If someone had predicted 30 years ago that iodine would become one
of the most important breast cancer treatments, not many people
would have believed it.
And they would have been right - it isn't. In fact, it's hardly used at all.
But it should be.
Iodine kills breast cancer cells without killing off normal cells in the
process. Because of this, it's ideal for both treatment and preve... ››› more
While no food or diet can promise 100% protection from breast cancer, research suggests that what you eat can impact your breast cancer risk. That's because some foods have the amazing ability to heal and protect your body from disease.
The latest breast cancer-fighting food on the block is the humble tomato, thanks to its ability to elevate levels of a hormone known to help regulate fat and bl... ››› more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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