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Breast cancer survivors with poor physical health scores had an elevated risk of poorer cancer outcomes, including recurrence and death, according to the results of an observational study presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held April 2-6.
Women who have children, particularly early in life, have a lower lifetime risk of breast cancer compared with women who do not.
Stress from social isolation, combined with a high-fat diet, increases levels of a brain neurotransmitter â€“ neuropeptide Y, or NPY â€“ in mice that then promotes obesity, insulin resistance, and breast cancer risk.
Smoking increases the risk of breast cancer, but the risk differs by obesity status in postmenopausal women.
A landmark breast health care publication reveals a multitude of barriers that keep women of developing nations from being screened and treated for breast cancer â€“ but offers tools to help countries improve their breast care programs.
Tamoxifen, taken by women as a preventive measure against breast cancer, sufficiently compensates for its side effects in post-menopausal women under the age of 55 years, according to this study.
Tamoxifen, taken by certain women as a preventive measure against breast cancer, saves lives and reduces medical costs.
In an effort to develop strategies for breast health awareness in rural populations researchers asked the question, â€œWhat message strategies will motivate Appalachian women to attend to breast health issues and become actively involved in their own breast health?â€
Melatonin is known to have cancer-protective properties, and shift work can induce desynchrony of the circadian system, reducing melatonin production.
Postmenopausal women who smoke or used to smoke have up to a 16% higher risk of developing breast cancer compared to women who have never smoked.
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