Quantcast
Home » Topics » breast-cancer

Researchers link gene mutation to patients’ odds of beating breast cancer

Gene mutation affects breast cancer survival chance (via AFP) Women with a specific gene mutation have a higher risk of dying from a type of breast cancer, said a study Tuesday that raised prospects of targeted drugs. Previous research had shown that the chances of surviving breast cancer after treatment…

Skin moles may predict women’s likelihood of developing breast cancer

Multiple studies have shown that the type and number of moles a woman has may predict her likelihood of developing breast cancer. According to Reuters, researchers stress, however, that the presence of moles alone is not an indicator of a high cancer risk. “This shouldn’t be a concern for women…

Drug helps breast cancer patients preserve fertility

Young women undergoing chemotherapy for certain types of breast cancer may be able to preserve their fertility by adding the drug goserelin to their treatment, researchers said Friday. The cancer drug also appeared to improve survival, according to……

Women are commonly exposed to 17 dangerous chemicals linked to breast cancer: study

Certain chemicals that are common in everyday life have been shown to cause breast cancer in lab rats and are likely to do the same in women, US researchers said Monday. The paper in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives lists……

Mastectomy not always best to treat breast cancer early, researchers say

In some cases women would have been better off having lumpectomy rather than having breast removed, study claims Up to 200 British women diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer each year might be undergoing mastectomies because of failures in managing treatment, researchers have suggested. Failures by radiologists or…

Study links Paxil to increased breast cancer risk in women

After developing a faster way to identify drugs and chemicals that may disrupt the balance of hormones in the human body, California scientists have fingered the popular anti-depressant drug Paxil and linked it to a possible increased breast cancer risk. The study, reported by the Los Angeles Times, found that…

World Health Org.: Alcohol, smoking and obesity fueling ‘alarming’ global cancer surge

World Health Organization experts issue timebomb warning and say key is prevention, possibly including tax on sugared drinks A concerted global effort to tackle the causes of cancer linked to lifestyle, such as alcohol abuse, sugar consumption and obesity, has been urged on Monday by the World Health Organisation as…

Kentucky man shoots wife to death to ‘stop her pain’ from breast cancer

A Kentucky man has admitted that he shot and killed his wife on Wednesday morning, but he says that she asked him to do it because she was suffering from breast cancer. “Hello… I just shot my wife,” Ernest Chris Chumbley says in a 911 call obtained by WDKY-TV. “Give…

Dying lawyer Lynne Stewart denied early release from prison despite cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former New York lawyer convicted of helping a jailed Egyptian militant cleric smuggle messages out of prison lost her bid on Friday to be released from prison because she is suffering from terminal cancer. Lynne Stewart, 73, is three years into a 10-year prison sentence…

Oily fish helps fight breast cancer

Eating a portion of tuna, salmon, sardines or other oily fish once or twice a week reduces the risk of breast cancer, according to a review published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Researchers based in China looked at 26 previously published studies covering more than 800,000 volunteers in the…

Page 1 of 3123
Google+