Mortality of Pregnancy Following Breast Cancer Diagnoses in Taiwanese Women.

CONCLUSION: Our nationwide retrospective analysis revealed that pregnancy after BC diagnosis was associated with lower mortality than that of nonpregnant patients with BC at a similar age, year at diagnosis, and clinical characteristics. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: This article provides high-level evidence based on an Asian population for pregnancy counseling after a breast cancer diagnosis, including for patients with estrogen receptor-positive cancers. The study also revealed the optimal time for patients who would like to become pregnant after breast cancer. PMID: 31767794 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research

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AbstractPurposeGiven that 27-hydroxycholesterol (27HC) is the first identified endogenous selective estrogen receptor modulator, the aim of this study was to investigate the extent to which dietary or lifestyle factors impact circulating 27HC concentrations in a large-scale setting.MethodsThis cross-sectional analysis included 1,036 women aged 35 –65 years who served as controls in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Heidelberg breast cancer case–control study. Circulating 27HC was quantified in serum using liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry. Generalized line...
Source: Cancer Causes and Control - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Cancers, Vol. 11, Pages 1669: Breast Cancer during Pregnancy—Current Paradigms, Paths to Explore Cancers doi: 10.3390/cancers11111669 Authors: Ayelet Alfasi Irit Ben-Aharon Breast cancer is the most common form of malignancy in pregnant women. The prevalence of pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC) is up to 0.04% of pregnancies and is expected to rise in developed countries. PABC represents a unique clinical scenario which requires a delicate balance of risks and benefits for both maternal and fetal well-being. Currently, there is paucity of data regarding the short- and long-term outcomes of in-utero e...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundA high percentage of breast cancer patients in the Asia-Pacific ( ∼42%) and Middle East (∼50%) regions are aged 50 years or younger. Although a high proportion of younger patients with endocrine-responsive metastatic disease are treated initially with cytotoxic chemotherapy (CT) in routine general practice, data from phase III trials have shown higher response rates and longer progression-free survival with endocrine therapy (ET) in combination with CDK4/6 inhibitor versus single agent ET. Due to lack of direct evidence, trials in pre-/perimenopausal advanced breast cancer are thus necessary to as...
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study demonstrated that the incidence of ischemic heart disease and death were three times higher among men with low birth weight compared to men with high birth weight (5). Epidemiological investigations of adults born at the time of the Dutch famine between 1944 and 1945 revealed an association between maternal starvation and a low infant birth weight with a high incidence of hypertension and coronary heart disease in these adults (23). Furthermore, Painter et al. reported the incidence of early onset coronary heart disease among persons conceived during the Dutch famine (24). In that regard, Barker's findin...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Cancer treatment — and cancer itself — can threaten fertility. This is a tremendously important survivorship issue for many people. As an oncologist, I’m often asked questions about preserving fertility during cancer treatment. If this issue affects you, here is an overview of key options. When should you talk to your cancer team about fertility? Future children may not be foremost on your mind when you are diagnosed with cancer. Soon afterward, though, it’s worth talking to your doctor about fertility issues, if this is important to you now or might one day become important. Your doctor can explain...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cancer Fertility Infertility Source Type: blogs
Abstract Over the past decades, progress in efforts to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality has been achieved, although a disturbing trend for stagnation of cardiovascular mortality rates among younger women compared with those in younger men has been identified. While the menopause transition has traditionally offered an unequivocal opportunity to assess cardiovascular risk and counsel women to adopt preventive strategies, the veritable 'window of opportunity', usually applied to the concept of timing the initiation of menopausal hormone therapy, must be opened much wider to encompass younger women inclu...
Source: Climacteric - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Climacteric Source Type: research
Conclusions We concluded that different races/ethnicities had different breast cancer related reproductive risk factors. Non-Hispanic Caucasians had the most breast cancer related reproductive risk factors, while the minorities had none or few breast cancer related reproductive risk factors and among these few factors only 1 was also risk factor for non-Hispanic Caucasians.
Source: Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Author Affiliations open 1Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA 2Social &Scientific Systems, Inc., Durham, North Carolina, USA 3Westat, Durham, North Carolina, USA 4Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway 5Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch, NIEHS, NIH, DHHS, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA PDF Version (548 KB) Abstract About This Article Supplemental Material Bac...
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Authors: Yu HH, Cheung PS, Leung RC, Leung TN, Kwan WH Abstract Pregnancy-associated breast cancer is the most common malignancy during pregnancy with an expected rise in incidence. The belief in the need for termination of pregnancy and that chemotherapy is contra-indicated during pregnancy is challenged by recent evidence. Patients can consider breast-conserving surgery and sentinel lymph node biopsy with acceptably low fetal risk from radiation exposure. A range of chemotherapeutics is possible in the second trimester in terms of drug class and frequency. Hormone therapy and monoclonal antibody therapy are contr...
Source: Hong Kong Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research
About Early Menopause The average age a woman goes into menopause is 51. Menopause is considered abnormal when it begins before the age of 40 and is called “premature ovarian failure.” Common symptoms that come with menopause include hot flashes, night sweats, sleep problems, sexual issues, vaginal dryness, pain during sex, pelvic floor disorders (urine, bowel leakage, pelvic organ prolapse), losing bone mass, and mood swings. Menopause is mostly genetically predetermined, which means you generally can’t do much to delay it from happening. What we can do is work to counter-balance or prevent the symptoms ...
Source: Life in a Medical Center - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Health Tips Women's Health diet and exercise early menopause tatiana sanses Source Type: blogs
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