Monthly Archives: January 2011

Lower Breast Cancer Risk for Women With Hot Flashes?

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Lower Breast Cancer Risk for Women With Hot Flashes? Maybe this is what our mom calls, a “blessing in disguise”? Women who have to endure hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms are less likely to develop breast cancer. According to researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, “women who ever experienced menopausal symptoms have a substantially reduced risk of breast cancer, and that severity of hot flushes is also inversely associated with risk.”

Says lead researcher and breast cancer epidemiologist Dr. Christoper Li, “We know that hormones are important to breast cancer risk, and we also know that menopausal symptoms occur primarily because of changes in hormones that women experience as they go through menopause.”

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Breast Implants Cancer Link: Do Boob Jobs Give You Cancer?

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Breast Implants Cancer Link: Do Boob Jobs Give You Cancer? Are breast implants cancerous? There’s a possibility that they are! Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a possible association between breast implants – whether saline or silicone – with a rare type of cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). According to the agency, women with breast implants “may have a very small but significant risk of ALCL in the scar capsule adjacent to the implant”.

Because of this, the agency is requesting health professionals to report any ALCL cases they encounter among women with breast implants.

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