Powerful Quotes From Breast Cancer Survivors That Are Guaranteed to Inspire You

It’s been estimated that roughly 30 percent of newly-diagnosed cancers in women are breast cancer diagnoses. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women after skin cancer, and the often-touted stat is that one in eight women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. These people are your co-workers, your friends, your sisters, your mothers […]

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Chronic Stress Hard on Women With Breast Cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Long-term exposure to chronic social and environmental stress may contribute to poor outcomes in women with breast cancer, new research suggests. The study found that chronic physiologic “wear and tear” from lifelong exposure to stressors, known as allostatic load, was associated with a decreased likelihood of completing chemotherapy and a lower overall survival in women […]

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Hormones play a vital role in the development of breast cancer

A study by RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences has provided greater insight into the role that hormones play in the development of breast cancer in patients. The novel findings could enhance the treatment for breast cancer, assisting clinicians in optimising individual patient care and improving overall survival rates for patients. The study entitled "Steroid Ligands, the Forgotten Triggers […]

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HER2-Low-Positive Breast Cancer a Distinct Subgroup That Behaves Differently

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) — HER2-low-positive breast cancer, readily identified by standardized central pathology, is a distinct subtype with a specific biology and different response to therapy and prognosis, report researchers in Germany. “It is reassuring that the subgroup of HER2-low-positive tumors can be detected in central pathology datasets that were generated based on the American Society of Clinical Oncology/College […]

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No Increase in Breast Cancer Risk With Fertility Treatments

No link between fertility treatment and an increase in the risk for breast cancer was found in the largest study of the issue to date. This study “provides the evidence needed to reassure women and couples seeking fertility treatments,” commented senior author Sesh Sunkara, MD, a reproductive medicine specialist at King’s College London, London, United Kingdom, in a press release. […]

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Women treated with fertility drugs do not have increased breast cancer risk, study shows

Drugs routinely used during fertility treatments to release eggs do not increase the risk of developing breast cancer, new research has shown. Researchers from King's College London, in partnership with King's Fertility, analyzed studies involving 1.8 million women undergoing fertility treatments. These women were followed up in studies for an average period of 27 years and had no increase in […]

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Breast cancer survivors with excess body weight at increased risk of developing second cancer

Breast cancer survivors who are overweight have a statistically significant increased risk of developing second primary cancers, according to results from a study conducted by Kaiser Permanente researchers and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. There are approximately 3.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States today and studies have found women diagnosed with breast cancer […]

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Confirmed: Diet Influences Colorectal Cancer Risk

It’s now confirmed: What you eat does affect your risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC). An umbrella review of studies and meta-analyses found “convincing evidence of an association between a lower CRC risk and higher intakes of dietary fiber, dietary calcium, and yogurt and lower intakes of alcohol and red meat.” However, more research is needed to address the link […]

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