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Low-Dose Aspirin May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk Up to 20 Percent

A new study conducted with a large sample found evidence that low-dose aspirin use may play a role in decreasing the risk of a woman developing breast cancer. The study from the City of Hope Beckman Research Institute was reported recently in the journal Breast Cancer Research. Previous research has suggested there may be a […]

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Foods that Can Help Ward Off Breast Cancer

While it is folly to assume eating a few food items will effectively prevent a person from ever getting breast cancer, there is more and more evidence that diet choice can make a real difference. It is one of the risk factors that a person can control, in contrast to other factors such as age, […]

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When Chemo Drugs Are Given Affects Amount of Inflammation

Chemotherapy in humans has many neurological side effects, such as depression, anxiety, and short-term memory loss (sometimes called “chemo brain”). It’s believed that inflammation caused by chemo drugs is behind those side effects. But a recent study shows that the time when chemotherapy drugs are given affects the amount of inflammation these drugs cause. The […]

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Exercise is Best Lifestyle Change for Preventing Recurrence

Although breast cancer survival rates are quite high compared with other forms of cancer, cancer can still come back. A new study conducted in Canada gives some recommendations that breast cancer survivors can incorporate into their lifestyles to reduce their chances of cancer recurrence. The study The research goal was to examine various lifestyle factors […]

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Starving Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells of Nutrient Kills Them

You may think of cancer cells as monsters that replicate at will. But it turns out that certain cancer cells can’t do this without a certain nutrient, and when they are deprived of this nutrient they quickly die. This was the finding of a study that recently appeared online in Oncogene. Duke University scientists conducted […]

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The Ins and Outs of Lumpectomies

Finding that you have a lump in your breast can be unnerving, to say the least. But it doesn’t mean you have breast cancer. In many cases, your doctor will recommend removing the lump. The surgery used, if possible, is called a lumpectomy, which is known as a breast-conserving procedure. Here are some of the […]

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Over Last 25 Years, Breast Cancer Deaths Have Dropped

The last quarter century has been an eventful one for breast cancer research and treatment. A host of new breast cancer detection and management strategies have been introduced, and these seem to be paying big dividends in mortality rates. In figures recently released by the American Association for Cancer Research, over those 25 years rates […]

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New Detection Test Could Replace Mammograms

Ask any woman one thing they would just as soon see go away, and many would choose mammograms. This unpleasant diagnostic tool also is far from foolproof, often showing anomalies that turn out to be false positives. For the hundreds of millions of women who undergo regular mammograms, there may be an alternative on the […]

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Bacteria Could Be Key to Protecting Breasts Against Cancer

Research shows there are two kinds of bacteria present in female breasts that play a significant role in the health of the breasts. One of the bacteria types may have the potential to aid in the development of breast cancer. The other bacteria type may actually be protecting the woman against breast cancer. These findings […]

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Working the Night Shift Doesn’t Give You Breast Cancer

New research should put this rumor to bed — working night shifts raises your risk of developing breast cancer. That theory gained momentum in 2007 when the World Health Organization published a review whose conclusion was that night shift work elevated cancer, particular breast cancer, risk. Another Danish study in 2012 found the risk at […]

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