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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Cancer overtakes cardiovascular disease as UK’s No. 1 killer – but only among men

Cardiovascular disease still primary cause of death among women Cancer has overtaken cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease and stroke, as the UK's No 1 killer- but only among men, reveals research published online in the journal¬†Heart.¬†Cardiovascular disease is still the most common cause of death among women, and kills more young women than breast … Continue reading Cancer overtakes cardiovascular disease as UK’s No. 1 killer – but only among men

Physical activity seems to significantly extend lives of cancer survivors

Reduces mortality by up to 48 percent according to study Physical activity significantly extends the lives of male cancer survivors, a new study of 1,021 men has found.¬†During the period while the men were followed, those who expended more than 12,600 calories per week in physical activity were 48 percent less likely to die than … Continue reading Physical activity seems to significantly extend lives of cancer survivors