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Cancer – Breast Cancer

Vitamin D may boost survival rate for breast cancer patients

Posted March 9, 2014

A new study has found that high levels of vitamin D may increase a breast cancer patient’s chance of survival. The study’s findings, published in the journal Anticancer Research, suggest that breast cancer patients with large amounts of vitamin D in their blood could double their chances of survival, compared with patients who had low levels.

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How yoga can help breast cancer patients

Posted March 6, 2014

A new study has found that yoga can combat the fatigue suffered by breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy to improve their overall quality of life – both during and after treatment. Fatigue is a common side effect of radiation therapy, which is one of the main treatments for cancer, but yoga appears to combat the fatigue by regulating stress hormones, according to the study’s findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Melatonin could help prevent growth of breast cancer tumors

Posted February 25, 2014

New research from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit suggests that breast cancer rates may be increasing due to lack of melatonin production in today’s sleep deprived, light stimulated generation.

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Large study finds mammograms do not lower breast cancer death rate

Posted February 21, 2014

A large and comprehensive study which looked at 90,000 Canadian women aged 40 to 59 for 25 years has cast fresh doubts on the usefulness of mammography. It found that mammograms did not lower the death rate from breast cancer. And it didn’t reduce the death rate from all causes, either.

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The Surprising Activity That Can Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk by 25%

Posted February 20, 2014

In a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, researchers from the American Cancer Society revealed that one underestimated activity was associated with a significantly lowered risk of developing breast cancer after menopause.

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Natural compound attacks HER2 positive breast cancer cells

Posted February 18, 2014

A common compound known to fight lymphoma and skin conditions actually has a second method of action that makes it particularly deadly against certain aggressive breast tumors, researchers at Duke Medicine report.

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Thermograms – a safe, accurate and reliable alternative to mammograms

Posted February 18, 2014

Various researchers and experts have highlighted several issues and limitations with using mammograms as the main method of breast cancer diagnosis. A viable alternative is thermography. Thermograms are safe, nontoxic, highly accurate and inexpensive.

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Melatonin may reduce risk of certain breast cancers: Study

Posted February 12, 2014

Melatonin may have the potential to reduce the risk of certain breast cancers by slowing the growth of tumours, according to a new early stage study.

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Melatonin could inhibit breast cancer growth: study

Posted February 6, 2014

A recent study carried out by researchers from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and Foundation for Research Support of the State of Sao Paulo has revealed that melatonin, a hormone which regulates the body’s sleep-wake cycle, could help slow the growth of certain types of breast cancer tumors.

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Yoga can lower fatigue, inflammation in breast cancer survivors

Posted January 29, 2014

Practicing yoga for as little as three months can reduce fatigue and lower inflammation in breast cancer survivors, according to new research. The more the women in the study practiced yoga, the better their results.

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