Tag Archives: cardiovascular disease

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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