In the latest ‘Thor’ movie, the character Jane Foster raises questions about the impact of cancer on ideas of worthiness, responsibility and power — and what it means to be a superhero.
Early detection of breast cancer is critical to improving chances of survival. But racial and ethnic minority patients systematically have delayed diagnoses that reduce the benefits of screening.
Due to increasing concerns over the health hazards posed by BPA, the Food and Drug Administration plans to reevaluate the safety of the controversial chemical for use in everyday products.
Belonging to one or more groups with long-standing social and economic disadvantages increases the risk of cancer diagnoses and death.
Eating less meat was also linked with a lower risk of colorectal, breast, and prostate cancer.
Fat cells and cancer cells talk to each other. Specialists in both systems can do the same.
A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer means having cancer for the rest of one’s life – a situation with very different needs and concerns compared to earlier stages of the disease.
The NanoMslide causes potentially cancerous cells to ‘light up’ with vivid colour contrast. It has already been successful in finding early-stage breast cancer cells in human tissue.
Researchers had suspected that chemical hair relaxers might be behind racial disparities in breast cancer diagnoses. A new study narrows in on lye as a possible cause for that link.
We know we should exercise more and sit on the couch less … but what if television was actually healthy for you?
Cow’s milk naturally raises levels of a growth factor strongly implicated in breast cancer risk.
Regular testing can mean potentially fatal diseases can be picked up and treated early.
Tattoos might be the norm, but Surface Guided RadioTherapy for breast cancer is both more accurate, and doesn’t require a permanent mark.
Awareness-raising alone is an ineffective solution to the breast cancer epidemic. We need more action on primary prevention to limit exposures to known and suspected breast carcinogens.
What is it about breast cancer that has made mastectomy and its effects so hard to discuss for over 400 years?
There’s growing awareness about health disparities, and environmental factors need to be considered when communicating public health messages.
If patients received counselling from someone who spoke their language, they would have an opportunity to ask questions about their medical condition and understand it more clearly.
Live yoghurt contains bacteria similar to those found in women who have breastfed, and both are correlated with reduced rates of breast cancer.
New research estimates 24% of cancers in men that were detected in 2012 were overdiagnosed, meaning they never would have caused harm if left untreated.
Your GP will discuss the risks and benefits of menopausal hormone therapy, taking into account a host of factors.