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Gut microbe may promote breast cancers

In Clinical Trials by Barbara Jacoby

Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine From: eurekalert.org Short-term exposure to B. fragilis toxin leaves lasting impression in cells, increasing the risk for cancer A microbe found in the colon and commonly associated with the development of colitis and colon cancer also may play a role in the development of some breast cancers, according to new research from investigators with the Johns …

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Your Cancer Answers: Which genetic syndromes increase the risk of breast cancer?

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By: Dr. Kevin Lin  From: lompocrecord.com Question: Which genetic syndromes increase the risk of breast cancer? Many risk factors for breast cancer have been identified, including genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. Some are modifiable and others are not. A family history of breast cancer in a first-degree relative is the most widely recognized breast cancer risk factor, but only 5-10% …

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Bone marrow transplant study finds breast cancer risk in young women who received total body irradiation

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By: Matt Windsor, University of Alabama at Birmingham From: medicalxpress.com A new study examining long-term outcomes of blood or marrow “About 50 percent of [BMT] transplant patients overall receive total body irradiation, including a higher proportion of those patients who are younger,” Bhatia said. The decision whether or not to use TBI as part of BMT “is based on the …

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Association between outdoor light at night and breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women

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Source: Wiley From: sciencedaily.com Outdoor light at night was linked to a higher risk of breast cancer in a study published in the International Journal of Cancer. For the study, investigators analyzed residential outdoor light at night estimated from satellite imagery in 1996 and assessed rates of breast cancer over 16 years of follow-up in 186,981 postmenopausal women. Compared with …

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Antioxidant use during chemotherapy risky for breast cancer patients

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Source: SWOG From: eurekalert.org Breast cancer patients who take the dietary supplements known as antioxidants, as well as iron, vitamin B12, and omega-3 fatty acids, during chemotherapy may be at increased risk of disease recurrence and death, according to new study results appearing in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Led by researchers at the SWOG Cancer Research Network, a cancer …

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Increased breast cancer risk from menopause hormones may last decades

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By: MARILYNN MARCHIONE The Associated Press From: hotsr.com Women who use certain types of hormones after menopause still have an increased risk of developing breast cancer nearly two decades after they stop taking the pills, long-term results from a big federal study suggest. Although the risk is very small, doctors say a new generation of women entering menopause now may …

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IVF in older women linked to increased breast cancer risk, study finds

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By: Alex Matthews-King Health Correspondent in Vienna From: independent.co.uk Women who use in vitro fertilisation (IVF) to get pregnant above the age of 40 might be at greater risk of breast cancer, according to a large new study. Research spanning 600,000 Danish women, including 58,534 who underwent fertility treatment, found giving birth after assisted reproduction aged 40-plus was linked to a 65 per …