Posts Tagged 'breast cancer'

Warnings Link Breast Cancer to Implants

textured breat implants linked to rare cancerCaution is being urged for women who received textured implants while undergoing breast augmentation surgery, as they may be linked to the development of an extraordinarily rare form of breast cancer.

A recent story on Today tells the story of Stacey Boone, a Florida woman who had breast augmentation surgery in 1990. Decades later, after losing over 40 pounds and living with an “egg-sized lump on her collarbone;” symptoms initially dismissed ...

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Research Shows Potential Increase in Risk of Breast Cancer from Birth Control Pills

Research done by a cancer research center in Seattle found new evidence about the risk of developing breast cancer that may concern women who are currently taking birth control pills. While the link between oral contraceptive pills and the cancer has long been debated, the new findings may call for an even closer examination of the connection between the two.

Research done by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle examined medical records of more than ...

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Seemingly Benign Breast Masses May Pose Greater Risk for Breast Cancer Than Previously Thought

According to reports in The New England Journal of Medicine and from researchers at Vanderbilt University, seemingly benign masses found in the breast tissue of women poses a greater risk of cancer than previously thought. The type of mass is identified as atypical hyperplasia, or atypia. The condition is not a cancer but is an accumulation of abnormal cells. About 100,000 women in the United States are found to have one of these masses ...

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Certain Antihypertensive Drugs May Correlate with Breast Cancer Risk

A story by Med Page Today highlights a recent study conducted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The study found a possible association between extended use of calcium-channel blockers and breast cancer.

Calcium-channel blockers are a commonly prescribed medication for high blood pressure. Examples of these include Cardizem and Norvasc along with many others. In postmenopausal women, the risk of breast cancer doubled for those who have been taking this medicine for at ...

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