In her blog, Liza Bernstein explains her reasons for refusing BRCA testing.
Breast Lumpectomy and Biopsy Both Carry the Risk of Spreading Cancer Tumor Cells
It can also help predict who will benefit from chemotherapy and who can skip it.
I used cold caps and kept my hair very successfully even though I had Taxotere and Cytoxan.
The study showed that women who used combined HRT for an average of 5.4 years were 2.74 times more likely to get breast cancer while taking HRT than women who had never used it. They also found that the chance of getting breast cancer rose with length of use. So, women who had used combined HRT for over 15 years were 3.3 times more likely to have breast cancer than nonusers. Women using estrogen-only HRT were at no extra risk of breast cancer than those who had never used HRT.
Swedish researchers have discovered that a substance known as HAMLET (Human Alpha-lactalbumin Made Lethal to Tumor cells) has the ability to kill 40 different types of cancer cells. Testing on humans is just beginning, and it is hoped that HAMLET will be developed into a cancer treatment medication in the future.
BPA, which is used in many plastics and resins, is considered an endocrine disruptor and has been linked to developmental problems in fetuses, infants, and children. The Environmental Working Group advises consumers to try to avoid most canned food if possible, and look for those products that are labeled BPA-free.
Research shows that most women with cancer in one breast gain no cancer-prevention benefit from removal of the healthy breast.
Aluminium (aluminum) salts frequently used in many industrial compounds like antiperspirants, skin care products, vaccines, ant-acids and food additives could well be carcinogenic and implicated in breast cancer, according to Swiss scientists presenting their research in the International Journal of Cancer (Sept 2016).
Breast Cancer Action opposes hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” because the practice exposes people to endocrine disruptors and carcinogenic chemicals that are linked to breast cancer.
An estimated 2,600 new cases of male breast cancer occur in the United States annually, according to the American Cancer Society. Of that, about 440 men will die.
Out of the blue, I received an email invitation from the Cancer Control Society to join a bus tour visiting cancer clinics in Tijuana, Mexico. I had heard about clinics in Mexico, in the Caribbean, Europe, Israel, and China that use techniques that are not part of mainstream cancer care in the United States, and I was very curious.
Doctors have studied a different radiation therapy schedule that involves fewer treatments with higher doses of radiation at each treatment, but the same total radiation dose. The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) said the technique was as safe and effective as conventional whole-breast radiation for early-stage breast cancer after lumpectomy for women who meet the criteria
Overweight and obese women who eat Western-style diet are about 41 percent more likely to develop more dense breast tissue, compared to women who eat a Mediterranean diet. Dense breast tissue is a risk factor for breast cancer. .
Treatment will depend on the type of recurrence, which can be classified as local, regional, distant, or a second cancer.
Evidence suggest that, by reducing the amount of net carbs you eat (total carbs minus fiber, i.e. non-fiber carbs) , you will have lowered inflammation and reduced stimulation of cancer growth
There is mounting evidence that changes in the collection of microorganisms and viruses that live in breast tissue may be implicated in cancer development and the aggressiveness of cancer, and that eliminating dangerous microorganisms or restoring normal microbiota may reverse this process
Breast pain, also known as mastalgia, is most common in younger menstruating women. While nearly 70 percent of women report breast pain at some point during their lives, only around 15 percent require medical treatment.
The FDA has banned the use of triclosan, triclocarban and 17 other antiseptics from household soaps because they have not been shown to be safe or even to have any benefit. They are currently evaluating the use of antibacterials in gels and will rule on how those products should be handled once the data are in. Although antibacterials are still in toothpaste, baby pacifiers, laundry detergents and clothing, the current ban is a significant step in the right direction.
Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS), or Stage 0 cancer, is commonly treated with lumpectomies and mastectomies. But research indicates that those who have been treated have no survival advantage over those who have not.