- Sun exposure may be key to surviving breast cancer, study suggests
- A body of epidemiologic studies suggest that people with higher blood levels of vitamin D, otherwise known as the sunshine vitamin, are at lower risk for colorectal cancer.
Now, a new study published in the JAMA Oncology suggests that the same may hold true for breast cancer...
The study found that women with optimal vitamin D levels also had a better chance of surviving breast cancer. To u... ››› more
- [30 December 2017]
- Regional anaesthesia during breast cancer surgery can be beneficial - here's why
- According to a recent study, undergoing regional anaesthesia during breast cancer surgery can lower your levels of inflammation and promote a better immune response.
These breakthrough findings may help improve the outcomes of breast cancer surgery. Read on for the full scoop...
Regional anaesthesia versus general anaesthetic – what’s the difference?
Regional anaesthestia is conducted b... ››› more
- [02 November 2017]
- Four foods all breast cancer patients should include in their diet
- If you're diagnosed with a serious illness like breast cancer, what you put on your plate is probably the last thing on your mind.
It shouldn't be this way though - as Erin Ross, who works with cancer patients at the Cleveland Clinic in the United States, points out, meal planning and eating well is a vital part of your breast cancer treatment plan.
“Eating well has physical, mental, and ... ››› more
- [31 October 2017]
- Three natural ways to reduce your risk of a breast cancer relapse
- If you were diagnosed with breast cancer in the past, there's around a 3% chance it may come back again, according to various studies.
One large-scale published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in 2016 found that your risk for a relapse is highest within the first five years, and especially the first year or two after surgery.
While you'll be under the watchful eye of your doctor after su... ››› more
- [19 October 2017]
- Four tips to get your health back on track after breast cancer
- While studies haven't established a direct link between lifestyle habits and a lower risk of breast cancer, it's common sense that forming healthier habits benefits your overall health. Plus, surviving breast cancer is the perfect occasion to evaluate your habits.
“A cancer diagnosis represents a teachable moment,” says Julia Rowland, director of the National Cancer Institute's Office of Ca... ››› more
- [03 October 2017]
- Male breast cancer: What you need to know
- While women are 100 times more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than men, men can develop breast cancer too.
In fact, the American Cancer Society reports that more than 2,400 new cases of male breast cancer will be diagnosed this year. However, there's still a lot to be learned about this disease. Here's what we already know...
Only one in 1,000 men will develop breast cancer
The ... ››› more
- [21 September 2017]
- There are breast cancer benefits tied to high cholesterol
- Breakthrough! A 14 year-long study that looked at over 1,000,000 people has found that there are breast cancer benefits associated with high cholesterol. The study found that women with high cholesterol had significantly lower rates of the disease and improved mortality.
The link between high cholesterol and breast cancer is a topic that's been fascinating researchers for years. Dr Rahul Potlur... ››› more
- [12 September 2017]
- New ultrasound device may help detect breast cancer sooner
- A brand new research project at the University of Southern California (USC) Comprehensive Cancer Center is actively recruiting women with dense breast tissue to examine the effectiveness of a SoftVue, a novel ultrasound device.
SoftVue is the very first 3-D, whole-breast system that might better assist doctors in distinguishing normal breast tissue from cancers, as well as detect breast cancer... ››› more
- [05 September 2017]
- Three of the most common breast cancer myths dispelled
- If you've done a quick Google search on what causes breast cancer, you've likely come across a number of claims about what can increase your risk of the disease.
But here's the thing: Some of these so-called breast cancer facts are actually myths or misconceptions that aren't supported by scientific evidence. On that note, we've dispelled three the most common breast cancer myths…
Don’t ... ››› more
- [11 August 2017]
- Why breast cancer patients should eat soy foods
- In the past, doctors have warned breast cancer patients not to eat soy foods such as milk, tofu and edamame...
Now, new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association represents “a complete turnaround” from the previous misunderstanding about the link between eating soy and breast cancer, according to Sally Scroggs, a registered dietician and senior health education s... ››› more
- [08 August 2017]
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