Breast cancer survivors gain more weight than cancer-free women

Breast cancer survivors with a family history of the disease, including those who carry BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, gained more weight over the course of four years than cancer-free women - especially if they were treated with chemotherapy, according to a prospective study by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers. Data from earlier studies … Continue reading Breast cancer survivors gain more weight than cancer-free women

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Breast cancer diagnoses, survival varies by race, ethnicity

Among nearly 375,000 U.S. women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, the likelihood of diagnosis at an early stage, and survival after stage I diagnosis, varied by race and ethnicity, with much of the difference accounted for by biological differences, according to a study in JAMA. In the United States, incidence rates of breast cancer among women … Continue reading Breast cancer diagnoses, survival varies by race, ethnicity

14 Inspiring Breast Cancer Quotes

Being diagnosed with breast cancer is a life-changing experience. It can be hard to handle the news at first, and even harder to know how to proceed, no matter your prognosis. While everyone’s journey is unique, knowing that others before you have been through something similar can give you the strength and inspiration you need … Continue reading 14 Inspiring Breast Cancer Quotes

Expressive writing may help breast cancer survivors

Chinese-speaking breast cancer survivors are the focus of this study Writing down fears, emotions and the benefits of a cancer diagnosis may improve health outcomes for Asian-American breast cancer survivors, according to a study conducted by a researcher at the University of Houston (UH). "The key to developing an expressive writing intervention is the writing instruction. … Continue reading Expressive writing may help breast cancer survivors