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Chemotherapy linked to physical decline in older women with high-risk breast cancer

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Source: University of California – Los Angeles Health Sciences From: news-medical.net A UCLA-led study suggests women who are 65 years old or older with high-risk breast cancer and are treated with chemotherapy are more likely to develop a substantial decline in physical function. The study, published in a special issue of the Journal of Cancer Survivorship, found over 30% of older …

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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 …