Breast feeding longer helps prevent breast cancer recurrence

Breast feeding longer helps prevent breast cancer recurrence

We have covered the benefits of breast feeding for at least 6 months before.

Breast feeding provides bacteria and immune boosting compounds to baby. Mums have less menstrual cycles and less risk of breast cancer.

Now according to research from Kaiser Permanente (The study was published in the April 28, 2015 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Read the abstract of “Breastfeeding, PAM50 Tumor Subtype, and Breast Cancer Prognosis and Survival.”), if you have breast cancer but breast feed for at least 6 months, you are less likely to have recurrence; this was especially true in Her-2 positive cancers.

Moderate exercise improves prostate survival

We have been telling all people with cancer since we started 12 years ago, that moderate daily exercise increases cancer survival.

Yet another study confirms this: This time Kansas State University kinesiology research showed that a brisk walk or a slow jog on a regular basis may be the key to improved cancer treatments.

Brad Behnke, associate professor of exercise physiology, and his team showed that moderate exercise on a regular basis enhances tumor oxygenation, and this seems to improve treatment success.

Behnke believes that moderate exercise can make radiotherapy more effective and his next study aims to prove it.

"If we can increase the efficacy of radiation treatment, then the patient’s prognosis is enhanced," Behnke said. "An intervention like exercise has almost universally positive side effects versus other treatments that can have deleterious side effects.

“Exercise is a type of therapy that benefits multiple systems in the body, and may permanently alter the environment within the tumor."

Exercise is known to have positive epigenetic effects in cancer, removing DNA blockages.

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