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Advances in Breast Cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: newsinhealth.nih.gov Screening and Treatment Get Personal Researchers are studying the risk factors for different types of breast cancer. They’re also searching for more personalized treatments. Unraveling The Risks “Breast cancer is caused by a combination of factors,” says Dr. Montserrat García-Closas, a cancer researcher at NIH. Your genes, lifestyle, and environment all contribute to your risk. Researchers are trying …

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What Are the Known Risk Factors for Breast Cancer?

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From: healthline.com Breast cancer happens when the cells in the breast multiply and grow more rapidly than they should. The cancer cells can spread to other areas of the body through the lymph vessels and bloodstream. As with most diseases, there are risk factors associated with breast cancer. There are steps you can take to control some risk factors, but …

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Signs And Symptoms Of Breast Cancer Besides The Lump

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By: Shilpa Dubey From: femina.in Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in Indian women and accounts for 27% of all cancers in women.  About 1 in 28 women are likely to develop breast cancer during their lifetime.  In the urban areas the incidence is 1 in 22 as compared to the rural areas where 1 in 60 women develop …

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Is there a link between birth control and breast cancer?

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From: medicalnewstoday.com Hormonal contraception can slightly increase a person’s risk of developing breast cancer. This can vary according to the type of contraception they use. However, the benefits of birth control often outweigh the risks. For example, hormonal contraception can prevent unintended pregnancy and may protect against other cancers. There seems to be a link between hormonal contraception and a …

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Can Children Get Breast Cancer?

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: healthline.com Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in America. While you probably associate this disease with adults, the truth is that children have breasts, too. Fortunately, most breast lumps in children are benign tumors that don’t cause harm and aren’t dangerous. When cancer develops in the breast in children, radiation therapy and surgery …

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Study: Troubling Trends in Women’s Breast Cancer

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By: Robert Dillard From: docwirenews.com The findings of a new study show a concerning trend in women’s breast cancer – rates of breast cancer in premenopausal women are growing in higher income nations, while rates of breast cancer in postmenopausal women are growing in lower income countries. The study appeared in The Lancet Global Health. “To our knowledge, this is …

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Risk of breast cancer before and after rheumatoid arthritis, and the impact of hormonal factors

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From: docwirenews.com Objectives: To examine the risk of incident breast cancer in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and the risk of RA in women with a history of breast cancer, taking antihormonal treatment for breast cancer into account. Methods: Using nationwide Swedish registers, women with new-onset RA diagnosed in 2006-2016 were identified and analysed using a cohort and a case-control …

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New Patient Resource from NCCN Clears up Confusion around Highly Common Type of Skin Cancer

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New NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Squamous Cell Skin Cancer explains risk factors and treatment options for cancer type that impacts millions every year. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has published a new book of patient information that explains prevention, diagnosis and treatment for squamous cell skin cancer—the second-most common skin cancer (after basal cell cancer). Squamous cell and basal …

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New Patient Resource from NCCN Clears up Confusion around Highly Common Type of Skin Cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

New NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Squamous Cell Skin Cancer explains risk factors and treatment options for cancer type that impacts millions every year. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has published a new book of patient information that explains prevention, diagnosis and treatment for squamous cell skin cancer—the second-most common skin cancer (after basal cell cancer). Squamous cell and basal …

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Understanding breast cancer in men

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Tracey O’Neal From: scnow.com Male breast cancer occurs when cancer cells form in the tissues of the breast. The disease is considered rare, with less than 1 percent of all breast cancers occurring in men. Additionally, the lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer for men is approximately 1 in 833, according to the American Cancer Society. Nationally, …