For four grueling months last year, San Francisco firefighter Denise Elarms underwent chemotherapy for breast cancer, an experience she could only compare to one thing.
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.
Women with BRCA-1 gene abnormalities are at a 60 percent increased risk for breast cancer and a 55 percent increased risk for ovarian cancer. A new study demonstrates the molecular mechanism showing that resveratrol Natural phenol or type of antioxidant found in red grapes, red wine. Research has shown beneficial effects as anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory agents along with supporting healthy blood sugar and cardiovasculature function.1 can help offset this gene weakness.
A new law that will require California doctors to tell women if they have highly dense breast tissue is expected to increase demand for alternatives to mammography to screen patients for breast cancer.
Friday, September 21, 2012. An article published online on August 9, 2012 in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention reports the finding of researchers at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center of an association between higher levels of the active form of vitamin B6 known as pyridoxal-5'-phosphate (PLP) and a lower risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
Breast cancer is the number one cancer that kills women. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation have proved that there needs to be a more comprehensive approach to healing this disease. The answer can only be found when one truly understands that breast cancer is not caused by physical factors alone but like all disease, is holistic - meaning it only manifests when the body, mind, emotions and spirit are out of balance.
I am often asked the question: “If there was one word of advice that you could give to women afflicted with breast cancer, what would it be?” Since cancer is such a complex issue, there is no quick answer. However, if women would start with this one step – it could make a huge difference in their outcome.
If you want to slash your risk of cancer, it's essential that you spend adequate time in the sun or a safe tanning bed, or at the very least supplement with proper amounts of vitamin D3.
Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among American women between the age of 40-55, and the high prevalence has spawned a very lucrative industry; from mammography and other dangerous or invasive testing methods, to “preventive” double mastectomies and cancer drugs.