Prenatal Exposure to Stress Affect the Transmission of Genes

Stress does a lot to our bodies, but it can also affect your baby as well. Stress is a broad term used to describe the physical and emotional strain that can often have an adverse effect on our health in general. ... read more »

Preemies More Likely To Be Left-Handed

Children born early are almost twice as likely to be left-handed rather than right-handed, according to author Sharon Moalem, MD, PhD. Moalem explores the health implications of handedness. ... read more »

Breast Lump During Pregnancy? Get It Examined!

Although most breast changes in pregnancy are benign and not cancerous, a lump always requires additional investigation. Until more tests are done, you won't know exactly what that lump is. ... read more »

How Breast Cancer Affects Fertility

If you've recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and want to have children, learn how it may affect your fertility. ... read more »

Breast Cancer Treatments While Pregnant and Survival Rates

In a study completed by Jennifer Litton and associates, treatment for breast cancer during pregnancy was associated with improved cancer survival rates despite previous information to the opposite. ... read more »

Breast Cancer Treatment

Women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer have a number of treatment options. One treatment that is recommended for one patient may not be the best treatment for another patient. ... read more »

Breast Cancer: Diagnosis and Staging

Breast cancer treatment is likely to be much more successful if the cancer is detected early. Regular breast exams and mammograms are vital. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Linked to Reduced Risk of BRCA Ovarian Cancer

“Heredity is not destiny,” says Dr. Timothy R. Rebbeck. There are specific measures a woman can take that significantly reduce the odds of developing a BRCA-related cancer. ... read more »

Breast Cancer Symptoms

Early cases of breast cancer normally do not have any symptoms. However, if breast cancer has progressed, it could cause the following symptoms: ... read more »

Introduction to Breast Cancer: Causes and Risk Factors

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer related deaths, next to lung cancer. ... read more »

Will Angelina Jolie Pass the BRCA Mutation to Her Babies?

When Angelina Jolie revealed that she had undergone a double mastectomy to avoid breast cancer, my heart went out to her. She has a gene mutation in what’s known as BCRA, which increases her risk of getting breast and ovarian cancer. ... read more »

Giuliana Rancic - Breast Cancer Shock During 3rd Round IVF

Giuliana Rancic, longtime E! News Network host and red carpet staple, has been diagnosed with the early stages of breast cancer. ... read more »

Giuliana and Bill Finally Pregnant!

Remember Giuliana and Bill Rancic? The pair has become the poster duo for fertility and women's health issues, from IVF to breast cancer, as a result of sharing their struggles on their reality show ... read more »

Christina Applegate Pregnant

In the near future, Christina Applegate will be spending more time on the reconstruction of her breast than on the thought of pregnancy being pregnant and having a baby. ... read more »

Breastfeeding: Benefits for the Baby

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), breastfeeding provides all the nutrition babies need in an easy-to-digest fluid. ... read more »

A Soy Savvy Pregnancy: Is Soy Helpful or Harmful to Health?

Some researchers have cautioned against consumption of soy protein, reporting findings that soy increases the risk of breast cancer. This, however, is not the case. ... read more »

Experience of Acupuncture Eases Cancer Drugs’ Side Effects

The results of a recent clinical trial may offer the hope of relief from the distresses of cancer drugs by the experience of acupuncture. ... read more »

Breastfeeding May Curb Behavior Problems

An Oxford University study has revealed that breastfeeding may be related to improved behavior, in addition to the various health benefits of breastmilk. The results of the study were published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. ... read more »

Introduction to Endometrial Cancer: Causes and Risk Factors

Endometrial cancer develops in the lining of the uterus, also called the endometrium. Endometrial cancer is the most common form of uterine cancer. ... read more »

Angelina Jolie Trades Breasts for Life

After watching her mother battle cancer for nearly 10 years, Angelina Jolie chose to reduce her risk of facing the same fate, by getting an elective double mastectomy. ... read more »

Angelina Jolie Has Ovaries Removed to Avert Hereditary Cancer

Jolie, 39, chose to publicize a preventive double mastectomy she had in 2013. ... read more »

Clomid Does Not Increase Long-Term Breast Cancer Risk

Women who took Clomid during treatment for infertility are not at increased risk for developing breast cancer, even if they took the drug 30 years ago, according to a new study. ... read more »

Infant Size Contributes to Breast Cancer Risk

The connection between infant weight and risk of breast cancer has been studied before, but this is the first time birth weight has been reported as an individual risk factor independent of other factors. ... read more »

Introduction to Ovarian Cancer: Causes and Risk Factors

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer affecting women today. In fact, ovarian cancer is responsible for more deaths than any other type of female reproductive cancer. ... read more »

Cancer Risk Not Affected by IVF

Studies on the impact of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) on cancer risk have reported and denied a connection. A recent study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility from researchers in Israel confirms no connection between cancer risk and IVF treatment. ... read more »

ER-Positive Breast Cancer and Controlled Ovarian Stimulation

Patients with ER (estrogen receptor) positive breast cancer may choose to preserve fertility using cryopreservation. The process included COS (controlled ovarian stimulation) to harvest eggs for cryopreservation. ... read more »

