Managing breast cancer risk: the role of exercise

breast cancer and exercise

Modern society is a sedentary society.  You don’t need me to tell you exercise is important. You already know that.

Research, both epidemiological and cohort studies, suggests that exercise can help reduce the risk of some breast cancers, particularly for pre-menopausal women. Exercise also helps reduce the risk of recurrence for menopausal women, with possibly a more positive effect for estrogen receptor positive breast cancer.

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Lobular breast cancer: the sixth most common cancer affecting women

lobular 6th most common cancer

You’ve heard the statistic so often that it’s receded to the background: about 1-in-8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

What that statistic hides or minimizes: breast cancer is the leading cancer that women face. However, when you break breast cancer into its two distinct forms – ductal and lobular – ductal remains number one. But lobular is number six.  Continue reading “Lobular breast cancer: the sixth most common cancer affecting women”