Breast Cancer

High Blood Pressure: How to manage your blood pressure during cancer treatment

Your blood pressure is the force of your blood against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps. Every time your heart beats (this is the heart contracting), it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats and lowest when the heart rests between beats. Blood pressure readings

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Treatment and Prevention of Osteoporosis in women with breast cancer

Women who have had breast cancer may be at higher risk for osteoporosis than other women. First, they are more likely to undergo early menopause, due to chemotherapyinduced ovarian failure or oopherectomy. In addition, chemotherapy may have a direct adverse effect on bone minerai density (BMD), and osteoclastic activity may increase from the breast cancer

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Managing and Treating Breast Cancer During Pregnancy

It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes mothers-to-be have breast cancer. Getting pregnant doesn’t cause the cancer, although the changes in hormones from the pregnancy can make the disease grow faster. Your breasts thicken while you’re expecting, and that can make it hard to spot small masses or lumps. Because of this, breast cancer tumors are

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Healthy Diet with Breast Cancer

A person’s dietary choices can make a difference to their risk of developing breast cancer or their overall well-being while living with the condition. Breast cancer is a complex disease with many contributing factors. Some of these factors, including age, family history, genetics, and gender, are not within a person’s control. However, a person can

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metastatic cancer

5 Things to Know About Metastatic Breast Cancer

Finding out that you have a incurable disease like stage IV metastatic breast cancer can be completely overwhelming and fill your mind with a thousand questions. Thankfully, from the first appointment on, your oncologist can act as your guide and ally, telling you everything you need to know. And while each case of metastatic breast cancer is

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Increased Risk of Breast Cancer for Oral Contraceptive Users?

Oral Contraceptive Pills Usage is common in reproductive age women, but despite extensive study, uncertainties remain regarding the association between the use of hormonal contraception and risk of breast cancer. In 2018, a study in the NEJM reported an increased risk of breast cancer with current OC use after as a little as 5 years

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New Developments in Breast Cancer Screening and Treatment

Our goal in selecting these top articles about breast health in 2018 was to help identify literature that may change the clinical practice of women’s health for internists. We Identified articles by reviewing the high-impact medical and women’s health journals, national guidelines, ACP Journal Wise and NEJM Journal Watch. We have chosen to highlight new

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