Drug rapidly shrinks metastatic breast cancers in mice

(James Kingsland/ Medical News Today) –– Every year, around 255,000 women and 2,300 men in the United States receive a diagnosis of breast cancer. Approximately three-quarters of cases are a type called estrogen receptor-positive, in which the cancer cells have a receptor in their membranes that binds to the sex hormone estrogen. This type of breast cancer is […]

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7 in 10 gynecologic cancer patients report cannabis helped ease symptoms

(Angela Stelmakowich/ Healthing) — A small U.S. study involving 45 gynecologic cancer patients prescribed medical marijuana (MM) for symptom management found 71 per cent self-reported improvement in at least one symptom. Investigators considered patients prescribed MM from May 2016 to February 2019 and reviewed the formulation prescribed, usage patterns, length of use, symptom relief and […]

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More pregnant women hospitalized with COVID-19 variants

(Parris Kane/ ABC News) — Over the last two months, hospitals across the state have seen more pregnant moms being hospitalized due to COVID-19. Dr. Nirvana Manning, chair and service line director for Women’s Health at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, said they’ve been testing all of their patients for COVID-19 since early on in […]

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What are the early warning signs of Ovarian Cancer?

(Pallavi Suyok Uttekar/ Medicine Net) — Ovaries are small glands on each side of the uterus responsible for producing eggs as well as the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. In ovarian cancer, a mutation in the genetic material of ovarian cells leads to uncontrolled, abnormal cell growth. Unfortunately, early-stage ovarian cancer often goes undetected because it rarely causes symptoms […]

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7 ways to boost your confidence during breast cancer treatment

(Alex Whitaker-Cheadle/ Healthline) — Through my battle with breast cancer, I overcame many obstacles. In the past 3 years since my diagnosis, I have learned that the mental obstacles were just as challenging to overcome as the physical obstacles. Many of the treatments and surgeries I underwent left me feeling like only a shadow of my […]

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Cervical cancer is preventable, and Ciara Is spreading the word

(Jane McKenzie/ Glamour Magazine) — Let’s be honest: Many of us have been putting off getting Pap and HPV exams for cervical cancer because of the pandemic. We get it. But a new campaign from the Black Women’s Health Imperative, Hologic’s Project Health Equality, and Grammy-winning singer Ciara is here to put you back on schedule with your […]

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Fertility drugs do not increase breast or ovarian cancer risk

(Aislinn Antrim/ Pharmacy Times) — Drugs routinely used to release eggs during fertility treatments do not increase women’s risk of developing breast cancer, according to new research from King’s College London. Fertility treatments can range from the use of medications to boost the release of eggs during a woman’s natural fertility cycle to more complex […]

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A personalized vaccine to treat ovarian cancer

(Sarah Lapinsky/ SciWorthy) — What if we could develop a vaccine to treat cancer? Vaccines have been an effective method to help eradicate many diseases since their discovery, and serve a key role in keeping people healthy. The most common use for a vaccine is to prevent disease. However, they can also be useful in […]

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Younger women with breast cancer urged to advocate for themselves

(Raquel Stephen/ Rochester City Newspaper) — A few months ago, Megan Mack discovered a lump in her breast. Mack is 36, and with breast cancer most often diagnosed in women 50 and older, she said her doctor initially told her not to worry about it. “I trusted her, and I thought if you say it’s […]

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Breastfeeding can significantly lower a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer

(Gloria Arminio Berlinski/ MedPage Today) –– Although there have been scores of research on the potential inverse relationship between breastfeeding and ovarian cancer risk, study findings remain inconsistent. Several important questions still need to be answered. However, a new study found statistically significant decreases in risk for invasive cancer and borderline tumors in women who […]

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