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The first large-scale U.S.-based study to evaluate the link between an injectable form of progestin-only birth control and breast cancer risk in young women has found that recent use of a year or more doubles the risk.
Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle found that the risk of breast cancer may be reduced to as much as 50 percent in women experiencing menopausal symptoms.
Women who have experienced hot flushes and other symptoms of menopause may have a 50 percent lower risk of developing the most common forms of breast cancer than postmenopausal women who have never had such symptoms.
It is well known that exposure to radiation has multiple harmful effects â€“ including causing cancer â€“ but until now, it has been unclear to what extent such exposure increases a person's risk of developing more than one cancer.
The incidence of advanced breast cancer diagnosis among black women remained 30 percent to 90 percent higher compared to white women between 1992 and 2004, according to new findings by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
It is well known that survivors of breast cancer have a much higher risk of developing a second breast cancer than women in the general population have of developing a first breast cancer. However, little is known about what lifestyle factors may make survivors more vulnerable to a second cancer.
The relationship between migraine headaches in women and a significant reduction in breast cancer risk has been confirmed in a follow-on study to landmark research published last year and conducted by scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Long-term smoking increases the risk of breast cancer in older postmenopausal women by up to 40 percent, according to a report in the October issue of Cancer Causes and Control.
Older women who have smoked for 11 or more "pack years" â€“ the lifetime equivalent of a pack a day for at least 11 years â€“ face a 30 percent to 40 percent increased risk of developing breast cancer as compared to women who've never smoked, according to new findings from researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
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