Mammographic breast density and breast cancer risk in a Mediterranean population: a nested case –control study in the EPIC Florence cohort
ConclusionsWe confirm in this Mediterranean population the association of increasing MBD, classified according to BI-RADS with BC risk also taking into account other well-known risk factors for this neoplasm.
Women who lose just 5% of their body weight after the menopause may experience a significant reduction in their risk of developing breast cancer vs women with stable weight, say US researchers.Medscape Medical News
AbstractPurposeThis project was undertaken to examine the association between dietary intake of soy or cruciferous vegetables and breast cancer treatment-related symptoms among Chinese-American (CA) and Non-Hispanic White (NHW) breast cancer survivors.MethodsThis cross-sectional study included 192 CA and 173 NHW female breast cancer survivors (stages 0 –III, diagnosed between 2006 and 2012) recruited from two California cancer registries, who had completed primary treatment. Patient-reported data on treatment-related symptoms and potential covariates were collected via telephone interviews. Dietary data were as...
Authors: Griffing GT, Allen SH Abstract Preview Bone loss and cardiovascular disease are the most important complications of menopause. Because estrogen has been shown to prevent bone loss and also reduce fracture rates in menopausal women, the authors recommend early replacement therapy. They also examine evidence that estrogen replacement may offer these women protection from cardiovascular disease and discuss the risks of estrogen-related endometrial and breast cancer. PMID: 29219698 [PubMed]
Postmenopausal women with weight gain had increased risk of triple - negative breast cancer
WOMEN who lose weight after the menopause may have a significantly reduced chance of developing breast cancer, according to research today.
FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 -- It's never too late for women to lose weight to lower their breast cancer risk, a new study suggests. Researchers found that a 5 percent or greater weight loss after menopause could lower the odds of breast cancer by about...
Authors: Jeong SH, An YS, Choi JY, Park B, Kang D, Lee MH, Han W, Noh DY, Yoo KY, Park SK Abstract Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine the associations of childbirth, breastfeeding, and their interaction with breast cancer (BC) risk reduction, and to evaluate the heterogeneity in the BC risk reduction effects of these factors by menopause, hormone receptor (HR) status, and pathological subtype. Methods: BC patients aged 40+ from the Korean Breast Cancer Registry in 2004-2012 and controls from the Health Examinee cohort participants were included in this study after 1:1 matching (12 889 pairs) b...
For young, pre-menopausal women living with metastatic breast cancer, the need for better treatments ―that so clearly and effectively delay tumor progression and improve the quality of lives―is huge.
Conclusions: Female sex hormones are important for the preservation of lung function in middle aged women. The accelerated lung function decline with menopause is likely caused by decreasing estrogen levels.
Approximately 60% to 100% of women with breast cancer experience at least one menopausal-related symptom. Little is known about associations between menopausal status and symptoms in women 12 months after breast cancer surgery.