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Outdoor light at night linked with increased breast cancer risk in women

A large long-term study found that breast cancer risk may be higher for women who live in areas with high levels of outdoor light at night. The link between outdoor light at night and breast cancer was found only among women who were premenopausal and were current or past smokers, and was stronger among those who worked night shifts. Women ...

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Periodontal disease is associated with higher risk of several cancer types

Periodontal disease was associated with increased risk of several types of cancer in postmenopausal women, even in women who had never smoked. Journal in Which the Study was Published: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Author: Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD, a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health and dean of ...

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Birth Control Pills Increase Risk of Breast Cancer: New Study

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Contraceptive pills have become popular now but the impact will lead to higher risk of breast cancer later in life, warn scientists. Researchers from the University of Michigan found that some commonly prescribed birth control pills can quadruple the levels of synthetic estrogen and progesterone hormones, which increase the risk of breast cancers. The treatment of breast cancer is mainly ...

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Flax Seeds Help Women Most: Study

Flaxseed is the new sought-after supplement in faily diet owing to its component lignans which help women to get regular menstrual cycle and also reduce the risk of breast cancer, show recent research findings. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, flax seed contains lignans, also called phytoestrogens, bearing a chemical structure similar to estrogen but unlike estrogen that ...

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Breast Cancer-Causing Gene Identified

Breast Cancer-Causing Gene Identified A gene called GT198, known for its ability to repair DNA, is actually causing breast cancer, found scientists hoping that it may help in diagnosing breast cancer early, said Dr. Lan Ko, cancer biologist in the Department of Pathology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and at the Georgia Cancer Center at AU. ...

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