Video: Better lifestyle habits following breast cancer

February 17, 2015| Healthcare News /

Managing lifestyle factors like body weight, exercise and diet following a breast cancer diagnosis can have important impact on prognosis and the likelihood of a tumour returning. In these clips from an Epworth Breast Service information session, specialists discuss making positive changes and how to forge them into new habits.

 

Lifestyle factors following breast cancer

First, Specialist Breast Surgeon Miss Jane O'Brien provides insight into how lifestyle factors affect prognosis and survivorship following a breast cancer diagnosis.

The importance of vitamin D in reducing breast cancer recurrence

Medical Oncologist Dr Richard De Boer explains why a regular dose of vitamin D is a key part of breast cancer rehabilitation, and how to make sure you're getting enough.

Making behaviour changes for the better

Major lifestyle changes can be easier said than done, and almost everyone struggles with forming new habits. General Practitioner Dr Bridie O'Donnell provides tips on how to successfully build positive new habits for the long term.

 

These talks were given by the Epworth Breast Service as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October 2014. 



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