Tag Archives: Breast Cancer

Early Detection Key to Breast Cancer Treatment

Early detection remains the best weapon in the fight against breast cancer. When cancer is detected early, it improves your chances for successful treatment. The three ways to screen for breast cancer are mammograms, clinical breast exams and magnetic resonance imaging – a test for women who have a family history of breast cancer, certain […]

Learn Your Family’s Health History This Thanksgiving

A simple conversation this Thanksgiving could help you and other members of your family live healthier lives. As you gather together with relatives, take time to also gather your family’s medical history. By asking your relatives a few simple questions, you can discover if diabetes, high blood pressure and even certain cancers such as breast […]

Healthy Diet Can Include Fat, Analysis Shows

Eating a high-fat Mediterranean diet may protect against breast cancer, diabetes and heart problems. A review of more than 55 studies finds that when people stick to this plant-based diet and use olive or canola oil in their cooking, they had a lower risk for these diseases. “Healthy diets can include a lot of fat, […]

Eating Fruits, Vegetables During Adolescence May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Parents of young daughters may want to keep their fridge stocked with plenty of fruits and vegetables. A new large-scale study suggests that women who eat more high-fiber foods during adolescence and young adulthood have a “significantly lower breast cancer risk” than those who eat less dietary fiber. Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public […]

Gum Disease May Raise Breast Cancer Risk for Postmenopausal Women

Gum disease may raise a postmenopausal woman’s risk for breast cancer, especially among those who smoke or have smoked in the past 20 years, a new study suggests. Postmenopausal women who had gum disease had a 14 percent increased risk for breast cancer when compared to women without gum disease – a chronic inflammatory disease. […]

Breastfeeding May Help Lower Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer

Women may be able to protect themselves against an aggressive form of breast cancer by breastfeeding their children, new research shows. According to a large international study, the risk of developing hormone-receptive negative (HRN) breast cancer was cut by up to 20 percent in women who breastfed. This type of breast cancer is more likely […]

Breastfeeding Helps Keep Breast Cancer from Recurring, Study Finds

New research finds that breastfeeding has a protective effect for moms who later have breast cancer. Those who breastfed their babies had a lower risk of the cancer recurring and a lower chance of dying from the disease. According to the study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, women diagnosed with breast […]

Light from Tablets, E-Readers May Disturb Sleep Cycle

A popular gift this holiday season may be causing some sleepless nights, according to a new study. Tablets and e-book readers that emit light can disrupt a person’s sleep if the device is used in the hours before someone goes to sleep. People who read from an iPad or another type of tablet felt less […]

Are My Breasts Normal?

During October, women are reminded to perform self breast exams, schedule mammograms and keep an eye on their breast health. It can leave many women with questions about what it actually means to have “normal breasts.” Dr. Jessica Colwill of Western Branch OB/GYN helps answers some frequently asked questions about breast health. My breasts have […]

Weight Gain Around Waist May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Women who want to minimize their chances of developing breast cancer may want to change their exercise and eating habits so they stay the same skirt size as they get older, a new study suggests. Researchers found that going up one skirt size every 10 years was associated with a 33 percent greater risk of developing […]