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High-carb diet tied to breast cancer risk for some

From chicagotribune.com

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older women who eat a lot of starchy and sweet carbohydrates may be at increased risk of a less common but deadlier form of breast cancer, a new study suggests. The findings, from a study of nearly 335,000 European women, do not prove that your…

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Stress fuels breast cancer metastasis to bone | Machines Like Us

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Stress can promote breast cancer cell colonization of bone, Vanderbilt Center for Bone Biology investigators have discovered. The studies, reported July 17 in PLoS Biology, demonstrate in mice that activation of the sympathetic nervous system - the "fight-or-flight" response to stress -

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Women with big firstborn babies may have higher breast cancer risk

From nbcnews.com

By Cari NierenbergMyHealthNewsDailyWomen whose firstborn infants have a high birth weight may have more than double the chances of having breast cancer decades later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers found that women with big babies - those weighing in the top …

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What Do 'Engaged' Patients Do?

From kqed.org

Desiree Basila was 52 when her stage zero breast cancer was diagnosed. While her cancer was found very early, she was ultimately diagnosed with the disease in both breasts. In addition, it was found in several locations. For Basila, this meant her only treatment option was double mastectomy — which…

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Genetic connections found between breast size and breast cancer | Machines Like Us

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Using data from its unique online research platform, 23andMe, a leading personal genetics company, has identified seven single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) significantly associated with breast size, including three SNPs also correlated with breast cancer in a genome-wide association study (GWAS)

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FDA approves Novartis drug Afinitor for breast cancer

From reuters.com

Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:22pm EDT (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Novartis AG drug Afinitor to treat women with a certain type of breast cancer. The drug is the first in a class known as mTOR inhibitors to be approved for post-menopausal women with…

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Molecular Breast Imaging Detects Cancers That Mammography Can Miss

From medify.com

Dense breast tissue, a common trait, puts women at a high risk for breast cancer. What's more, mammography has its limits when it comes to showing cancers hidden in dense breast tissue. However, Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI), also known as Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI), demonstrates promise in detecting invasive breast…

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Study: Walnuts May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk | Natural Health & Organic Living Blog

From globalhealingcenter.com

Research by investigators at Marshall University's Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, in West Virginia, suggests that regularly eating a few ounces of walnuts could significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer in women. For their initial study, the university research team compared instances of breast cancer in several groups…

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