No hormone-based contraceptive risk-free, study finds

New birth control methods that use lower doses of hormones to prevent pregnancy still increase a woman ’s risk of breast cancer by 20 percent, according to a study of 1.8 million Danish women published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  The study of health data from 1.8 million women in Denmark found 68 cases of breast cancer occurring annually in every 100,000 women using hormonal birth co ntrol versus 55 cases a year among nonusers, The New York Times reported.  Dr. Marisa Weiss, an oncologist…
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Over the past three years, boffins have been focusing on women’s health concerns, from fertility and contraceptives to breast cancer and pregnancy care.
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Conclusion: US can demonstrate or exclude a true mass against the background of a nodular breast parenchyma. Radiologists must be aware of malignant US features to avoid delays in the diagnosis of pregnancy-associated breast cancer.Breast Care
Source: Breast Care - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionAlthough clinical and radiological findings of patients with GM may mimic those of breast carcinoma, our study showed that women of childbearing age, especially among Hispanic ethnicity with a recent history of pregnancy or high prolactin level and newly tender mass-like lesion, in addition to new focal asymmetry on mammogram and heterogeneous hypoechoic irregular-shaped mass on ultrasound exam, should raise concern for GM. Non-invasive approach and clinical follow-up were the preferred treatment method.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Overall, the risk of lung cancer was increased, and the risk of breast cancer decreased, in women with a history of placental abruption. These observations can be explained to some extent by risk factors or risk markers for placental abruption. The increased risk of thyroid cancer may be explained by surveillance bias. PMID: 30264633 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Oncologica - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Acta Oncol Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionIn conclusion, PABC is rarely detected by mammography and diagnosis is highly dependent on detection during self-breast exam. Women who are or recently were pregnant should be encouraged to perform regular self-breast exams to report any changes for further evaluation. Patient and clinician education regarding risk and realities of PABC is essential.
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Breast disorders cause great anxiety for women especially when they occur in pregnancy because breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer related deaths in women. Majority of the disorders are Benign Bre...
Source: BMC Women's Health - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC) is the most common malignancy in pregnancy. However due to its infrequent occurrence, PABC continues to be poorly understood.
Source: American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Condition:   Breast Cancer Intervention:   Other: Clinical outcomes Sponsor:   Jules Bordet Institute Active, not recruiting
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We report on the maternal, foetal, short-term neonatal and placental histopathologic findings of a retrospective cohort of pregnant women with either pre-gestational (group 1) or GBC (group 2) from a tertiary-level maternity care centre. Of the 69 women identified over 12 years, there were 47 in group 1 and 22 in group 2. Demographics, stage of breast cancer at diagnosis were similar in the 2 groups. Women with GBC (group 2) were more likely to receive surgery and chemotherapy or surgery alone as compared to those in group 1. No women with GBC received radiation during pregnancy, but 2 received this treatment postpartum. W...
Source: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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