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Pinterest Pin ItNew Mammogram Guidelines: What You Should Know

New Mammogram Guidelines: What You Should Know

Posted on 10/27/2015  by  Healthy Living Blog 

If you’re confused about when you should start getting mammograms, you’re not alone. The American Cancer Society’s new guidelines recommend women begin having mammograms at the age of 45. However, this doesn’t align with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s recommendation of 50 years old or the American College of Radiology’s recommendation of 40 years old.


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Pinterest Pin ItGenetic Research and Cancer - A Promising Future

Genetic Research and Cancer - A Promising Future

Posted on 10/22/2015  by  Healthy Living Blog 

There is a growing public awareness that our genes may play a role in determining whether or not we develop cancer. Angelina Jolie’s very public announcement that she carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene, and that she had prophylactic surgeries to reduce her cancer risk, made the genetic risk of cancer something personal, understandable, and frightening for many women.

What should you know about genetics and cancer risk?

We talked with three genetics experts at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation about this rapidly evolving field of medicine.


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Pinterest Pin It Heart Health Is Year-Round

Heart Health Is Year-Round

Posted on 10/06/2015  by  Healthy Living Blog 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. From athletes on television to special packaged products at stores, we see pink ribbons everywhere, reminding us there is still no cure for this serious disease.

With so many reminders about breast cancer, it can be easy to forget that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women – causing one in three deaths each year. In fact, more women die every year from heart disease than from all forms of cancer combined.


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Pinterest Pin ItReduce Your Breast Cancer Risk: Take a Walk!

Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk: Take a Walk!

Posted on 10/22/2013  by  Allison Bunch, F.N.P.

Shoes walkingWhat if you could reduce your risk of cancer with an easy, no-cost activity that brings many other health benefits? Sound good? New research shows that the simple act of taking a walk can be an important method for decreasing one’s risk for breast cancer.

We have known for years that exercise is associated with a decreased risk for breast cancer, but new research from the American Cancer Society shows that even moderate walking can significantly help decrease that risk.


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Pinterest Pin ItFertility Considerations Before Starting Chemotherapy

Fertility Considerations Before Starting Chemotherapy

Posted on 10/17/2013  by  Allison Bunch, F.N.P.

Breast Cancer ribbonChemotherapy is a crucial and effective component in many women’s fight against breast cancer. An unfortunate side effect of chemotherapy, however, can be damage to a woman’s eggs and ovaries that may compromise future fertility. Thankfully, with careful planning, women can choose to do fertility preservation treatments before starting chemotherapy. These treatments can preserve the option of having children once finished with breast cancer treatment. This is an important thing to think about before chemotherapy begins.


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