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October 2020

Lifestyle Measures to Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

For breast cancer survivors, finishing the cancer treatments doesn’t mark the end of their journey with the disease. It is the beginning of a new normal, where lifestyle choices can improve future outcomes. Here is a review of some lifestyle measures that can reduce or increase the risk of breast cancer recurrence, plus, a delicious pumpkin fritter recipe.

New Research Shows a Long-Term Benefit of Radiation Therapy in Early Breast Cancer

New research presented in early October 2020 answers long-debated questions about the benefits of radiation therapy after a lumpectomy. Dr. Peters writes about research findings and gives us more details on this very valuable long-term study.

Exercising for Breast Cancer Patients

Exercise can boost your mood, give your immune system a kick, and help relieve some cancer-related aches and pains. Certified personal trainer Annie Pipkin has a quick interval workout that can be adjusted to any fitness level and done in the comfort of your home.

Self-Care for Caregivers

For many, becoming a caregiver to a sick loved one is unexpected. The new role can be stressful, emotional, and come with many new and unfamiliar duties. Oncology Social Worker Lauren DeWitt shares some tips on caring for yourself as a caregiver.

Breast Cancer and the Sunshine Vitamin- Why You Should Add Vitamin D to Your Toolbox for Beating Breast Cancer

Vitamin D helps our immune function, strengthens our bones, and can even boost our mood. For women undergoing breast cancer treatment, it could play an even bigger role in enhancing the effectiveness of chemotherapy and radiation. Dr. Todd Robinson, a naturopathic doctor who partners with Ackerman Cancer Center as a part of our wellness program and whole-patient care.