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Hispanic women more likely to have annual breast cancer screening

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By: Amerigo Allegretto From: auntminnie.com Hispanic women are more likely to have annual breast cancer screening despite having lower overall risk of developing cancer and guidelines suggesting biennial screening, a study published September 20 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has found. Researchers led by Jingwen Zhang from Columbia University wrote that the findings from their study of nearly …

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Overcoming Obstacles to Health Equity in Breast Cancer Prevention and Control

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By: Leah Lawrence From: cancertherapyadvisor.com Increasing trial diversity and tailoring interventions for underrepresented groups may facilitate health equity in breast cancer prevention and control, according to experts. A recent review cites studies suggesting that obesity, unhealthy diets, and physical inactivity may increase the risk of developing breast cancer and dying from it, but lifestyle interventions may lower those risks.1 The …

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Higher mushroom consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer

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Source: Penn State From: sciencedaily.com Higher mushroom consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer, according to a new study. The systematic review and meta-analysis examined 17 cancer studies published from 1966 to 2020. Analyzing data from more than 19,500 cancer patients, researchers explored the relationship between mushroom consumption and cancer risk. Next time you make a salad, you …

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Testing Positive for Multiple Lupus Autoantibodies is Associated with Lower Breast Cancer Risk

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Source: lupus.org People with lupus who tested positive for three or more different lupus autoantibodies have a significantly lower risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study. Overall, people with lupus had a 37% lower risk of breast cancer than the general population. Testing positive for specific autoantibodies (known as anti-dsDNA, anti-La and lupus anticoagulant) was also linked …

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Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis Have Reduced Risk for Breast Cancer, Explanation Remains Elusive

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By: Brandon May From: rheumatologyadvisor.com Women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a lower risk of breast cancer compared with the general population, but researchers believe factors independent of RA may explain this association, according to a study in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases. The study included 15,921 women from nationwide Swedish registers who were diagnosed with incident RA between 2006 …

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Working outdoors linked to lower risk of breast cancer among older women

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From: eurekalert.org Working outdoors over many years is linked to a lower risk of breast cancer in women after the age of 50, finds research published online in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine. Outdoor workers are exposed to more sunlight, boosting their levels of vitamin D, which may protect against the disease, say the researchers. Vitamin D has a …

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Postmenopausal Estrogen Alone Lowers Breast Cancer Cases, Deaths

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By: Steve Cimino From: medscape.com A new follow-up study of menopausal hormone therapy found that prior use of conjugated equine estrogen (CEE) decreased both breast cancer incidence and mortality, while prior use of CEE plus medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) was associated with an increase in incidence. “Prior use of CEE alone is, to our knowledge, the first pharmacologic intervention demonstrated to …

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Study finds combined risk of death and developing cancer to be lowest in light drinkers

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From: news-medical.net A new study, led by Dr Andrew Kunzmann, researcher from the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast, has found the combined risk of death and developing a number of cancers is lowest in light drinkers, consuming less than one drink per day, and increases with each additional drink per week. The research findings have …

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Study: Lower breast cancer risk in some Hispanic women

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By: Kayleigh Sommer From: valleymorningstar.com A genetic deviation that is common in some Hispanic women with Native American lineage appears to lower the risk of breast cancer, according to a new study. Published in the Oct. 20 issue of Nature Communications, the new study showed that women who carry the variant have breast tissue that appears less dense on mammograms. …

Avoid These Things to Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk

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By LEAH ZERBE From: rodalenews.com Lower your breast cancer risk by avoiding certain everyday chemicals—that’s the message of a new study published in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) journal, Environmental Health Perspectives. Because the study found that animal tests are able to predict likely human breast carcinogens, the new report could serve as a major step forward in breast …