Tag: history of breast cancer

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Lower Breast-Cancer Risk

Hardly a day goes by without headlines touting the health benefits of a Mediterranean-style diet, which has been linked to lower risk of cardiovascular disease and possible brain protection. Now, a recent study suggests this style of eating may also help protect women against breast cancer.

The study compared breast-cancer risk

Respond Quickly to Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Respond Quickly to Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Ovarian cancer is devious and deceptive. As it first develops in a woman’s body, it may offer up no indication of its presence. Oftentimes, it doesn’t reveal itself until after it’s progressed, and when it does, many times its warning signs still go unrecognized.

That’s because ovarian cancer symptoms tend to

Newsbriefs: Breast Cancer Risk; Supplements; Heart Disease Risk

Energy Density of Diet Linked With Breast Cancer Risk
A low-energy density diet may reduce your risk of breast cancer after menopause, according to a study published in the October 2016 issue of the Journal of Nutrition. For the study, researchers analyzed dietary data on almost 57,000 postmenopausal women with no

Tackling the Issue of Vaginal Dryness

Postmenopausal women often have a variety of concerns and problems that can result from the changes in their hormone levels. Margaret Polaneczky, MD, a gynecologist at the Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center at Weill Cornell Medicine, says that vaginal dryness is one of the most common complaints among postmenopausal women.
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Screening for Breast Cancer: The Latest Expert Advice

Confused about how often to get a mammogram? Some newly updated guidelines may help. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that women ages 50 to 74 undergo mammography screening every two years. The USPSTF notes that mammograms for women between the ages of 40 and 50 are effective,

Ovarian Cancer: An Elusive Disease

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer deaths among women in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. The main reason for this is the fact the disease is so hard to detect—it is typically symptom-free in its early stages, and also has no proven screening

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