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Breast Cancer

New science shows ultrasounds work better than mammograms at detecting breast cancer

The annual ritual of radioactive breast poisoning known as mammography has taken a huge hit in the scientific community, as a new study out of Seattle, Washington, recently found that simple ultrasounds, which emit harmless sound waves rather than ionizing radiation, work far better than mammograms at detecting malignant breast tumors.

Research shows ginger selectively kills breast cancer cells

Ginger extract may turn out to be more effective at fighting breast cancer than any drug currently on the market – so suggest the findings of a new study conducted by researchers from the Biological Sciences Department, Faculty of Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia, and published in the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology.

Avoiding obesity more effective in fighting breast cancer than wearing pink?

In October - National Breast Cancer Awareness month, many people nationwide in the United States wear something pink to show their support for survivors, and help raise awareness of the disease, which is diagnosed in more than 175,000 women and kills 50,000 each year in the country.

Lack of B6 and Folic Acid Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Risk

A study with Chinese women evaluated their vitamin B6 and folic acid intake1 in comparison to breast cancer risk. Researchers found that the lower the intake of these two B vitamins the greater the risk for breast cancer.

Pomegranate Suppresses the Growth of Breast Cancer

Pomegranate is gaining widespread acceptance as a cardio-friendly nutrient that is also anti-cancer. In this study researchers showed that pomegranate can reduce the influence of hormones to provoke breast cancer cell proliferation, leading the authors to conclude that pomegranate compounds “have potential for the prevention of estrogen responsive breast cancers.”

Breast cancer cluster linked to vitamin D receptor variant

A report published online on August 4, 2012 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons reveals a possible factor behind the high rate of breast cancer that has been documented among women residing in Marin County, California. While previous research uncovered a greater intake of alcohol among Marins breast cancer patients, the current study, conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, found a genetic factor associated with the areas higher rate.