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For women who imbibe, red wine may be healthier option

When it comes to the consumption of alcohol, the message has been decidedly mixed. Some studies show that moderate consumption might offer some health benefits, especially for the heart; other studies show an increased risk for certain cancers, especially breast … Continue reading

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Carbohydrate-rich foods linked to increased breast cancer risk

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that “increased carbohydrate intake was associated with a higher rate of breast cancer recurrence in survivors of the disease,” according to a study presented at the 2011 San Antonio Breast Cancer Conference.

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Mammograms really do reduce breast cancer deaths

HealthDay reports, “Women who get routine mammograms can lower their risk of dying from breast cancer by nearly half,” according to a Dutch study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

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Canadian guidelines recommend against mammograms for women in their 40’s

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that “a Canadian task force recommends” that women in their 40s should not undergo “routine mammograms.”

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Alcohol and breast cancer … what am I telling my patients?

In a blog earlier today, “Even low levels of alcohol increase breast cancer risk,” I told you, “Less than a drink a day even a glass of wine with dinner, could change the risk of breast cancer.” So, what am … Continue reading

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Even low levels of alcohol increase breast cancer risk

A study linking alcohol consumption to breast cancer risk garnered a significant amount of coverage, with all three national news broadcasts covering the story recently. The story received more coverage than any other on the national broadcasts, with regard to time. … Continue reading

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Biennial mammograms reduce false positive rate

A number of media sources discussed a new study suggesting that annual mammogram screening may lead to a high false positive rate.

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Want to dramatically reduce your breast cancer risk?

USA Today ran a number of articles discussing breast cancer, focusing in particular on the role of inflammation. The great news here is that doing something that is highly healthy (increasing exercise) seems to reduce breast cancer risk.

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Ob/Gyn group issues new guidelines recommending yearly mammograms starting at age 40

There’s been a lot of conflicting advice about when women should start getting regular mammograms. Now the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has issued its new guidelines: Annual mammograms starting at age 40, and self-exams for women at high … Continue reading

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Longest trial ever confirms mammograms’ benefits

Mammography screening reduces breast cancer deaths even more than most experts have long believed, according to a new, large-scale Swedish trial. In the study, with a follow-up of nearly three decades, the longest ever, the researchers found that the benefits of … Continue reading

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FDA warns against using breast thermography as stand-alone breast imaging method

The FDA is warning “women NOT to substitute a type of imaging known as breast thermography for traditional mammography.”

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Drinking coffee reduces breast cancer risk

After a long holiday weekend, some of you may need to have an extra cup of coffee to get this short week started. Well, good news, if you do. Women who “drink a substantial amount of coffee each day may … Continue reading

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Three lifestyle changes significantly reduce cancer rates

In two previous blogs (“Thirty percent of breast cancers could be prevented by lifestyle changes” and “Three Healthy Habits Cut Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds“) I’ve discussed the association between cancer risk and lifestyle choices.

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Thirty percent of breast cancers could be prevented by lifestyle changes

The Boston Globe “Daily Dose” blog reports that a study in the journal Cancer Epidemiology “compared 6,386 healthy women with 3,074 breast cancer patients.”

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Does postmenopausal estrogen plus progestin therapy increase breast cancer risk?

It’s not rare for my female patients who are in menopause to ask whether postmenopausal estrogen plus progestin therapy increases breast cancer risk. We used to think that women could take estrogen plus progestin (Prempro, etc) for 5 years without increasing … Continue reading

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“Mammography Saves Lives” Slogan Doesn’t Tell Full Story and May Mislead Many Women

The current “Mammography Saves Lives” campaign in the United States and previous campaigns promoting screening for breast cancer are not providing balanced information, because they underreport, or don’t mention at all, potential harms from the procedure, say critics. One expert … Continue reading

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New Evidence-Based Mammography Ad Suggested

There’s a new ad being touted for mammogram screening for breast cancer that I think is fair, balanced, and accurate: You can read the debate about this ad in another post of mine, “‘Mammography Saves Lives’ Slogan Doesn’t Tell Full … Continue reading

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National Cancer Institute Should Tell Women of Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

Breast Cancer Surgeon Explains How Abortion Elevates Risk for Women For years the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has denied a link between abortion and breast cancer.  But NCI may soon have to apologize to the women it has misled—because one … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Surgeon Explains How Abortion Elevates Risk for Women

As breast cancer awareness increases among women, one leading breast cancer surgeon and professor has written a full explanation of one of the risks women need to keep in mind when talking with friends and family about the deadly disease … Continue reading

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Abortion Boosts Breast Cancer Risk 193%: Study

Researchers in Iran have published the results of a new study showing women who have an abortion face a 193% increased risk of breast cancer. On the other hand, women who carry a pregnancy to term find a lowered breast … Continue reading

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Nurse practitioner writes about her decision to stop getting mammograms

Last week I blogged on the topic “Mammography Screening for Breast Cancer: What’s a Woman to Do?” That blog was somewhat technical — although I think it presented both the benefits and the risks of mammography — and the fact … Continue reading

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Three Healthy Habits Cut Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

There’s been a lot of debate about mammograms for breast cancer screening, but an even more important health promotion exercise would be for women to everything they can to prevent breast cancer. And now experts are reporting that women can … Continue reading

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Microbiologist: Hundreds of Studies Reported to Confirm Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

A microbiologist says there are so many published studies confirming the link between induced abortion and breast cancer that he plans to publish one every day on his blog until he’s mentioned them all. It will take Dr. Gerard Nadal … Continue reading

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More Women Aware of Possible Problems with the Birth Control Pill

Did you know the birth control pill can cause abortions? Jenn Giroux, RN, new Executive Director of HLI America, a new program of Human Life International founded to educate on the physical, emotional, and spiritual harms of contraception. I thought … Continue reading

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Study: Elective Abortion More Than Triples Breast Cancer Risk

A study out of Sri Lanka has found that women who had abortions more than tripled their risk of breast cancer. The study focused on analyzing the association between the duration of breastfeeding and the risk of breast cancer.  But the … Continue reading

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Fish oil may help lower risk of certain types of breast cancer

CNN/Health.com reported, “Millions of Americans already take fish oil to keep their hearts healthy and to treat ailments ranging from arthritis to depression.” Now a new study appearing in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention suggests that fish oil “supplements may … Continue reading

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National Cancer Institute Researcher Admits Abortion-Breast Cancer Link True

The National Cancer Institute gained a reputation for putting politics over science when it did everything possible to deny dissenting opinion during a meeting to establish whether or not a link exists between abortion and breast cancer. But now, the … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding offers women long-term protection against metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cancer, and osteoporosis

We all know that breastfeeding has myriad benefits for the baby. Breastfeeding reduces babies’ risk of these diseases by these percentages: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS):  36% Type 1 Diabetes:  19-27% Type 2 Diabetes:  39% Leukemia (acute lymphocytic) :  19% Leukemia … Continue reading

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