeping your bones healthy throughout your life is important; however, if youre a woman whos been diagnosed with breast cancer, bone health is especially important. Research shows that some breast cancer treatments can lead to boneHealth & Fitness loss. Plus, women are about twice as likely as men to develop osteoporosis after age 50. Talk to your health care team about specific recommendations for keeping bones healthy, taking calcium and vitamin D, and appropriate weight-bearing exercises to help keep bones strong. TIPS FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS from Karen Syrjala, Ph.D., director of Biobehavioral Sciences in the Hutchinson Centers Clinical Research Division and co-director of the Hutchinson Center Survivorship Program: 11) Get a summary of your treatments. Have a list of what surgery, radiation and chemotherapy doses you received so that you can communicate these to your primary care providers. This will help you plan for the next tip on the list. 12) Make a plan for monitoring the long-term effects of your cancer treatment. Talk to your doctor about the potential long-term effects of your cancer treatment and what to watch out for. For example, some cancer treatments can increase the risk of cardiovascular problems or second cancers; others can impact your bones. 13) Learn how to manage the fear of cancer coming back. First, find out your risk of recurrence from your health care provider. Second, remember that risk is an estimate based on averages and does not always apply to you as an individual. Third, consider counseling or other assistance to help you face your fears and move forward. # # # At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists including three Nobel laureates seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. The Hutchinson Centers pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer with minimal side effects. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, the Hutchinson Center houses the nations first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Womens Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Private contributions are essential for enabling Hutchinson Center scientists to explore novel research opportunities that lead to important medical breakthroughs. For more information visit www.fhcrc.org or follow the Hutchinson Center on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

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  1. ^ http://www.fhcrc.org/en/diseases/breast-cancer/top-tips-breast-cancer-prevention-screening-treatment-survivorship.html (www.fhcrc.org)

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8 Responses to “A 'baker's Dozen' For Breast Health: Tips For Breast Cancer Prevention, Screening, Treatment And Survivorship”

  1. Health Tips? I am only 5’2, and 130 pounds. I would like to lose some fat and become more toned. Is running a good way to shed fat, or is walking the way to go. Also, anyone with tips on how to trim thighs I will thank you forever.

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    • HealthNut Reply

      Here is what you need to do, if you are serious about losing weight and keeping it off. Eat 6 small meals a day about every 4 hours. Here what that will do for you, your metabolism will increase (i.e. Loose weight) and you will have more engry. If you go on a diet and eat less, your metabolism will slow down and store to fat. That is why diets dont work. Only the size of your fist, carbs (examples:baked potato, pasta, oatmeal, beans, corn, melon, apples, fat free yogurt, whole wheat breads)in one and protien (examples:chicken breast, swordfish, shrimp, turkey breast) in the other. You can also eat vegetables and salads with any meal, they dont have none or little fat). 30min cardo exercise every day. Any of these(examples: walking, jogging, swimming,running, biking, ect), Monday cardo, tues upper body (arms: curls, tricep extensions,pull ups, front press)(abdominals: leg pull crunch, leg raises), (chest: bench press, butterfly, pullover)(shoulders: front press, arm pullover, cross county skier machine)(back:seated row, lat pull downs, back extension)(YOU DONT HAVE TO DO IN ONE DAY, mix it up) wed cardo, thurs lower body (legs: leg pull,leg press, squats, lounges) fri cardo, sat upper. Sunday eat anything you want and dont exercising, you do this on sunday so your body doesnt go into starvation mode. YOU NEED TO TAKE SUNDAY OFF. If you stilck with this you will have a great body. also drink aleast 8oz of water daily! Stay away from Mcdonals, Wendys, ect because there is nothing good for you on the menu’s even the salads are bad (beaon bits, cheeze, dressing, ect) Good Luck ?

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  2. Health Tips? Is it bad for the health when after eating, I immediately lie to sleep?

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      Yes it is you should wait at least 2 hours after eating before going to sleep or else the food you just ate won’t burn up! you shouldn’t eat after like 6pm

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  3. Any Health Or Beauty Tips You Know About Weightloss, Looks, Health Etc? I want to try and be heathlier and feel better about myself because at the moment I have really low self esteem and I want to know any health tips you guys can give me.
    Examples:
    – How to lose weight safely
    – How to brush your hair or teeth properly
    – How to apply makeup
    – A good cleanser that won’t harm your skin.

    Basically just anything you know about being healthy or anything you can think of.

    Person with the most tips gets best answer!

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      Hi Kara!

      I have dealt with this problem of weight lose (and low self esteem too!) for a couple of years now. But now I reached a point where I know if I will not do something for myself, no one will do it…So, here is a list of some questions/ideas that I think you will find useful and by answering to these question you will have some ideas on what to work on.

      1. Make the time to focus on health.

      2. Take a long hard look at what you are putting into your body.

      3. How much are you eating?

      4. Drink WATER!

      5. How much do you move each day?

      Hope you will be ok soon!

      Kindly,

      Irene

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  4. How Can I Get Healthy? -Health Tips? This year, I made it a point to become healthy. I have lost some weight and got rid of some acne.

    I really want to be healthy, and make sure that I look healthy.

    Can you give me some all over health tips?
    Im a teen girl by the way.

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      Hey,

      The best advice I can give you is exercise daily and eat well. Eat at least 5 portions of fruit or vegetables a day. Try to cut out as much sugar and snacks as you can manage. Drink plenty of water. Exercise for about 30 minutes a day, remember this does not have to be running a million miles and lifting 10 ton weights. Walking is an excellent form of exercise and is great because you can walk briskly around shops whilst looking at really cute outfits!

      I hope this helps!

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