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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1. Just a NY girl with BIG dreams....
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2. HAPPY CHILDREN=QUALITY PARENTING. We don't always see eye to eye on everything and that's normal. We're human beings. But we come together and do it right for what's important, the kids. We are not enemies, we are parents. And we are parents 1st. S/O to @monyettashaw for making Mason's bday memorable. S/O to @itscrystalsmith at home taking care of our other lil' Prince. ❤️❤️❤️ THIS IS WHAT CO-PARENTING LOOKS LIKE. #Blessed #Happy #AboveTheDrama #BiggerThanUs
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3. So happy to finally be able to share with you all that I’m the new Global Brand Ambassador for @Revlon! Follow my day on RevlonSnaps. Yay! Choose Love, Everybody! #RevlonXCiara #chooselove #ad
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4. Glam on point!!!@makeupbymotoko & @shaylinjoneshair #easybreezy @lifetimetv #beachesmovie #january2017 😘
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5. ✨True love ✨📸: @jessiemarrerophotography
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7. Today was not easy..but by the grace of God we all got through it. Words cannot express our gratitude for all of your Prayers, Positive thoughts and Support for us throughout the years. Tommy will be missed but most certainly never forgotten...And PLEASE don't ask "Where's Martin?.." he was there too...just not in this picture. Lol! God bless you all.. #LoveConquersAll #MartinShow
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9. West coast get ready for #RockyHorror. I will be live tweeting again. #letsdothetimewarpagain
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11. We about to ROCK at #KCABlackBall!! All for our life-changing effort to end 🌎 AIDS.
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12. Today's #SNAPJACK is brought to you by @yazzthegreatest 😂😂😂💋💋💋
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13. Damn girl you kinda old to be headed to the Go Go. You coming in at the age they leaving. LMAO
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14. Daddy daycare B-Boxin with @acewellstucker @shopraisingace
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15. #FBF Naviyd & URV "LIL MONSTERS"
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16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF THE BIGGEST LEGENDS IN OUR HIPHOP HISTORY! @snoopdogg CONTINUED BLESSING AND LOVE FAMILY!!!!! REAL OG!
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17. Thank you for a beautiful night VSU! Let's do it again! #HOMECOMING
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18. Had a great time this morning with my familia Erica, Griff & Truth!!
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19. Check out my interview on @essence facebook live. #inmyownwords #nycpromo #day2
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20. #She💋 #tbt #TheCoveAtTheAtlantis #DawgPawsAndAll
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21. Bae #retailtherapy
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22. Why me and @coryhardrict got the same pose... and notee... new mouth #naked
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23. When my husband is my personal 'hype-man'! it kills me every time! 💜😂 #WHATNOW #lostfiles📷
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24. Diggy Simmons
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25. Hand full of @jacquieaiche 💙💎💍 @esnail_la 💅🏾
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26. SuperSoulers! You can watch my interview with Carl Lentz live from my Facebook page, tomorrow at 11a ET| 8a PT. #SuperSoulSunday
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27. 💋 .. When the friendship is easy like Sunday morning. ☀️
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28. Sunday mornings are the best........... hugs and cuddles with my angel
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29. #huggar16 #hellohuggars
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30. My gym is everywhere!.. #RnBMoney #TheGeneral 📸: @twelvepastseven
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31. Nothing I would rather be doing... Rocko setting up our movie, Romelō working on a puzzle & Laiyah singing and sharing all she's learning at school... I'm so grateful for the joy they've brought into my life ... Praying for peace , joy & love in the home of EVERY family ♥️ #HeadScarfPJSunday LOL 😂
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