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  • Lower your risk of breast cancer by reducing your overall body fat
  • All along you've been told that a reduction in belly fat is associated with lower levels of breast cancer markers. But a new study published in the journal Endocrine-Related Cancer has found that it's actually a reduction in overall body fat that's associated with lower risk of breast cancer! Researchers behind this study say the results highlight the importance of maintaining a healthy weight ... ››› more
  • [09 June 2017]
  • How you cook your meat directly affects your chance of surviving breast cancer
  • Attention, ladies! Do you enjoy your meat smoked, grilled or done on the braai? If you answered “yes”, you'll be shocked to know that a body of past research has linked eating meat cooked in these ways to increased risk of breast cancer. Even worse, a new study published online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has revealed that these meat cooking methods may also lower you... ››› more
  • [08 February 2017]
  • This common dental procedure could give you breast cancer
  • No one wants to have a root canal. Yet, it's one of the most common dental procedures around. This despite the fact that new research reveals it can cause breast cancer. Read on to find out more below. Root canal turns friendly bacteria into cancer-causing toxins   During a root canal, your dentist hollows out your infected tooth and fills it with metal rods. These rods elimina... ››› more
  • [14 October 2015]
  • Early stage breast cancer is NOT an emergency, experts say
  • Finally, some positive breast cancer news… According to a new study, only 3% of women diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer will die of the disease within 20 years. And, more aggressive treatment won't improve this high survival rate. “The good news is that death is pretty rare,” said study author Steven Narod, director of the Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit at Women's Colle... ››› more
  • [24 August 2015]
  • Should you get a mammogram earlier because you have lumpy breasts?
  • The answer is simple: Nope. Well, not necessarily… Women with lumpy breasts don't have a higher risk of breast cancer, so earlier screening isn't necessary. The technical term for lumpy breasts is “fibrocystic breasts”. The lumps are nodules of fibrous tissue or cysts that form in response to fluctuating hormones. These lumps might feel very tender and change in size throughout you... ››› more
  • [05 August 2015]
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