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Knowledge is Power When it Comes to Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – which offers a timely opportunity to shine a light on an organization determined to end the disease. Breast Cancer Canada is a national charity that is laser-focused on one thing: saving lives through science. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Treatments for breast cancer are more effective and are better tolerated when started early. Parminder Punia of Brampton, Ontario, has heard the words “you have breast cancer” and knows what it’s like to have her life changed forever. In August 2021, at the age of 46, Parminder felt a lump in her right breast. After weeks of exploration and tests, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. If routine screening had been accessible to Parminder at age 40, her breast cancer could have been caught earlier, before the disease advanced. Parminder is passionate about advocating for better

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Interesting new research on walking

We walk without thinking about it. But it turns out, walking helps our bodies in several interesting ways that may surprise you. There is a constant, complex dance of molecules in our body. Rushing to and fro. Some are doing good, others not so much. And it turns out, walking plays a huge role. Research has even been done on walking and its impacts on breast cancer in the form of the estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer which is seen in about two thirds of all cases. Basically, estrogen circulate in the bloodstream causes breast cell tissues to grow and divide and this is normal. Sometimes mutations occur and it’s not a big deal. Sometimes it is. A mutation could for example, occur that causes those tissues to settle in the lungs, heart or brain. This is called metastasis with the result being stage IV breast cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society predicted

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