Breast Cancer Survivors Could Have Increased Risk of Thyroid Cancer

February 9, 2016

Women who survive breast or thyroid cancer are linked to an increased risk for the other, according to a new analysis.


Is Fat From Another Area of Body Safe for Breast Reconstruction?

February 8, 2016

MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Using women’s own fat cells to enhance breast reconstruction following cancer surgery doesn’t increase the risk they will experience a recurrence of their disease or develop a new cancer, research suggests.
The procedure is known as lipofilling. Fat is taken from the belly or another part of the body […]


Meditation May Ease Pain, Anxiety From Breast Cancer Biopsy: Study

February 4, 2016

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Meditation and music may reduce pain, anxiety and fatigue associated with a breast cancer biopsy, a new study suggests.
Researchers from the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, N.C., evaluated 121 women who listened to recorded meditation or music, or received standard care during image-guided needle biopsies.
The meditation focused on […]


Teen Girls Who Eat More Fiber May Lower Their Breast Cancer Risk Later On

February 1, 2016

Teenage girls who get plenty of fiber in their diets may have a lower risk of breast cancer later in life, a new, large study suggests.


If All Women Breastfed, 800,000 Lives Might Be Saved

January 29, 2016

If nearly all women worldwide breastfed, there would be about 800,000 fewer children’s deaths and 20,000 fewer breast cancer deaths a year, researchers report.


Smoking Lowers Breast Cancer Survival, Study Finds

January 26, 2016

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women diagnosed with breast cancer who continue to smoke cigarettes are less likely to survive than those who never smoked or those who quit, new research finds.
The study suggests that it’s never too late to quit smoking to help boost cancer survival.
“Women who quit smoking […]


Many Older Americans May Get Unneeded Breast, Prostate Cancer Screenings

January 21, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many older Americans are unnecessarily screened for breast and prostate cancer, which can lead to treatments they don’t need, a new study contends.
The practice may also be costing the U.S. health care system $1.2 billion a year, the researchers added.
Almost 16 percent of those 65 […]


Many Older Americans May Get Unneeded Breast, Prostate Cancer Screenings

January 21, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many older Americans are unnecessarily screened for breast and prostate cancer, which can lead to treatments they don’t need, a new study contends.
The practice may also be costing the U.S. health care system $1.2 billion a year, the researchers added.
Almost 16 percent of those 65 […]


Personal Care Plans Tied to Better Follow-Up in Breast Cancer Survivors

January 15, 2016

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — For low-income breast cancer survivors, personalized care plans may lead to better health outcomes, a new study finds.
Follow-up care for cancer survivors includes managing the long-term side effects of treatment and monitoring for tumor recurrence, among other things. An individualized care plan can help breast cancer survivors follow […]


Cancer No. 1 Killer of Asian-Americans, Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders: Study

January 14, 2016

THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Cancer is the leading cause of death among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, even though overall cancer incidence and death rates in these groups are lower than among white Americans, a new study finds.
There will be about 57,740 new cancer cases and nearly 17,000 cancer deaths […]




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