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Prostate News - Breast Cancer

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Estrogen-Progestin Therapy and Risk for Breast Cancer
Journal Watch, Feb. 4, 2009, by Andrew M. Kaunitz, MD

In a key finding from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) randomized trial of estrogen plus progestin hormone therapy, risk for breast cancer rose moderately after 5 years of HT use. 

Cruciferous Vegetables Prevent Breast Cancer
Natural News, Jan. 27, 2009, by Sheryl Walters

Research is continually showing the benefits of eating a diet high in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. These veggies have been proven to prevent all sorts of cancer, including breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Rates Soar after Mammograms and Some Cancers may Heal Naturally
Natural News, Nov. 24, 2008, by Sherry Baker

According to a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association's Archives of Internal Medicine breast cancer rates increased significantly in four Norwegian counties after women there began getting mammograms every two years. In fact, according to background information in the study, the start of screening mammography programs throughout Europe has been associated with increased incidence of breast cancer.

Comment: The following two items refer to a study  linking a history of migraine headaches to reduced risk of hormone receptive breast cancer.  Many women who have migraines, especially pre-menopausal women, find their migraine episodes are resduced on balancing their hormone levels, particularly progesterone

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Migraines might lower breast cancer risk
USAToday, Nov. 6, 2008, By Steven Reinberg

Women who experience migraines may actually have a 30% lower risk of developing breast cancer, say researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

Migraine in Postmenopausal Women and the Risk of Invasive Breast Cancer
Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention,  Nov. 1, 2008 by Robert W. Mathes, et al

Women who reported migraine headaches had reduced risks of ductal and lobular carcinoma of the breast. The reduction in risk observed was seen among migraine sufferers who did and did not use prescription medications for their migraines.
This data suggests that a history of migraine is associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer, particularly among hormone receptive carcinomas.

Some cases of breast cancer overtreated
News-Medical.net, Sept. 24, 2008, Women's Health News

According to a new study standard radiation therapy for some breast cancer patients may not be medically required and may, therefore, be causing unnecessary serious side effects.

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Being happy and optimistic can protect women from breast cancer 
News-Medical.net, Aug. 25, 2008, Women's Health News

Researchers in Israel are suggesting that being happy and optimistic may offer some protection to women from breast cancer.  The researchers say women exposed to negative life events have an increased risk of breast cancer.

Comment: The following two reports talk about breast cancer recurrence.  In my newsletter Dec. 15, 2008 posted an article about prostate cancer and watchful waiting.  In this article, I discussed the fact that most men are rarely advised about natural techniques that may help reduce or slow the growth of their prostate cancer or prevent recurrence after treatment. The same is true with women and breast cancer. Click here to read the article or visit our newsletter archive to read the entire Dec. 15 newsletter.

Risk of breast cancer recurring even after 5 years of therapy
News-Medical.net, Aug. 13, 2008, Women's Health News

New research has found that even after 5 years of systemic therapy, breast cancer patients still have a substantial risk of the disease recurring. Even following systemic therapy, breast cancer survivors remain at risk for relapse and few studies have evaluated the magnitude of that risk or the patient and tumour characteristics that are associated with the disease recurring.

Breast cancer patients still have risk of relapse after 5 years of systemic therapy
News-Medical.net, Aug. 12, 2008, Women's Health News

Breast cancer survivors continue to have a substantial risk of disease recurrence after five years of systemic therapy, according to a study published in the August 12 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

More comment: Just sitting around after treatment is not conducive to having a relapse-free life! Unless you bring your immune system back to top working order, you always have an increased risk of relapse! Only your immune system can deal cancer a permanent death blow!

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