Items Tagged ‘cancer risk’

February 3rd, 2015

Danish Study Suggests Contraceptive Use Increases Risk of Brain Cancer

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The results of a recently published clinical study suggest that taking the birth control pill for at least five years may double the risk of developing a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a rare but often fatal from of brain cancer. Glioblastoma multiforme is one of the most common and fatal types of primary brain cancer. It […]

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Tags: birth control, Brain Cancer, cancer risk, contraceptive, gbm, General Brain Cancer, glioblastoma, glioblastoma multiforme, News


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


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