In 2013, actress Angelina Jolie announced that she had both of her breasts removed after genetic testing indicated she was at increased risk of breast cancer. Her announcement came about five years after actress Christina Applegate underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with early-stage cancer in one breast. Media
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Q: Is gout hereditary? My father and several other relatives have gout, and I am hoping that my family history doesn’t raise my risk.
A: If other members of your family have had gout, you’re more likely to develop the disease. Researchers have identified several genes associated with gout, but it’s
Ask Dr. Etingin: Aspirin for Cancer Prevention; Raditation Therapy for Breast Cancer; Nordic Walking
Q: A friend of mine told me she takes a daily aspirin to prevent ovarian cancer—she said there was a big study that recommended doing so. Should I be taking aspirin too?
A: I think your friend may be referring to a 2014 review that analyzed data from 12 large studies
News that you have cancer can be overwhelming. Feelings of anxiety, sadness, and confusion are completely normal. The shock of the diagnosis also can affect your ability to process information clearly and to ask the right questions about testing and treatment that lie ahead.
Because you may face important decisions about
More Women Having Breast-Conserving Surgery
An increasing number of women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer are having lumpectomies, surgeries that remove the cancerous tissue but preserve the breast, rather than mastectomies, in which the entire breast is removed, according to findings published online June 17, 2015 in JAMA Surgery. The researchers
Antioxidants have different effects on breast cancer patients. In a five-year study of nearly 2,300 women with early-stage breast cancer, those who used either vitamin C or E had a lower risk of recurrence than those who did not use them, while women who regularly used a mix of carotenoids
Cancer is stubborn; ask anyone who’s had it. You hope it’s gone for good and then it comes back. But thanks to advances in medicine and early detection, the future is much rosier than it used to be for cancer victims. The cancer death rate in this country has declined
The effect of diet on breast cancer generated quite a bit of news recently, as results from a large multi-center study were released. The findings were just the latest in a line of reports from the seven-year Women’s Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) trial on the effect of diet in
For years, researchers have studied and debated a possible link between fat intake and breast cancer. For a while, experts accepted as fact that a high-fat intake increased the risk of breast cancer. Then came disappointing research results that caused nutritionists to back away from the fat-breast cancer link.