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The Paired Perils of Breast Cancer and Diabetes

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From: ucsdnews.ucsd.edu Study describes mechanism by which breast cancer suppresses insulin production, impairing blood sugar regulation and causing diabetes, which, in turn, promotes tumor growth Breast cancer and type 2 diabetes would seem to be distinctly different diseases, with commonality only in their commonality. Breast cancer is the second most diagnosed malignancy after some types of skin cancer; approximately 1 …

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New cancer diagnosis associated with risk for fatal, nonfatal cardiovascular events

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By: Ryan Lawrence From: healio.com New cancer diagnosis appeared associated with increased risk for cardiovascular death, as well as incident heart failure, stroke or pulmonary embolism, according to a retrospective cohort study published in JACC: CardioOncology. “This risk persisted to at least 7 years from cancer diagnosis and appeared most pronounced in patients with hematologic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and thoracic malignancies,” …

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Breast cancer survivors at increased risk for high blood pressure and diabetes

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By: Sue Rochman From: kaiserpermanente.org Large Kaiser Permanente study finds risk is higher in breast cancer survivors than in women who have not had breast cancer Breast cancer survivors are at greater risk of developing high blood pressure and diabetes than women who have never been treated for breast cancer, new Kaiser Permanente research shows. “We suspected that cardiometabolic health …

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More Evidence Ties Some Antipsychotics to Increased Breast Cancer Risk

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Bt: Megan Brooks From: medscape.com New research provides more evidence that antipsychotics that raise prolactin levels are tied to a significantly increased risk for breast cancer. The relative risk for breast cancer was 62% higher in women who took category 1 antipsychotic medications associated with high prolactin levels. These include haloperidol (Haldol), paliperidone (Invega), and risperidone (Risperdal). Additionally, the risk …

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Antipsychotics Tied to Increased Breast Cancer Risk

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By: Batya Swift Yasgur, MA, LS From: medscape.com Use of antipsychotics that increase prolectin levels is significantly associated with an increased risk for breast cancer in women with schizophrenia, new research suggests. However, at least one expert says that at this point, clinical implications are premature. Investigators compared data from Finnish nationwide registers on more than 30,000 women diagnosed with …

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Breast Cancer Genetic Risk Modified by Corticosteroid Use

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By: Staff Reporter From: precisiononcologynews.com Some women at high genetic risk of breast cancer may further increase their risk if they take corticosteroids, a new analysis has found. While a person’s genetic profile can influence their risk of developing breast cancer, environmental and lifestyle factors also contribute to disease risk and could additionally interact with genetic risk factors. To explore …

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Hundreds of chemicals, many in consumer products, could increase breast cancer risk

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Source: Silent Spring Institute From: eurekalert.org Every day, people are exposed to a variety of synthetic chemicals through the products they use or the food they eat. For many of these chemicals, the health effects are unknown. Now a new study shows that several hundred common chemicals, including pesticides, ingredients in consumer products, food additives, and drinking water contaminants, could …

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25-year-long study of Black women links frequent use of lye-based hair relaxers to a higher risk of breast cancer

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Source: The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. From: theconversation.com The big idea Frequent and long-term use of lye-based hair straightening products, or relaxers, may increase the risk of breast cancer among Black women, compared with more moderate use. Boston University’s Black Women’s Health Study followed 59,000 self-identified African American women for over 25 years, sending …

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Breast cancer: The risks of brominated flame retardants

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By: Institut national de la recherche scientifique – INRS From: medicalxpress.com Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) are found in furniture, electronics, and kitchenware to slow the spread of flames in the event of a fire. However, it has been shown that these molecules may lead to early mammary gland development, which is linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. The …

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Gut microbe may promote breast cancers

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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 …