Diet/Exercise/Self-Care

Articles

Exercise as a component of recovery, from Breastcancer.org

Breastcancer.org provides insight into the value of an exercise regimen in the recovery from breast cancer.  This link provides many useful tools in planning an exercise routine.

Lower your cancer risk

This Brestcancer.org link discusses the theory and practical applications to lower your risk of new cancer.  Several different educational modules and links will guide the reader to better understanding of this strategy to improve your health.

Breast Cancer in Young Women: Understanding Your Risk

Young Survival Coalition provides this learning link to help understand high risk of breast cancer and steps to take to manage that risk.  Several helpful links are provided in this module.

" Living Your Best: Quality of Life"

This module from the Young Survivors Coalition website provides advice on recovery from the physican and mental aspects of breast cancer treatment, and provides tools for building a supportive community.

Life After Cancer Treatment: Managing Changes in Weight and Eating Habits

Journey Forward and the National Cancer Institute provides this brief introduction to issues of weight gain and eating habits.

Life After Cancer Treatment: Managing Fatigue

Journey Forward and the National Cancer Institute provides insight into fatigue management following cancer treatment.

Life After Cancer Treatment: Lifestyle Changes to Consider During and After Treatment

Journey Forward and the National Cancer Instittute provides insight into self care and symptom management in this module.

NEW and RENEW: Building the Case for Weight Loss in Breast Cancer

Journal of Clinical Oncology, Volume 30, # 19, pp. 2294-2296.  July 1, 2012.  First author: Ligibel, Jennifer A.

Breast Cancer Survival Rises with Cruciferous Vegetable Intake

Oncology Nursing News, Volume 6, # 4, June, 2012, p. 31.  Author: Bankhead, Charles

Soy Phytoestrogens and Breast Cancer: An Enduring Dilemma

The ASCO Post, Volume 3, # 11, pp. 62-63, July 15, 2012.  Authors: Cassileth, Barrie R. and Yarett, Ian

This article reviews current knowledge of soy in the diet as to potential beneficial or harmful effects on breast cancer.

The Unproven Claims of Fitness Products

The New York Times, July 23, 2012.  Author: Bakalar, Nicholas.  This article points out that fitness and diet products claim scientitific validity, but frequently don't hold up to careful scientific scrutiny.  Read more from this link, and remember, if it sounds too good to be true, or it comes with an attempt to sell the reader something, "buyer beware."

Reducing Risk of Recurrence: Ten Lifestyle Changes That May Help

Hopkinsmedicine.org/avonfoundation