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2012-04-04 21:19:53

Recent use for a year or more doubled the risk of invasive breast cancer 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. The results of the study, led by breast cancer epidemiologist Christopher I. Li, M.D., Ph.D., of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, are published online ahead of the April 15 print issue of Cancer...

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2011-01-30 08:50:00

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. "We know that hormones are important to breast cancer risk, and we also know that menopausal symptoms occur primarily because of changes in hormones that women experience as they go through menopause," lead author and breast cancer epidemiologist Dr. Christopher I. Li told USA Today.He said that...

2011-01-26 11:56:46

The more frequent and severe the hot flushes, the lower the cancer risk 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, according to a recent study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The results of the first study to examine the relationship between menopausal symptoms and breast cancer risk are...

2010-09-15 16:56:08

First large-scale study to assess how radiation influences risk of multiple cancers It is well known that exposure to radiation has multiple harmful effects "“ including causing cancer "“ but until now, it has been unclear to what extent such exposure increases a person's risk of developing more than one cancer. The first large-scale study of the relationship between radiation dose and risk of multiple cancers among atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan reveals a...

2010-02-09 14:54:42

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. In addition, the disparity in the incidence of advance colorectal cancer actually widened over this time period as rates fell among whites but increased slightly among blacks. The findings are published online in the inaugural issue of Springer's journal...

2009-09-09 09:04:34

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. A new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, published online Sept. 8 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, has found that obesity, alcohol use and smoking all significantly...

2009-07-09 08:20:54

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. The new study found a 26 percent reduced risk of breast cancer among both premenopausal and postmenopausal women with a clinical diagnosis of migraines.The study appears in the July 2009 issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and...

2005-10-12 12:45:00

NEW YORK -- 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. "Smoking appears to confer a modest elevation in breast cancer risk," Dr. Christopher I. Li from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, told Reuters Health. "Certainly this relationship is not as strong as the relationship between smoking and lung cancer or smoking and heart disease, but breast...

2005-09-28 16:14:40

SEATTLE "“ Older women who have smoked for 11 or more "pack years" "“ the lifetime equivalent of a pack a day for at least 11 years "“ 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. What's more, the researchers found that long-term smokers who add combination hormone-replacement therapy (estrogen plus progestin) to the...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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