When it comes to reducing the risk for breast cancer, even mild exercise may help.
Research shows women who exercise 10 to 19 hours a week during their reproductive or post-menopausal years showed the biggest risk reduction.
One caveat- the exercise benefit disappeared if a woman put on a significant amount of weight around the time of menopause.
Dr. Caren Gallaher explains the research in the attached interview.
Check out our Buddy Check 10 page to learn more about our breast cancer awareness program
Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events:
Pink Ribbon Celebration
October 11 at Knoxville Expo Center
Entertainment includes: Pianist Jim Brickman, Speaker Barbara Dooley, Recording artist Margo Rey
Speaker Barbara Dooley and Comedian Leanne Morgan
For more information on the event, call 859-7089.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Schedule a screening mammogram on the days listed below and enjoy a free massage, hand paraffin dip, refreshments including chocolate-covered strawberries, and a special gift.
October 5- North Knoxville Medical Center
October 16- Tennova South
October 17- Turkey Creek Medical Center
October 22- Lafollette Medical Center
October 24- Physician Regional Medical Center
Breast Cancer Survivor Tree Lighting:
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the tree will stand as a symbol of hope and encouragement to those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
September 27- Turkey Creek Medical Center
September 28- North Knoxville Medical Center
October 1- Newport Medical Center