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Breast Cancer

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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High cholesterol has been associated with breast cancer

2014-07-08 22:51
A low cholesterol fuit and green olive salad

There is a keen interest among many women in the association between dietary factors and breast cancer. It is generally agreed that eating a lot of fruit and vegetables may very well help prevent breast cancer. It is also advised to replace animal fats with polyunsaturated fats, which are found in many vegetable oils and margarines, and monounsaturated fats such as in olive oil to reduce the risk for breast cancer. New research has linked high cholesterol levels with an increased risk for breast cancer.

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