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Breast cancer

28 October 2010

Brisk walking lowers cancer risk

Women who take brisk walks regularly have a lower risk of developing breast cancer after menopause - and it's never too late to start, new study findings suggest.

Women who take brisk walks regularly have a lower risk of developing breast cancer after menopause - and it's never too late to start, new study findings suggest.

Overall, five in 100 women got breast cancer over 20 years.

 

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Dr Gudgeon qualified in Birmingham, England, in 1968. She has more than 40 years experience in oncology, and in 1994 she founded her practice, Cape Breast Care, where she treats benign and malignant breast cancers. Dr Boeddinghaus obtained her qualification at UCT Medical School in 1994 and her MRCP in London in 1998. She has worked extensively in the field of oncology and has a special interest in the hormonal management of breast cancer. She now works with Dr Gudgeon at Cape Breast Care. Read more.

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