The People's Perspective on Medicine
Breast Cancer

Should You Take a Drug to Prevent Breast Cancer?

The USPSTF says a woman at high risk can benefit from taking a drug to prevent breast cancer. A woman whose risk is low will probably benefit very little.

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Breast Cancer

Will Oolong Tea Prevent Breast Cancer?

Scientists have discovered that green and oolong tea extracts inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells. Perhaps oolong tea could prevent breast cancer.

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Breast Cancer

Do NOT Trust People Smiling During Drug Commercials

Do you ever watch drug ads on TV? It's hard to avoid them. If you pay attention you will discover a lot of smiling during drug commercials. Why is that bad?

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Breast Cancer

Are Organic Food Enthusiasts Protected from Cancer?

People who eat organic food more often are less likely to come down with cancer, according to a big French study.

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Breast Cancer

Is Melatonin Safe for Night Shift Nurse?

People who work the night shift may need help sleeping during the day. Is melatonin safe for this purpose? We need more research to know for sure.

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Breast Cancer

Will Extra Vegetables Protect You Against Breast Cancer?

Women who eat extra vegetables on a regular basis lower their chance of developing breast cancer. Cruciferous veggies like bok choi, broccoli and cauliflower are especially helpful.

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Alternative Health

Can Acupuncture Help Your Joint Pain?

Scientists try to find out can acupuncture help your joint pain due to aromatase inhibitors. These are commonly used to treat breast cancer.

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Breast Cancer

Can Women Lower Breast Cancer Risk with Vitamin D?

Women with circulating vitamin D levels of 60 ng/mL or higher had a significantly lower breast cancer risk than those with vitamin D levels of 20 or below.

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Breast Cancer

Can You Skip Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer?

A study shows that women over 50 with a common type of breast cancer and an intermediate score on a genetic test could skip chemotherapy and just take anti-estrogen drugs.

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Breast Cancer

Super Immune Therapy Gave One Woman Her Life Back

A special immune therapy using a patient's own T-cells was able to reverse Ms. Perkins' metastatic breast cancer and return her to health. Will it work for others?

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Arthritis

How Do You Weigh the Benefits and Risks of Aspirin?

Before starting a daily regimen, carefully consider the benefits and risks of aspirin. Are you more likely to be helped or harmed by this amazing drug?

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Breast Cancer

Will Eating Junk Food Put You at Risk for Cancer?

A diet high in junk food like soda pop or salty snacks can increase the risk of cancer significantly.

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Breast Cancer

Could Foods Block the Benefit of Breast Cancer Treatment?

Some natural estrogen-like compounds in food can interfere with a combination breast cancer treatment, palbociclib and letrozole.

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Breast Cancer

Do Oral Contraceptives Cause Breast Cancer? The Answer Is Finally In!

Tens of millions of women have taken oral contraceptives over the last few decades. Did they increase their risk for breast cancer? Read the new research.

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Breast Cancer

How Good Is Aspirin Against Cancer in New Study?

Do you take aspirin for granted? It's one of the cheapest drugs in the drugstore. How effective is aspirin against cancer? You just might be surprised.

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Breast Cancer

How Helpful is Lymph Node Removal During Breast Cancer Surgery?

Far too many women die from breast cancer every year. A key part of treatment is often lymph node removal. Controversial news on this surgical procedure.

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Breast Cancer

How Many Breast Cancer Survivors Suffer Nerve Pain?

Two-fifths of breast cancer survivors in a recent study reported troubling nerve pain two years after treatment with chemotherapy.

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Breast Cancer

Can Curcumin in Turmeric Fight Pancreatic Cancer?

Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric. It has shown intriguing activity against breast, prostate & colorectal cancer. What about pancreatic cancer?

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Breast Cancer

Hair Dye & Breast Cancer?

Tens of millions rely upon hair dye to provide a more youthful appearance. But is there a connection between hair dye & breast cancer? New research say yes.

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Breast Cancer

What Is the Link Between Drinking and Breast Cancer?

A major review of more than 100 studies found a disturbing connection between drinking and breast cancer in both pre- and postmenopausal women.