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US Teens Risking Skin Cancer for Tan: Study

Mon Jun 3, 2002

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Despite publicized warnings about the risks of skin cancer from too much sun exposure, most US teenagers do not use sun block and will endure sunburns to obtain a desired tan, researchers said on Monday.

Boston University researchers surveyed more than 10,000 children of nurses across the United States participating in the Nurses' Health Study, which began in the late 1980s.


Thyroid Cancer - Breast Cancer Connection Found

Sept 26, 2001

A new study being presented this week at the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Foundation annual meeting being held in Washington DC The study, being presented Tuesday September 26, points to a link between thyroid cancer treatment and an increased risk of developing breast cancer.

Thyroid cancer is generally treated by surgical removal of the cancerous thyroid followed by therapeutic doses of radioactive iodine (131T).


Breast Cancer an Alternative Approach

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, one in nine women will get breast cancer before she is Eighty-five.

What Is Breast Cancer?

Cancer is aberrant tissue growth - normal tissue cells that grow wild. Our tissue cells grow and divide. Old cells are sloughed off and expelled. However, when cells lose their ability to control their growth, they divide without any rhyme or reason quickly, resulting in an excess growth of tissue known as a tumor.


Thyroid Cancer Therapy May Up Breast Cancer Risk

By Suzanne Rostler

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who undergo treatment for thyroid cancer may be at increased risk of developing breast cancer up to 20 years later, according to US researchers.

Their national study found that, overall, women with thyroid cancer had an 18% higher-than-average risk of developing breast cancer. Premenopausal white women were 42% more likely to develop breast cancer, the researchers report in the July 15th issue of the journal Cancer.



Blood levels of selenium are lower in females with Fibrocystic Breast Disease than in normals   Selenium in the blood of Japanese and American women with and without breast cancer and fibrocystic disease.

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.

Breast Cancer: The Iodine and Thyroid Connection

A starting point: fibrocystic disease   by David Derry, MD, PhD

Fibrocystic disease of the breast consists of small or large, sometimes painful lumps in women’s breasts. It varies in the way it shows—not 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.


Breast Cancer Prevention Using Supplements

Summaries of the

latest research concerning breast cancer prevention

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.


Cancer Patients Can Sense Time They Have Left

Thu May 30, 2002

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.


Different Types of Dietary Fat Affect Breast Cancer Risk

By Jack Challem
Copyright © 1998 by Jack Challem, The Nutrition Reporter™
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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.