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…
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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
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved a new early-stage breast cancer treatment called Nerlynx (neratinib). According to the FDA, Nerlynx is the first extended adjuvant treatment of early-stage, HER2-positive breast cancer.
Extended adjuvant treatment is a type of therapy that patients take after an initial treatment to lower their risk of the cancer coming back even furth... ››› more
Doctors often prescribe hormone replacement therapies, or medications that contain female hormones that compensate those that the body no longer produces, to reduce the effects of menopausal symptoms in women.
A body of research suggests that women who take hormone replacement therapies have a significantly higher risk of breast cancer. Now, a new study carried out by researchers at the Univers... ››› more
Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina in the United States recently conducted a study that found that treatment targeting glucose-regulated protein 78 - also known as GRP78 - may restore responsiveness to hormone-blocking breast cancer therapies.
The team of researchers published data that showed the efficacy of a GRP78-targeting morpholino molecule in inhibiting... ››› more
Scientists at the University of Missouri have uncovered that herbs and vegetables contain a natural compound that may help to improve treatments for triple-negative breast cancer.
The scientists found that the compound, called luteolin, may reduce the risk of developing metastasis - the development of secondary malignant growths at a distance from the primary site of cancer. Their early tests s... ››› more
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
It's well-known that vitamin D intake is important for maintaining healthy bones and teeth, regulating calcium and phosphorus absorption and preventing diseases like cancer, type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis. But what about other diseases like cancer and, more specifically, breast cancer?
A spanking new study by researchers at Kaiser Permanente and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute has fou... ››› more
Cancer patients will be surprised to know that the over-the-counter painkiller, aspirin may cut their risk of cancer death.
This goes according a study carried out by researchers from Yin Cao at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the USA, which was presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Read on to learn more about the cance... ››› more
To date, there's no research that proves that your lifestyle habits post-breast cancer surgery impact your risk of a breast cancer recurrence. However, Julia Rowland, PhD, director of the National Cancer Institute's Office of Cancer Survivorship, assures that surviving surgery is the ideal occasion to reassess your habits!
“A cancer diagnosis represents a teachable moment,” explains Rowland... ››› more
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