breast cancer survivors

Breast cancer survivors who set new goals are healthier


April 24th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 24 (IANS) Most people go through life setting goals for themselves. But what happens when a sudden hardship or illness throws their life into disarray?A new study by ... Read more...

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Women with breast implants alerted to cancer risk


December 3rd, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) Tens of thousands of women in Britain who have had breast implants were urged to have medical check-ups amid fears they are at heightened risk of ... Read more...

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Breast reconstruction helps women regain sexual wellness


October 24th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 24 (IANS) Reconstruction of breasts after their whole or partial removal during mastectomy may help women improve their psychosocial and sexual well-being. Mastectomy is the medical term for ... Read more...

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Soy food safe for breast cancer survivors


April 6th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that soy food consumption does not increase the risk of cancer recurrence or death among survivors of breast cancer.Researchers investigated the association between ... Read more...

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Weight gain ‘ups recurrence risk among breast cancer survivors’


April 6th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 06 (ANI): Scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California, have revealed that breast cancer survivors who experience large weight gain have an increased risk of death ... Read more...

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Breast cancer survivors ‘more likely to fall’


March 5th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): A new research has revealed that combined effects of chemotherapy and endocrine therapy may increase the risk of bone fractures in breast cancer survivors.Researchers from the Oregon ... Read more...

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Breast cancer survivors are at higher risk for hip fractures


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A new study has found that breast cancer survivors are at a higher risk for painful hip fractures.Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine found that a ... Read more...

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Strong social support benefits breast cancer patients


January 21st, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A new research has suggested that breast cancer patients who have a strong social support system in the first year after diagnosis are less likely to die or ... Read more...

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Weightlifting cuts lymphedema risk following breast cancer treatment


December 9th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new research has revealed that weightlifting may play a key role in the prevention of the painful limb-swelling condition lymphedema following breast cancer treatment."Lymphedema is a dreaded, ... Read more...

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Multipronged intervention effective in breast cancer survivors


October 2nd, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A programme catering to holistic, mind-body intervention was found to be doing wonders in treating constant fatigue and improving quality of life in breast cancer survivors, regardless of ... Read more...

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Breast cancer survivors with physical limitations more likely to die


September 25th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that basic physical limitations following breast cancer treatment can have far-reaching consequences that substantially affect how long a patient lives.According to the study, ... Read more...

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70pc of women likely to face sexual problems after breast cancer


September 24th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed that 70 percent of women are likely to face sexual function problems if they have breast cancer.Mary Panjari of the Women's Health Program ... Read more...

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Yoga boosts recovery in breast cancer survivors


August 22nd, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 22 (ANI): A research has found that the new specialized Iyengar yoga program for breast cancer survivors and those undergoing breast cancer treatment affects the recovery positively.For two years ... Read more...

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Air travel safe for breast cancer survivors: Study


August 20th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Women who have survived breast cancer can fly without any worries, says a new study.University of Alberta researcher Margie McNeely said that the theory that breast cancer survivors ... Read more...

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Special yoga classes for breast cancer survivors boost recovery


August 18th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): A research has found that the new specialized Iyengar yoga program for breast cancer survivors and those undergoing breast cancer treatment affects the recovery positively.For two years groups ... Read more...

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‘Cool’ imagery lowers hot flashes in women nearing menopause


July 18th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): Women who specifically pictured images associated with coolness during hypnotherapy tend to have a dramatic decrease in hot flashes that are experienced just before menopause, a new American ... Read more...

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Olive oil helps breast cancer survivors lose weight


June 4th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Olive oil produces greater weight loss in breast cancer survivors compared to a more traditional low-fat diet, a study has found.The finding could be of great importance to ... Read more...

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Breast cancer survivors at increased second cancer risk if they smoke


May 3rd, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A study has found that women who survive early-stage breast cancer have an increased chance of developing a new second cancer in their other breast or elsewhere if ... Read more...

