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2009-08-06 12:58:27

Forty percent of women who have a high risk of breast cancer had risk-reducing mastectomies and 45 percent had ovaries removed, British researchers said. These surgeries are widely used by carriers of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations to reduce the risk for breast and ovarian cancer. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are gene mutations that indicate an increased risk for breast cancer. Women have their breasts or ovaries removed based on their risk. It does not always happen immediately after counseling or a...

2009-08-06 10:16:55

Many women at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer are choosing to undergo surgery as a precautionary measure to decrease their cancer risk, according to a report in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research."Women have their breasts or ovaries removed based on their risk. It does not always happen immediately after counseling or a genetic test result and can take more than seven years for patients to decide to go forward...

2009-07-21 19:03:31

Women who have premature menopause because of medical interventions are at an increased risk of developing lung cancer, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer. The startling link was made by epidemiologists from the Universit© de Montr©al, the Research Centre of the Centre Hospitalier de l'Universit© de Montr©al and the INRS"”Institut Armand-Frappier."We found that women who experienced non-natural menopause are at almost twice the...

2009-04-10 16:35:38

In a study in rats, soy aglycons of isoflavone, a group of soybean constituent chemicals, promoted health during menopause, researchers in Taiwan said. Lead researcher Robin Chiou of the National Chiayi University in Taiwan studied the effects of the dietary supplement on a group of female rats that had undergone ovary removal. These ovariectomized -- estrogen deficient -- animals are a good model for study of the menopause as the loss of estrogen from the ovaries mimics the natural...

2009-04-06 15:13:56

U.S. researchers seek to determine if women can reduce breast cancer risk via regular workouts. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine researchers are building on evidence that reducing estrogen in the body reduces cancer risk and that estrogen levels drop in elite female athletes. The researchers are testing two levels of regular treadmill exercise as a possible intervention for breast cancer risk reduction. The team will be enrolling 160 women ages 18-40 with an elevated risk of...

2009-04-03 10:27:42

A new federally funded University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study aims to learn whether women at high risk of breast cancer can use exercise to meaningfully reduce their risk of getting the disease. Building on evidence that reducing estrogen in the body reduces cancer risk, and that elite female athletes experience a drop in estrogen levels that often cause them to stop ovulating and menstruating, the WISER Sister trial will investigate two different levels of regular treadmill...

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2009-03-03 15:07:41

A top medical journal review claims that Procter & Gamble's Intrinsa testosterone patches appear to do little to boost a woman's sex drive after menopause, Reuters reported. In 2004, U.S. regulators voted against approving the patches that deliver the male hormone, citing lack of evidence for their long-term safety. However, the makers of Intrinsa, said that it had been thoroughly tested and had been shown to be effective. "This testosterone patch has been studied in clinical trials...

2009-02-26 17:56:53

Women with a longer fertile lifespan -- first menstruation to menopause -- have a lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease, U.S. researchers said The study found women with a fertile lifespan of more than 39 years had about a 25 percent lower risk of developing Parkinson's than women with fertile lifespans of less than 33 years. However, lead author Dr. Rachel Saunders-Pullman of Yeshiva University's Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York said the researchers stress only longer...

2009-01-13 17:50:35

Prophylactic salpingo-oophorectomy"”removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes--reduces the relative risk of breast cancer by approximately 50 percent and the risk of ovarian and fallopian tube cancer by approximately 80 percent in women who carry a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, researchers report in the January 13 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Previous studies have shown substantial reduction in the risks of breast and ovarian or fallopian tube...

2008-10-06 12:00:12

By DR REGINA LEWIS As ovarian cancer awareness month comes to a close, it's critical to keep in mind all year the importance of early detection. Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States and is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women. A woman's lifetime risk of ovarian cancer is 1 in 67. The American Cancer Society estimates that 21,650 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the U.S. in 2008 and about 15,520...


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