If you've done your research, you'll know that women with a faulty BRCA1 gene typically have a 45% to 90% risk of developing breast cancer sometime in their life. The average woman only has a 12% risk.
What is a BRCA1 gene you're wondering? Simply put, it's the gene that restrains the growth of cells in your breasts.
While you can't do anything about the genes you were born with, committing... ››› more
Breast cancer appears to be taking over the world.
In the last few months we heard of Angelina Jolie's fight to keep breast cancer from claiming her life. She publicly spoke about her double mastectomy and how her risk was because of her genes.
Just recently, she had her ovaries removed too, as they were creating a 50% ovarian cancer risk.
Now there's another beautiful celebrity going ... ››› more
New research from a leading American university reveals that physical exercise can prevent women from becoming a victim of one of the world's most common cancers: Breast cancer.
Here's what you need to know about this study and how it can make you healthier.
Exercise cuts your breast cancer risk by a quarter!
The study, performed by the University of Minnesot... ››› more
It may have come out years ago, but the Atkins diet is still one of the most popular diets around.
From Kim Kardashian to Renée Zellweger and Sharon Osbourne, Hollywood women just can't seem to get enough of it.
But you shouldn't follow suit.
While there's no denying the thrill of knowing that you can lose weight by eating bacon and eggs three times a day, doing so is putting you dire... ››› more
Most women think there's just one form of breast cancer. But in truth, there are many.
And at least two types of breast cancer (note these are responsible for three in every four breast cancer cases) are hormone-related.
Why is that important? Because knowing what's behind your disease is the best way to find a treatment that really works.
And today, we're filling you in on what you ne... ››› more
Constipation isn't something you want to talk about. But it's an important subject that could mean a world of difference to your overall health.
A few years ago, a group of British researchers did a comparison study of severely constipated women, who had bowel movements approximately once a week, vs. women who had daily movements and didn't suffer from constipation at all.
Because ... ››› more
With Angelina Jolie in the news again, this time for having surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes, many women around the world are again reminded of the harsh reality genetics can play on your health.
Here's what you should know if you're concerned about your risk for breast cancer…
These rogue genes are bad news when it comes to breast cancer
To become cancerous, a cell ne... ››› more
If you're in remission from breast cancer, congratulations.
But that doesn't mean you can let your guard down.
Not only are you never really out of the woods if you've had cancer once, but a study, presented at this year's Endocrine Society annual meeting just two weeks ago, showed there's a new risk you need to worry about:
And if you're in the first five years of ... ››› more
According to a new study, women with close male relatives suffering from prostate cancer are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer. “This is not the first study to examine this relationship, but it is one of the larger to date, if not the largest study,” according to lead author Jennifer L. Beebe-Dimmer of Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit. Dr Beebe-Dimmer pointed out that cancer ... ››› more
Our integrative doctor, Dr Craige Golding, revealed an astonishing new study that found a strong link between antibiotic use and breast cancer.
Given that breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, and doctors have long prescribed and over-prescribed antibiotics for numerous conditions - from the flu to serious infections - it may shock you to learn that scientists first suggested... ››› more
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