Pregnancies Tied to Breast Cancer Odds for High-Risk Women Pregnancies Tied to Breast Cancer Odds for High-Risk Women
Having more than one pregnancy has long been linked to lower odds of breast cancer, and a new study suggests that may hold true even for some women with genetic mutations that put them at high risk for these malignancies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Pregnancies tied to breast cancer odds for high-risk women
(Reuters Health) - Having more than one pregnancy has long been linked to lower odds of breast cancer, and a new study suggests that may hold true even for some women with genetic mutations that put them at high risk for these malignancies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Number and timing of pregnancies influence breast cancer risk for women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Researchers confirm the lower risk of breast cancer from multiple pregnancies and from breast feeding seen in average risk women extends to those at the highest risk of breast cancer, according to the largest prospective study of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations carriers to date. Women with BRCA1 mutations who had two, three or four or more full-term pregnancies were at 21 percent, 30 percent, and 50 percent decrease risk of breast cancer compared to women with a single full-term pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast cancer risk remains elevated 20-30 years after childbirth
New research shows pregnancy first elevates breast cancer risk, but becomes protective over time. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIH scientists find that breast cancer protection from pregnancy starts decades later
Breast cancer risk remains elevated 20-30 years after childbirth. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH scientists find that breast cancer protection from pregnancy starts decades later
(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) In general, women who have had children have a lower risk of breast cancer compared to women who have never given birth. However, new research has found that moms don't experience this breast cancer protection until many years later and may face elevated risk for more than 20 years after their last pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Risk May Rise After Childbirth, but Is Still Low
Women who recently gave birth may have an increased risk of breast cancer that lasts about 20 years. But for most, the overall risk is still small. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Breast Cancer Pregnancy and Childbirth Breasts Breastfeeding Annals of Internal Medicine Source Type: news

Risk for Breast Cancer Linked to Pregnancy History (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Large pooled analysis suggests parity may not be protective for women under age 55 (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - December 12, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Risk Tied to Pregnancy History
(MedPage Today) -- Pooled analysis suggests parity may not be protective for women under age 55 (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - December 10, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Improved Long-Term Pregnancy Outcomes for Goserelin & #43; Chemo
THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 -- For premenopausal women with stage I to IIIA estrogen receptor-negative, progesterone receptor-negative breast cancer, goserelin plus chemotherapy is associated with an increased likelihood of becoming pregnant without an... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sex hormone blocker increases likelihood of pregnancy in breast cancer patients
The sex hormone blocker, goserelin, protects the ovaries from breast cancer chemotherapy, improving the likelihood of future pregnancy, according to research published in theJournal of the National Cancer Institute. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Breast-Feeding Is Good for the Mother, and Not Just the Baby
Women who breast-feed are less likely to develop breast cancer, ovarian cancer, Type 2 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis and may have improved cardiovascular health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Breast Cancer Breastfeeding Women and Girls Ovarian Cancer Pregnancy and Childbirth Diabetes Babies and Infants Parenting Infant Formulas Source Type: news

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 23, 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