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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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Increased physical activity reduces breast cancer risk, international study suggests

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By: donnadlu From: theguardian.com Increasing physical activity and reducing time spent sedentary is likely to decrease the risk of breast cancer, a study of more than 100,000 women suggests. An international team including researchers from Australia, the UK and US have used genetic analysis to establish a causal relationship between overall activity levels and cancer risk. The study, published in …

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Women who eat preserved foods have increased breast cancer risk, Hong Kong study finds

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By: Ryan General From: yahoo.com Women who consume cured meats and other preserved foods are more likely to develop breast cancer, a new study from local researchers in Hong Kong suggests. The study, published in Cancer Prevention Research on Aug. 1, looked into how preserved foods that may contain nitrate and nitrite might increase the risk of developing breast cancer. …

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Breast cancer: foods rich in omega-3s are likely to reduce the risk

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By: Tammy Sewell From: oicanadian.com A new study reveals that eating foods rich in omega-3s may help reduce the risk of breast cancer. A specific diet Opt for a diet rich in omega-3 is recommended by scientists to reduce the risk of breast cancer especially around menopause. A study, published in the scientific journal Menopause on July 26, reports the …

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Breast cancer spreads at night, study shows

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Source: ETH Zurich From: sciencedaily.com Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Each year, around 2.3 million people worldwide contract the disease. If doctors detect breast cancer early enough, patients usually respond well to treatment. However, things become much more difficult if the cancer has already metastasised. Metastasis occurs …

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Imaging features predict survival in patients with luminal breast cancer

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By: Hannah Murphy From: healthimaging.com A new study published in Radiology highlights MRI findings that are indicative of survival outcomes in patients with luminal breast cancer. Women with luminal breast cancer achieve pathologic complete response (pCR) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) infrequently (5-10%), and those with residual invasive disease are at an increased risk of relapse. For these reasons, the authors …

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Intermittent fasting helps breast cancer survivors limit their CVD risk

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By: Jessica Kania From: cardiovascularbusiness.com Older, overweight breast cancer survivors may be able to limit their risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) through time-restricted eating, according to a new analysis in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.[1] The study focused on 22 participants who were over the age of 60, had a body mass index of 25 or more …

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Study identifies barriers for women returning to work after breast cancer

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By: Trinity College Dublin From: phys.org Occupational therapy researchers find women living with and beyond breast cancer in Ireland are not aware of their employment entitlements and in response to findings have developed the occupational therapy-led “Work and Cancer” program that focuses on these entitlements and strategies for managing physical and psychological health in the workplace. New research from the …

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Preoperative Radiotherapy and DIEP Flap Reconstruction in Women Requiring Mastectomy for Breast Cancer

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By: Matthew Stenger From: ascopost.com In the PRADA study—reported by Thiruchelvam et al in The Lancet Oncology—researchers found that a strategy of preoperative radiotherapy and deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap reconstruction was feasible and safe in women requiring mastectomy for breast cancer. As stated by the investigators, “Radiotherapy before mastectomy and autologous free-flap breast reconstruction can avoid adverse radiation …

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Study examines whether having MS plays a role in regular cancer screenings and diagnosis

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Source: American Academy of Neurology From: news-medical.net Women with multiple sclerosis (MS) are less likely to have breast cancers detected through cancer screenings than women without MS, according to new research published in the April 27, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Conversely, researchers also found that people with MS are more …