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How substantially can we as individuals reduce our risk of contracting cancer by changing behaviors? According to two recent studies, there is much you can do to control and decrease your risk, as simple changes in behavior offer the potential … Continue reading

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A new study calculates how much weekly exercise can reduce fat levels enough to lower the chances of developing breast cancer, according to this story in TIME magazine. Reporting in JAMA Oncology, Christine Friedenreich, scientific leader of cancer epidemiology and … Continue reading

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Doctors are beginning to learn that body weight could have a role in determining a woman’s risk for breast cancer as well as her ability to survive it — and according to new research, a surprisingly simple over-the-counter drug could … Continue reading

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“The greatest benefits for breast cancer reduction come from weight control and physical activity together,” says Anne McTiernan, a researcher with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, as reported in USA Today. According to a study released at … Continue reading

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High cholesterol may actually “fuel” breast cancer growth, as reported in the Washington Post: According to a study published in the journal Science, researchers at Duke University Medical Center found that a common byproduct of cholesterol may foster the growth … Continue reading

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