Men do develop breast cancer, but overwhelmingly this disease affects women. In America, the chance of developing breast cancer in a woman’s lifetime is 1 in 8, compared to 1 in 800 men(91), and risk increases with age.
The National Cancer Institute has a great Risk Assessment tool, which can help with your understanding of what questions are relevant in your screening:
Anything that increases your chance of developing cancer is called a cancer risk factor; anything that decreases your chance of developing cancer is called a cancer protective factor(92). Overwhelmingly, exercise has a major role in prevention, protection, and survival of breast cancer(93).
But what kinds of exercise?
How do you know you’re helping and not making things worse?
Is it possible to do harm while they’re undergoing treatment?
We aim to answer these questions and more in our Breast Cancer and Exercise Mini Course, with Physiotherapist and Breast Cancer Survivor, Leanne Hughes from Inspire Physio and Pilates.
In this course, you can expect to learn:
- What kinds of exercise is vital for breast cancer prevention and survival
- What kinds of exercise is appropriate for each phase of treatment, and post treatment
- The unique challenges a client undergoing treatment may be facing
- How to help guide your clients towards healing when they’re facing breast cancer
- How to help guide your clients towards cancer prevention in their daily habits and lifestyle choices.