"This is especially important for detecting inflammatory breast cancer [a rare but aggressive type that can make the breast swollen and red], which often doesn't show up on mammograms," explains Katherine B.
Lee, MD, a breast specialist at the Cleveland Clinic Breast Center.
There is already some evidence that diet plays a role in improving the chances of surviving cancer and preventing it returning.
But this is the first study to show such a strong link between dairy products and breast cancer.
Goldberg is crouched on a chair in a private room at Mikvah Chaim in Washington, D. This will be Goldberg’s first immersion since beginning chemotherapy and radiation seven months ago.
Before that, she immersed every month for thirteen years, since becoming a married woman (aside from the months when she was pregnant with her five children).
Now, she’s scraping away at what’s left of the polish with a pair of tweezers, chin on her knees. The room is warm, smells like flowers, and is full of every conceivable cleaning implement: drawers of pink razors, glass jars stuffed with Q-tips, a comb floating in shockingly blue Barbicide.
Ask any woman what disease she's most afraid of, and chances are she'll say breast cancer.
"Almost everyone knows someone who did everything 'right' and still got breast cancer," says Victoria Seewaldt, MD, who is co-leader of the breast and ovarian cancer program at the Duke University Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Statins could help reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer by almost 40 per cent, a new study has found.
The cholesterol-lowering medicine, taken by six million people every day in Britain, may not only help people at risk of heart disease but may also prove a valuable weapon in the fight against breast cancer.