A Healthy Lifestyle May Help Lower Genetic Breast Cancer Risk

May 27, 2016

Women who carry common gene variants linked to breast cancer can still cut their risk of the disease by following a healthy lifestyle, a large new study suggests.

Lifestyle Change May Cut Risk for Women With Breast Cancer Genes

May 26, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women who carry common gene variants linked to breast cancer can still cut their risk of the disease by following a healthy lifestyle, a large new study suggests.
In fact, lifestyle might be especially powerful for women at relatively high genetic risk of breast cancer, researchers […]

Common Abnormal Heart Rhythm Linked to Cancer Risk

May 25, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women with a common heart rhythm abnormality may be at an increased risk of developing cancer, particularly of the colon, a new study suggests.
“We found a significant relationship between atrial fibrillation and cancer,” said lead researcher Dr. David Conen, of the University Hospital in […]

Fatty Foods During Teen Years May Influence Later Breast Cancer Risk

May 19, 2016

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Teens who eat high amounts of saturated fats or low amounts of healthier mono- and polyunsaturated fats tend to have denser breasts 15 years later, new research suggests.
That’s important because greater breast density is a risk factor for breast cancer, the study authors said.
But the […]

Many Breast Cancer Patients Try Alternative Medicine First: Study

May 12, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women with early stage breast cancer who turn to alternative medicine may delay recommended chemotherapy, a new study suggests.
And although most of the more than 300 women in the study eventually had recommended chemotherapy, 11 percent did not, the researchers said.
“Previous studies have shown that […]

Teens Who Eat Lots of Fruit May Lower Their Breast Cancer Risk: Study

May 11, 2016

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Teenage girls who consume large amounts of fruit may lower their future risk for breast cancer, a new study suggests.
Conversely, women who drink more alcohol over time might increase their breast cancer risk, although they could also lower their chances of heart disease, a second […]

Could ‘Breast Cancer Genes’ Play Role in Prostate Cancer, Too?

May 9, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A man’s risk of aggressive and lethal prostate cancer may be heavily influenced by gene mutations previously linked to breast and ovarian cancer in women, a trio of new studies suggests.
And, at least one expert says these findings may indicate that men with a history […]

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.


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