Women Can Help Control Their Risk for Breast Cancer?

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Georgia Cancer SpecialistsDid you know that women can help control their risk for breast cancer?

new report by the Institute of Medicine shows clear environmental links to breast cancer,including weight gain, hormone levels, and smoking.

Women can help reduce their risk for breast cancer by making positive lifestyle changes such as exercising daily, consulting with a doctor before beginning post-menopausal hormone replacement, eating a healthy diet, quitting smoking, and avoiding secondhand smoke.

While researchers are unable to pinpoint all possible causes of breast cancer, the findings of this report are a major step forward in preventing more cases of breast cancer. The new report serves as a roadmap for women, and a way to take control of their health.

Georgia Cancer Specialists is a Top 10 private cancer practice in the U.S. and a leader in advanced cancer treatment and research. The practice supports more than 200,000 patient visits each year. GCS offers community-based medical oncology and hematology services and is the first private oncology practice to also provide a full range of support services for patients in Georgia, including wellness counseling and home health coordination. The GCS research department, whose focus is bringing targeted cancer therapy to communities, is the first in Georgia to offer Phase I clinical trials, the most novel cancer therapies available. GCS has 27 offices, 44 physicians, and more than 500 support staff members located in Metro Atlanta, and North and Central Georgia. Georgia Cancer Specialists can be found on the web at www.gacancer.com GCS is The Cancer Answer.

Source: Breast Cancer and the Environment: The Scientific Evidence, Research Methodology, and Future Directions

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