News | October 9, 2023
The month of October is marked by the global movement known as Pink October, which aims to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment of breast cancer. It is our duty to address this relevant topic. Today, we will explore how practicing physical exercise not only as a form of prevention, but also how it can be a valuable ally for those already undergoing treatment. Additionally, we will discuss how movement and self-examination are crucial for early diagnosis and how to face cancer with positivity and hope.
Scientific studies have consistently shown that regular physical exercise is directly related to reducing the risk of developing breast cancer. Exercise helps maintain a healthy weight and regulate hormone levels, two key factors in preventing the disease. Additionally, physical activity strengthens the immune system, making it more efficient in identifying and destroying cancer cells.
Research published in British Journal of Sports Medicine showed that women who exercise regularly have a 13% lower risk of developing breast cancer compared to those who are physically inactive. Therefore, incorporating an exercise routine into your daily life can be one of the best preventative measures you can take.
For those already undergoing cancer treatment, physical exercise can be a valuable ally. It is important to note that each case is unique, and any exercise plan should be developed in consultation with healthcare professionals. However, when done under proper guidance, exercise can bring numerous benefits. Look:
Fatigue Reduction: Cancer treatment often causes extreme fatigue. Regular exercise can help combat this fatigue and increase energy.
Improvement in Quality of Life: Physical activity can improve quality of life during treatment, reducing symptoms such as anxiety and depression.
Muscle and Bone Strengthening: Resistance exercise can help maintain muscle strength and bone density, reducing the risk of complications associated with treatment.
Weight control: Maintaining a healthy weight during treatment is important for its effectiveness, and exercise can help in this regard.
Early Diagnosis: The Key to Success
Pink October also emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis. Self-examination and regular exams are essential in this process. Encourage women to carry out self-examination, do the same regularly, and see a doctor if they detect any changes in their breasts. If you have any doubts, make an appointment. Statistics show that breast cancer, when diagnosed at an early stage, has a much higher survival rate.
Pink October reminds us that “A Few Moves Can Save Your Life.” Practicing physical exercise is a powerful tool in preventing breast cancer and can be a valuable ally during treatment, just as some movement on your own can be the first step towards a peaceful life in this regard. Furthermore, early diagnosis, through self-examination and regular exams, is essential to increase the chances of a cure. And they increase a lot!
It's important to remember that a cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence, and many people successfully overcome this disease. Positivity, support from family and friends, and adopting a healthy lifestyle are key elements to facing this battle with hope and determination.
This Pink October, spread awareness and promote health. Together, we can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.