Tagged as Breast Cancer

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...
The immune system is the control center of different organs, cells, and tissues that work together to keep the body healthy. Its primary function is to defend the body from diseases and infections. This is why when the body develops cancer, the immune system plays an essential role. The use of immunotherapy over the past few decades has seen great strides, specifically in the cancer community. Read...
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...
1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer, and every 13 minutes a woman dies from the disease. Let's look at how to become educated on the preventative measures and early detection methods regularly recommended by doctors. Every woman is at risk for breast cancer, but some are more at risk than others due to genetics and their biological makeup. Although many women have found themselves impacted by the...
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...
Breast cancer awareness is an important part of women’s health, and early detection saves lives. Unfortunately, increased awareness and easily accessible screening processes sometimes lead to unnecessary treatments. Protection from both sides of this ugly disease is aided by arming oneself with solid information on breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Be aware of breast cancer risk, but don't let...
Introduction - When it comes to breast cancer, the worst thing we can do is put 100% blind faith in the medical establishment.  To be blunt, there is simply too much money and too many jobs hanging on the highly profitable - BUSINESS - of diagnosing and treating breast cancer. The profits (and job security) are so high, in fact, as to explain why it seems as if there is more an impetus to treat breast...
In 2014, the World Health Organization stated that cancer rates worldwide will rise by 57% by 2034, boldly declaring that there will be an “imminent global cancer disaster” in the coming years. Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women in the United States, according to the -National Cancer Institute. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, however. Did you know that more than half of all cancers can be...
A study published in June, 2018,- in the New England Journal of Medicine may change the guidelines on how doctors treat a common form of breast cancer. According to the report, about 70% of people in early stages of certain breast cancers can be treated just as effectively - without - chemotherapy. New Findings - The researchers focused on patients with hormone-receptor positive, HER2-negative, node-negative...
I am lucky enough to be almost 9 years out from my breast cancer diagnosis. Those 3,285 days have been filled with some really bad moments and some pretty amazing ones as well. Just like life before cancer. HA! - Nothing has been the same since I had a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. Not to mention the scans, blood tests, and the stack of pills I still take every day to keep the cancer at bay. ...