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Learn about the effects of diet, lifestyle, and surgical menopause on cancer risk and quality-of-life for people with HBOC.

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Research on Diet and Exercise in Ovarian Cancer
Fall 2012 article about newly opened GOG-0225 study to look at exercise and diet in ovarian cancer survivors.

Weight Loss Before and After Breast Cancer
Article from Fall 2012 Newsletter summarizes recent studies looking at weight loss for breast cancer prevention or to improve survival.

How Do I Get Motivated? Changing your lifestyle and diet
January 11, 2011: free on-demand webinar. Bob Wright from Hilton Head Health discusses how small differences in eating and exercise habits can lead to big changes in health and well-being, how to plan out your weight loss strategy and incorporate it into a busy life.

13 Tips for Incorporating Fitness Into Your Life
2012 Thoughts from FORCE blog post on simple tips for becoming more fit.

Strong, Fit and Beautiful
Article from Fall, 2011 Joining FORCEs Newsletter about a breast cancer survivor who turned to weight lifting and fitness after her diagnosis.

A Prescription for Health: Taking Time for Exercise
Thoughts from FORCE blog on the importance of including exercise and fitness as part of an approach to improving health and longevity.

Strength Training After Breast Surgery
Article in the Spring 2010 issue of Joining FORCEs Newsletter about the PAL study which looked at weight-lifting programs for women with lymphedema.

Exercise, obesity, and cancer prevention: An update
March 3, 2010: free, on-demand webinar presented by Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, FACSM, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylanvia School of Medicine, providing an overview of the scientific evidence for the link between exercise and obesity with cancer, primarily focusing on breast and colon cancers.

Empowered with Exercise
Article from Fall 2005 issue of Joining FORCEs Newsletter by FORCE member and personal trainer Joanne Cabello.

Exercise and Cancer Prevention
Article from Fall 2005 edition of Joining FORCEs Newsletter about the benefits of exercise for cancer prevention.

Aerobic exercise lowers estrogen levels in premenopausal women at high risk for breast cancer
Many treatments that lower estrogen levels also reduce breast cancer risk. Unfortunately, these treatments are also associated with negative side effects. A recent study looked at the effect of regular aerobic exercise on the estrogen levels of women who are at high risk for breast cancer.

Is there a link between exercise and memory impairment for breast cancer survivors?
Exercise has been established to have many health benefits, but can it also help memory impairment for breast cancer survivors? New research finds that breast cancer survivors who exercised more had less fatigue and distress (anxiety, depression, stress, and/or concern about recurrence) and scored better on memory tests. (8/2/16)

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