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Everything You Need to Know About Breast Cancer

Friday, January 4th, 2019

Breast cancer forms in the cells of the breasts. It is the second-most-common cancer in women, after skin cancer. Though more common in women, it can also occur in men. Breast tumors may be detected by mammography or felt as a lump in the breast area. The most common types of breast cancer are ductal […]

Women with Lower Vitamin D Levels Might Be Have Increased Breast Cancer Risk

Friday, June 15th, 2018

In recent years, Vitamin D has been the subject of many studies, thanks to more research being done to identify factors influencing cancer risk. Now a new study suggests that high vitamin D levels are linked with reduced breast cancer risk. This is not the first study to link vitamin D with cancer risk. For […]

New Immunotherapy Works Where Other Breast Cancer Treatments Fail

Monday, June 4th, 2018

A new type of immunotherapy led to complete regression of breast cancer in a case where other treatments failed. While this is a single case, the researchers are hopeful that this novel form will be soon able to help more people. Immunotherapy is a popular cancer treatment. In this treatment, the immune system is boosted […]

Low-fat Diet Might Help Breast Cancer Patients Live Longer

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

According to the latest research, women diagnosed with breast cancer would do well to reduce their intake of dietary fat. In this study, the researchers noted that breast cancer patients who reduced their dietary fat consumption had considerably better survival rate than those who didn’t lower their dietary fat intake. Breast cancer is a common […]

Tamoxifen Does Not Cause Weight Gain

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

For past three decades, if not more, Tamoxifen is being used for treating breast cancer. Many believe it causes weight gain—but scientific findings show that this is not the case. Tamoxifen is prescribed for breast cancers that are hormone sensitive. Some cancers, but not all, are sensitive to estrogen and progesterone and other hormones. What […]

Regular Exercise Might Improve Life Span in Breast Cancer Survivors

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

According to a new study, regular exercise can help breast cancer survivors live longer. Breast cancer affects millions of women worldwide every year. In the U.S. alone, approximately 252,710 women were diagnosed with breast cancer last year. Prognosis of this cancer is pretty good: nearly 90 percent of patients survive for 5 years or more. […]

Processed Meat Intake Linked With Breast Cancer

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Previous research has shown that processed meat can be harmful. As a matter of fact, in 2015 WHO declared that eating processed meats increases colorectal cancer risk. A new study has revealed another health condition is linked with process meat intake. In the latest research, experts have found that eating meat increases breast cancer risk. […]

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 […]

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