Smog May Boost Risk for Several Cancers

April 29, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Long-term exposure to fine particles of air pollution — from cars, trucks, power plants and manufacturing facilities — is tied to an increased risk of dying from several kinds of cancer, a new study suggests.
“Air pollution remains a clear, modifiable public health concern,” said researcher […]

Nipple-Preserving Mastectomies Appear Safe for High-Risk Women: Study

April 25, 2016

MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Preventive breast removal (mastectomy) that preserves the nipple and surrounding skin may be as effective in preventing breast cancer in high-risk women as more invasive surgeries, a new study suggests.
The study included 348 women with BRCA genetic mutations that increase the risk of breast cancer. They had preventive […]

Study Says Rise in Double Mastectomies May Be Due to Celebrity Cases

April 22, 2016

Media coverage of celebrities who battle breast cancer is not always balanced or thorough, and this skewed view may be one factor in the growing popularity of double mastectomies.

Breast Cancer Meds Won’t Raise Chances of Heart Attack, Stroke, Study Suggests

April 21, 2016

THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Treatment with estrogen-lowering drugs called aromatase inhibitors doesn’t raise the risk of heart attacks and strokes among breast cancer survivors, a new study suggests.
However, the researchers did find that women who took the drugs had a slightly higher risk of less serious heart problems, such as an abnormal […]

Common Class of Breast Cancer Drugs May Not Trigger ‘Chemo Brain’: Study

April 21, 2016

THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Some breast cancer patients complain of a fogged mental condition often called “chemo brain,” experienced after their therapy.
Now, new research suggests that at least one class of chemotherapy drugs, called anthracyclines, is not related to the debilitating condition.
Anthracyclines include medications such as doxorubicin and epirubicin, among others.
One […]

Low-Dose Aspirin Tied to Better Cancer Survival in Study

April 20, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People with cancers of the colon, breast or prostate may have better survival odds if they use low-dose aspirin, a new research review suggests.
Looking at 47 previous studies, researchers found that, on average, colon cancer patients who took a daily aspirin were about one-quarter less […]

Breast Cancer Gene Might Lower Women’s Fertility: Study

April 20, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A gene mutation that is linked to a greater risk of breast cancer may also be tied to potential fertility problems, researchers report.
The BRCA1 gene mutation, which raises the risk of breast cancer by 80 percent, may be linked to having fewer eggs in the […]

Many Breast Cancer Patients Get Chemo They Don’t Need, Study Says

April 19, 2016

Many breast cancer patients receive chemotherapy they don’t need, according to the results of a long-awaited clinical trial.

Early Stage Breast Cancer Does Need Treatment, Study Finds

April 18, 2016

Early stage breast cancers known as DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) should be treated with surgery, not a “wait-and-watch” approach.

Low-Fat Diets May Help Older Women With Breast Cancer Survive Longer: Study

April 15, 2016

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Older women who follow a low-fat diet may be slightly less likely to die if they develop breast cancer, a new study suggests.
A decade after a breast cancer diagnosis, 82 percent of those eating low-fat fare were still alive, compared to 78 percent of those […]



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