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Angela Lea Piquard, MD
(913) 384-4990
401 S Clairborne Rd
Olathe, KS
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1992

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(913) 294-2305
705 Baptiste Dr
Paola, KS
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2102 Baptiste Dr
Paola, KS
Paola Family Practice
(913) 294-2305
705 Baptiste Dr
Paola, KS
Petersen Kenneth Do
(913) 557-3800
2102 Baptiste Dr
Paola, KS
Brown David E
(913) 557-0700
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Paola, KS
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(913) 557-2482
1604 Industrial Park Dr
Paola, KS
Miami County Surgical Assoc Llc
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2101 Baptiste Dr
Paola, KS
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(913) 557-5678
2102 Baptiste Dr
Paola, KS
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Keeping Breast Cancer at Bay

Do you spend your afternoons trying to not do a face-plant into your computer screen?
Take heart, sleepyhead—you can find the energy you need to get through your day.
Let the following tips show you how.

By Jessica Ridenour

May 2007

The only thing more difficult than being treated for breast cancer is living with the possibility of recurrence. While nothing can eliminate that risk entirely, it is possible to reduce your chances of having to fight the cancer monster yet again.

If you’re one of the over 2 million breast cancer survivors in the US, congratulations. You’ve braved a tough fight—and you may even have the battle scars to prove it. And the news just keeps getting better: Studies show that healthy lifestyle changes can significantly reduce your risk for breast cancer recurrence.

Energy Times asked breast cancer experts about what survivors can do to naturally prevent recurrence; as it turns out, preventing recurrence and preventing onset in the first place aren’t much different from one another. What is it that puts survivors at risk for another malignancy? “It’s a combination of doing the wrong things and not doing the right things,” says Christine Horner, MD, FACS, and author of Waking the Warrior Goddess: Dr. Christine Horner’s Program to Protect Against and Fight Breast Cancer (Basic Health Publications). “What you put in your mouth is huge.”
Read on for advice on nutrition, sleep and exercise that will hopefully keep you happy and healthy for many years to come. (For information on cancer screenings, see the box at right.)

The Right Things:

Eat more plants. The verdict is unanimous on this one: Eating more colorful fruits and vegetables is one of the strongest lines of defense you can employ in keeping the cancer beast at bay. Dark leafy greens, berries and cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and bok choy) are particularly rich in protective, cancer-fighting phytochemicals. Studies show populations with the least cancer and heart disease (such as the people of Okinawa, Japan) eat five or more servings of fruit and vegetables a day. “It doesn’t mean you have to be a vegetarian; it just means you need to eat a lot of plants,” adds Heather Pena, MD, Medical Director of the St. Helena Center for Health in St. Helena, California. Pena suggests adding more of the four “S” foods to your diet: soups, salads, stir-frys and smoothies. Plant foods also contain lots of fiber; in one British study pre-menopausal women who ate at least 30 grams of fiber a day experienced a 52% reduction in breast cancer risk.

Get Checked—Regularly

Other than lifestyle changes, the most important action a woman can take is to be regularly screened for cancer. While mammograms have been a valuable tool for diagnosing existing breast tumors, they’re not perfect in that they miss approximately 20% of malignancies. That’s one reason why the American Cancer Society now recommends that women who...

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Protect Your Breasts

Dietary changes and regular exercise can help prevent breast cancer.

May 2010

by Susan Weiner

Roughly 40,170 times a year, or nearly once every 13 minutes, an American woman dies of breast cancer. It is the most common malignancy among women except those affecting the skin. But while most skin cancers are non-lethal, breast cancer is the second leading cause of female cancer deaths.

The chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in a woman’s life is a little less than one in eight, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Last year, 62,280 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS, the non-invasive, earliest form) and 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed in American women. What many people don’t realize is that men aren’t spared. The ACS says that 1,910 new cases of invasive male breast cancer were diagnosed in 2009, with 440 deaths.

Ductal cancer, which affects cells lining the ducts that carry milk to the nipple, is the mostwidespread form. The other primary type, lobular cancer, develops in the milk-producing areas of the breast. These mutated cells can break away and move around the body to form secondary breast cancer.

Protecting Prostates

Like breast cancer in women, cancer of the prostate—a walnut-sized gland located beneath the bladder—is the most common malignancy in men. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), more than 192,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009; more than 27,000 died of it. Roughly one American man in every six will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.

Cancer symptoms include those caused by prostate swelling, such as frequent urination (especially at night), difficulty starting or stopping urination, and a weak or interrupted stream; such symptoms can also result from benign prostate enlargement. Advanced cancer can produce a dull, deep pain in the pelvis and lower back, loss of weight and appetite,
and fatigue.

The standard cancer screening test has been the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. However, high levels don’t always indicate cancer development, since the prostate can shed PSA into the bloodstream for a variety of reasons, including non-cancerous inflammation or infection. And even if a man has prostate cancer it may grow so slowly as to not pose a threat, especially in older men. A study published last year in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute showed that PSA
testing has resulted in widespread overdiagnosis of prostate cancer.

As a result, the ACS has revised its screening guidelines. Men should discuss the need for screening with their practitioners based on such risk factors as age, family history and race (African Americans are at greater risk). If a man is tested, the ACS recommends annual screening only for PSA levels of 2.5 ng/mL or more; men with lower levels can be screened every two years. A PSA reading of 4.0 or more indicates the need for followup.

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