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A Single Drink Daily Increases Risk of Breast Cancer

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Some previous studies have purported that moderate alcohol consumption has health benefits. However, a new research states that alcohol consumption, even a moderate one, increases estrogen production, which in turn can put the women at a greater risk of breast cancer. In the same research, the study authors found that physically active women have a […]

Soy Might Be Beneficial for Women with a Certain Type of Breast Cancer

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Some earlier studies have hinted at a link between soy food consumption and breast cancer. The findings were not conclusive, though. Now a recent study settles the debate. According to it, soy is safe for breast cancer patients, but that’s not all. Eating soy products might be even good for some breast cancer patients. In […]

Higher Vitamin D Levels Linked to Better Survival Rate in Breast Cancer Patients

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

The most commonly diagnosed cancer in women is breast cancer. Earlier studies had hinted at vitamin D being helpful in cancer treatment. Now a recent study backs up this claim. The study claims that low levels of vitamin D is associated with poor survival rates in breast cancer patients. It is estimated that over 200,000 […]

Working in Night Shift Does not Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Friday, October 7th, 2016

A few years back, a review, which the World Health Organisation published, had stated that people working in night shift might have a greater risk to cancer and breast cancer in particular. A recent review has challenged this claim. In the new review, researchers reviewed over 1.4 million women and found that working in night shift has […]

Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity Reduces Perceived Memory Impairment in Breast Cancer Survivors

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Many survivors of breast cancer report experiencing problems related to memory function. According to a new study, breast cancer survivors experiencing memory problems might benefit from engaging in moderate physical activity. The report suggests that regular exercise reduces perceived memory problems in breast cancer survivors. Reduction in memory problems is not a direct effect, but […]

Eating Fruits in Adolescence Might Be Linked With Lower Breast Cancer Risk Later

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables in teen years might be linked with lower risk of breast cancer in later years, according to a new study. In addition to vitamins and fiber, fruits and vegetables contain several other biologically active substances that are believed to reduce the risk of breast cancer. With that […]

Breast Cancer Might Be Detected Using a Pill In Future

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Every breast lump is not cancerous. Right now only a biopsy can tell which lump is cancerous and which is not. Imaging tests at present cannot do this. This may change in future. A new pill might make it possible to rule out cancer without performing a biopsy. Early detection in breast cancer is mighty […]

A Multi-Gene Test Identifies Patients With Early Breast Cancer Who Do not Need Chemo

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Patients with breast cancer in early stage might not need to undergo chemotherapy in future. A new trial of a multi-gene test has shown that the test can predict with great accuracy patients who do not need chemotherapy and will be alive and free of disease 5 years after their diagnoses. The name of the […]

A New Drug Duo Might Make Chemotherapy Unnecessary In HER2-positive Breast Cancer

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Women having HER2-postive breast cancer may not require chemotherapy in future, thanks to a combination of two drugs, which in a new study effected elimination or considerable shrinkage of tumors in 11 days of diagnoses. One out of 5 breast cancers is HER2-positive. In comparison to other types of breast cancers, HER2-positive generally spreads more […]

Broccoli Linked With Reduced Risk of Liver Cancer

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Broccoli is good for health in more ways than one. Earlier studies had stated that it helps in prevention of breast, colon, and prostate cancer. Latest research says it also offers protection against liver cancer. Modern diet, which is rich in added sugars as well as high saturated fats, increases the risk of non-alcoholic fatty […]

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