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Breast Cancer Stats – that everyone should know

Published On: | Kylie Chin

We’ve all heard the alarming statistic: 1 in 8 women living in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer. That is pretty misleading and requires a caveat that is often neglected. “Over the course of her lifetime – 1 in 8 women…” The statistic is based on the entire population living beyond the […]

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Gene variant connected to male breast cancer

Published On: | Kylie Chin

It may go without saying that breast cancer is commonly thought of as a woman’s disease, however, male breast cancer does occasionally occur – 1 out of every 100 breast cancer diagnosis are men. Recently, the largest study of male breast cancer was conducted from the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Centre at The Institute of […]

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Handling Breast Cancer: Exercise and Stress Management

Published On: | Kylie Chin

A study conducted by the University of Miami’s Department of Psychology determined regular exercise and being in a stress management program after breast cancer surgery improved women’s mood, quality of life, and resistance to fatigue during and after breast cancer treatment. The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, sampled 240 women diagnosed with […]

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An optimistic breast cancer discovery leads to more research

Published On: | Kylie Chin

It is widely known throughout the breast cancer research community that breast cancer has been distilled to four different diseases with subtypes among them. While this has been recognized for a few years now, a recently published report from the online journal Nature has discovered new information about the genetic origins of the four major subtypes and how these types are similar. Some of the similarities between breast cancer and other types of cancer may be important clues and could potentially lead to more effective drug treatments down the road.

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