It was too good to be true: a study by Mayo Clinic researchers finds that flaxseed doesn’t help prevent hot flashes after all.
In general, getting screened for cancer seems like the responsible thing to do, since preventing the disease is always better than treating it once it takes hold. But the latest research shows that screening women for ovarian …
Alaina Giordano was already engaged in a battle royale, fighting Stage 4 breast cancer, when her struggle intensified recently: a judge ruled that the N.C. woman must give up custody of her two children to her husband, who lives in Chicago, in part because “children who have a parent with cancer need more contact with the non-ill parent.”
This week a government-sponsored study allayed many women’s fears about the health risks of hormone therapy after menopause, finding that estrogen-only therapy may be less dangerous than previously thought. So, taken together, …
Breast cancer survivors who gain weight may increase their risk of dying of the disease, reported scientists from the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting on Tuesday.
I’m attending the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Orlando, Fla., where an interesting study was presented Monday about the potential of breast milk to help, of all things, prevent cancer.
Sometimes, even in medicine, where it’s all about evidence, we slip and take some things for granted. Such as, for instance, the fact that women who have survived breast cancer should get regular mammogram screenings, so they …
When it comes to cancer, the general idea is less is more. The fewer tumor and malignant cells that are left behind by treatment, the greater the chances of surviving the disease.
Thanks to remarkable advances in both detecting and treating cancer, young children who are diagnosed with various forms of the disease have an 80% chance of surviving into healthy adulthood.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending that the approval of Avastin for the treatment of breast cancer be revoked.