Pathways Breast Cancer Study Webinar Series

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Thriving and Breast Cancer: What we've learned from the Pathways study - Register here

Monday, February 6, 2023

12:00-1:30 pm PT / 3-4:30 pm ET

Please join Zero Breast Cancer and Kaiser Permanente Division of Research for an hour of experts presenting their findings about diet, nutrition and Vitamin D after a breast cancer diagnosis, followed by 30 minutes of discussion, including answering your questions.

Larry Kushi, ScD (Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research), Principal Investigator of the Pathways Study, will give an overview of the first 18-years of this ongoing research of breast cancer survivorship. Dr. Kushi will be joined by Isaac Ergas, PhD, to summarize what the study has shown about the best diet and nutrition for survivors, and Dr. Song Yao, PhD (Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center), will present his intriguing findings on Vitamin D levels and supplementation.

Zero Breast Cancer's Catherine Thomsen, MPH, will host the Forum and lead the Q&A with the researchers and the Pathways Study participants and others who serve on the Pathways Community Advisory Board. This meeting is for anyone interested, including:
• People diagnosed with breast cancer, including metastatic disease
• Those who care for or know someone diagnosed with breast cancer
• Healthcare providers and social workers serving people with cancer
• Public health professionals and researchers

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My Experience Completing The Anticancer Lifestyle Program by Laura Custodio

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About the course

The Anticancer Lifestyle Program is a free online evidenced-based lifestyle transformation course that offers cancer survivors and those of us interested in prevention the tools and information we need to reduce the odds of cancer and cancer recurrence. It can also help prevent or manage other chronic illnesses, like heart disease and type II diabetes.

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2022 Impact


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2022 has been an exceptional year! Thank you for joining us in envisioning a world with zero breast cancer. We know breast cancer research has the greatest impact when results are shared. When you choose to partner with us, you fuel passion to educate and empower hundreds of thousands of kids, parents/caregivers, teens, young adults, breast cancer survivors, and the broader community. Read on for some highlights of our 2022 impact (metrics reported from January through December), and please consider donating to support our ongoing work to prevent breast cancer and support the health and wellness of survivors. 

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Heart Health Webinar Expanded Q & A

Two cardiologists (heart doctors) who work with cancer patients, a researcher and a breast cancer patient navigator joined Zero Breast Cancer’s October 2022 webinar to offer important information about managing heart health during and after breast cancer treatment. One of the panelists is also a breast cancer survivor. They gave an overview of the current treatments most likely to cause heart problems and what can be done to prevent or limit them.

Read more: Heart Health Webinar Expanded Q & A

Why Zero Breast Cancer Focuses on Kids' Health

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Zero Breast Cancer's Healthy Futures Activity Book empowers kids ages 5-7 to improve their own health and gives caregivers tools to support healthy behaviors. Kids complete one activity in each of four key areas (move more, eat healthy, get enough sleep, and feel better) to receive a patch or zipper pull as a prize.

While the Healthy Futures program focuses on healthy behaviors and does not bring up puberty or breast cancer, its goal is to reduce the risk of early puberty and lifetime breast cancer risk. Healthy behaviors before puberty reduce the likelihood of early puberty in cis-gendered girls, which decreases their lifetime breast cancer risk. When healthy behaviors are maintained while breasts are developing, it reduces lifetime breast cancer risk, too. Although breast cancer is most common in cis-gender women, this program was designed for kids of all genders so that it can be used in mixed-gender groups and because any person can get breast cancer.

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Neuropathy Webinar Expanded Q & A


Wonderful insights and wisdom shared by our panelists and the webinar audience who wrote in with questions and advice. While several people reported not being heard or receiving help from their healthcare providers, panelists encouraged us to keep communicating and to share the ZBC neuropathy factsheet with our providers. Below we have a summary of the responses from our webinar panelists and participants, with some extra questions answered.

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Heart Health & Breast Cancer

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Women who have had breast cancer are living longer than ever before. By eight years after a breast cancer diagnosis, people without metastatic disease are more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer. Breast cancer treatment can increase the risk of some diseases of the heart, arteries and blood vessels, also known as cardiovascular diseases (CVD).

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La Salud del Corazón y el Cáncer de Mama

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Las mujeres que han tenido cáncer de mama viven más tiempo que nunca. A los ocho años después de un diagnóstico de cáncer de mama es más probable que las personas sin enfermedad metastásica mueran de una enfermedad del corazón que de cáncer de mama. El tratamiento del cáncer de mama puede aumentar el riesgo de algunas enfermedades del corazón, las arterias y los vasos sanguíneos, también conocidas como enfermedades cardiovasculares (ECV).

Read more: La Salud del Corazón y el Cáncer de Mama