Tag Archives: cancer

Vitamin Use Tied to Lower Breast Cancer Death

Postmenopausal breast cancer patients had a significantly lower risk of dying of the disease if they consumed multivitamins with minerals, an analysis of data from theWomen’s Health Initiative (WHI) showed.

Overall, use of multivitamins with minerals was associated with a 30% lower likelihood of breast cancer mortality in women who were already taking the vitamins at diagnosis. A matched analysis yielded a similar reduction in the hazard for fatal breast cancer.

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P.S. – Sorry about the long delay. Our website moderator (Me) is back in school taking much more advance classes than previously used to. I’ll try to keep a constant schedule.

Cycling For Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, about one in eight women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. There are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Saturday along with their supporters, those survivors took to the city streets and even highways to raise money for life saving research.

More than 400 people arrived this morning at the Sanford Cancer Center, ready to bike for breast cancer. While some just wanted a healthy way to give back, others were decked in pink to show their support for a special someone.

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Video of Memphis QB singing with young cancer patient goes viral

A video featuring Memphis QB Jacob Karam and a young cancer patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been making the rounds on social media.

Karam stopped by the hospital to help with a scavenger hunt and played some music with 11-year old Breanna Bercegeay, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia on June 4. The two instantly became best friends.

“This little girl came up to me,” Karam told CBSSports.com, “and somebody said she wanted to sing. She was very shy, I could tell, and she had the mask on. I asked, ‘What’s your favorite song?’ She said Price Tag. I didn’t know how it was going to go, but she started belting it out. I tried to figure it out on the key, started backing her up a little. She sang her heart out, and it sounded beautiful.”

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How Height Is Connected to Cancer

Jealous of your long-legged peers? Turns out they may not have won the gene pool after all.

New research published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention found a surprising correlation between height and cancer risk among postmenopausal women; the taller the woman, the greater her risk for the disease.

The researchers studied more than 20,900 women ages 50 to 79 who participated in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI)  study, an on-going analysis of post menopausal women and the factors that contribute to their health. They separated the women into five groups based on their height, starting with women shorter than 5 feet 1 inch, and matched them to data on their cancer rates.

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Take care in sun as weather gets warmer

Too much sun can be dangerous and proper precautions should be taken, according to a press release from Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston.

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and the leading cause is too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. Most often found naturally in sunlight, UV rays also are present in manmade sources such as tanning beds. It is estimated that one in five Americans has a form of skin cancer, and of those, more than 20 die each day. If you have had even one blistering sunburn while growing up, the chances of skin cancer becoming present later in life more than doubles.

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