Tag: invasive breast cancer

Lose Weight to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Postmenopausal women may be able to reduce their risk of developing invasive breast cancer by losing just 5 percent of their body weight, according to a study published in Cancer. Several studies have found an association between obesity and breast cancer, so a team of researchers from 11 medical centers

Breast Cancer Treatment Options to Consider

Breast Cancer Treatment Options to Consider

Once you’ve received the sobering news that you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, the next step is to discuss a personalized breast cancer treatment plan with your medical team. Your doctor’s recommendations will involve many factors, including your age, medical history, the type, location, and size of the cancer, and

Ask the Doctor: Is Gout Hereditary; Post-Surgical Radiotherapy

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

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: Breast Cancer Treatment

Pathway to Treatment for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer.
A key to unlocking treatment for a very aggressive form of breast cancer may soon be within researchers’ grasps. The cancer, in which tumors do not express estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, or genes that promote production of the HER2 protein, is called triple negative

New Details on the Risk and Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

During the 1980s and 1990s, older women were advised to take estrogen and other hormones to ease menopause symptoms and keep their hearts healthy. But in 2002, data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI)—a large, randomized trial of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in postmenopausal women—revealed that estrogen use failed to

Physical Activity Decreases Risks of Breast Cancer and Atrial Fibrillation

Recent research shows that, when a woman exercises regularly, she may lower her risks of invasive breast cancer and atrial fibrillation. Other benefits of being active include cardiovascular, metabolic, musculoskeletal, and psychological advantages, as well as improved sleep and weight control.

For good health, the importance of moving your body cannot

New Science on Multivitamins and Cancer

Should you pop a multi to protect against cancer? Previous studies have found no cancer protection from taking daily multivitamin supplements. For example, the large-scale Physicians’ Health Study-II, which followed nearly 15,000 men for an average of eight years, found that vitamin E and vitamin C supplements did not reduce

Disrupting Cancer’s Energy Source

Virtually all cancers can form metastatic tumors, and a malignant tumor in one part of the body can spread with relative ease to distant locations, creating new and distinct cancers. Tumor cells can travel efficiently via blood, lymphatics, or even across body cavities. Lungs and liver, brains and bone are

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