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3 reasons why breast-feeding lowers breast cancer risk

Scientists have elaborated a few theories why breast-feeding lowers breast cancer risk. Three of them, well supported by research, have been presented in a report released by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund. Here are the three main reasons why breast-feeding lowers cancer risk:   Lactation – the process delays the moment when women start menstruating again. The longer the lactation period, the longer the pause of exposure to hormones which have been proven to have something to do with the increase in breast cancer risk (for example estrogen)   Breast shedding –...

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Early signs of breast cancer you need to know about

The treatment of breast cancer has a rate of success dependent on the stage it is discovered in and diagnosed. Here are the early signs of breast cancer you need to know about: Lumps in the breast or in the underarm – breasts are usually lumpy in texture, but the lumps we normally feel are not painful, hard nor big. The breast tends to have a homogenous texture. But warnings that something might not be right include: a lump that is harder and bigger than the others; one that you can identify while feeling the breast, on several occasions;...

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Celebrities who beat breast cancer

As October is the month of Breast Cancer Awareness, here is a part of the great number of celebrities – singers, actresses, TV personalities and more – who beat breast cancer. Christina Applegate. The “Married With Children” star was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago. She underwent a double mastectomy and now, not only is she cancer-free, but she became an inspiration for women all over the US, creating the Right Action For Women Foundation. When talking about her fight with cancer, she says the secret was staying in a good mood. “Laughter is so healing … I think that it frees up your body to heal, too.” Robin Roberts. The TV anchor was diagnosed in 2007, when she was covering a story on early detection of breast cancer. It was caught early and as treated immediately. However, a month ago, the “Good Morning America” host underwent bone marrow transplant, for MDS(myelodysplastic syndrome), which was an effect of the breast cancer appeared five years ago.     Sheryl Crow. After her own battle with breast cancer, the singer opened the Sheryl Crow Imaging Center, in Los Angeles, a type of digital art screening which is used in detecting cancer in the earliest stages. Giuliana Rancic. The E! News host discovered she had breast cancer last year, when she was advised by her physician to do a routine checkup...

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Sen. John McCain brain cancer radiation treatment done for now

Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer radiation treatment is done for now. His daughter, Meghan McCain, announced over the weekend that the first round of radiation is complete. Meghan McCain, a Fox News journalist and the daughter of Senator John McCain, tweeted on Friday about the status of her father’s radiation treatment. “My father completed first round radiation/chemo. His resilience & strength is incredible. Fight goes on, here’s to small wins”, the Outnumbered host wrote. My father completed first round radiation/chemo. His resilience & strength is incredible. Fight goes on, here's to small wins. #fuckcancer — Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) August...

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Shannen Doherty’s advice to Michael Buble regarding son’s cancer

Shannen Doherty’s advice to Michael Buble regarding his son’s cancer diagnosis is well-grounded and even though it may seem common, in situations like this it is not creativity and originality that helps, but realism and positivity. The actress reacted to the news of Buble’s son’s diagnosis while at the American Cancer Society’s Inaugural Giants of Science Gala in Beverly Hills. Shannen Doherty is just about to finish her chemotherapy sessions following her breast cancer diagnosis, that she has received in 2015. The 45-year-old actress attended the the American Cancer Society’s Inaugural Giants of Science Gala at the Four Seasons...

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