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Long-term use of high blood pressure drugs associated with risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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Photo by Susie Fitzhugh SEATTLE - Aug. 5, 2013 - Older women who take certain types of medication to combat high blood pressure may be putting themselves at greater risk for developing breast cancer, according to a new study by a team of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists led…

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Cosmetic breast implants may adversely affect survival in women who develop breast cancer

From sciencedaily.com

The authors stress that these findings should be interpreted with caution as some studies did not adjust for other potential confounding factors. They call for further investigations into the long term health effects of breast implants.

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9 months
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Diet Changes That Might Cut Breast Cancer Risk

From usnews.com

By now, we all know that Angelina Jolie quietly underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a genetic mutation that sharply increased her risk of breast cancer. Women with a faulty BRCA1 gene typically have a 45 to 90 percent risk of getting breast cancer during their life…

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11 months
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Is Exercise a Key to Cancer Cure?

From mercola.com

Mounting evidence continues to show that exercise may be a key component in successful cancer prevention and treatment. Studies have also found that it can help keep cancer from recurring, so it's really a triple-win.

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11 months
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Coffee may help prevent breast cancer returning, study finds

From sciencedaily.com

Drinking coffee could decrease the risk of breast cancer recurring in patients taking the widely used drug Tamoxifen, a study has found. Patients who took the pill, along with two or more cups of coffee daily, reported less than half the rate of cancer recurrence, compared with their Tamoxifen-taking counterparts…

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9 months
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Black women had worse breast cancer mortality regardless of cancer subtype

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Black women with breast cancer had significantly worse survival compared with other racial and ethnic groups across cancer subtypes, which suggests that the survival differences are not solely attributable to the fact that black women are more frequently diagnosed with less treatable breast cancer subtypes, according to new data.

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9 months
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Breast-feeding reduced risk for ER/PR-negative breast cancer, results find

From sciencedaily.com

Breast-feeding reduced the risk for estrogen receptor-negative and progesterone receptor-negative breast cancer, according to results presented at the 11th Annual AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, held in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 16-19, 2012.

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9 months

Compound in Mediterranean diet makes cancer cells 'mortal'

From sciencedaily.com

New research suggests that a compound abundant in the Mediterranean diet takes away cancer cells' "superpower" to escape death. By altering a very specific step in gene regulation, this compound essentially re-educates cancer cells into normal cells that die as scheduled.

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11 months
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Longer Tamoxifen Yields Greater Benefit

From medpagetoday.com

SAN ANTONIO - For women with early estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, a decade of tamoxifen is better than stopping after 5 years, researchers reported. In a large randomized trial, the extra time on tamoxifen reduced breast cancer recurrence, death from breast cancer, and overall mortality, according to Richard Gray, MSc…

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