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Breast Cancer

Double mastectomy significantly lowers death risk for women with BRCA associated breast cancer

2014-02-13 09:29
A woman examining her breasts

Recent research shows the decision to have a double mastectomy for her condition was rational with increased risks for death from breast cancer associated with the BRCA gene supported by the facts.

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Breast cancer screening a waste of time? Not so fast

2014-02-12 16:01
Radiology experts challenge the notion that breast cancer screening is a waste of time

Experts from the American College of Radiology (ACR) are challenging findings from University of Toronto researchers in Canada that annual breast cancer screening is a waste of time. According to an ACR press release, the studies performed by the Canadian researchers are extremely flawed and could cost women their lives if recommendations were to be made against mammograms.

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Breast Cancer Fatigue and Inflammation Reduced with Yoga Practice

2014-01-28 13:00
Yoga and Breast Cancer

The rigors of treatment can be very taxing on breast cancer survivors. The fatigue and reduction in fitness ability causes one to do much less activity, which then results in a downward spiral of worsening debilitation. Researchers with The Ohio State University have found that even a short term yoga practice may help reduce fatigue and lower chronic inflammation that can lead to other illnesses.

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Tumors with low oxygen levels prompt spread of breast cancer

2013-12-30 08:00
Breast cancer spreads when tumors have low oxygen levels

How breast cancer spreads. Biologists from Johns Hopkins University have discovered that tumors with low levels of oxygen can trigger the spread of breast cancer, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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