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8 Ways You Can Start Reducing Your Breast Cancer Risk Now Infographic

8 Ways You Can Start Reducing Your Breast Cancer Risk Now Infographic

Breast cancer prevention starts with healthy habits and awareness of what to avoid. If you%u2019re concerned that breast cancer may be a possibility in your future, there are numerous ways to be proactive about prevention. Breast cancer is not an inevitable scenario, but is rather one possible... Read More


New Blood Test May Indicate Breast Cancer Risk

New Blood Test May Indicate Breast Cancer Risk

Scientists from University College London in the UK are engineering a simple blood test to help predict a woman%u2019s likelihood of developing breast cancer. The research team first identified an epigenetic signature that can be found in the blood of women who had inherited a genetic mutation... Read More


History of Breast Cancer Infographic

History of Breast Cancer Infographic

Breast cancer has been a challenging health issue throughout the history of mankind. This infographic provides a brief overview of the history of breast cancer - from ancient Egypt to modern times. Read More


Sleep Found to be a Predictor of Survival for Breast Cancer Patients

Sleep Found to be a Predictor of Survival for Breast Cancer Patients

Sleep efficiency, the ratio of time asleep to time spent in the bed, may be predictive of survival time for women with advanced breast cancer. The study results were published in the journal Sleep. Read More


Are Double Mastectomies Necessary for Most Breast Cancer Patients?

Are Double Mastectomies Necessary for Most Breast Cancer Patients?

A majority of breast cancer patients who decide not to undergo prophylactic mastectomy - a surgical procedure to remove their healthy breast as a precaution - only face a very low risk for breast cancer recurrence. This is according to a new study published in JAMA Surgery that found that as m... Read More


Obesity and its Impact on Breast Cancer Survival

Obesity and its Impact on Breast Cancer Survival

Younger women who are suffering from obesity face a 34 percent greater risk of succumbing to breast cancer, according to a recent study. Researchers have long been aware that excess weight can elevate a woman's risk of developing breast cancer. They are also aware that it's not beneficial for ... Read More


Animal Study Links Folic Acid to Breast Cancer

Animal Study Links Folic Acid to Breast Cancer

Folic acid is a widely known supplement to a number of women, especially for those who are or intend to become pregnant in the future. However, a recent study indicates that ingesting large amounts of folate - a B vitamin - and its synthetic form, folic acid, might actually boost the risk of d... Read More


Preventive Mastectomy Offers Only Marginal Benefits for Breast Cancer Patients Survival

Preventive Mastectomy Offers Only Marginal Benefits for Breast Cancer Patients Survival

For a majority of breast cancer patients, there appears to only be a marginal survival benefit from having their other healthy breast removed, according to emerging research from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. Read More


Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Breast cancer survival rates are improving. Many women live long and productive lives after treatment. However, in a minority of cases breast cancer does return. Below is a chart based on a 2008 study that shows the recurrence of breast cancer after 5 years of adjunctive therapy. Read More


10 Reasons To Seek a 2nd Opinion for Cancer Treatment

10 Reasons To Seek a 2nd Opinion for Cancer Treatment

Cancer is a challenging diagnosis. Suddenly a patient and their family are confronted with a vast amount of information and the need to make many critical choices from choice of physician, which treatment options to undertake, what to tell friends and relatives, etc. It is confusing. Yet feeli... Read More


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