Did you know that overweight and obesity are significant risk factors for cancer recurrence and mortality, especially for breast cancer survivors? Cancer survivors are often motivated to make changes to their lifestyle habits, but approximately 2/3 of cancer survivors are overweight or obese. Weight loss and weight management are important parts of cancer survivorship. Check out this article from the American Cancer Society on how weight affects your risk of breast cancer: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/features/how-your-weight-affects-your-risk-of-breast-cancer
What types of things do cancer survivors want in a weight loss program? Researchers in the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are conducting a survey to gauge interest in a Facebook-delivered weight loss program designed specifically for cancer survivors. With this information we can build a weight loss program that reflects exactly what the survivor community wants! Please click to take a short (10-15 min) survey (https://arcsapps.umassmed.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=Ym5j4hRGI2) and be entered to win an Amazon gift card.
For our chat:
T1: What is the link between weight and breast cancer risk? #BCSM
T2: What are some challenges and/or successes you’ve encountered when trying to manage your weight after diagnosis? #BCSM
T3: Who can you talk to about weight management (PCP, oncologist, psychologist, etc.)? #BCSM
T4: What are some changes to your lifestyle you can make (or have already made!) that can impact cancer prevention & survivorship? #BCSM