Exposure to Phthalates Increases Risk for Preterm Births

There has been growing concern about the dangers of exposure to thechemical phthalate, and now a new study shows an association between awoman's exposure to phthalate and preterm birth. ... read more »

BRCA Mutation

BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations are not gender specific and can affect both men and women. A genetic counselor can discuss with you your individual risks and recommend certain methods of genetic testing. ... read more »

Cell Signaling Pathways and Diabetic-Induced Birth Defects

Researchers from the University of Maryland may have found a new means of reducing diabetic-induced birth defects like none other. ... read more »

Chemotherapy During Pregnancy: No Developmental Problem Risk

Using chemotherapy during pregnancy for the treatment of cancer comes with great concern for the health of the fetus. Researchers have recently completed a study involving a small number of children born after in-utero exposure to chemotherapy. ... read more »

Drug During Chemotherapy Spares Fertility

Approximately 25% of breast cancer patients in the United States are younger than 50. The chemotherapy used to treat breast cancer often causes these young women to experience symptoms of menopause. ... read more »

Chemotherapy Has Bigger Impact on Fertility

New research indicates that chemotherapy has a bigger impact on female fertility than many reports reveal. The new research results could give doctors and patients more appropriate and realistic information on the long-term effects of chemotherapy on fertility. ... read more »

Endometriosis Cellular Could Lead to Speedier Diagnosis

This discovery could signal the beginning of speedier diagnosis and improved treatment for endometriosis, which is painful and often misdiagnosed. ... read more »

6+ Months Breastfeeding Lowers Early Breast Cancer Risk

A study of 504 breast cancer patients indicates breastfeeding for six months or longer can delay the onset or reduce the risk of early breast cancer even when early breast cancer runs in the family. ... read more »

Combination Approach for Oncology Infertility Patients

According to a new study from Erlangen University Hospital in Germany suggests a combination approach to improving fertility for oncology patients. ... read more »

Sitting Linked to Bone, Breast, Ovarian Cancer

A new study from the American Cancer Society revealed an increased risk of cancer for women who spend lots of their leisurely moments sitting down. ... read more »

Early Breast Cancer Detection Test for African-American Women

Young African-American women are more likely to develop triple-negative strains of breast cancer. These strains have a high mortality rate with most patients living less than five years. ... read more »

Solvent Exposure Before First Pregnancy: Breast Cancer Risk

Young women exposed to organic solvents before their first full-term pregnancy are at an increased risk of developing hormone receptor-positive breast cancer if it runs in the family. ... read more »

Ring Finger Length and Future Health Problems

For ages, the length of the ring finger has been the topic of medical attention, but ring finger length is mentioned in history far before modern medicine. Culturally, men with longer ring fingers were considered more fertile and thus more sought after as life-long mates. ... read more »

Breast Microbiota Different from the Rest of the Body

A recent Canadian study discovered that the microbiota of the female breast is unique, consisting of a population mix that appears nowhere else on the rest of the body. ... read more »

Menstruation Starts Early in Girls Who Drink Sugary Sweets

New research indicates that what a girl drinks before her first period can hasten the arrival of her first period. It can influence her risk of developing breast cancer later in life, too. ... read more »

International Study Recommends Ovary Removal by Age 35

For women who carry the BRCA1 gene mutation, the odds of getting ovarian cancer are 39 for every 100 BRCA+ women. Once disease develops, preventive ovary removal surgery by age 35 is the best defense. ... read more »

Coffee + Tamoxifen Cuts Breast Cancer Recurrence Rate by Half

A recent study indicates women taking tamoxifen who also drink a small to moderate amount of coffee every day cut their risk of breast cancer recurrence by approximately half. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Reduces Breast Cancer in African-American Moms

Researchers at Boston University have found a significant reduction in breast cancer risk in the African-American population when mothers choose to breastfeed. ... read more »

Breastfeeding and Breast Cancer: How to Avoid it

Though no cure for breast cancer has been found yet, there are ways for women to avoid this debilitating disease and most of them revolve around living a healthy lifestyle. ... read more »

Support for the Cancer Patient's Caregiver

Everyone is focused on taking care of you, and for most of us, there is that one person, or maybe two, that really focus on taking care of us. What people fail to realize is that cancer doesn’t just drain the patient, it drains the caretaker, too. ... read more »

School-Age Drinking Increases Breast Cancer Risk

August and September is the begging of the great exodus of college students from their parent’s homes back to their college dorms. For many students, this also means the beginning of weekend – and weekday – booze binging.  ... read more »

Treating Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

While making surgery plans for invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC), your doctor may discuss the need to move one or more of your lymph nodes to determine if the cancer has spread there, as that is usually the first place it will spread. ... read more »

Localized Treatment for Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

Once invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) has been diagnosed and the stage, grade, and hormone receptor status have been identified, your doctor can then put together a comprehensive treatment plan to eliminate the cancer. ... read more »

Ovulation Induction Treatments and Incidence of Breast Cancer

Infertility and usage of infertility drugs in general are not associated with increased risk for breast cancer but for infertile women treated with clomiphene citrate, breast cancer risk is elevated. ... read more »

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