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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…

Double mastectomy can dramatically reduce genetic cancer risk

Women whose genes put them at a high risk of contracting breast cancer can dramatically reduce the danger by having a double mastectomy — but not eliminate it altogether, experts say. The issue has been thrown into the spotlight with Hollywood star Angelina Jolie’s announcement that she had her breasts…

Study finds genetic similarities between different types of aggressive cancers

Some of the most devastating forms of cancer have genetic similarities even though they strike different body parts, according to new studies out Thursday. The new research — one study focused on a form of leukemia, in the New England Journal of Medicine, and a second on endometrial cancer, in…

Breast implants may delay cancer diagnosis: study

Breast implants may delay cancer diagnosis in women, said a study Wednesday that urged a thorough probe into the potential health risks of this type of cosmetic surgery. In a review of 12 earlier studies of breast cancer patients, a team of epidemiologists from Canada found that women with implants…

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in breast cancer gene patent case

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday in a challenge by a contingent of breast cancer patients and women’s health organizations against a Utah company’s claim to being able to patent human genes. Bloomberg News reported that the high court used analogies like chocolate-chip recipes in discussing the case,…

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