Shannen Doherty Says Her Cancer May Have Spread: “The Unknown Is the Scariest Part”

August 2, 2016

Shannen Doherty has revealed the heartbreaking news that her cancer may have spread.

IVF Won’t Raise Risk for Breast Cancer

July 19, 2016

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women who undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) to boost their odds of having a baby aren’t at increased risk of breast cancer, according to Dutch researchers.
Their study of more than 25,000 women found no “significant increase in the long-term risk of breast cancer among women treated with these […]

Even High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Good for You: Review

July 19, 2016

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Even a high-fat Mediterranean diet may protect against breast cancer, diabetes and heart disease, a new review finds.
“If you adhere to a Mediterranean diet, you will probably have fewer heart attacks and strokes, and will be less likely to develop breast cancer and less likely […]

Definition of ‘Dense’ Breasts Can Vary Depending on the Doctor

July 19, 2016

A woman’s odds of being told she has “dense” breasts may depend on which radiologist reads her mammogram, a new study finds.

Weight Loss Might Reduce Cancer Risk: Study

July 14, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Overweight and obese women who lose weight may lower their odds of developing cancer as their levels of cancer-linked proteins drop, a new study suggests.
These proteins — VEGF, PAI-1 and PEDF — promote the growth of blood vessels, a process that is necessary to help […]

‘Liquid Biopsy’ May Show Whether Cancer Drugs Are Working

July 13, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have developed a blood test that might allow doctors to know quickly whether a cancer drug is working.
The technique is in the early stages of testing, and not ready for “prime time,” scientists said. But they were also hopeful that the research will help […]

Could Statins Help Fight Cancer?

July 8, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Some cancer patients who take cholesterol-lowering statins may live longer than those not on these heart medications, a study from Britain suggests.
While it did not prove a cause-and-effect connection, the study of nearly 1 million cancer patients found that those taking statin drugs such […]

Why Breast Cancer Survivors Should Exercise

July 8, 2016

FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Excessive stress can lead to memory problems among breast cancer survivors, but exercise can help, according to new research.
“We found moderate to vigorous physical activity actually benefits women psychologically and that, in turn, helps their memory,” said the study’s lead author, Siobhan Phillips. She is assistant professor of […]

Innovative Trials Produce Promising Breast Cancer Drugs

July 7, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) — An innovative set of clinical trials have identified two drugs that could provide a fighting chance for women with advanced breast cancer.
The drugs, neratinib and veliparib, both appear effective in helping women diagnosed with stage 2 or 3 breast cancer, researchers report.
These are the first […]

Gene Tied to Breast Cancer Raises Uterine Cancer Risk Too

June 30, 2016

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women with a gene mutation known as BRCA1 have an increased risk for a deadly form of uterine cancer, a new study finds.
The BRCA1 gene mutation is already well known for significantly increasing the risk of breast and ovarian cancers. In fact, the risk is so high that […]

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