While there is no guaranteed way to prevent breast cancer, certain lifestyle changes may help you reduce your risk of developing the disease.
Up to 75 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer had no identifiable risk factors for this disease. This is why regular screening mammograms are so important, as is knowing your individual risk. Recent advances in genetic testing have allowed us to identify patients who are at increased risk, and take action to increase surveillance for early signs that the disease may be developing.
Many of us own a FitBit or other health tracking device, use a calorie-counting mobile phone app, or use our healthcare providers’ online health portal. While having instant access to your daily steps, physical activity, and nutrition is a great start, it is important to remember that improving your health still requires a commitment for you to make a conscious behavior change.
New research shows that certain drugs may help patients with cancers related to the Epstein-Barr Virus.
The results of a new study show that for many women with breast cancer, endocrine therapy alone will bring about excellent health outcomes and there is no need for adjuvant chemotherapy.
For post-menopausal women with hormone receptor positive breast cancer, the standard of care has been adjuvant hormone therapy with a group of drugs called Aromatase inhibitors, including Letrozole and Anastrazole. Unfortunately, a side effect of these drugs is compromised bone health that can lead to osteopenia, osteoporosis, and bone fractures.
Elephants can live to be 70 years old, and have 100 times as many cells as humans, but very rarely get cancer. Researchers are looking into what genetic differences may be the cause of this.
The use of radiation therapy to treat cancer has been practiced since the early 1900's, and continuing advancements in the field make radiation therapy one of the most effective treatment options for many types of cancer.
Colorectal cancer rates have climbed among Gen Xers and Millennials, according to a study published earlier this year in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
A team of scientists in Norway has confirmed previous research that links breast density with increased breast cancer risk.