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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 […]

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 […]

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