Latest Risk factors of breast cancer Stories

2012-08-21 12:34:44

The risk of dying from breast cancer was not related to high mammographic breast density in breast cancer patients, according to a study published August 20 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. One of the strongest risk factors for non-familial breast cancer is elevated mammographic breast density. While women with elevated mammographic breast density have a higher risk of developing breast cancer, it is not established whether a higher density indicates a lower chance of...

2012-07-18 10:13:50

Risk more than doubles; elevated concentrations of certain pregnancy hormones may have long-term pro-carcinogenic effect Delivering a high-birth-weight infant more than doubles a woman's breast cancer risk, according to research from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The researchers suggest that having a large infant is associated with a hormonal environment during pregnancy that favors future breast cancer development and progression. Marking the first time that high...

Bra Size Linked To Breast Cancer Risk
2012-07-08 08:08:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The same gene that can determine a woman's breast size could also be linked to her odds of developing breast cancer, with larger cup-sizes more likely to develop tumors, according to the results of a new study California-based personal genomics and biotechnology company 23andMe. The firm reported that they were able to identify "seven single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) significantly associated with breast size, including three...

Exercise Reduces Breast Cancer Risk, Weight Gain Negates The Effect
2012-06-25 08:24:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com A new US study has found that women who maintain physical activity -- even mild exercise -- before or after menopause may reduce their overall risk of breast cancer, but substantial weight gain may cancel out these benefits. Previous studies have shown that physical activity can reduce the risk of breast cancer, but many questions also followed. How often should a woman exercise, and for how long? And how intense should that exercise be? Also, does...

2012-06-25 05:52:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- According to the American Cancer Society, about 227,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. A new study shows that even the mildest form of exercise could decrease your risk. Researchers at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health in Chapel Hill are searching for a link between recreation physical activity, done at different time points in life, and the risk of developing breast cancer. The study included 1,504 women with...

2012-06-20 00:41:08

Breast cancer is the number one cause of female mortality. It affects 100 out of 100,000 women per year in developed countries. Each year, more than 1.3 million new cases are diagnosed, 53,000 of these in France. The risk factors of breast cancer are varied. They include genetic mutations, late first pregnancy, low parity or hormone therapy, but other causes of breast cancer such as way of life, environmental or professional causes have not yet been completely identified. In 2010, based...

2012-06-13 08:09:59

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Cancer can be a difficult disease to deal with. Those who fight it and come out victorious are known as survivors. Furthermore, to fight the illness a second time, can be a challenge in itself. A new study examines the effects of informing female patients during the first cancer diagnosis, the possibility of a recurrence of breast cancer. The project, completed by British researchers, examined the recurrence of breast cancer in the United Kingdom and recently...

Developments In Cancer Research Regarding Women
2012-05-30 06:24:11

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com It´s a known fact that males and females suffer inequalities. First, it was in school. Then, it was in the workplace. Even though times are changing and women are gaining more power, they still have the short end of the stick when it comes to cancer treatment and fertility. New research has come out regarding the causes of cancer and the effects of cancer treatment for women. A new study by a Swedish team of researchers, published in the Journal of...

2012-05-22 08:31:19

Even a moderate amount of weight loss can significantly reduce levels of circulating estrogens that are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center — the first randomized, controlled clinical trial to test the effects of weight loss on sex hormones in overweight and obese postmenopausal women, a group at elevated risk for breast cancer. The findings by Anne McTiernan, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues are...

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