Breast Cancer - Prevention

Drinking and Your Risk of Breast Cancer

A look at how alcohol triggers breast cancer growth.

Can Fasting Help Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence?

Breast cancer patients who were diagnosed when cancer was at an early stage may want to consider extending the length of time between dinner and breakfast the next morning.

A New Online Tool to Determine Breast Cancer Risk

If you're a woman in your 40s, you should know about this.

The Link Between Shift Work and Cancer Risk

Shift work (working during the time when most people are asleep) may increase your risk of cancer learn what you can do about it.

Does Alcohol Increase Your Risk of Cancer?

Alcohol consumption is a significant risk factor for cancer, but the headlines may be a bit misleading.

"Cold Caps" May Prevent Hair Loss From Chemo

One of the most psychologically and socially devastating side effects of chemotherapy is hair loss. Although not yet FDA-approved, cold caps have helped many women hold onto their locks.

Can Honeybees Detect Cancer?

Research shows bees can be trained to sniff out early-stage cancer.

Consider Becoming a Platelet Donor

Many patients undergoing chemotherapy are in need of platelets. Here's how you can help.

What's Your White Blood Cell Count?

In addition to knowing your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol numbers, you should also know your white blood cell count. Here's the lifesaving reason why.

Chemo Brain: What You Need to Know

The brain fog experienced by people with cancer can be controlled. Here's what it is, and what you, or a loved one, can do about it.

Genes and Breast Cancer: Are You at Risk?

Both breast and ovarian cancers are strongly linked to two specific genes. Learn more about what options are available for women with mutations in these genes.

Get Smart About Health Info in the Media

Here's how to understand the latest health news and what it means for your diagnosis.

Young Women Get Breast Cancer, Too

Though most cases of breast cancer occur in women over 55, thousands under the age of 40 are diagnosed each year. Find out if you're at increased risk and what you can do to protect yourself.

Living With Cancer? 10 Healthy Habits to Follow

Don't let cancer cramp your style. These hints will help you thrive during treatment.

Are You Covered? The Case for Cancer Insurance

Think you're covered in case of cancer? You might need to think again.

How to Tell People You Have Cancer

Worried about letting your loved ones know about your diagnosis? Our guide will make sharing this news easier.

Living With Cancer? How to Help Others Help You

After disclosing your cancer diagnosis, you may find friends and family behaving differently toward you. Here's how to put an end to the awkwardness.

Health by the Numbers: Cancer

If detected early, many forms of cancer can be successfully treated. Here's a look at the disease by the numbers.

IUD Pros and Cons

Popular in the 80s, this form of birth control is making a comeback. Here's what to consider.

Cancer Vaccine Progress

Scientists are at work on a vaccine that would prevent the development of cancer cells in the body. Get the update.

What Are Today's Mammogram Guidelines?

What do the guidelines from the United States Preventive Task Force mean for you?

15 Ways to Help Prevent Breast Cancer

There is no guaranteed protection against breast cancer, but there are things you can do to reduce your risk.

A Year of Living Less Dangerously

Keeping up with all your health screenings may seem daunting, but this list can get you started on a year of healthy living.

Mammograms vs. Treatment: What's Working?

Mammograms save lives. Or do they? Breast cancer deaths have declined over the past two decades. Is this due to routine screenings or better treatment techniques?

Men Get Breast Cancer, Too

Many men may find this to be startling news, but breast cancer doesn't happen only in women. Although men don't have breasts in the sense that women do, they do have breast tissue and enough of it to make breast cancer possible.

Breast Cancer and Family Risk Factors

Although advancing age and being a woman are the two most significant risk factors for breast cancer, a family history also raises your risk of developing breast cancer and developing it at a younger age.

Chemo and Heart Failure

One chemo side effect is the potential to increase patients' risk for heart failure, particularly in those who already have heart disease. Here's what you should know and what you can do.

Full-Body Scans: Too Much of a Good Thing?

What could be the downsides of potentially detecting cancer or another serious disease before it advances to a more-difficult-to-treat stage? Well, 150 times more radiation than a chest x-ray, for one thing.

3-D Mammograms: Pros and Cons

The new technique of 3-D mammograms, or digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), overlays 3-D optical mammogram images with x-ray images.

A Really Good Reason to Floss

Researchers have found that women are 11 times more likely to develop this serious condition if they are missing teeth or have gum disease. What's the connection?
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