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
Some women have a very common condition known as fibrocystic breast disease, which is characterised by discomfort and lumpiness in one or both breasts. The lumps are due to breast cysts or small breast masses and are benign - meaning they're not cancerous.
While in reality, there's no link between fibrocystic breasts and breast cancer risk, women with the disease may experience false alarms. If... ››› more
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and affects hundreds of thousands each year. According to statistics, one in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, but there aren't always symptoms.
Fortunately, early detection of breast cancer is key - not to mention the closest thing to prevention. A cancerous tumour in your breast is much easier for your doctor to treat if y... ››› more
You already know that cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower are chockfull of cancer-fighting compounds.
But, according to recent research, watercress is yet another green with potent anti-cancer effects. Here's exactly how this peppery green helps prevent certain cancers.
Watercress increases the antioxidants in your blood, which can help you prevent... ››› more
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
There's nothing you can do about being born into a family riddled with breast cancer. But there is lots you can do to prevent yourself from developing the horrible disease - and it all starts with breast cancer awareness.
Breast cancer awareness has nothing to do with early detection, chemotherapy, radiation or disfiguring surgery. Instead, it's all about prevention. One study proved that ident... ››› more
Most of us know women who have fought breast cancer - mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, daughters, friends, neighbours... Perhaps you're even fighting the disease yourself.
It goes without saying that breast cancer is an epidemic. One in every eight woman will develop the disease, and close to 40,000 women die from it each year. According to science, common chemicals like Bisphenol-A, phth... ››› more
If you think that drinking a glass or two of wine with dinner every night will only take a toll on your liver, think again...
According to data reported to the World Cancer Congress in Paris, drinking alcohol has caused more than 700,000 new cancer cases and approximately 366,000 cancer deaths in 2012, mainly in wealthy countries.
At first, the alcohol consumption and cancer risk association... ››› more
Attention, women! This one's for you…
A new study conducted by researchers at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health has found that if you ate lots of high-fibre foods - especially fruits and vegetables - during adolescence and young adulthood, you have a significantly lower chance of getting breast cancer compared to those who didn't eat much fibre when they were young.
The lead auth... ››› more
Proof that the sunshine vitamin makes breast cancer cells less aggressive
Your chances of surviving breast cancer increases drastically when you have higher levels of vitamin D in your blood
Here's how to ensure you're getting enough vitamin D
The vitamin your body makes when sunshine hits your skin has always been a natural supplement to turn to for overall health. But now naturopa... ››› more
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