Lack of Sleep and Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer
Getting less than 6 hours a night of sleep is a risk factor in postmenopausal women with stage 1 or 2, estrogen positive, node negative breast cancer using the Oncotype DX tumor test. It measures the risk of tumor recurrence based on the expression of 21 oncogenes.
Lack of sleep causes inflammation in the body that increases the risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, osteoporosis, hypertension, cancer and much more. It results in both leptin and insulin resistance.
Diet, exercise, weight management, stress reduction, adequate sleep, and avoidance of toxic exposures are all lifestyle factors that are important fundamentals that maintain good health.
Take Dr. Saputo's Breast Cancer Health Assessment
Once you have breast cancer you need to know the best strategies to slow down or reverse its growth. In Dr. Saputo's Breast Cancer Health Assessment we will ask you about the type of breast cancer you have, what treatment you've considered or completed, whether or not you're interested in CAM approaches to treatment, and important lifestyle factors that could have an impact on how your cancer will affect you. You will immediately be emailed back audios and videos Dr. Saputo believes will guide you to information that can help you manage your cancer and support the body's immune defenses.
There is a lot we can do to prevent activating cancer genes and to protect us from developing breast cancer. Most breast cancers are epigenetic, not genetic!