Items Tagged ‘Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer’

March 1, 2011

Surgical Breast Biopsies Being Overused

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A study conducted in Florida suggests that too many women are undergoing open, surgical breast biopsies instead of less invasive needle biopsies. These results were published in the American Journal of Surgery. If a woman has a breast lump or an abnormal area of the breast seen by breast imaging, a sample of breast tissue […]

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February 8, 2011

Hormone Use Near Menopause May Pose Greatest Breast Cancer Risk

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A large study conducted in the UK has reported that early use of menopausal hormone therapy (use before or soon after menopause) may increase breast cancer risk to a greater extent than later use. These results were published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. A limitation of this study, however, is that it […]

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February 5, 2009

Screening Mammography Associated with Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrences

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The results of a recent study indicate that screening mammography is associated with a reduced risk of cancer recurrences in women diagnosed with breast cancer. Researchers from Finland recently analyzed data regarding the use of screening mammography to detect breast cancer and its possible association with the risk of a recurrence. This study included 527 […]

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November 7, 2008

Migraines Associated with Reduced Breast Cancer Risk

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Migraines Associated with Reduced Breast Cancer Risk Women suffering from migraines appear to have a reduced risk for developing breast cancer, possibly due to fluctuating hormone levels. These results were recently published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. The majority of breast cancers are stimulated to grow from exposure to the female hormones estrogen and/or […]

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November 5, 2008

Folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 Not Shown to Protect Against Cancer in Women

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Folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 Not Shown to Protect Against Cancer in Women Supplementation with folic acid, B6, and B12 for more than seven years neither reduced nor increased the risk of breast cancer or other invasive cancer among women. These results were recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The role […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer


November 3, 2008

Vigorous Physical Activity Lowers Risk of Postmenopausal Breast Cancer

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Vigorous Physical Activity Lowers Risk of Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Women who engage in vigorous physical activity can significantly lower their risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. These results were recently published in the journal Breast Cancer Research. Breast cancer is diagnosed in approximately 200,000 women annually in the United States. Due to its prevalence, a reduction […]

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October 24, 2008

Tamoxifen Associated with Reduction in Bone Fractures

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Tamoxifen Associated with Reduction in Bone Fractures The use of the hormone agent Novaldex (tamoxifen) may reduce the risk of bone fractures in women 50 years or older. These results were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Women with hormone-positive breast cancer have cancer that is stimulated to grow from exposure to the […]

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October 15, 2008

Coffee Consumption Not Associated with Overall Risk of Breast Cancer

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Coffee Consumption Not Associated with Overall Risk of Breast Cancer Amount of caffeine consumption is not associated with an overall increased risk of breast cancer. These results were recently published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Breast cancer is diagnosed in nearly 200,000 women annually in the United States. With such a high prevalence, researchers […]

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October 10, 2008

NSAIDs May Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer

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NSAIDs May Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer The use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), including both aspirin and ibuprofen, appears to significantly reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. These results were recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer and is […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer