breast cancer Tag

Approximately 1 in 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. It is a pervasive disease, with death rates higher than those for any other cancer besides lung cancer. Even though inherited breast cancer mutations receive a lot of press, the vast majority of breast cancer cases are due to random...

Nothing is more terrifying than taking a screening test for any type of cancer and finding out that it is positive. A report from the JAMA Network Journals reported that when women got positive results that turned out to be wrong, they experienced short-term anxiety, but also would be more likely to undergo breast cancer...

Post-menopausal women who have a high risk of developing breast cancer may be able to reduce their risk by taking the breast cancer drug, anastrozole.  The drug has been used as a treatment for women who have developed breast cancer and gone through menopause. It lowers estrogen hormone levels to shrink cancer tumors and slow...

Although high cholesterol levels have long been associated with the incidence of breast cancer according to previous research studies, the chemical that causes the relationship has not been known until now. Drs. Donald McDonnell and Erik Nelson of Duke University have discovered a cholesterol metabolite that causes high cholesterol levels to precipitate the development and...

Millions of dollars are spent each year in an attempt to turn back the hands of time and make the outer body appear younger than it is. Although some people would disagree, it is the aging that occurs within the body and its organs that is of the greatest importance. Scientists have long looked for...

There is a potential new treatment technique in the works using nanoparticles to reprogram immune cells that can recognize and attack cancer cells. Most cancer cells are able to bypass detection by the immune system because they are so similar to normal cells. This allows the cancer cells to multiply and grow freely. Researchers at...