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The Best Diet to Sidestep Breast Cancer Risks

The Best Diet to Sidestep Breast Cancer Risks

One of the best ways to lower your breast cancer risk is to watch what you eat, says Dipali Sharma of John Hopkins Medicine. Though no single diet can cure breast cancer, healthy choices can contribute to prevention and risk reduction. In the US, 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer at one...

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The Link Between Breast Cancer and Menopause

The Link Between Breast Cancer and Menopause

Women in their 40s are of menopausal age and have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Regular physical breast exams and annual mammograms are recommended for the past 40 age group for early detection. Age, family history, and personal history like late onset of menopause are some of the breast cancer risk factors.  ...

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Surprising Facts About Breast- and Ovarian-Cancer Genes [Video]

Surprising Facts About Breast- and Ovarian-Cancer Genes [Video]

Breastcancer.org has found out that only 5 to 10% of breast and ovarian cancers are hereditary. If you do not have family members who developed breast and ovarian cancers before they are 50, you are most likely at low risk. Genetic testing is now more affordable but most women don’t need it. As filmmaker Angelina...

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Research Shows Link Between Vitamin D and Decreased Breast Cancer Risk [Video]

Research Shows Link Between Vitamin D and Decreased Breast Cancer Risk [Video]

A higher concentration of vitamin D in the blood is linked to decreased breast cancer risk. Vitamin D can be obtained from certain foods and the sun. Fear of skin conditions caused by sun exposure has led to increased vitamin D deficiency rates in many regions.  A new study is suggesting that higher levels of...

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Essential Facts About Stage Zero Breast Cancer That You Should Know [Video]

Essential Facts About Stage Zero Breast Cancer That You Should Know [Video]

Stage zero breast cancer, the earliest stage of the disease, is noninvasive.  The five-year survival rate for stage 0 breast cancer patients is very high and patients may or may not need treatment.  As with any other cancer, early diagnosis is vital for a higher chance of survival. Stage zero (0) breast cancer is the...

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Diet Changes to Make to Prevent Breast Cancer

Diet Changes to Make to Prevent Breast Cancer

A healthy lifestyle and diet can help prevent breast cancer or any other cancer. Sipping green tea or consuming leafy vegetables which contain cancer-fighting compounds are just examples of what you can incorporate to your diet. Limiting fat-intake and avoiding processed foods that contain cancer-causing substances can also be adapted for breast cancer prevention. According...

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Breast Self-Awareness: Things you should know

Breast Self-Awareness: Things you should know

Women should observe breast self-awareness — knowing the formation of breasts and the changes that occur. Practicing self- breast exams can prevent the development of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and affects around 2.1 million women every year. Breast-self awareness must be practiced by all women. This is to...

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Losing Weight Postmenopausal Linked to Lower Risk of Having Breast Cancer

Losing Weight Postmenopausal Linked to Lower Risk of Having Breast Cancer

A study proves that weight loss can reduce the risk of breast cancer among postmenopausal women. The researchers found out that women who have lost weight had a 13% lower risk of developing breast cancer. Although the findings do not establish a cause and effect relationship between losing weight and lowering the risk of breast...

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5 Things you should know before having your first mammogram [Video]

5 Things you should know before having your first mammogram [Video]

A mammogram is a low-dose X-ray of the breasts or changes in the breast tissue. The main function of the mammogram is to identify breast cancer. The five things you should know before having your mammogram include scheduling the mammogram after the menstrual period, avoid wearing deodorant, choosing a certified mammogram facility, know your family...

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