While Pregnancy May Be Possible After Chemo, How Many Patients ’ Plans Change?
While becoming pregnant is generally possible for younger breast cancer patients, researchers believe many women change their minds after treatment. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Pregnancy possible after chemotherapy for breast cancer patients, but many no longer wish
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Chemotherapy is known to have a negative impact on the reproductive potential of young breast cancer patients. Its effects on women's post-treatment fertility, however, are still poorly understood. A study to be presented at the ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich, has confirmed that natural pregnancies are possible after chemotherapy but that survivors' desire to have children decreases greatly after treatment, calling into question the need for systematic recourse to fertility preservation measures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Women treated for cancer have higher CHF risk in pregnancy
Anthracycline-exposed women should receive close cardiac surveillance during pregnancy Related items fromOnMedica Child cancer survivors can become pregnant as adults Breast cancer during pregnancy need not harm baby Include pregnant women in studies, urge researchers Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Would you trust a £200 scanner to check your breasts at home? Ground-breaking new gadgets developed
Over the past three years, boffins have been focusing on women’s health concerns, from fertility and contraceptives to breast cancer and pregnancy care. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RoomLab CEO: On Fighting Cancer, A Surprise Pregnancy And Raising Investment
“It was an enormous shock,” says Suzann Bozorgi after a deep breath. The entrepreneur is still new to talking about the breast cancer diagnosis that rocked her life. Yet her mental and physical experience of cancer have directly influenced her the two businesses she's founded. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kitty Knowles, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Pregnant woman, 29, diagnosed with terminal cancer after scan 17 weeks into her first pregnancy
Laura King, a nursery director from Surrey, beat breast cancer in 2017. After the all-clear, she and her husband decided to start a family. Weeks later, she was diagnosed with secondary bone cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abortions in the U.S. Are Safe and Effective, a New Report Says
The majority of legal abortions performed in the U.S. are safe, free of complications and devoid of long-term health effects, according to a comprehensive new report. A committee assembled by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine analyzed available data on abortion safety, quality and care. The resulting report, published Friday, says the four major abortion methods used in the U.S. — medication, aspiration, induction and dilation and evacuation (D&E) — are all safe and effective, and that complications are rare. The vast majority of U.S. abortions — 90% — are also perfor...
Source: TIME: Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Reproductive Health Source Type: news

News Analysis: Birth Control Pills Protect Against Cancer, Too
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)
Source: NYT Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Women and Girls Breast Cancer Birth Control and Family Planning Hormones Estrogen Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

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… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Pregnancy does not increase ‘risk of breast cancer recurrence’
Pregnancy poses no greater risk to breast cancer survivors, according to Belgian researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Pregnancy poses no greater risk to breast cancer survivors
(Oxford University Press USA) A recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicates that pregnancy does not incur a greater risk of relapse for survivors of breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

MRI effective in detecting postpartum breast cancers
(American Roentgen Ray Society) Pregnancy-associated breast cancer, which is rare but often aggressive, was detected with MRI in 98% of cases reviewed in a recent article published in the September 2017 edition of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Some women with history of pre-eclampsia have significantly lower risk for breast cancer
(Buck Institute for Research on Aging) Utilizing samples from the California Teachers Study, Buck Institute researchers have demonstrated that women with a history of pre-eclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure, have as much as a 90 percent decrease in breast cancer risk if they carry a specific common gene variant. Further studies are now underway to determine the mechanism of this protection in an effort to develop new breast cancer prevention strategies for all women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For Women of Color, Access to Vital Health Services Is Threatened
Across a broad range of issues, the policy priorities of the Trump administration and conservatives in Congress are likely to have a devastating impact on many Americans. One group at particular risk from current efforts to undo the Affordable Care Act (ACA), gut Medicaid and slash domestic programs are women of color, their families and communities.   Women of color have long experienced stark health disparities in areas like cervical and breast cancer, unintended pregnancy, and pregnancy-related complications. The root causes stem from a long history of racism and discrimination, including lack of access to high-qua...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Breast cancer: Maternal high-fat diet raises risk across generations
Exposure to a high-fat diet during pregnancy may increase the risk of breast cancer in daughters and great-granddaughters, new research suggests. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

