Articles relating to 'breast cancer'

Unnecessary mastectomy on the rise?

breast cancer, preventionDespite the fact that mastectomy is an invasive surgery with a difficult recovery, many women continue to choose it as the “safe bet” when faced with breast cancer.

In fact, about 70 percent of breast cancer patients will have the procedure done, says the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. But if the ultimate aim is to fight … Read More

Could High Cholesterol Increase The Spread Of Breast Cancer?

146903764You’ve likely heard that high cholesterol is bad for your heart. But it gets worse.

Researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute say that high cholesterol may also contribute to the spread of breast cancer. The current research was published in Science in the Nov. 29, 2013 edition.

The recent study is the first of its kind to identify … Read More

Study Warns Women: You Need A Yearly Mammogram Earlier Than You Thought

86516769A 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 … Read More

Young Women Who Drink Alcohol Increase Their Risk of Breast Cancer

78057987College 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 … Read More

Your Work Schedule Could Be Doubling Your Breast Cancer Risk

78455879Data collected by the Bureau of Information Statistics shows that about fifteen million Americans work full-time during evenings, nights, or on rotating and irregular work shifts. Workers who habitually work long and late shifts, such as doctors, paramedics and police officers, have been warned for years now of potential short-term and long-term health problems. However, a new study … Read More

Breast Cancer Prognosis Determined By This One Gene

153074876Receiving 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 … Read More

Preventing Breast Cancer in High Risk Women

96925094With 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 … Read More

This Demonized Substance May Actually IMPROVE Survival Rates from Breast Cancer

160634601There are many risk factors for breast cancer that women are routinely told to stay away from; and for years, medical experts have been telling us that drinking alcohol is one of them. However, a recent study has spun the argument on its head again,  indicating that modest alcohol consumption could actually improve survival rates for breast cancer … Read More

Number 1 Lady Killer No Longer Age-Discriminates – A Growing Epidemic of Breast Cancer Among Younger Women

152025441For years, cancer statistics have shown that the average age for first diagnosis of breast cancer in women is over the age of 50. Now new research is revealing that cancer in younger women is on the rise – and it isn’t necessarily early stage breast cancer. A national study published in The Journal of the American Medical … Read More

A Tie Between Heart Health and Breast Cancer…

cardiac careIt’s a hot topic issue, and touches on two big areas of concern for both women and cancer patients in general. As it turns out there is a new link between a common breast cancer treatment and heart disease risk in women. For now, researchers are trying to flesh out the issues surrounding this new area of concern … Read More

Star Gazing Software and Breast Cancer

139697141Breast cancer is recognized as the leading cause of death among women around the world.  This malignancy has sparked intense interest among scientists and physicians, prompting them to conduct extensive studies on molecular markers that could help in the early diagnosis of the disease.

For other investigators, the significant rise in the number of breast malignancies has driven … Read More

Deodorant Found in Some Breast Cancer Tissue

113053402Breast cancer is currently considered as the leading type of cancer affecting women around the world.  This type of cancer is generally treated through a combination of surgery, chemo- and/or radiation therapy.  In order to decrease cancer risk and progression, women 18 years and older are encouraged to perform self-breast examination on a regular basis.  On the other … Read More

The Mammogram Controversy

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their life, according to www.breastcancer.org. Women have long been advised that having a mammogram routinely will help to detect breast cancer early which will increase the chance of survival.

However, controversy exists around mammograms, especially when performed on young women.  Research has shown … Read More

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