Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors

September 30, 2014

By Alan MozesHealth Day Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer patients who are overweight or obese when diagnosed appear to face a slightly higher risk for developing a second weight-related cancer, new research suggests.
The finding didn’t speak to the risk of colon cancer recurrence, only the potential for developing other cancers associated [...]

Herceptin Best for Certain Breast Cancer Patients, Study Says

September 30, 2014

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Herceptin is the best drug treatment for a type of breast cancer called HER2-positive and should remain the standard of care for that type of tumor, according to new findings from a long-term clinical trial.
HER2-positive breast cancers tend to be more aggressive than other types of breast cancer, [...]

Rat Study Suggests Light at Night Might Hamper Breast Cancer Therapy

September 29, 2014

MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A study in rats hints that exposure to dim light at night may make human breast cancer tumors resistant to the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin.
However, giving the rats a melatonin supplement prevented this light-linked resistance to doxorubicin, the most widely used cancer chemotherapy drug in the world.
Prior rat-based research [...]

Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer

September 29, 2014

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Adding the drug Perjeta to a standard medication, Herceptin, may give women with a form of advanced breast cancer a significant boost in survival, a new study finds.
The finding is limited to patients with tumors called HER2-positive that have spread (metastasized). And experts say [...]

Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer in Black Women

September 26, 2014

FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Black mothers who don’t breast-feed may be at higher risk for an aggressive type of breast cancer, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data from nearly 3,700 black breast cancer patients. About one-third of them had estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer — a tumor subtype that is more common in [...]

Increasing Skirt Sizes May Hike Your Breast Cancer Risk

September 25, 2014

If you want to minimize your chances of developing breast cancer, staying the same skirt size over the years might help, a new study suggests.

Some Benefits of Screening Elderly Women for Breast Cancer Questioned

September 16, 2014

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Including women older than 70 in national breast cancer screening programs won’t lead to a sharp reduction in advanced forms of the disease, a new study finds.
In fact, mass breast cancer screening programs could result in older women being overdiagnosed and overtreated, the Dutch researchers reported.
So, the decision [...]

Can Prediabetes Raise Risk of Certain Cancers?

September 8, 2014

MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Having prediabetes may increase a person’s risk for cancer, researchers report.
The researchers analyzed 16 studies that included nearly 900,000 people from around the world and found that people with prediabetes had a 15 percent overall increased risk of cancer. People with prediabetes have blood sugar levels that are [...]

Do Bras Cause Breast Cancer?

September 5, 2014

When it comes to breast cancer risk, women’s bras are off the hook, a new study says.

Is Soy a Foe to Women With Breast Cancer?

September 4, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Soy protein may increase activity in genes linked to breast cancer growth — at least in certain women who already have the disease, a new study suggests.
Experts said the findings, reported in the Sept. 4 Journal of the National Cancer Institute, shouldn’t scare women off [...]


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