Tag: breast cancer survival

The Mammogram Frequency Debate: What It Means to You

The question of how often women should be screened for breast cancer seems to have no clear-cut answer. While some experts say that women should be screened once a year, not all experts agree with this recommendation.

In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that women between the

Newsbriefs: Breast Cancer; Fruits and Vegetables

Exercise Extends Breast Cancer Survival
A recent review suggests that women with breast cancer who meet current physical activity recommendations as an adjunct to standard treatment may have a reduced risk for death from their disease. The review (Canadian Medical Association Journal, Feb. 21) analyzed 67 studies, and found that 150

Tell Your Doctor About Breast Cancer Symptoms

Tell Your Doctor About Breast Cancer Symptoms

Each year, some 230,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in American women, and about one in eight American women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point. Breast cancer represents the second-most common cancer in women after skin cancer, and it’s the second-leading cause of death in women

Newsbriefs: Warfarin; Carbs; Breast Cancer Survival

Monitor Your Diet Carefully if You Take Warfarin
Poor knowledge of food interactions with the blood-thinning drug warfarin (Coumadin®) may increase the risk of serious side effects in people who take it, according to research presented at EuroHeartCare 2016, in April. Warfarin protects against stroke by decreasing the risk for blood

Frontline: Breast Cancer; Joint Replacement Surgery; Hormone Therapy

Breast Cancer Survival Rates Higher Following Ovary Removal
According to a study published online April 23, 2015 in the journal JAMA Oncology, for breast cancer patients who have the BRCA1 gene mutation, undergoing an oophorectomy (a proce-dure that removes a woman’s ovaries) reduced breast cancer death rates by 62 percent. Among

2015 Women’s Health Advisor Index

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Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia/Memory

Cardiovascular disease linked with higher risk of cognitive decline (Apr., 2)
How to cope with a dementia diagnosis (Apr., 3)
Hip fracture patients at risk for delirium, dementia (May, 2)
Reduce the effects of cognitive aging (Oct., 5)
Modifiable factors linked with risks of Alzheimer’s disease (Nov., 2)

Arthritis/Rheumatology

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