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April 07, 2005

Progestin in HRT Linked to Breast Cancer

"High doses of progestin in hormone replacement therapy may explain the regimen's link to breast cancer recurrence in women with a history of the disease, a new study finds."

March 15, 2005

Breast Cancer Radiation and the Heart

"Women receiving radiation for breast cancer may no longer face an increased risk of potentially deadly heart damage from the treatment."

December 02, 2004

Cranberries for Breast Cancer Prevention

"In laboratory experiments, Canadian researchers found that isolated compounds in cranberries called flavonoids may inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells."

November 11, 2004

Elizabeth Edwards Begins Breast Cancer Treatment, Link Between Endometriosis and Migraines

"Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards, has begun chemotherapy to shrink a half-dollar-sized lump in her breast"

"Researchers say they have now found evidence that women with endometriosis are at higher risk of having migraines."

November 04, 2004

Elizabeth Edwards Has Breast Cancer, Menopause Doesn't Affect Memory

"Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards, was diagnosed with breast cancer the day her husband and Sen. John Kerry conceded the presidential race."

"While you may experience the misery of hot flashes and mood swings as you enter menopause, one thing you can't blame on the "change" is memory loss."

October 31, 2004

Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Risk, Gene Mutation in Osteoporosis

"Yale University researchers believe that the chances of a woman not suffering from breast cancer lies in the the amount of physical activity she indulges in."

"Medical Research Council scientists based at University of Southampton, UK, have made an important genetic discovery that could have significant implications for diagnosing and treating osteoporosis."

October 17, 2004

Milk May Be Culprit in Breast Cancer, Strontium for Osteoporosis

"Tall, thin teenage girls who put on a growth spurt at puberty are at highest risk of breast cancer - and milk may be the culprit."

"Strontium ranelate, a new oral medication on the horizon, may reduce spinal, non-spinal, hip and other fractures in older women with osteoporosis, according to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio, Texas."

October 02, 2004

New Hormone Therapy Guide, Debate Over Osteoporosis Drugs, Timing Crucial for Breast Cancer Surgery

"Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is still the most effective treatment available for menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats, but it is not without risk and should not be used to prevent other diseases, according to new guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists."

"As women search beyond hormone treatments for ways to prevent osteoporosis, a debate is raging over which of two leading drugs that slow bone loss, Fosamax and Actonel, is better."

Where a woman is in her monthly cycle is a prime consideration in scheduling breast-cancer surgery and mammograms.

September 23, 2004

Early Test for Breast Cancer, Soy-Rich Food for Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Associated with Melanoma Risk

"Harvard researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have developed a simple urine test that appears to detect breast cancer early and accurately track tumor growth."

"In our study we used cell cultures to examine the effects of isoflavones on the invasion of breast cancer cells. The isoflavones exerted potent inhibitory effects on breast cancer cell invasion, even at concentrations similar to those found in South East-Asian populations."

"There appears to be a bidirectional association between female breast cancer and cutaneous melanoma, according to results of a new study."

September 01, 2004

Radiation for Breast Cancer, Does Nicole Kidman Have Osteoporosis?

"Older women with breast cancer may forgo the rigors of radiation after breast-conserving surgery, but radiation therapy may help younger women with early stages of the disease, new research says."

"When Nicole Kidman broke two ribs while shooting for Moulin Rouge, she decided a visit to the doctor was in order."

August 10, 2004

Breast Cancer Surgery, Infertility Gene

"Most women diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States are operated on by surgeons who perform relatively few of these operations each year, according to a U.S. study released on Monday."

"About 15 percent of couples have fertility problems, and about half of the problems are caused by defective male sperm, or no sperm at all."