Study: Cancer Risk Higher for Taller Women After Menopause

A study published today has linked higher stature in women after menopause with a higher risk of developing any of 19 cancer types.
Source: Cancer Network - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

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ConclusionsOlder women undergoing IVF treatment were not significantly associated with an excess risk of cancer at long-term follow up. Further studies, however, are needed to confirm these findings.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
This study is conducted to further evaluate the efficacy and safety of CDK4/6 inh ibitors for HR+ /HER2− ABC, and explore the prefer population through subgroup analysis.MethodWe identified relevant  randomized controlled trials that compared CDK4/6 inhibitors plus ET to ET alone in HR+ /HER2− ABC. We calculated the hazard ratios (HRs) for PFS and OS, and risk ratios (RRs) for objective response rate (ORR), clinical benefit rate (CBR), adverse events (AEs). Statistical analysis was perfo rmed with the random-effects model.ResultEight trials and 4580 patients were included in thi...
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Metabolic syndrome with special cluster factors is related to breast cancer risk; in particular, the HW phenotype can be regarded as a strong predictor of breast cancer. As an important factor involved in fat metabolism, adiponectin may strongly predict metabolic syndrome, especially the HW phenotype and breast cancer. Further research into this mechanism and epidemiological studies are needed. This study provides new evidence for the role of a healthy lifestyle in preventing breast cancer.
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Women whose periods stop before the age of 40 are at greater risk of diabetes, heart disease, strokes, asthma and breast cancer, the study found. The UK menopause average is 51.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This study aimed to determine whether night shift work is a significant factor for breast cancer risk. The case–control study was conducted from 2015–2019 in the Łódź region. The case group included 494 women diagnosed with malignant breast cancer; the control group included 515 healthy women. The research tool was an anonymous questionnaire. In the case group, the percentage of women working shift work was 51.9%, whereas in the control group, it was 34.1% (OR = 2.08 (95% CI: 1.61; 2.69)). A more insightful examination of shift work showed that only night work has a significant impact on br...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
We report a unique case of a 60-year-old woman developing endometrial cancer in a uterine deposit 18 years after she had undergone laparoscopic subtotal hysterectomy with morcellation for benign pathology. She had used unopposed estrogen as menopausal hormone therapy. She presented with a pelvic mass that was causing pressure symptoms. On imaging, the mass had an enhancing vascular nodular component and appeared to abut normal ovaries and the residual cervix. She proceeded to laparotomy, where a 12 cm pelvic mass was found morbidly adherent to the bladder anteriorly and to the cervical stump. The pelvic mass was excise...
Source: Case Reports in Womens Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
(European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) Women who experience premature menopause are almost three times more likely to develop multiple, chronic medical problems in their 60s compared to women who went through the menopause at the age of 50 or 51. These findings, published in Human Reproduction, are from a study of 5,107 women who were part of a national study of 11,258 Australian women.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
ConclusionFor patients with gynecological malignancies, rare cases such as fallopian tube cancer should never be overlooked as a differential diagnosis.
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionEven though the number of cases was low, slight indications of an inverse association between coffee consumption and breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women were observed. Further longitudinal studies are warranted to confirm this finding.
Source: European Journal of Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Sleep disturbances such as insomnia are extremely common, especially in women after menopause. According to data from the National Institutes of Health, sleep disturbance varies from 16% to 42% before menopause, from 39% to 47% during perimenopause, and from 35% to 60% after menopause. Insomnia is a serious medical problem defined by frequent difficulty falling or staying asleep that impacts a person’s life in a negative way. Hormone changes around menopause can lead to sleep problems for many reasons, including changing sleep requirements, increased irritability, and hot flashes. What menopausal women eat could have...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Fatigue Food as medicine Healthy Eating Menopause Nutrition Sleep Source Type: blogs
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