Breast Cancer: Exercise and Nutrition – What you need to know.

A Virtual Discussion on Nutrition and Exercise for the Breast Cancer Community

“Maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise can both reduce the risk of breast cancer and improve outcomes and quality of life after a breast cancer diagnosis” Dr. Neil Iyengar

Join an exceptional group of panelists from Memorial Sloan Kettering Breast Cancer and Weill Cornell for a discussion on nutrition and exercise for those that have experienced or are currently in treatment for breast cancer. Currently, there is such anxiety for people in general about COVID-19 but putting a breast cancer diagnosis on top of it only heightens the anxiety that one is feeling. Come and learn from these experts what one can do now if they hear or heard those words “you have breast cancer”.

What you will learn:

  • Can you really exercise during breast cancer treatment and if so what can you do?
  • What changes to the body are happening for those in treatment as it relates to nutrition and exercise?
  • How do you build your strength back post-treatment?
  • What are some lifestyle management tips you can incorporate into your daily life?
  • What are the scientific findings on exercise and breast cancer?
  • What impacts does COVID-19 have for breast cancer patients for exercise and nutrition?


Dr. Neil Iyengar, MD,- Memorial Sloan Kettering Breast Oncologist: He treats patients with an individualized and multifaceted approach based on cutting-edge technology and the most up-to-date research. His practice is focused on providing patients with state-of-the-art care plans to treat breast cancer while also providing support for general well-being, such as nutrition and exercise. His research investigates the links between metabolic health and cancer.

Dr. Kristy Brown, Ph.D is an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College. Kristy is interested in understanding why obesity leads to an increased risk of cancers, including postmenopausal breast cancer.

Cara Anselmo is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Breast Center specializing in oncology nutrition and plant-based diets. She has been a certified yoga teacher since 2007 and teaches group classes weekly. Cara believes in living gracefully, eating mindfully, and breathing easily.

Kylie Rowed is an Exercise Physiologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Breast Center.  She works and conducts research with people with breast cancer.  She is focused on providing personalized exercise programs to get her patients moving during and post-treatment.