A day well spent at Prof Francis Abayomi Durosinmi-etti’s inaugural lecture titled “That we may overcome cancer:The Odyssey of a radiation oncologist”.Knowledge,science,advocacy,professional development,history of cancer care in Nigeria,mentorship,leadership,fufillment and the way forward in overcoming cancer were some of the learning highlights in his academic lecture
Everyone can benefit from a healthy lifestyle. For breast cancer survivors, some healthy behaviors may lower the risk of breast cancer recurrence and improve survival. Other healthy behaviors have not yet been shown to impact breast cancer survival, but are part of a lifestyle that may help protect against other cancers and diseases.
A healthy lifestyle includes:
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Eating a healthy diet
- Physical activity (exercise)
- Not smoking
Maintaining a healthy weight
Maintaining a healthy weight is important for everyone, but it is especially important for breast cancer survivors.
Nutrition — giving your body the nutrients it needs — is important for everyone. When combined with exercising and maintaining a healthy weight, eating well is an excellent way to help your body stay strong and healthy.
If you’re currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer or have been treated for breast cancer in the past, eating well is particularly important for you. In this section, you can read about healthy eating and what and how to eat during and after treatment.
- What Does Healthy Eating Mean?
- Healthy eating means eating a variety of foods that give you the nutrients you need to maintain your health.
After a diagnosis of breast cancer, women tend to re-evaluate their nutrition and health practices. Many wonder what caused this cancer to occur and what lifestyle changes they should be making. Most women believe they must make significant dietary changes to ensure good outcomes following breast cancer treatment. However, a healthy diet is only one of several factors that can affect the immune system; exercise and stress management are just as important in improving your overall health and well being.
Guidelines for Healthy Eating
There are no food or dietary supplements that will act as “magic bullets” to prevent breast cancer from returning.
The 2016 International Okpekpe Road Race in Edo state lived up to expectations, the hard working Team Sebeccly was well represented.
We had a cancer screening outreach, it was a massive turnout, over 200 women screened and 2 suspicious cases detected. Need not to say that we are committed to following up and getting these dear women, the needed treatment.
While having fun and helping people beat breast cancer, we got a surprised donation from the JTH lawyers. Thank you JTH lawyers!
What a great race organized by the Edo state government.
Below are pictures from the event.
Sebeccly had a myths and facts session on social media, here are some of the myths busted.
Myth: Most Breast Cancers run in families.
Fact: Only 10% of Breast Cancer are thought to be hereditary. The other 90% are largely due to lifestyle and environmental factors.
Myth:There is nothing you can do to lower your risk of developing Breast Cancer.
Fact: 90% of Breast Cancer are largely due to lifestyle. To keep your risk as low as it can be, maintain a healthy weight,
Organisers of the IAAF Bronze Label Okpekpe international 10km road race have unveiled three Charity Partners for the fourth edition of the race which holds this Saturday in Okpekpe near Auchi, Edo State.
Spokesman for the race Dare Esan revealed that the first Charity run will be for breast cancer which will be anchored by Miss Nigeria in conjunction with Sebeccly Cancer Care.
“Sebeccly Cancer Care is dedicated to cancer prevention and committed to helping more women survive breast cancer in Nigeria. They want to use the Okpekpe 10km road race to raise awareness about the causes and prevention of breast cancer as well as screen the rural women for breast cancer,” said Esan.