Breast Cancer FemaleInfo Center

Cancer Cells' Diet Determines Aggressiveness
Just as the old saying goes, "You are what you eat," scientists have now learned that what cancer cells eat predicts how aggressive they are. These new findings can be used to offer better and more personalized cancer treatment.
What's Up With Breast Cancer, Doc?
Mothers were definitely on to something when they made kids eat carrots, and that sweet potato casserole wasn't just for the yummy melted marshmallows on top.
ACE Inhibitors May Fuel Breast Cancer Recurrence
If you're a breast cancer survivor and are taking ACE inhibitors for your heart, you may want to talk to your doctor. New findings suggest that ACE inhibitors increase the risk of breast cancer returning.
Healthy Organic Halo Effect
Health conscious consumers will often assume that anything organic is a healthier and lower calorie food option than a regularly labeled food option. As the adage reminds us: You can't judge a book by its cover. The same may be true for food packaging.
Why Pregnancy Protects Against Breast Cancer
Motherhood may be one of the greatest blessings for many women. First, a woman receives the precious gift of a child. Then, she also is protected from breast cancer throughout her life.
Weighting Out Your Option
After a breast cancer diagnosis, survivors should increase their recovery chances by keeping their weight in check. While most women do not gain a great deal of weight after a breast cancer diagnosis, the ones that do are increasing their risk for a reoccurence.
Breast Milk May Identify Breast Cancer Risks
On the horizon is a non-invasive study that could predict a woman's risk of developing breast cancer by examining cells naturally found in her breast milk.
Shock and Awe On Breast Cancer
To add strength to the war on breast cancer, invasive radiologists have developed an innovative technique that both stuns a breast tumor’s growth by blocking an enzyme needed to encourage cancer cells’ growth and injecting a powerful cancer drug directly into the tumor. Think of it as a Shock (laser used to block the enzyme) and Awe (injecting drugs directly into the tumor) approach to delay the growth and spread of breast cancer.
Obesity Causes Post-Menopausal Women Problems
Obesity contributes to so many health problems that it seems impossible to list all of them. Results from a recent study now add to that list of diseases that are caused, at least partially, by obesity.
Breast Cancer Drug Helps Some and Hurts Others
For some women, tamoxifen can protect against the recurrence of breast cancer, but it can be hard figuring out which women will get the most from the drug while avoiding its serious side effects.