It is time for another Thanksgiving Thursday happiness tip!
Today, I would like to share something a woman told me through a social networking website. It is vital for us to be thankful for our health. This includes those that have never had cancer and those that have survived it. After all, breast cancer survivors did just that – they lived through a horrible, debilitating disease and showed cancer that they are fighters and won’t let it stand in the way of enjoying their life!
I am very thankful for my health and everyone thankful for their life should make sure to prolong it by exercising regularly, eating their fruits and veggies, limiting alcohol and never taking up smoking. Doing these four things will lead to a much healthier life and provide us with a lot more to be thankful for!
I am also thankful for a wonderful upcoming weekend, as I will be going to a wedding and spending time with family and friends. I hope everyone else has some wonderful plans this weekend and remembers to be thankful for all the blessings life gives us!
Since this blog site is also devoted to fighting breast cancer along with improving the lives of breast cancer patients and survivors, I thought it might be a good idea to spread some breast cancer prevention tips.
The seventh tip to remember is devoted to avoiding hormone replacement therapy. Women have used and some are still using hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease menopausal symptoms. These include hot flashes and sweating.
According to the American Cancer Society, various studies have been done over the years that prove HRT is dangerous for women. There are many different risks that are associated with HRT such as various cancers, blood clotting, stroke, heart disease and osteoporosis.
There have been studies that linked estrogen-progestin therapy as well as estrogen alone therapy with breast cancer risk. Along with breast cancer, both forms of HRT increase endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer risk for women. Colorectal cancer is also linked to HRT use. Another unfortunate incidence of hormone therapy is that various women developed dementia.
Clearly, HRT is a dangerous substance that should be avoided. When a woman reduces her risk of breast cancer along with various other cancers, she will have one less thing to worry about. By reducing her worries, a woman will be much closer to gaining happiness!