It’s time to put cancer warning labels on alcohol, experts say
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(Ioanna Roumeliots/ CBC News) — The pressure on the government to put cancer warning labels on alcohol containers is growing, as experts say the majority of Canadians don’t know the risks that come with consuming even moderate amounts.

The latest catalyst is Canada’s new Guidance on Alcohol and Health,  …

Breast Cancer: Researchers say it’s OK to pause long-term treatment for pregnancy
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(Eileen Bailey/ Healthline) — Women in their childbearing years diagnosed with breast cancer typically take long-term medications that can prevent or delay getting pregnant.

Now, new research shows they might be able to pause their treatment for up to two years to get pregnant, have the baby, and breastfeed without  …

6 early symptoms of breast cancer that are sometimes easy to miss
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(Sara Lindberg/ SELF Magazine) — Recognizing the early symptoms of breast cancer can make a huge difference in the progression of the disease. The sooner you identify it and get started on treatment, the better chances you’ll have of making a full recovery. But knowing what, exactly, to look for and what types of changes   …

Women experience more cancer treatment side effects than men
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(Victoria Forster/ Forbes) — Previous research has shown that women typically experience more side effects from chemotherapy than men and now a new study shows that this is also the case with targeted therapies and immunotherapy.

The work published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology looked at data from   …

Debunking 7 myths around ovarian cancer
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(Health Shots) — Ovarian cancer, which arises in the ovaries, is the third most prevalent type of cancer in Indian women. Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has reached the pelvis and abdomen. This makes it difficult to detect cancer and start treatment. Major misconceptions, anxiety, and confusion regarding  …

Having more babies lowers the risk of endometrial cancer, study finds
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(Medical XPress) — University of Queensland research has revealed that having more babies reduces a woman’s risk of endometrial cancer.

Dr. Gunn-Helen Moen and Shannon D’Urso from UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience investigated risk factors for endometrial cancer using genetic  …

Cancer and bone health: Chemotherapy and smoking may up fracture risk
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(Robby Berman/ Medical News Today) — There are an estimated 18.1 million cancer survivors currently in the United States. Due to the country’s growing and aging population, there may be 26.1 million survivors by 2024. Of these, 73% will be older than 65.

For the elderly, however, completing cancer treatment may   …

Sex after cancer: The midlife woman’s edition
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(Becky Upham/ Everyday Health) — When it comes to sexual dysfunction caused by cancer treatment, most women suffer in silence.

With significant advances in oncology care, the majority of women and girls diagnosed with cancer will go on to become long-term cancer survivors. An estimated 89 percent of female cancer survivors  …

Aggressive breast cancer hits black women harder
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(Paige Neal-Holder, Khadra Salad/ BBC News) — Researchers in the US have found a genetic link between people with African ancestry and an aggressive type of breast cancer. They hope their findings will encourage more black people to get involved in clinical trials in a bid to improve survival rates for people with the disease.

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From early menopause to fertility uncertainty, young women with cancer lack support
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(Michelle Butterfield, Alyssa Julie/ Global News) — Hilary Boswell was diagnosed with breast cancer just days ahead of her 40th birthday.

“I was in some of the best shape of my life. My body had never been more fit or looked better.”

Her cancer diagnosis would quickly change that. A unilateral mastectomy — a surgery  …

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