Her baby wouldn’t breastfeed. It turned out she had breast cancer. Is there a link?

(SurvivorNet) — Can breast cancer change the way your breast milk tastes to your baby? This question comes after a somewhat shocking story of a now 37-year-old British woman named Joanne Carr, who says she was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer after her then 14-month-old son, Dougie, refused to feed from her right breast. Carr, […]

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A new study suggests eating poultry may help to reduce your risk of breast cancer

(Yasmin Noone/SBS) — A new study, released this week in the International Journal of Cancer, suggests that substituting lean poultry for red meat could decrease your risk of breast cancer. International researchers analysed the data of around 42,000 women from the USA and Puerto Rico, and then followed their results for almost eight years to […]

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Should breast cancer survivors eat soy?

(KRON/ Nexstar Broadcasting) – For years, there’s been confusing debate over whether breast cancer survivors should eat soy. And now that soy is more popular in the American diet, knowing whether to eat it or not is important. Health expert, Karen Owoc, says soy is a good source of nutrition. Soy contains protein, fiber, and […]

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Cancer detection rate higher in breast MRI than mammography alone: study

(Staff/ Express Healthcare) — The addition of breast MRI to mammography in screening breast cancer survivors for new cancers results in higher cancer detection rates, but also more biopsies that are benign, according to a large study published in the journal Radiology. Annual screening with surveillance mammography is recommended for the millions of breast cancer […]

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Mother reveals how her ‘guardian angel’ son found her breast cancer by refusing to feed

(Leigh McManus/ Daily Mail) — A mother has told how her then 14-month-old son found her breast cancer – by refusing to take milk from her right breast. Joanne Carr, 37, from Liverpool, had breastfed her son Dougie since the day he was born without any problems, but 14 months on, she said he started […]

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Just one in five women at risk of breast cancer know alcohol increases the danger

(Laura Donnelly/ The Telegraph) — Just one in five women attending breast cancer clinics are aware alcohol increases the risk of disease – and half of staff have no idea. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with 54,000 diagnoses and 11,000 deaths annually. Scientists estimate that alcohol consumption causes around one […]

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AI may help radiologists reduce missed breast cancer cases

(Matt O’Connor / HealthImaging) — A combined deep and machine learning approach trained to read mammograms and electronic health records (EHRs) may be used to greatly reduce missed breast cancer cases, according to a June 18 study published in Radiology. The algorithm, trained on more than 9,000 mammograms and EHRs, predicted breast malignancy within one […]

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They told her she was too young to get breast cancer. They were wrong.

(Camille Laurin-Desjardins/ HuffPost.CA) — In the months after giving birth to her second child, Michelle Friesen had mastitis a few times. She figured the lump in her breast was a natural result of breastfeeding, and part of the painful tissue inflammation. Then, she received a diagnosis that seemed so unlikely: she had breast cancer at […]

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Disrupted gut microbiome promotes breast cancer spread in mice

(Victoria Forster/ Forbes) — The health of the gut microbiome has been linked with numerous diseases from depression to multiple sclerosis and even cancer and response to cancer drugs including immunotherapies. Earlier this year, an ambitious $25 million project was launched to determine the role of the microbiome in colorectal cancer, but perhaps more surprisingly, […]

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Drug prolongs life in younger women with advanced breast cancer, researchers report

(Denise Grady/ New York Times) — A drug that can slow the progression of advanced breast cancer has been shown for the first time to lengthen survival in women who developed the disease before or during menopause, researchers reported Saturday. In patients who took the drug along with a standard treatment, 70% were still alive […]

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