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Smoking Bad Not Only For Lungs, But Also For Breasts: Study
2014-02-10 13:19:11

[ Watch the Video: Smoking Can Also Give You Breast Cancer ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cigarette smoking has frequently been linked to cancers of the respiratory system, but a new study has found that smoking can also greatly increase the risk of a certain breast cancer in women. According to a study recently published in the journal Cancer, young women who smoke a pack per day for a decade or longer have a much greater risk of having the most common kind of...

2013-08-07 10:10:59

Calcium-channel blockers in particular are associated with significantly increased risk Older women who take certain types of medication to combat high blood pressure may be putting themselves at greater risk for developing breast cancer, according to a new study by a team of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists led by Christopher Li, M.D., Ph.D. The study is the first to observe that long-term use of a class of antihypertensive drugs known as calcium-channel blockers in...

2009-08-26 12:41:38

The hormone tamoxifen decreases breast cancer survivors' risk of one cancer, but may increase risk for another cancer type, U.S. researchers said. Dr. Christopher Li and colleagues at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle said hormonal therapy with drugs like tamoxifen is one of the most common treatments for breast cancer survivors because it has been shown to reduce the risk of dying from the most common, less aggressive type of second breast cancer. The researchers compared...

2009-08-26 07:49:56

Treating breast cancer using hormonal therapy with drugs like tamoxifen has been shown to reduce the risk of dying from the disease, but a new study suggests it is not without risk. While long-term tamoxifen use among breast cancer survivors decreases their risk of developing the more common, less aggressive type of second breast cancer, its use is also associated with a more than four-fold increase of a more aggressive, difficult-to-treat type of cancer in the breast opposite to that...

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2008-11-06 13:35:00

U.S. researchers said on Thursday that women who have a history of migraine headaches are far less likely to develop breast cancer than other women. This is the first study to examine the relationship between breast cancer and migraines and its findings may point to new ways of reducing a woman's breast cancer risk. Dr. Christopher Li of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle said women who had a history of migraines had a 30 percent lower risk of breast cancer compared to...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.