Dr. Jackie Walters is the personal physician to stars like Toni Braxton, T.I., and Usher. This Board-certified OBGYN lives by the philosophy “work hard, play hard.” After graduating medical school at the University of Mississippi, Dr. Walters completed her residency at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.
In 2013, the two-time breast cancer survivor founded the 50 Shades of Pink Foundation, which pays tribute to women and men diagnosed with breast cancer.
Her “Fit Is The New It” campaign encourages women to lead a healthy lifestyle through exercise and proper nutrition.
Married, with one daughter-by-marriage, Dr. Walters is an original cast member of Bravo’s hit reality show Married to Medicine currently airing its second season on Bravo.
If I haven’t had a baby am I at risk for breast cancer?
Having had your first child by age 35 does give a protective benefit again breast cancer. Breast cancer risk is increased for about 10 years after a first birth and then it drops below the risk of women who don’t have children.
I heard breast sucking reduces breast cancer is that true ?
There is no medical evidence of this.
What if I never smoked?
Smoking increases your risk for many diseases so we applaud that.
I thought you had to nurse before the age of 30 to reduce your risk of breast cancer?
Breastfeeding has been included in the protective behaviors against breast cancer but the research has been inconsistent.
I started my menses when I was in the 5th grade. I had three miscarriages due to fibroids and finally a hysterectomy. Am I at a higher risk for breast cancer?
Unfortunately you would be at a higher risk for breast cancer, but risk doesn’t mean definite. Please make sure that you are checking your breasts and getting regular mammograms.
Does exposure to second hand smoke increase your chances of breast cancer?
Yes, the studies do show that but they aren’t sure what’s in the smoke that causes the development of breast cancer.
Dr. Jackie, I am 45 with 5 children, a bulky uterus due to fibroids, a cyst on one of my ovaries, a daughter of breast cancer survivor. I want a hysterectomy and double mastectomy w/ reconstructive surgery. My Dr. says no. I’d like to do Endometrial Ablation and leave my breast in tact.I am also having several menstrual PAIN as I type. What are your thoughts?
I recommend you do BRAC testing to see if your mother has a BRAC gene which increases your risk to 40% chance.
I am a 51 year old woman and the doctors say that I can’t have any children so are you telling me that I have breast cancer?
Not at all, I am saying that there are certain factors that make us more at risk and studies show women who have not had children are often at higher risk. There are no absoutes. What I am saying is that EVERY woman should do self-checks and have regularly scheduled mammograms.
Dr. Jackie I’m currently taking Tamoxifen which is associated with gaining weight and I’m trying to lose but I’m steady gaining. Do you have any suggestions on what I should be eating?
Please eat healthy. Eat breakfast within first hour of getting up. Please eat most veggies, some fruit and include protein (meat, nuts and beans).
Dr. Jackie I’m a 5 year breast cancer surviver. The cancer was found in my milk ducts and its ER receptive. I don’t have any kids. Do yo think that’s why I developed cancer?
There is no way to really say what the reason is. You can evaluate all your risk factors, but there is no absolute way to diagnose what causes some people to develop cancer.
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (11/26-12/2)
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1. Little Legend and Puddy 😍😍😍😍
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2. "You on point Phife?" "all the time,Tip". 💥 #bannedfromnormal
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3. Vegan! The Impossible burger at Crossroads
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4. Lawrence #BeforeandAfterEpisodes 1-4: 184lbs 13% body fatEpisode 8: 196lbs 8% body fat S/O @coachdaveboxing with the works outs and @kildareriordan with the nutrition
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5. Jus haaaanngin out
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6. Meanwhile back at home in Atlanta GA someone mad they not on the 🛳. 😳
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7. No limits... Photo cred: Chris Bridges @ludacris
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8. new new
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9. Apparently my 260lbs is too much for the actual vines in the Hawaiian jungles to hold me without breaking and me falling hundreds of feet. So for safety purposes, I'm forced to swing thru #Jumanjj on wires strong enough to hold 12 adult buffaloes and 1 adult Rock. #OnSet #Jumanji #IronicallyIEatBuffaloDailyForLunch #MoreManThanNatureKnowsWhatToDoWith
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10. hey ma! 🎎#wcw 💙
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11. Surprise visit to our factories!!! #GoodAmerican #USA
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13. Peachy Keen 🔥✨⚡️
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14. If this don't look thankful I don't know what does. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. #UltraBlessed #24kMagic #SweetPotatoFly
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15. Late nights @nbcmarlon with the writers... we in here!!!
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16. There goes my baaaaaaaaabbbbyyyyy #QueenKingMagic!!! We're up to something! Ira BIG!!! Stay out our buisness -
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17. You want to win every game you play but when you come home to these faces... who cares. #ILoveYouGirls best part of my day, everyday!
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18. Steady,steady..... full size jenga.. "I got this one "???? Or do I ?
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19. Cornrows kind of day 😉@dontaysavoy2 you convinced me and I love. ❤️️
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20. #BrotherlyLove #tbt
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22. #basel #TeamLOVE @kingcombs
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23. Just introduced a special screening of @directher 's groundbreaking (must see) documentary @13thfilm with my brother @themichaelealy | @unitedblackout #blackoutblackfriday
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24. Me & Vanessa Williams giving #DuckLips #Pose on the set of #DaytimeDivas @vh1 - Coming Soon to a tv near you. Lol. - My make up done by @makeupsurgeon
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25. This picture just makes me wanna praise the Lord, you hear me!!!!!! Yes Lord brotha #TEDDYCAMPBELL What a #man !!! You are everything right on this picture husband ......... #gorgeous #stylish #classy #strong #masculine #king #sexy #debonair #gentlemenstyle And that #bible in your hand just seals the deal for me (probably cause i know that, that is what helped you become just as amazing as you look😘). While my heart and mind experiences the goodness of God at #church on Sundays, my eyes experiences the goodness of Teddy😍. Amen somebody🙌🏽. "Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name" #myman #myhusband #goodman #blackman #dapperman #godlyman #goodfather #mybestfriend
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26. Yesterday was my mama's 53rd birthday!!!!! Got to celebrate with her all day. If this is what I have to look forward to I can't wait. Looking like a soft bucket a cocoa butter. Yaaaaaaaaaas! 😍😍😍 love you mommy!
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27. "Shout out to @PureAtlanta for getting the family right"....I'm loving this jogger. 😍😍
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28. This pic warms my heart ❤️ #myLogiebeans and aunt aunt umba @itowandabraxton 😘
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29. You will always be my baby😜. #HappyBirthdayReginae #mybaby18
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