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Acupuncture perks up sex drive of breast cancer patients


December 30th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (IANS) Acupuncture not only reduces hot flashes of breast cancer patients but it also perks up their sex drive and sense of well-being. A Henry Ford Hospital (HFH) study ... Read more...

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Acupuncture boosts libido, decreases hot flashes in breast cancer patients


December 30th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): A new study has shown that acupuncture not only helps reduce hot flashes, but also improves sex drive of breast cancer patients.The Henry Ford Hospital study revealed that ... Read more...

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Physical activity overcomes depression, fatigue


December 16th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) Physical activity is known to reduce depression and fatigue in people struggling with chronic illness. A new study indicates that this effect may stem from an individual's sense ... Read more...

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More alcohol ups risk of breast cancer recurrence


December 14th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Moderate to heavy alcohol consumption may trigger increased risk of breast cancer recurrence. Post-menopausal or overweight women may be most susceptible to the effects of alcohol on recurrence, ... Read more...

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Booze may raise breast cancer recurrence risk


December 11th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Drinking alcoholic beverages is associated with a 30 percent increased risk of breast cancer recurrence, says a new study.According to the new Kaiser Permanente study, post-menopausal or overweight ... Read more...

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Soy food lowers breast cancer recurrence, death risk


December 9th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Consuming soy food can significantly lower death and recurrence risk in women with breast cancer, reveals a new study.There were concerns regarding the safety of soy food consumption ... Read more...

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Weightlifting improves quality of life among breast cancer survivors: Study


November 4th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has revealed that in addition to building muscle, weightlifting is also a prescription for self-esteem ... Read more...

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Obesity, booze and smoking increase second breast cancer risk


September 9th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Obesity, alcohol use and smoking significantly increase the risk of second breast cancer among breast cancer survivors, says a new study.The study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer ... Read more...

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30 mins of brisk walk a day can cut breast cancer recurrence risk


September 5th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 5 (ANI): Thirty minutes of brisk walking every day can significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence, according to a new study."Brisk walking - about 3.0 mph on a ... Read more...

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Long-term tamoxifen use may up aggressive breast cancer risk


August 26th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Tamoxifen drug, commonly used for treating breast cancer, can actually increase the severity of the disease, finds a new study.The researchers showed that long-term tamoxifen use increases risk ... Read more...

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Lifting weights can reduce arm- and hand-swelling post breast cancer op


August 13th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): Lifting weights can help reducing arm- and hand-swelling condition that plagues many breast cancer patients following a surgery."Our study challenges the historical medical recommendations for women who get ... Read more...

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Chemotherapy impairs verbal, problem solving skills


July 23rd, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Chemotherapy impairs verbal fluency skills and problem-solving abilities, according to the latest findings. "Now that we are aware of these lingering effects, we can do something to help these ... Read more...

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Chemotherapy hits patient’s quality of life after treatment stops


July 23rd, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Previous studies have shown decreases in cognitive functioning among cancer survivors following chemotherapy treatment. Now, a new study has revealed how these cognitive declines might affect daily tasks ... Read more...

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Early detection of second breast cancers ”can halve death risk”


March 18th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A group of international researchers have shown that breast cancer sufferers who go into remission but then have their cancer return are at up to half the ... Read more...

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Moderate exercise betters life of breast cancer survivors


February 9th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 9 (IANS) Physical activity can improve the life of breast cancer survivors, besides helping them cope with diagnosis and recovery after treatment. Sheree Harrison from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) School ... Read more...

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Obese breast cancer survivors at increased lymphedema risk


December 19th, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Breast cancer survivors, who are obese or overweight, face a lifetime risk of developing lymphedema, a chronic condition that involves swelling of the limbs and affects physical ... Read more...

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Healthy diet can cut breast cancer recurrence risk in women without hot flashes


December 16th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A diet loaded with fruits, vegetables and fiber compared to standard federal dietary recommendations cuts the risk of breast cancer recurrence in women without hot flashes by ... Read more...

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