Posts for tag: cancer-prevention

The 3-Day Fight Against Breast Cancer: An Insider’s Perspective

As October brings renewed emphasis on breast cancer detection and prevention, Emory Saint Joseph’s Laboratory Manager Eileen Stone, a 15-year veteran of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, shares a first-person account of what this event means to her and to  More…

Understanding Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines: Mammograms, Clinical Breast Exams & More

According to data from the National Cancer Institute, approximately 12% of all women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime. Statistics like these, combined with recent high profile cases such as Angelina Jolie undergoing a  More…

Cancer: Understanding the Link Between Excess Weight and Cancer

The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that one out of three cancer deaths in the U.S. is linked to excess body weight, a lack of physical activity, and/or poor nutrition. Body weight has the strongest effect on increasing cancer risk,  More…

What is Better for Cancer Prevention? Weights or Cardiovascular Exercise?

Shervin V. Oskouei, MD, Orthopedic Oncologist, Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Shannon Kahn, MD, Radiation Oncologist, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital For overall health, including cancer prevention, the most effective fitness plan incorporates both cardiovascular training and strength training. There are different  More…

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