Understanding Breast Cancer Risk Factors: Exercise

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Let’s get moving and be physically active! Exercise can help with weight control. For postmenopausal women, being lean lowers the risk of breast cancer. And physical activity may lower estrogen levels in all women, which can also protect against breast cancer. Physical activity may also boost the body’s immune system so that it can help kill or slow the growth of cancer cells.

Activity equal to walking 30 minutes a day may lower risk by about 3 percent.

For breast cancer survivors, activity equal to a 30-minute brisk walk several times a week leads to lower recurrence rates and death from breast cancer.

Being active is good for your health, but it can be hard to find time to exercise. Do whatever activities you enjoy most (for example, dancing or gardening) that get you moving.

Learn more: http://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/LackofExercise.html

Why Komen?

How do we boil this down to just one post? Here are some of the highlights in addition to our industry leading approach in fighting breast cancer on all fronts (Education, Awareness, Screenings, Treatment, Advocacy & Research):

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About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $920 million in research and provided more than $2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.

About Susan G. Komen® Greater Kansas City
Susan G. Komen® Greater Kansas City is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen Kansas City Race for the Cure®, Rock the Ribbon and the Pink Promise Conference, Komen KC has invested more than $20 million in community breast health programs throughout 17 Kansas and Missouri counties and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research. Visit komenkansascity.org or call 816.842.0410. Connect with us on social media including the following sites: