Breast Fitness  An Optimal Exercise and Health Plan

BREAST FITNESS An Optimal Exercise and Health Plan for Reducing Your Risk of Breast Cancer

By Dr. Anne McTiernan, Dr. Julie Gralow & Lisa Talbott

There is great news for the millions of women in the United States who are at risk of developing breast cancer in their lifetime and the 2 million women who have been diagnosed with the disease.

Scientific evidence now shows that regular exercise is associated with a reduced risk for breast cancer.

In BREAST FITNESS, An Optimal Exercise and Health Plan for Reducing Your Risk of Breast Cancer, Dr. Anne McTiernan, Dr. Julie Gralow and fitness expert Lisa Talbott provide useful, up-to-date information on the connection between exercise and breast cancer prevention in easy-to-understand language.

The three authors draw on their own experience with helping clients and patients adopt a regular exercise regime, and with conducting scientific research in exercise and breast cancer.

Anne McTiernan, M.D., Ph.D., of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, is an international leader in research on exercise and breast cancer prevention.

Julie Gralow, M.D., is director of the University of Washington's Women's Cancer Genetics and Risk Reduction Clinic.

Lisa Talbott, a fitness and women's rehabilitation expert, is co-founder of Team Survivor, a national non-profit organization that helps women cancer survivors maintain their health and fitness.

Together, these expert authors explain the association among exercise, breast-cancer risk and other health factors, and they outline methods for adopting a health-promoting exercise program.

They also provide information about how breast cancer patients can increase their chances of long-term, high-quality survival by incorporating exercise, a healthy diet, and weight control into their lives.

Finally they include inspiring personal stories of several breast cancer survivors who have used exercise and fitness on the road to recovery.

Women of any age who want to help reduce the risk of getting breast cancer for themselves and their loved ones, and women with breast cancer who hope to decrease their chance of recurrence, will gain inspiration and motivation from BREAST FITNESS.

About the Authors

Dr. Anne McTiernan is a breast cancer specialist and leader in the study of breast cancer epidemiology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Wash., where she is a Member of the Public Health Sciences Division and Director of the Prevention Center.

Her scientific findings - that women who engage in regular, high-intensity exercise have a 30 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer than sedentary women - have been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, The New England Journal of Medicine and other major scientific publications, magazines and newspapers.

She has appeared on national television and her work is known worldwide. She is also a research professor in the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, and in the School of Medicine.

Dr. Julie Gralow is an associate professor of medical oncology specializing in breast cancer at the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

She is director of the University of Washington's Women's Cancer Genetics and Risk Reduction Clinic. She is co-chair of the Southwest Oncology Group's Breast Cancer Committee and serves as medical director for Team Survivor Northwest.

Lisa Talbott, a fitness and women's rehabilitation expert, is co-founder of Team Survivor, a national non-profit organization to aid women cancer survivors maintain their health and fitness.

She is also the health promotion manager at Cancer Lifeline and works as a consultant and support specialist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

She has completed a master's degree of public health.



By Dr. Anne McTiernan, Dr. Julie Gralow & Lisa Talbott Hardcover Publication date: October 18, 2000

$25.95 / 352 pages

0-312-25312-5



Softcover Publication date: October 2001


Team Survivor

LINK to organization providing exercise & health educ programs for women with cancer (past or present)


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