Francis Elena Escalante Durán, MD

I am a Doctor, certified in Lifestyle Medicine, Psychoneuroendocrinology and Health Coach. I was born in Venezuela, where I lived until recently and now I am based in Spain.
I am also a senologist and sonographer, I have 28 years of professional experience. During my practice I have learned many things by being in direct contact with patients and being able to listen to them actively has been of great value in understanding their needs and realizing how important lifestyle, emotions and the mind are in the development of diseases.

The fast-paced world can lead to many health problems, which can be solved with certain changes in habits. We should not assume stress, poor diet, sedentary lifestyle and insomnia as something normal My aim is to help other people to self-manage their health condition.

Academic training
•    Master in Mastology. Menéndez Pelayo University. Study Foundation
•    Mastological (FEMA). Madrid.
•    Master in Senology and Breast Pathology. University of Barcelona.
•    Master’s in educational research. University of Carabobo.
•    University Care Residency in Radiology and Imaging
•    Diagnostic. CHET. Arturo Michelena University.
•    Specialization: Diagnostic Ultrasonography. Experimental University of the
•    Central Plains Rómulo Gallegos.(UNERG)
•    Teacher Training. Libertador Experimental Pedagogical University.
•    Surgeon. University of Carabobo. Bárbula, Carabobo State

Professional experience
•    Associate Physician in Gynecological Diagnostic Imaging. Dexeus Clinic
•    Woman (2019-present). Barcelona,Spain
•    Deputy Physician. Mastology. Breast Pathology Center. Foundation
•    Tejerina (2017-2019). Madrid Spain.
•    Sonographer Doctor. Santa Monica Clinic (1997-2003) Valencia, Venezuela
•    Sonographer Doctor. Attached to the breast pathology consultation. Hospital
•    Northern Metropolitan. Venezuela (2004-2016) Naguanagua, Venezuela
•    Sonographer, Mayor of Naguanagua (2000-2016), Naguanagua, Venezuela


Exploring the Link Between Lifestyle and Breast Cancer

Francis Elena Escalante Durán, MD, Certified lifestyle medicine Mastologist (Spain)

Breast cancer it is primarily sporadic, with hereditary cancer accounting for only 10%. There are lifestyle and environmental risk factors that increase the likelihood of developing breast cancer and provide a perspective for primary prevention. Evidence has shown the interaction between lifestyle, environmental conditions, and genetic and epigenetic factors. A healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of breast cancer, while an unfavourable lifestyle can alter biological pathways, accelerate tumour growth, lower the age of onset for sporadic breast cancer, and shorten life expectancy for breast cancer patients. Interventions related to lifestyle and the implementation of programs to reduce cancer mortality are relevant.