Health News

Fewer Zzz's May Mean Worse Breast Cancer
It's hard to get a full eight hours of sleep each night. But it's important. For women with breast cancer, it's extremely important.
Radiation May Increase Increased Breast Cancer Risks
Women who inherited one of the BRCA genes already have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Certain medical tests – performed at certain ages – may increase those increased risks.
Seeing Trends in Cancer and Pregnancy
Most women at prenatal appointments listen to the baby's heartbeat, discuss nutrition or hear general advice from their doctor. But the number hearing a cancer diagnosis is increasing.
Being Fat is No Way to Live
You've heard it a million times. Maybe you make a joke or say, “I really do need to lose some weight.” The fact is, fat isn’t good for you in any way - physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually.
Breast Density and Living
Maybe you’ve been told you have “dense breasts.” This has to do with the types of tissue that make up your breasts. Dense breasts have more types of tissue - such as milk ducts – and less fat. On a mammogram, this tissue shows up white instead of gray, which is fat.
Radiation Helps Older Women Avoid Mastectomies
The need for radiation treatment after a lumpectomy has been studied for years. Current treatment guidelines say radiation is not necessary for older women with early breast cancer. A new study suggests that this may not be the case.
Chemo Is an Option for Pregnant Women
So little is understood about the effects of chemotherapy on a developing baby that doctors are still learning about how safe treatment is during pregnancy.
Which Bone Metastasis Drug Is Better?
When breast cancer spreads to the bones, various drugs are available to control the disease. This class of drugs is called biophosphonates . A manufacturer-funded study suggests its drug is better than others.
Hormone Levels and Uterine Cancer
Maybe you've heard about leptin as it relates to weight control. Leptin is a hormone that the body's fat cells produce, and scientists believe it may play a role in cancer. Is this true for uterine (also known as endometrial) cancer?
Powder Puff Cancer Risks
Using talc or other forms of powder to freshen up the genital area is something women have done for years. This practice has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer in several studies. But what about powder and uterine cancer risks?