Schrauzer GN, Molenaar T, Mead S, Kuehn K, Yamamoto H, Araki E
Selenium concentrations in whole blood of Japanese and American women with and without breast cancer and benign fibrocystic breast disease were determined.
Fibrocystic disease of the breast consists of small or large, sometimes painful lumps in womens breasts. It varies in the way it showsnot only in different women, but also because it changes from month to month in the same women. Medical doctors generally believe that fibrocystic disease results from the excess number of cells that grow in the breast during the menstrual cycle from the hormonal stimulation.
Folic acid prevents breast cancer
SHANGHAI, CHINA. A team of American and Chinese researchers has discovered that folic acid (folate) is highly effective in preventing breast cancer in both pre- and postmenopausal women. Their investigation involved 1321 women with breast cancer and 1382 healthy controls.
By Alison McCook
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with incurable cancer are better able to predict how long they will survive than doctors using other, commonly used indications of disease prognosis, researchers report.
This innate ability indicates that "patients have a tremendous ability to use external and internal information to assess their own health," according to Dr.
By Jack Challem
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The type of fat a woman eats may increase or decrease her risk of developing breast cancer. Alicja Wolk, PhD, of the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, analyzed the diets of 61,471 women, ages 40 to 76 years. She and her colleagues found that overall fat intake did not seem to be related to the risk of breast cancer.
By Merritt McKinney
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Allergies and autoimmune conditions such as lupus and multiple sclerosis may reduce the risk of a particular type of brain tumor, according to the results of a new study.
Researchers are not sure why allergies and autoimmune diseases may protect against brain tumors, but the results suggest that immunological factors may be involved, since both allergies and autoimmune diseases occur when imm
LONDON (Reuters) - Children are more worried about losing a parent or loved one to cancer than they are about terrorism or the war in Afghanistan, according to findings from a UK poll released on Friday.
Nearly 41 percent of children in England and Wales know someone who has had the disease and two-thirds are more concerned about cancer than terrorist attacks.
"Cancer it seems, has become one of the major worries of a generation," said Dr. Lesley Walker of the charity, Cancer Research UK, which commissioned the poll.
By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - More women who have a cancerous lump removed from a breast may soon have a new option for follow-up treatment: a way to radiate just the tumor site instead of the whole breast.
Targeted internal radiation, called brachytherapy, has long been available to men suffering prostate cancer, and some doctors had mastered ways to deliver radiation "seeds" deep into a breast as well.
research from Dr. R.G. Hamer
The research from Dr. R.G. Hamer shows us that there are two kinds of breast cancer. We have breast gland cancer and we also have milk duct (intra-ductal) cancer.