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Menopause and sore breasts: Causes and relief

Menopause and sore breasts: Causes and relief

Sore breasts can be uncomfortable, but should not usually be cause for concern. Some people may worry about breast cancer though, particularly if cysts also develop around the same time. Most breast changes during perimenopause and menopause are normal. However, if someone has any of the following symptoms in addition to sore breasts, they should see a doctor:

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You’re eating microplastics in ways you don’t even realize

You’re eating microplastics in ways you don’t even realize

Perhaps the biggest known source of microplastics that we consume is bottled water. When researchers examined a variety of types of glass and plastic water bottles, they found microplastics in most of them. Single-use water bottles contained between two and 44 microplastics per litre, while returnable bottles (designed for collection under a deposit scheme) contained between 28 and 241 microplastics per litre. The microplastics came from the packaging, which means we could be exposing ourselves to more of them every time we fill up a plastic bottle in order to reduce waste.

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Coffee and Cancer: What the Research Really Shows 

Coffee and Cancer: What the Research Really Shows 

Overall, it seems that there may be health benefits to coffee drinking, but the risks remain unclear. Further research is needed to more fully understand the biologic mechanisms underlying associations of coffee drinking, acrylamide exposure, and cancer risk.

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What is Genomic Testing? 

What is Genomic Testing? 

Genetics can help to tell you your risk for getting cancer, while genomics can help once you have cancer to choose your course of care.

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Seven Breast Cancer Research Success Stories

Seven Breast Cancer Research Success Stories

For American women, breast cancer is one of the most common cancers, with 1 in 8 developing it in their lifetime. However, largely due to research discoveries, breast cancer in women declined in the early 2000s – after increasing for years. In addition, more women who...

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Male breast cancer – Symptoms and causes

Male breast cancer – Symptoms and causes

Breast cancer can affect anyone, including men. Learn about the signs and symptoms of this cancer. Treatment most often involves surgery. Source: Male breast cancer - Symptoms and causes - Mayo...

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Public Interest Groups Call for Release of Suppressed U.S. Study on PFAS Chemicals

Public Interest Groups Call for Release of Suppressed U.S. Study on PFAS Chemicals

In a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services secretary, the groups wrote that the family of bioaccumulative and persistent chemicals known as PFAS “are potent toxicants linked to cancer, liver and thyroid damage, developmental impacts, and numerous other adverse health effects, including harming our immune systems. The government should be sharing information about these dangers, not hiding it.”

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Could baking soda improve cancer treatment?

Could baking soda improve cancer treatment?

In a study investigating how an acidic environment influences tumor growth, researchers find that baking soda might be the key to improving immunotherapy. Source: Could baking soda improve cancer...

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Miracle Cure Saves Woman with Breast Cancer

Miracle Cure Saves Woman with Breast Cancer

A woman has been completely cured of her breast cancer after doctors tweaked her immune system, enabling it to destroy the tumors that had spread throughout her body. This treatment, which succeeded after all conventional treatments failed, marks the first successful application of T-cell immunotherapy for late-stage breast cancer.

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Same cancer, worse results and twice the cost in the US

Same cancer, worse results and twice the cost in the US

Americans paid twice as much as Canadians for health care, but they didn’t get twice the benefit, according to a new study. The patients had similar diagnoses, levels of education, financial situations and other demographics that commonly affect health outcomes and mortality. Some of their ages were different, but the biggest difference between them is on which side of the border they live.

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Breast Cancers Diagnosed Between Mammograms are More Aggressive 

Breast Cancers Diagnosed Between Mammograms are More Aggressive 

Interval breast cancers include situations where a tumor was present when the mammography was performed but the cancer was missed, as well as tumors that arise during the interval between mammograms. These fast-growing tumors tend to be more aggressive and associated with a poorer prognosis.

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Study Links Breast Cancer Rates with Neighborhood Factors

Study Links Breast Cancer Rates with Neighborhood Factors

Many studies on breast cancer have shown racial disparities in diagnosis and survival rates. A recent study by University of Illinois researchers suggests certain characteristics of a woman’s neighborhood, such as racial segregation and socioeconomic status, could be...

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More Women Can Skip Chemo

More Women Can Skip Chemo

Our video outlines the initial results from the TAILORx clinical trial. Its results show that more women can avoid chemotherapy for their breast cancer in the future when they have an Oncotype DX genomic test.

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Ginger Could Be More Powerful Than Chemotherapy

Ginger Could Be More Powerful Than Chemotherapy

A 2015 study published in PLoS reveals a pungent component within ginger known as 6-shogaol is superior to conventional chemotherapy in targeting the root cause of breast cancer malignancy: namely, the breast cancer stem cells.

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Author: Janet Maker, Ph.D.
Publication Date: February, 2017
Distributor: Ingram
Trim: 6×9
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
ISBN (Hardcover) 978-0-9976619-0-3
ISBN (Paperback) 978-0-9976619-1-0
ISBN (eBook) 978-0-9976619-2-7
Published by Jane Thomas Press

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