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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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”
Seventeen years ago, I started thinking about riding in a fundraiser for breast cancer called the Pony Express. I had been inspired the summer of 1998 when the PE ride came through Seattle. I don’t think I had yet bought my 1981 R65 BMW.
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February 28, 2017 is rare disease day (the last day in February each year).
On Rare Disease Day, millions of patients and their families around the world share their stories to promote awareness of the challenges, hopes and needs of those living with rare diseases. This day of awareness was launched in Europe in 2008 by EURORDIS; it is now observed in almost 100 nations.
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