A new study suggests that women with dense breast tissue are at greater risk of cancer recurrence, BBC News reports. Canadian researchers studied 335 patients who had surgery to remove invasive tumors from their breasts.
Nearly 40% of breast cancer tumours change form when they spread, a UK study shows.
There appears to be discord at the top of the American Cancer Society (ACS) over the promotion of breast cancer screening.
The American Cancer Society would be proud to tell that the survival rate of patients with breast cancer has drastically increased since the introduction of mammogram screening.
By Tony Isaacs
Friday, October 09, 2009 by: Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor
William Cockburn, D.C., D.A.B.F.E., F.I.A.C.T
Breast cancer and other breast diseases have become a tremendous issue in women's health today, particularly in advanced industrialized nations. Also note that approximately 1,000 men get breast cancer yearly.
A procedure which has gone largely unnoticed is Breast Thermography, also known as Breast Thermal Imaging. Breast thermography promises the opportunity of earlier detection of breast disease than has been possible with breast self examination, physician palpation, or mammography.
Digital breast thermography, or Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI), is a noninvasive screening procedure that detects and records infrared heat emissions from the breast. The visual image, or thermogram, maps variations in skin temperature that may indicate underlying vascular, muscular and neural disease. DITI is especially useful for detecting early lesions before they otherwise become clinically evident. These changes could accompany cancer, fibrocystic breast disease, local injury, infections or vascular disease.
December 15, 2008
Posted by Sarah Rubenstein
Scientists latest analysis of a big federal hormone-replacement therapy suggests that breast-cancer risk increases with long-term use of the drugs during menopause, and falls after women stop taking the drugs.
The study, called the Womens Health Initiative, was halted several years back when researchers saw a higher risk for breast cancer among thousands of women taking Wyeths Prempro, a combination of the hormones estrogen and progestin.
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