Intimacy, and not necessarily strictly of the romantic kind, can be the key to healing women with breast cancer. There's no doubt that living with breast cancer can be emotionally and physically taxing. Between the shock of the diagnosis, ongoing medical check-ups and changes in the body, the entire situation can create serious life challenges. The change can ultimately lead to depression. That of course, adds to an already frustrating time, compounding the difficulties.
The decision by actress and newfound cancer industry spokeswoman Angelina Jolie to broadcast the cutting off of both her breasts through a double mastectomy earlier this year has generated quite a bit of confusion among the female population, according to new reports. Many women have reportedly developed an exaggerated fear about their risk of developing breast cancer, say some sources, as the direct result of Jolie's viral media blitz.
While the debate over whether tomatoes are a fruit, berry or vegetable rages on, their health benefits are well known. Their lycopene content has been linked to a reduction in the risk of certain types of cancers like stomach, oral and prostate cancer. They have even been shown to improve cardiovascular health and combat osteoporosis. Plus, their lutein content is good for your eyes! Another benefit of tomato consumption is its ability to prevent breast cancer in post-menopausal women by helping regulate blood sugar and fat levels. Blood sugar and fat level regulation could make it easier for post-menopausal women to maintain a leaner body weight.
A new Chinese meta-analysis study has found a huge increase in breast cancer risk for women after having an abortion and that the risk appears to continue to increase after each subsequent abortion. In the study, researchers found that the overall risk of developing breast cancer in women in China who've had an abortion was 44% higher than women who have not had an abortion. The researchers also found that the risk of breast cancer increased by 76% after two abortions and 89% after three.
Did you know that consuming a tablespoon of flax seeds, everyday, can lower your risk for breast cancer? The healing properties of flax seeds have been appreciated since Roman times, and has been one of the most popular medicinal foods – used by Hippocrates to Gandhi.
University of Arizona Cancer Center member Mark “Marty” Pagel, PhD, will receive a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effectiveness of personalized baking soda therapy to treat breast cancer.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women taking a common type of blood pressure drug for a decade or more are over twice as likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer as those not on the medication, a new study suggests.
If you’re a woman who has been treated for breast cancer, medical researchers recommend a particular activity for improving your chances of survival.