Tagged as Breast Cancer

Should I Eat Soy? - Confusion surrounds soy and soy products. Are they healthful or harmful? Let’s examine the myths and facts surrounding soy. Not a Magic Pill or a Poison; Just a Bean - Compared to other beans, soybeans are unique, possessing a different macronutrient composition. They are higher in protein and fat and lower in carbohydrate than other beans. Soybeans come in a variety of different...
August 10, 2020
Many factors determine our risk of breast cancer. Some factors we cannot control, such as our age. But there are also controllable factors, such as smoking. Could our hair color choices be one of those controllable factors? A recent study found a link between hair dye products and breast cancer risk. Controllable Breast Cancer Risk Factors - Understanding controllable breast cancer -risk factors- may...
July 30, 2020
For thousands of people this year there will come a moment where they are told they have cancer. Perhaps it will be you, perhaps a loved one will tell you that they have cancer. But either way, beyond the cancer treatment, the seemingly endless ongoing decisions for health and strategy, there is the emotional toll that this diagnosis carries with it in both the immediate sense and the long-term. Dealing...
July 27, 2020
Those lucky few who’ve never experienced hot flashes have one more reason to celebrate. They might also be less likely to develop breast cancer. But are hot flashes actually warning signs of future illness, or might they point to issues that are far more immediate? - Women who experience severe hot flashes are at higher risk of developing breast cancer. This may be due to higher estrogen levels before...
June 23, 2020
The advice on drinking and health seems to be constantly in flux. You may have heard a glass of wine a day -keeps the doctor away. But is this information still valid? The most recent research has us asking, “Is it time to give up that nightly cocktail?” A recent study out of the University of Washington indicates that drinking -any- amount of alcohol may be harmful to our health. This advice is contradictory...
June 5, 2020
A mixed drink after work to unwind, a glass of wine with dinner, a nightcap to relax before heading to bed — having one drink every day isn’t a big deal, right? Except, for a woman, maybe it is. How Much Alcohol is Safe for Women? - Just three drinks per week raise the risk of invasive hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer by -15%. Drinking 2-3 drinks per day increases the risk to -30-50%. One drink,...
May 26, 2020
Early detection is crucial to fighting many forms of cancer, so it’s important to use whatever technology we can to get the earliest possible indication. Recent news reports- on thermal imaging have made some people optimistic about a safer alternative to more imposing diagnostics like mammograms. Officials warn, however, that the technology might not be the modern miracle it seems. Let's look closer...
March 13, 2020
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. It is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women and the second most common cause of cancer death in white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women. One out of eight American women who live to be 85 years of age will develop breast cancer, a risk that was one out of 14 in 1960. Food used as a preventative...
March 3, 2020
A -recent report- published by the World Cancer Research Fund found that even a small drink every day increases your breast cancer risk. This comes as some discouraging news for women who enjoy a beer, a glass of wine, or the occasional shot of hard liquor. Although- alcohol- has long been associated with an increased risk for certain types of cancers, this new evidence shows just how much alcohol...
December 31, 2019
How much do we know about our personal health risks? While overall health can vary greatly between people, women are at particular risk for 5 serious health conditions. Luckily, there are proactive steps we can take to reduce our chances of joining their statistics. Women are at particular risk for heart disease, breast cancer, lung disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and complications from diabetes. By...
December 18, 2019