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Breast Cancer

Could a small dose of aspirin a day prevent breast cancer?

2015-06-15 16:03
Aspirin could help prevent breast and other types of cancer.

A study conducted only in the laboratory suggests taking an aspirin a day might help prevent breast and other types of cancer. Researchers for the study that appears in the July 2015 issue of Laboratory Investigation say aspirin appears to have the ability to block cancer stem cells from reproducing.

Dr. Sushanta Banerjee, research director of the Cancer Research Unit at the Kansas City (Mo.) Veterans Affairs Medical Center lead the research.

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Food scientists develop new way to predict breast cancer with blood test

2015-04-16 18:44
Food scientists discover they can predict who will develop breast cancer with eighty-percent accuracy.

Researchers have discovered they can predict who will develop breast cancer years into the future by looking at blood test samples using a food science method. The scientists say the results of their investigation could mean a paradigm shift in the way breast cancer is diagnosed.

Copenhagen researchers used metabolic blood profiles that analyze the amounts of all compounds (metabolites) in our blood for their investigation.

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A third of breast cancer patients interested in genetic testing

2015-04-07 11:55
1 in 3 breast cancer patients interested in genetic testing

A new survey has found that, although a third of breast cancer patients are concerned about their genetic risk of developing other cancers, nearly half are not discussing testing with their doctor.

Researchers surveyed 1,536 women in Los Angeles and Detroit who had been diagnosed with nonmetastatic breast cancer between 2005 and 2007.

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Black, Hispanic women have less say in breast cancer care

2015-03-22 16:10
Black and Hispanic women have less say in breast cancer care

Black and Hispanic women with breast cancer are less likely than white women to be actively involved in their care, according to a new survey.

The questionnaire-based study surveyed 222 white, 142 black and 136 Hispanic women. The Hispanic women were categorized by whether they mainly spoke English (89) or Spanish (47).

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Family history of prostate cancer linked to greater breast cancer risk

2015-03-10 21:12
Family history of prostate cancer increases breast cancer risk

Women who have a family history of prostate cancer are at greater risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study.

Jennifer L. Beebe-Dimmer and her colleagues analyzed data from more than 78,000 women who were recruited to the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study between 1993 and 1998.

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Why Obesity Increases Risk of Breast Cancer In Certain Women

2014-10-29 20:01
Breasta cancer and obesity

Research learns how obesity connects to different cancer types and especially to breast cancer in African American and Hispanic women.

Two large new studies provide compelling evidence that obesity increases the risk of the most common type of postmenopausal breast cancer among both African Americans and Hispanics.

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Deodorant Alternatives for Avoiding Breast Cancer

2014-07-22 12:16
Deodorant Alternatives

Do you know what chemicals are in the antiperspirant and deodorant that you apply to your sensitive underarm regions every day? Did you know that at least one of the most common deodorant and antiperspirant ingredients is linked to Alzheimer’s disease and breast cancer? According to the current issue of Mother Earth Living, you should be aware that aluminum-containing hygiene products that help decrease sweating and slow odorous bacterial growth may be putting you at an unnecessary risk of developing breast cancer.

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