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This year, FoodHandler® is proud to partner with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. BCRF’s mission is to advance the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. For every case of Pink Thinsense™ purchased, FoodHandler® will donate $1.00 to BCRF.
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Breast Cancer Myths
MYTH: Only older people are affected.
FACT: When it comes to age, breast cancer does not discriminate.
MYTH: You’ll notice a lump.
FACT: Breast cancer can occur as a lump, but it can also be detected as a tethering of skin, nipple discharge, or pain.
MYTH: Only women are affected.
FACT: Men can get breast cancer. About 1 in 830 men will be diagnosed in his lifetime.
MYTH: Breast trauma causes cancer.
FACT: Trauma does not cause breast cancer, but an injury to the area can make existing symptoms of cancer (e.g. a lump) more noticeable.
MYTH: Mammograms cause cancer.
TRUTH: Mammograms use very small doses of radiation. It’s like getting an x-ray.
MYTH: Mammograms don’t help.
TRUTH: Mammograms are the best tests doctors have to find breast cancer early – sometimes up to three years before it can be felt.
MYTH: Mammograms are inaccurate.
TRUTH: Although they are not perfect, mammograms are the best tools we have for early detection.
MYTH: Mammograms are painful.
TRUTH: Everyone’s pain threshold is different, but the compression involved in a mammogram is more often described as temporary discomfort.
Dr. Willet's Nutrition Tips
Dr. Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard, is the most-cited nutritionist in the world and a BCRF researcher since 2001.
CUT BACK ON ALCOHOL: Even moderate alcohol consumption (one drink per day for women and two for men) can increase your risk.
EAT LESS MEAT: A diet heavy in red meat, in particular, increases your risk of breast cancer. Aim to consume more plant-based sources of protein, such as beans, nuts, and quinoa.
INCORPORATE MORE FRUIT AND VEGETABLES: A lower intake is associated with breast cancer, particularly estrogen receptor (ER)-negative breast cancer.
SKIP THE TRENDS: There is no superfood that will significantly reduce your risk of cancer. But a complete diet rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and whole grains will.
AIM FOR A WELL-BALANCED DIET: Focus on filling your plate with whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins.
Tips for Fitting in Exercise
- When in doubt, go for a brisk, 30-minute WALK.
- Doing SOMETHING is better than nothing.
- DON’T FORCE YOURSELF to do a form of exercise you hate. You’re more likely to stick with a workout if you actually enjoy it.
- SLEEP in your workout gear to be ready to exercise when you wake up.
- To GET MOTIVATED: Exercise can improve breast cancer outcomes and reduce risk. Keep these benefits top of mind.
Ways to Support Someone with Breast Cancer
ASK. DON’T ASSUME. Remember: Every person’s experience with breast cancer is different. Ask what you can do to help before assuming.
LISTEN. Listen without always feeling that you have to respond. Sometimes a caring listener is what someone needs the most.
OFFER TO RUN ERRANDS. Offer to run errands, pick up groceries, or drop off a meal.
SEND A CARE PACKAGE. Make treatment more comfortable with a care package. Think: comfy clothes or a blanket, lotion for dry skin, hats or scarves, ginger candy for nausea, a book.
WHAT TO SAY: “I don’t know what it is like to being your shoes right now, but I want you to know I am here for you. Please let me know what I can do.”