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
Women go on the birth control pill for many different reasons - to prevent pregnancy, regulate their periods, decrease menstrual cramps and prevent acne, to name a few.
And the benefits don't stop there, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Researchers behind this study found that the pill may even help prevent cancer for at least 30 years! Read... ››› 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
Each year, around 850,000 women in America alone have to bear those terrifying words: “I've got bad news - you have cancer.” But all is not doom and gloom…
While a large number of ladies fall sick due to faulty genes and plain bad luck, research shows that around two-thirds of cancer deaths are in fact preventable. What I mean by this, is that there's a lot you can control - you just have... ››› more
“You have cancer” is a phrase that you never want to hear from your doctor. But sadly, a growing number of women in the US are experiencing that utter devastation…
A troubling new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that HPV-related are on the rise. The report explains that these types of cancer, which are related to the Human Papillomavirus AKA the most ... ››› more
In the wellness world, cancer prevention is a common topic. Unfortunately, it's often over-saturated with extreme techniques that have not been scientifically proven to be effective.
Just think about how many times we've all heard the phrase “that causes cancer." Even though this may be beneficial in raising cancer awareness, it's also made many of us paranoid and misinformed.
First, it's... ››› more
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
Ladies, put down your glass - now! A new study of 136,000 adults has found that just one or two drinks a day can increase your risk of certain cancers!
Lead investigator Yin Cao of the nutrition department at Harvard's TH Chan School of Public Health in Boston, US, reported: “Our study reinforces the dietary guidelines that it's important not to go beyond one drink per day for women.”
Th... ››› more
Do spend a lot of time sitting or lying down? That could be bad news…
According to a new study, lots of time spent sitting or lying down can increase a woman's odds for cancer. It doesn't seem to have the same effect on men, it adds.
But how on earth would sitting boost your cancer risk?! Sounds bizarre, right? Read on to find out more about this strange correlation…
Sitting down and ... ››› more
Good news, ladies!
You might fear mammograms because of the radiation risk tied to them. But there's no longer a need to!
New research has revealed that the radiation dose from a screening mammogram is 20% to 35% lower than they previously assumed. That's a significant difference…
But what's the reason for this lowered risk? Read on to find out…
Why the radiation risk associated wi... ››› more
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