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BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutations

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Breast cancer caused by the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations are rare and account for only 5-7% of breast cancers. Discussing genetic testing with your doctor should be considered if your family has: Cancer in multiple generations A cancer which has developed at a younger than normal age Rare and unusual cancers A woman in …

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Benefits of Exercise for Cancer Patients and Survivors

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When I had cancer there was no mention of exercise as part of my treatment or recovery. It was never brought up by anyone on my health care team. Advice for cancer patients used to be: “rest and avoid activity”. Well times they are a changin’ and exercise recommendations are now a more regular part …

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National Walk to Work Day

There are many benefits to a regular walking routine…let me count the ways: Reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes Weight loss Reduced depression Stress relief Reduced osteoporosis risk Getting 30 minutes of moderate exercise everyday protects against cancer.  This happens in a couple of ways. One of these is that …

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