Items Tagged ‘cancer prevention’

February 4th, 2015

Low-Fat Diet May Help Prevent Certain Breast Cancers

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Women who lower their fat intake may have a reduced risk of estrogen receptor (ER)-positive/progesterone receptor (PR)-negative breast cancer. These findings were published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. The relationship between diet and breast cancer has been studied extensively. In particular, the link between dietary fat intake and breast cancer risk has been a […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, breast cancer prevention, cancer prevention, diet, News, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer


December 16th, 2014

IBIS-I Trial Confirms Greater Than Fifteen Year Benefit of Tamoxifen to Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer in High-Risk Women

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Long term results of the International Breast Cancer Intervention Study-I (IBIS-I) were presented at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, confirming that tamoxifen significantly decreased the risk of developing breast cancer in high-risk women. The IBIS-1 clinical study was designed to investigate the long-term risks and benefits of taking tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, breast cancer prevention, cancer prevention, News, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, tamoxifen


December 12th, 2014

Breastfeeding Reduces Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

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Breastfeeding could cut the chance of developing breast cancer by up to one fifth according to researchers sharing the results of a major clinical study presented at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.1 Previous studies have suggested that breastfeeding has a protective effect against the development of breast cancer, but the impact appeared relatively […]

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Tags: breasfeeding, Breast Cancer, cancer prevention, cancer risk, News, risk reduction, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer


December 4th, 2014

3-D Mammography Improves Cancer Detection in Dense Breasts

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A major new study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has found that digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3-D mammography, has the potential to significantly increase the cancer detection rate in mammography screening of women with dense breasts. Breasts are considered dense if they have a […]

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Tags: 3-d mammography, Breast Cancer, cancer detection, cancer prevention, dense breasts, News, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, tomosynthesis


December 3rd, 2014

Risk-based Screening Misses Breast Cancers in Women in Their Forties

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A study of breast cancers detected with screening mammography found that strong family history and dense breast tissue were commonly absent in women between the ages of 40 and 49 diagnosed with breast cancer. Results of the study were presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). “Screening recommendations for […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, breast cancer screening, cancer prevention, MRI, News, screening, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer


November 19th, 2014

Thin Melanomas Responsible for Many Melanoma Related Deaths

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According to a new study published in The Journal of Investigative Dermatology, more people are dying from melanomas thinner than a dime than from thicker skin lesions, which have long been thought to be more dangerous. Researchers in Australia wanted to evaluate whether the people dying from melanoma were mostly those who had avoided early detection and […]

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Tags: cancer prevention, Melanoma, News, Recurrent Melanoma, Screening/Prevention Melanoma, Stages I-II Melanoma


August 18th, 2014

Scientific Review Suggests Aspirin Significantly Cuts Cancer Rates

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A recent review of several studies confirms that taking a small daily dose of aspirin significantly reduces the risk of developing – or dying from several kinds of cancer.(1) Several clinical studies have suggested that aspirin can reduce the risk of colon, and other cancer’s of the gastrointestinal tract. (2,3,4) In order to study this […]

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Tags: aspirin, cancer prevention, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, News, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Esophageal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Gastric Cancer


August 12th, 2014

Weighing the Risks

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Exploring the Link Between Obesity and Cancer By Kari Bohlke, ScD “For the great majority of Americans who do not use tobacco, weight control, dietary choices, and levels of physical activity are the most important modifiable determinants of cancer risk.” —From the 2006 American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention1 […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Breast Cancer, cancer, cancer prevention, cancer risk, Colon Cancer, endometrial cancer, News, obesity, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Uterine Cancer


August 8th, 2014

Exposure to Some Inflammatory Bowel Disease Drugs May Increase Leukemia Risk

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Thiopurines are an established treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients.  They are used to reduce inflammation and provide symptom relief.  Thiopurine immunosuppressive drugs have now been reported to increase the risk of acute myelod leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare bone marrow disorder, seven-fold among IBD patients. These data were recently reported in a […]

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Tags: Acute Myeloid Leukemia, AML, cancer prevention, General Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Health and Wellness, Leukemia, MDS, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, News, Screening/Prevention Leukemia, thiopurines