Health News

Could Colon Cancer be Prevented?
While estrogen is primarily a female hormone, both men and women have estrogen receptors. Working with these molecules may lead to better ways to treat and even prevent cancers.
Breastfeeding and Breast Cancer
An aggressive form of breast cancer that isn't fed by estrogen is more common in African American women. New research suggests this type of cancer is seen more frequently among black women who don't breastfeed their babies.
Low Vitamin D and Early Puberty
Having low levels of vitamin D has been associated with a host of health problems. Researchers now believe this deficiency could have a life-long impact on girls.
Double Agent Tamoxifen a Fertility Drug
Turning events that seem like an ending into a new beginning is one of the secrets to achieving a happy life. Young women with breast cancer can now do this.
New Therapy for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer?
Herceptin (trastuzumab) has revolutionized the treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer. However, some patients become resistant to the drug. Now, there's new hope for these women.
New Mammogaphy Guidelines
Mammography guidelines have changed over the past several years regarding when to start and how often to  have the screenings. Now there's been yet another change in mammography guidelines.
What Works for Breast Cancer Survivors
After being successfully treated for breast cancer, a woman still lives with a lingering fear. Will this come back and kill me? One drug reduces the risks of both. Taking Tamoxifen for 5 years reduces breast cancer recurrence and mortality.
Doctors Not Following Their DNA Orders
Established guidelines are in place for providing genetic counseling and testing for women at high risk for breast and ovarian cancers. A new study shows that doctors aren't following these recommendations.
Male Hormones Drive Some Female Breast Cancers
Most breast cancers are fueled by the female hormone estrogen. In an interesting twist, scientists have discovered that a male hormone ignites breast tumor growth in some women.
PSA Tests - Not Just for Prostate Cancer Anymore
The most common form of cancer in women may soon be detected using a test that diagnoses the most common type of cancer in men. The PSA test may soon be used to detect breast cancer.