Cancer Prevention = Being Proactive
Did you know that nearly one in eight U.S. women develops breast cancer some time in her life? In many cases, it's not known why a woman gets breast cancer; in fact, 70% of all women with breast cancer have no known risk factors. While there may be no clear answer about what causes breast cancer, there are a number of ways you can help reduce your risks:
- Regular aerobic exercise
- Nutritional guidance
- Self exam and regular mammogram examinations
For more helpful information about self-exams, symptoms and strategies for preventive care and early detection, visit the Breast Cancer Health Topic Center in your Living Well Health Manager.
In addition to your Living Well Health Manager, UT System provides a wealth of resources dedicated to your better health. Access all of these benefits in one convenient location: www.livingwell.utsystem.edu/cancer.htm
Resources Available to You and your Dependents:
- What are your Health Goals? WebMD HealthQuotient (HQ) helps you identify your personal health risks, provides recommendations for improving those risks, and informs you of the easy-to-use tools to help make healthy lifestyle changes. Complete the WebMD HQ, go to www.webmdhealth.com/ut.
- Lifestyle Improvement Programs gives you the support and tools you need to stop smoking, eat healthier, manage your weight, improve your fitness, and even manage stress. Learn more at our Living Well Health Manager powered by WebMD.
- Stress Management Lifestyle Improvement Program teaches you about how stress can affect your life and gives you tools and tips for managing and reducing the impact it has on your health. Learn more at our Living Well Health Manager powered by WebMD.
- Emotional Health Lifestyle Improvement Program A positive mood is an important key to continued emotional health and well-being. Changing your lifestyle to maintain a positive mood takes time and real effort. But, with the help of this program, you can do it. And it's worth it: Achieving and maintaining a positive mood can help you lead your daily life with more happiness and well-being, improve your immune system, help prevent illness, reduce stress, and help you stay mentally sharp.
This program contains valuable information about simple but effective techniques that can really help you keep your mood up and your depression risks as low as possible. Learn more at our Living Well Health Manager powered by WebMD.
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