High-fat diet in pregnancy may cause breast cancer
Researchers from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington DC also found mice offspring had a lower response to cancer treatment and a worse prognosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-fat diet in pregnancy may increase breast cancer risk
A recent study with mice at Georgetown University shows a high-fat diet during pregnancy can increase the risk of breast cancer over generations. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-fat diet in pregnancy increases breast cancer risk over generations in animal study
(Georgetown University Medical Center) Feeding pregnant female mice a diet high in fat derived from common corn oil resulted in genetic changes that substantially increased breast cancer susceptibility in three generations of female offspring, reports a team of researchers led by scientists at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 3, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

9 Women On Why They Switched From Cardio To Weight Training
Anna Danes was a lifelong runner, jogger and walker, but after giving birth to her daughter 12 years ago, she got busy and wasn’t able to keep up her regular exercise routine. She quickly noticed changes in her body, especially her weight beginning to creep up, and eventually went back to a cardio-heavy routine. She wasn’t seeing results, though, and after successfully battling breast cancer, getting divorced and shaking off her old life as a lawyer to become a jazz singer (her sophomore album, “Find Your Wings,” topped iTunes’ jazz chart in 2016), she knew it was time for a change. “I&r...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At World's Largest Cancer Meeting, Doctors Discuss Safety Of Pregnancy After Breast Cancer
Now, there ’s ample data to assuage most concerns. Among 1207 women with breast cancer before age 50, those who later delivered babies experienced no more likelihood of recurrence than did those who didn’t bear more children. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elaine Schattner, Contributor Source Type: news

At The World's Largest Cancer Meeting, Doctors Discuss Safety Of Pregnancy After Breast Cancer
Now, there ’s ample data to assuage most concerns. Among 1207 women with breast cancer before age 50, those who later delivered babies experienced no more likelihood of recurrence than did those who didn’t bear more children. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elaine Schattner, Contributor Source Type: news

Pregnancy after breast cancer study may ease worries
Younger women with breast cancer don't need to give up hope of having a baby, new research shows (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds pregnancy seems safe for breast cancer survivors
A study gives reassuring news for breast cancer survivors who want to have children (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

This cancer doctor is running for Congress. Here ’ s why.
CHICAGO -- Jason Westin is an oncologist and lymphoma researcher at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. But now he wants a seat in Congress — the one held by longtime Republican congressman John Abney Culberson. Westin will have plenty of competition; several other Democrats say they'll run for the right to face off against […]Related:Much shorter chemo works for many colon cancer patients, study saysAs bike commuting soars, so do injuries. Annual medical costs are now in the billions.Is pregnancy safe after breast cancer? Here’s what the latest data shows. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnancy Doesn't Raise Odds for Breast Cancer's Return
Title: Pregnancy Doesn't Raise Odds for Breast Cancer's ReturnCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/3/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/5/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - June 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Much shorter chemo works for many colon cancer patients, study says
Many colon cancer patients can cut their chemotherapy regimen in half, improving their quality of life and reducing their chances of having debilitating side effects, according to a major international study released Sunday. The goal of the research, eagerly awaited by oncologists, was to determine whether a three-month course of chemo was as effective as six […]Related:As bike commuting soars, so do injuries. Annual medical costs are now in the billions.Is pregnancy safe after breast cancer? Here’s what the latest data shows.‘Drug tourists’ keep overdosing at this library. Here’s how em...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnancy after breast cancer does not increase chance of recurrence
(American Society of Clinical Oncology) Findings from a retrospective study of 1,200 women provide reassurance to breast cancer survivors who are contemplating pregnancy. In the study, women who became pregnant after an early breast cancer diagnosis, including those with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive tumors, did not have a higher chance of cancer recurrence and death than those who did not become pregnant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yes, a Pregnancy After Breast Cancer Is Safe Yes, a Pregnancy After Breast Cancer Is Safe
Young women treated for breast cancer often wish to have a child, but fear increasing the risk of disease recurrence. New data indicate their fears are unfounded.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

The world ’ s most dangerous mushroom and what it did to an 18-month-old girl
They sprouted up in abundance after heavy rains, poking up through California lawns and forests, appearing harmless to some of those who found them — like they'd make a good meal. And so they do, at first. The “death cap” mushroom is said to be delicious. A new federal report detailed what came after consumption for 14 people who sampled the Bay Area's bloom […]Related:As bike commuting soars, so do injuries. Annual medical costs are now in the billions.Is pregnancy safe after breast cancer? Here’s what the latest data shows.‘Drug tourists&rs...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnancy Not Risk Factor for Breast Cancer Return
Research involving more than 1,200 survivors shows childbearing has no effect on recurrence (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnancy Doesn ’ t Raise Odds for Breast Cancer ’ s Return
Research involving more than 1,200 survivors shows childbearing has no effect on recurrence (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 3, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Obstetrics, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

As bike commuting soars, so do injuries. Annual medical costs are now in the billions.
Bikes have transformed urban landscapes throughout America, from pavement markings on streets to our workday gear, and most of us agree it's a good thing. They've reduced the pollution we send into the ozone layer, helped us conserve gas and oil and kept us fitter than we might otherwise be. But there's also been a downside […]Related:Is pregnancy safe after breast cancer? Here’s what the latest data shows.‘Drug tourists’ keep overdosing at this library. Here’s how employees are saving their lives.Professor who campaigned to ban trans fats dies at 102 (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnancy after breast cancer doesn't raise recurrence risk-study
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Women who have had breast cancer often forego pregnancy for fear that it will increase the chances of their cancer coming back. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Is pregnancy safe after breast cancer? Here ’ s what the latest data shows.
Women who have had early-stage breast cancer and become pregnant do not have a greater chance of recurrence and death than those who do not get pregnant, according to results released Saturday from the largest study to ever explore the issue. The study is the first to focus specifically on the safety of pregnancy for […]Related:As bike commuting soars, so do injuries. Annual medical costs are now in the billions.‘Drug tourists’ keep overdosing at this library. Here’s how employees are saving their lives.Professor who campaigned to ban trans fats dies at 102 (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnancy Doesn't Raise Odds for Breast Cancer's Return
SATURDAY, June 3, 2017 -- There's good news for younger breast cancer survivors: Pregnancy does not seem to increase the chances that their disease will return, researchers report. " Our findings confirm that pregnancy after breast cancer should not... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 3, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pregnancy Doesn't Raise Odds for Breast Cancer's Return
Research involving more than 1,200 survivors shows childbearing has no effect on recurrence (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - June 3, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Health Care Reform And Women: A Comparison Of The ACA And The AHCA
By Susan Blumenthal, M.D. and Alexandrea Adams The recent commemoration of National Women’s Health Week provided an important time to mark the progress that has been made in advancing women’s health over the past two decades and to highlight what more needs to be done to achieve women’s health equity in America. Historically, women have experienced discrimination in health care despite making 80 percent of health care decisions for their families, using more medical services than men, and suffering greater disability from chronic disease. Before the mid 1990’s, women were often excluded as subjects ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women ’s Health Policies Should Focus on NCDs
Professor Robyn Norton, co-founder and Principal Director of the George Institute for Global Health. Credit: Neena Bhandari/IPSBy Neena BhandariSYDNEY, Apr 11 2017 (IPS)Science and medicine were not subjects of dinnertime conversations in the Norton household in Christchurch, New Zealand, but Professor Robyn Norton grew up observing her parents’ commitment to equity and social justice in improving people’s lives. It left an indelible impression on her young mind.Her high school years coincided with the women’s movement reaching its peak. She got drawn into thinking about addressing women’s health is...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Neena Bhandari Tags: Asia-Pacific Featured Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Women's Health Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) Source Type: news

The pill provides 'lifelong protection against some cancers'
Conclusion The research is in line with other studies that have reported on cancer risk and the pill. This study had the advantage of being both very large and having the longest follow-up period of any study of the effects of the pill on cancer. But we shouldn't lose sight of this study's limitations. It's not possible to say that taking the pill prevented women from getting certain cancers. It may be the case, but other confounding factors could be involved. The researchers took account of some basic factors that affect cancer risk, but not others like diet, physical exercise, weight and alcohol use. Many of the...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medication Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Anne Anderson Prize: recognizing the enhancement and visibility of women in Cochrane
To celebrate International Women ’s Day (8 March), we wanted to highlight the Anne Anderson Award, which recognizes a female member of Cochrane who has made a significant contribution to the enhancement and visibility of women's participation within Cochrane. The Anne Anderson Award is one of severallyprizes awarded annually.Who was Anne Anderson? Anne Anderson was a contributor to the stream of thinking and effort that gave birth to evidence-based health care. A clinically qualified reproductive physiologist, Anne had an active interest in women ’s health, co-editing the first edition of Women’s Pro...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 6, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

$1.1 million grant funds study on why early pregnancy prevents breast cancer
(Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso) Biomedical scientist Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy, Ph.D., has received a $1.1 million research grant from the US Department of Defense (DOD) to study how early pregnancy reduces a woman's risk for breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

I Dream Of Healthy Black Futures
Healthcare is a human right. No one should be denied the opportunity to see a doctor because of how much money is in their pocket or where they live. Our loved ones shouldn’t die from easily curable diseases simply because they can’t afford medicine. Black lives matter. Why are these controversial statements? Why are we living under an administration that thinks it is politically expedient to rip away our access to basic healthcare? Yes, denying people access to healthcare is the perfect way to accomplish your goals if your goals include severely restricting the flow of health resources to marginalized commu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cecile Richards: 'Women Are Absolutely Not Going Without A Fight'
In a recent segment on Christiane Amanpour’s CNN show, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards addressed the GOP’s plan to defund the women’s health organization.  In true Richards fashion, she reminded Amanpour and the entire country that American women will not go down without a fight when it comes to their right to access basic health care.   “It’s really a problem when politicians put their politics ahead of women’s health care in America,” Richards said in the segment, later adding: “The access to not only to Planned Parenthood services but to women&r...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thanks To AI, Computers Can Now See Your Health Problems
By Megan Molteni for WIRED. Patient Number Two was born to first-time parents, late 20s, white. The pregnancy was normal and the birth uncomplicated. But after a few months, it became clear something was wrong. The child had ear infection after ear infection and trouble breathing at night. He was small for his age, and by his fifth birthday, still hadn’t spoken. He started having seizures. Brain MRIs, molecular analyses, basic genetic testing, scores of doctors; nothing turned up answers. With no further options, in 2015 his family decided to sequence their exomes — the portion of the genome that codes f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnancy-Associated Breast Cancer May Be Biologically More Aggressive
Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes have significantly higher expression of PD-L1 in pregnancy-associated breast cancer compared to nulliparous breast cancer patients. This may help predict response to therapy, among other outcomes. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: News Conferences/SABCS 2016 Source Type: news

What Sofia Vergara's Case Reveals About IVF's Legal Gray Areas
Couples who create IVF embryos together should consider hiring lawyers before beginning the fertility treatment process, according to reproductive law experts. While unpleasant, much like a prenup, the process can help avoid a messy, complicated legal battle like the “custody” lawsuit against actress Sofia Vergara by her ex-fiancé, Nick Loeb. Few couples take this extra step before attempting IVF. But Vergara and Loeb’s case underscores the need for conscientious couples to prepare for every potential future scenario, no matter how unlikely, said San Diego-based surrogacy lawyer Stephanie...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Sofia Vergara's Case Reveals About IVF's Legal Gray Areas
Couples who create IVF embryos together should consider hiring lawyers before beginning the fertility treatment process, according to reproductive law experts. While unpleasant, much like a prenup, the process can help avoid a messy, complicated legal battle like the “custody” lawsuit against actress Sofia Vergara by her ex-fiancé, Nick Loeb. Few couples take this extra step before attempting IVF. But Vergara and Loeb’s case underscores the need for conscientious couples to prepare for every potential future scenario, no matter how unlikely, said San Diego-based surrogacy lawyer Stephanie...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gwen Ifill's Death Shows We Need Better Endometrial Cancer Research
Venerated journalist and anchor Gwen Ifill died Monday at the age of 61. The cause of death was endometrial cancer, with which she was diagnosed less than a year ago.  Endometrial cancer has a reputation for being one of the most treatable and least-lethal gynecological cancers that women face. But as Ifill’s case shows, a significant minority of cases can be aggressive and fast-paced ― and they’re more likely to be concentrated among black women. For women who have recurrent endometrial cancer, doctors have few medications that can specifically target growth.  “We don’t have as many too...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news