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Breast Cancer

Breast cancer radiation boosts heart disease risk

Women who undergo radiation treatments for breast cancer could be putting themselves at serious risk of developing heart disease later in life, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Researchers from the U.K. found that for each gray (Gy) unit of radiation administered that impacts the heart, a woman's risk of having a major cardiovascular event at some point in the future increases by about 7.4 percent.


Lemons can be sliced and eaten or even squeezed into a sour-sweet juice and drunk. Yes, lemon is a versatile fruit. But more importantly, it is a fruit that comes with a variety of healing properties. For a long time, it has been known to play a vital role in correcting weight issues and digestion problems. However, in recent times, research has also been able to prove lemon’s curative nature when it comes to pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, and leukemia. And now, in an all new study, lemons have been linked to breast cancer. So how are the two connected? Read on to find out.

Doctors removing healthy breasts unnecessarily

You've probably heard the news about several celebrities who've gone public with their decision to have their non-cancerous breasts removed and replaced with breast implants so they never have to worry about breast cancer. This must be because there is a strong likelihood these women will suffer from breast cancer if they don't have mastectomies, right? Wrong.

Effect of Three Decades of Screening Mammography on Breast-Cancer Incidence

To reduce mortality, screening must detect life-threatening disease at an earlier, more curable stage. Effective cancer-screening programs therefore both increase the incidence of cancer detected at an early stage and decrease the incidence of cancer presenting at a late stage.

Breast Cancer and Stress, Younger Women Take Note

In women ages 25 to 45, a clear link has been established between stress and breast cancer risk1. Women with two or more traumatic events had a 62 percent greater risk, whereas women who were able to maintain a positive and optimistic outlook had 25 percent less risk.