Breast Cancer

Black, Hispanic women have less say in breast cancer care

Mar 22 2015 - 4:10pm
Black and Hispanic women have less say in breast cancer care

Black and Hispanic women with breast cancer are less likely than white women to be actively involved in their care, according to a new survey.

The questionnaire-based study surveyed 222 white, 142 black and 136 Hispanic women. The Hispanic women were categorized by whether they mainly spoke English (89) or Spanish (47).

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Family history of prostate cancer linked to greater breast cancer risk

Mar 10 2015 - 9:12pm
Family history of prostate cancer increases breast cancer risk

Women who have a family history of prostate cancer are at greater risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study.

Jennifer L. Beebe-Dimmer and her colleagues analyzed data from more than 78,000 women who were recruited to the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study between 1993 and 1998.

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Why Obesity Increases Risk of Breast Cancer In Certain Women

Oct 29 2014 - 8:01pm
Breasta cancer and obesity

Research learns how obesity connects to different cancer types and especially to breast cancer in African American and Hispanic women.

Two large new studies provide compelling evidence that obesity increases the risk of the most common type of postmenopausal breast cancer among both African Americans and Hispanics.

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Deodorant Alternatives for Avoiding Breast Cancer

Jul 22 2014 - 12:16pm
Deodorant Alternatives

Do you know what chemicals are in the antiperspirant and deodorant that you apply to your sensitive underarm regions every day? Did you know that at least one of the most common deodorant and antiperspirant ingredients is linked to Alzheimer’s disease and breast cancer? According to the current issue of Mother Earth Living, you should be aware that aluminum-containing hygiene products that help decrease sweating and slow odorous bacterial growth may be putting you at an unnecessary risk of developing breast cancer.

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High cholesterol has been associated with breast cancer

Jul 8 2014 - 10:51pm
A low cholesterol fuit and green olive salad

There is a keen interest among many women in the association between dietary factors and breast cancer. It is generally agreed that eating a lot of fruit and vegetables may very well help prevent breast cancer. It is also advised to replace animal fats with polyunsaturated fats, which are found in many vegetable oils and margarines, and monounsaturated fats such as in olive oil to reduce the risk for breast cancer. New research has linked high cholesterol levels with an increased risk for breast cancer.

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How diet could stop triple negative breast cancer from spreading uncovered

May 31 2014 - 10:18am
Triple negative breast cancer less likely to spread with calorie restricted diet

Calorie restriction has been suggested as a means to life longer and prevent disease including cancer. A new study from Thomas Jefferson University researcher Nicole Simone found taking in 30 percent fewer calories disrupts a key metabolic process that causes triple negative breast cancer to spread.

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Double mastectomy significantly lowers death risk for women with BRCA associated breast cancer

Feb 13 2014 - 9:29am
A woman examining her breasts

Recent research shows the decision to have a double mastectomy for her condition was rational with increased risks for death from breast cancer associated with the BRCA gene supported by the facts.

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Breast cancer screening a waste of time? Not so fast

Feb 12 2014 - 4:01pm
Radiology experts challenge the notion that breast cancer screening is a waste of time

Experts from the American College of Radiology (ACR) are challenging findings from University of Toronto researchers in Canada that annual breast cancer screening is a waste of time. According to an ACR press release, the studies performed by the Canadian researchers are extremely flawed and could cost women their lives if recommendations were to be made against mammograms.

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Breast Cancer Fatigue and Inflammation Reduced with Yoga Practice

Jan 28 2014 - 1:00pm
Yoga and Breast Cancer

The rigors of treatment can be very taxing on breast cancer survivors. The fatigue and reduction in fitness ability causes one to do much less activity, which then results in a downward spiral of worsening debilitation. Researchers with The Ohio State University have found that even a short term yoga practice may help reduce fatigue and lower chronic inflammation that can lead to other illnesses.

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Tumors with low oxygen levels prompt spread of breast cancer

Dec 30 2013 - 8:00am
Breast cancer spreads when tumors have low oxygen levels

How breast cancer spreads. Biologists from Johns Hopkins University have discovered that tumors with low levels of oxygen can trigger the spread of breast cancer, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Alternative Ways to Quit Smoking to Preserve Your Breasts

Dec 7 2013 - 10:38am
Quit smoking to save breasts

Smoking increases the risk of many types of cancer, including breast cancer. Unfortunately, for those who receive reconstructive surgery after mastectomy who continue to smoke, they risk losing their implants as well.

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It's not a myth, Vitamins may lower breast cancer death rates

Oct 27 2013 - 4:39pm
Multivitamin an mineral supplement

There are a lot of critics about the enthusiasm which has emerged among natural health care activists dealing with the keen interest in the value of vitamin supplements for improved health. Critics of supplements claim you should be able to get all of the nutrition you need from eating well. However, in view of the fact that cooking and food processing washes vitamins out of our food, and increased stressors in our environment and from illnesses increases your needs for vitamins, high quality vitamin supplements often do have a very real positive health impact. Good news for women suffering from breast cancer is that vitamin and mineral supplements may really help them live longer.

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Awareness of breast cancer risks helps improve survival rates

Oct 20 2013 - 10:16am
Chemo free after cancer treatment

Although breast cancer can occur in women and men, it is far more common and feared among women. In order to improve chances of survival with breast cancer it is very helpful to study the statistics associated with breast cancer risk. There is an enormous emotional and physical trauma associated with being hit with breast cancer. To add to the anxieties of being a victim of breast cancer, new research shows a much greater incidence of another tumor in women who have breast cancer.

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