Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows

November 26, 2014

Obesity is associated with close to 500,000 new cancer cases worldwide each year, and nearly two-thirds of obesity-related cancers occur in North America and Europe, a new report shows.


New Device May Make Mammograms More Comfortable

November 25, 2014

Dutch researchers have developed a device that may reduce the discomfort many women feel during a mammogram while preserving the quality of the image.


Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy

November 19, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When confronted with early stage breast cancer, surgical removal of the tumor alone (lumpectomy) — which conserves the breast — can be a less drastic option than total mastectomy.
However, a new study shows that a rising number of early stage breast cancer patients who are eligible for […]


Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients

November 14, 2014

Breast cancer patients who experience pain and swelling related to their treatment may find relief in acupuncture and exercise, new research suggests.


Guidelines Aim to Reduce 2nd Surgeries After Breast Cancer Lumpectomy

November 12, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In a study of more than 240,000 women who had breast conservation surgery for breast cancer, nearly 25 percent needed a second operation, a new study finds.
“There are very few operations where you would expect to have a second surgery,” said lead researcher Dr. Lee […]


Phone Counseling Helps Rural Women With Cancer Gene Tests

November 11, 2014

TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Telephone counseling on genetic testing is as effective as in-person counseling for women at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer, a new study finds.
While in-person genetic counseling is available for many women in cities, that’s typically not the case for women in rural areas, the researchers noted.
This […]


Potential Upside of Lactose Intolerance: Lower Cancer Rates

November 10, 2014

People who are lactose-intolerant may be less likely to develop certain types of cancer, a new study suggests.


Breast Cancer Patients Might Prefer ‘Invisible Tattoo’

November 4, 2014

TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Using “invisible” tattoos instead of permanent dark ink ones when breast cancer patients undergo radiation therapy could help improve how patients feel about themselves, a new study finds.
The skin markings are needed to ensure that radiation therapy is given in the exact same spot during each treatment session. […]


Generic Drugs May Help Breast Cancer Patients Stick to Therapy

October 31, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Access to generic hormone therapy medicines improves the chances that breast cancer patients will stick with their drug treatment, a new study found.
“We know that hormone therapy for women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer can reduce recurrence by up to 50 percent,” study leader Dr. Dawn Hershman, an […]


Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, Hispanics

October 31, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Obesity increases the risk of certain types of breast cancer in postmenopausal black and Hispanic women, two new U.S. studies show.
One study of more than 3,200 Hispanic women found being overweight or obese increased the risk for estrogen receptor-negative and progesterone receptor-positive breast tumors among postmenopausal women.
“We’ve known […]



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