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Hormonal birth control linked to increased breast cancer risk, study says

The study included 1.8 million women over the course of nearly 11 years.
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

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(Reuters Health) - Women with breast cancer who have one or both breasts removed are less likely to get immediate reconstruction surgery at hospitals that are struggling financially, a U.S. study suggests.
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AbstractEnvironmentally benign-synthesized gold nanoparticles (Au-NPs) have received substantial attention owing to their biomedical applications, particularly in cancer therapy. In the current study,Backhousia citriodora (B. citriodora) leaf extract was applied as a reducing agent for one-pot synthesis of controlled size Au-NPs. The effect of various parameters such as reaction time, pH, andB. citriodora leaf boiling time on the synthesis of Au-NPs was studied. The characterization of the Au-NPs synthesized at 15.0-min incubation time showed colour change because of the surface plasma resonance band around 530.0  nm....
Source: European Journal of Applied Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
A second PARP inhibitor shows promise in germline mutation metastatic breast cancer and is generally well tolerated compared with standard chemotherapy.Medscape Medical News
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Soy milk, tofu and edamame can help symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats, found Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Women who forgo mammography screening may comply less to breast cancer treatment and may have worse outcomes, suggest two European studies, which also found that rates of screening may be falling.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news
Conditions:   Metastatic Breast Cancer;   HER2 Positive Breast Carcinoma Interventions:   Drug: Niraparib;   Drug: Trastuzumab Sponsors:   University of Alabama at Birmingham;   Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium;   Tesaro, Inc.;   Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation;   Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Breast Cancer Interventions:   Drug: Trastuzumab;   Drug: Docetaxel Sponsor:   Ruijin Hospital Not yet recruiting
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A small increased risk of breast cancer among women using hormonal contraceptives may be more than offset by the pills ’ protective effects.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Women and Girls Breast Cancer Birth Control and Family Planning Hormones Estrogen Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news
Rates of bilateral mastectomy for breast cancer are increasing regardless of the success of chemotherapy, particularly in younger and white women and in those with private/managed health insurance.Medscape Medical News
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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
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