A new study suggests that women who are diagnosed with advanced breast cancer should not delay treatment, as those who wait even 60 days before beginning treatment face significantly higher risks of dying than women who start the therapy soon after diagnosis. The research has been conducted by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James).
A new study suggests that eating red meat and poultry may boost the risk of breast cancer in white women - but not black women. "Most breast cancer studies have been conducted in [white] women," said senior study author Dr. Elisa Bandera, an epidemiologist at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, in an institute news release. Since most of the previous researches have been around white women, the current research aimed at collecting more information on the impact of consumption of meat on breast cancer in women with African and European origin as well, Bandera noted.
A new study suggests that breast cancer patients who suffer from fatigue may find relief in acupuncture, an alternative medicine methodology originating in ancient China. The treatment includes manipulation of thin, solid needles that have been inserted into acupuncture points on the skin of the patient. According to a report in Mail Online, about 40 percent of breast cancer patients suffer from fatigue and this study is the first clinical trial using acupuncture to treat this particular symptom of the disease.
Breast cancer is every woman's nightmare, and with the number of lives that it claims every year, the disease is one of the scariest for all the wrong reasons. Numerous studies have been conducted by researchers around the world in order to better understand the origin and spread of the disease, and a recent study offers us a chance to get an even closer look at the deadly disease.
A new study suggests that women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) could lead to a lesser risk of heart problems, but the researchers are still unsure of the long-term safety risks.
Breast cancer, apart from being a deadly disease, also leaves behind the survivors and sufferers with a lot of agony and depression. A new study suggests that a simple mindful meditation can help breast cancer survivors get relief from symptoms of depression...
In a move that could alter the way breast cancers are treated, scientists have categorized breast cancer into four distinctive types based on genetics.
Findings from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) funded by the National Cancer institute (NIH) reveal that there exists a genetic link between 'Basel-like' breast cancer and a serous ovarian cancer.
Factors outside of genetic predisposition and the body's production of estrogen, such as diet and other life style factors, can increase a women's risk of breast cancer, according to a new study conducted by the University of California, Davis.
A new study claims that the postmenopausal women with type II diabetes are about 30 percent more likely to contract breast cancer.
A new study suggests that chemicals or foods that raise the level of the hormone estrogen during pregnancy may up the risk of cancer in the next three generations. According to the study conducted on rats by scientists from Virginia Tech and Georgetown University, environmental damage may be passed from one generation to the next not through genetic mutations but through "epigenetic" alterations that influence how genomic information is decoded, Medical Xpress reported. However, the findings of the study have not yet been validated in human beings. For the study, researchers fed pregnant rats a diet supplemented with synthetic estrogen or fat, which increases estrogen levels. The female offspring of the rats, though healthy, harbored a greater than normal risk of mammary cancer.
Having ample amount of sleep at night is not only important to start a fresh morning; it also has many a health benefits in the long run. According to a new study, lack of sleep could give rise to more aggressive breast cancers. The study, led by Cheryl Thompson, PhD, is the first ever to associate insufficient sleep and biologically more aggressive tumors and chances of cancer recurrence.The authors point out that this correlation between sleep duration and recurrence of cancer, though is strong in post-menopausal women, it is not true for pre-menopausal women.
In a new study in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, researchers show how extra body fat causes hormonal changes and inflammation that may drive some cases of breast cancer to spread and recur despite treatment.
Doctors have started prescribing broccoli-based medicine to women with breast cancer to see whether it suppresses their tumors. According to some previous studies, a compound released by the body after the consumption of broccoli has the potential of boosting protective enzymes in breast tissue. Molecule sulforaphane has been harnessed by the scientists and being given to the patients diagnosed with the disease.
Senior citizens are at the top of the list of people at risk for contracting and unfortunately, passing away from the coronavirus. This is in great part due to their weaker immune systems and common existing health problems associated with aging. As such, it has been highly recommended that seniors do their best to remain at home to reduce the likelihood of contracting the virus.