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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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ConclusionsSLN biopsy during pregnancy has a comparably low axillary recurrence rate as in nonpregnant women. Therefore, this method can be considered during pregnancy instead of standard ALND for early-stage, clinically node-negative breast cancer.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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
Conclusions: In the absence of a national screening program for breast cancer, the high-risk approach for screening should be considered. Women with the above characteristics should be identified and motivated to seek mammogram regularly to warrant a better outcome. PMID: 29218120 [PubMed]
Source: Oman Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Oman Med J Source Type: research
Abstract Breast cancer (BC) survival rates in sub‐Saharan Africa (SSA) are low in part due to advanced stage at diagnosis. As one component of a study of the entire journey of SSA women with BC, we aimed to identify shared and setting‐specific drivers of advanced stage BC. Women newly diagnosed in the multi‐country African Breast Cancer – Disparities in Outcomes (ABC‐DO) study completed a baseline interview and their stage information was extracted from medical records. Ordinal logistic regression was used to estimate odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for advanced stage (I, II, III, IV) in re...
Source: International Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
Conclusion: The present study provided new information regarding the potential factors for five-year and lifetime invasive BC risk among Saudi women. Moreover, we could confirm that the Gail model is an appropriate BC risk assessment tool for Saudi women for early prevention, particularly among women at high risk of BC. PMID: 29172267 [PubMed]
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
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Source: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Mini ‐commentary Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe effect of pregnancies on mammographic density does not appear to become apparent before the age of menopause. The mechanism that drives the effect of pregnancies on mammographic density appears to be counter-regulated by other influences on mammographic density in younger patients.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractPurposePrevious research assessing the impact of pregnancy and age at first pregnancy on breast cancer risk inBRCA1 andBRCA2 mutation carriers has produced conflicting results, with some studies showing an increased risk following early first pregnancy in contrast to the reduced risk in the general population of women. The present study addresses these inconsistencies.MethodsFemaleBRCA1 andBRCA2 carriers from North West England were assessed for breast cancer incidence prior to 50  years of age comparing those with an early first full-term pregnancy (
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionWe sought to characterize changes in healthcare spending associated with the onset of 22 endometriosis-related comorbidities.MethodsWomen aged 18 –49 years with endometriosis (N = 180,278) were extracted from 2006–2015 de-identified Clinformatics® DataMart claims data. For 22 comorbidities, comorbidity patients were identified on the basis of having a first comorbidity diagnosis after their initial endometriosis diagnosis. Controls were identified on the basis of having no comorbidity diagnosis and were matched 1:1 to comorbidity patients on demographics and baseline spend...
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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