A shocking new study reveals that the majority of women dying from breast cancer are younger than the ones traditionally being told to start going for regular mammogram exams. According to the research, published in Cancer, these younger women would have greatly benefited from regular yearly mammogram routines from much earlier ages – and it possibly could have saved their lives. With breast cancer rates on the rise, it is vital that women have access to all of the most …Read more
College campuses across the globe are witnessing a huge increase in alcohol consumption among students. Not many of these young people are thinking about the future consequences of such enthusiastic binge drinking. While this is a concern for both genders, recent findings suggest that young women should especially be wary of alcohol consumption. There is now a different kind of ‘high’ associated with drinking – a high risk of cancer.
These findings, published in …Read more
Receiving a confirmed breast cancer diagnosis is difficult, and discovering an aggressive form of this disease can be utterly devastating. But new research just published in Cell may provide some hope for those diagnosed with aggressive forms of breast cancer. The researchers identified a particular gene, called ZEB1, with the power to convert non-cancer stem cells into cancer stem cells, and thus ultimately influence whether a breast cancer will exhibit as a benign form or as an aggressive and rapidly …Read more
With all of the recent media attention surrounding Angelina Jolie’s radical double mastectomy surgery, breast cancer prevention is once again in the spotlight. Many people are wondering if this drastic double mastectomy procedure is the only prevention option for women that are at a high risk of developing breast cancer.
However, prevention can also begin in another place – education about common risks associated with breast cancer, as well as exploration of positive lifestyle changes known to reduce the risk …Read more