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Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. The 5-year cure rate with conventional medicine has become quite good, but even so, at least 40,000 women die each year. While most of breast cancer has no known cause, there are some modifiable risk factors that include, alcohol intake, exercise, weight and breast density, […]

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The purpose of this meta-analysis was to try to get some clarity and to summarize the evidence, from prospective cohort studies regarding the association between coffee intake and breast cancer risk. The design was established to assess associations between amounts of decaffeinated and caffeinated coffee (from 0 to 7 cups of coffee per day) and […]

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The issue of whether or not oral birth control pills increase the risk of breast cancer or not, has been confusing and contradictory for at least the last 20 years. It is certainly an ongoing concern in the minds of many women and clinicians. This recent prospective cohort study from the Denmark national data base […]

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Screening mammography guidelines have been confusing and conflicting since about 2009 when the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) made their evidence based guidelines of every other year starting at age 50 for average risk women. At the time, this was a sharp difference between the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the […]

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Douching is quite common among US women, especially African American women, despite previous research demonstrating negative health outcomes such as pelvic inflammatory disease and ectopic pregnancy. In the current prospective cohort study, researchers investigated whether douching or genital use of talcum powder was predictive of an increased risk for ovarian cancer. This was done in […]

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  Breast feeding exclusively decreases overall estrogen secretion and this mechanism is one that may contribute to the lowered risk of ovarian and breast cancer. This relationship may also link to lowering the risk of endometrial cancer. To investigate this, researchers pooled data from 17 studies (3 cohort and 14 case-controlled), that totaled 8981 parous […]

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As most of us know, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, although lung cancer is more deadly. Integrating some aspect of natural medicine has become common place for women with breast cancer… at the very least, nutritional and exercise changes. The inclusion of flax seeds in the diet of breast cancer patients […]

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In the last 3.5 decades, research has proposed a link between several cancers and lower serum levels of vitamin D. Multiple epidemiologic studies have found inverse associations between serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25OH)D] concentration and the risk of many cancers including breast cancer, colorectal cancer and prostate cancer. In one randomized controlled trial, women […]

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