Breast Cancer Breakthroughs

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime in the United States. There is currently no cure for breast cancer, but scientists have made some significant breakthroughs in treatment as well as new ways to think about causes and risk factors. 93 Breast Cancer Genes Identified Researchers recently found 93… Read more »

Low Vitamin D Levels Increases Breast Cancer Risk

Research suggests that women with low levels of vitamin D have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. Vitamin D may play a role in controlling normal breast cell growth and may be able to stop breast cancer cells from growing. You likely know that vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which is essential… Read more »

Breast Cancer Myths Debunked

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a good time to talk about the many myths surrounding breast cancer. You may have heard that wearing a bra can increase your risk of developing the disease, but there is no scientific support to this rumor.  But if you think you’re off the hook because you have no family history… Read more »

Low Vitamin D Linked to Prostate Cancer

A new study suggests that low vitamin D levels can lead to highly aggressive prostate tumors.  A report in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, showed that the lower the vitamin D level, the more aggressive the prostate cancer. The study adds to a growing body of information on the importance of vitamin D, including in… Read more »

Vitamin D Protects Against Colorectal Cancer

If you needed another good reason to play in the sun this summer, a new study has uncovered evidence that vitamin D can help protect against colorectal cancer. Previous studies looking at the link between vitamin D levels and colorectal cancer were inconclusive. However, this new study, led by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public… Read more »

Breast Cancer and Vitamin D

New research suggests that women with low levels of vitamin D have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. Vitamin D may play a role in controlling normal breast cell growth and may be able to stop breast cancer cells from growing. You likely know that vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which is… Read more »

Top Ten Breast Cancer Symptoms and Risk Factors

Think Pink While October is usually a month of pumpkin orange, and autumn leaves turning fiery shades of red and yellow, it is also that time of year where we are reminded to think pink. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Most women know that they should perform monthly breast self-exams, feeling for any… Read more »

Mammograms – When to Get Screened

For many years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommended annual mammograms for women starting at age 40, but in October 2015, they issued new recommendations that were more in line with those of medical experts. They now recommend that women at average risk of breast cancer start mammography at age 45, that they undergo annual… Read more »

Reduce Your Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Each year in the United States, about 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. About 15,000 American women die each year from the disease. Certain factors increase the risk for ovarian cancer, while other factors reduce risk. The main risk factors for ovarian cancer are: Age – About two-thirds of women are diagnosed with ovarian… Read more »

Vitamin C for Ovarian Cancer

Scientists at the University of Kansas Medical Center have determined that high doses of vitamin C, administered intravenously combined with traditional chemotherapy, helped kill cancer cells while reducing the toxic effects of chemotherapy for some cancer patients. By evaluating the therapy in cells, animals, and humans, the researchers found that a combination of infused vitamin… Read more »