Posts Tagged "breast cancer"

Coriolus Lengthens Life in Breast, Colon, and Gastric Cancer

Posted on Jun 12, 2013 in My Cancer Type, Research

For every 11 people who breast, colon, or gastric cancer who take coriolus, 1 more person will be alive 5 years later. This result is from a metanalysis of 13 clinical trials. To put this effect in perspective, let’s compare it to some other therapies used in these cancers. Breast: To extend 3 years of life for 1 woman, 8-17 women have to take Herceptin at a total cost of $450,000 to $4 million. Colon: To extend 3 years of life for 1 person with stage III cancer, 14 have to take FOLFOX chemotherapy for 24 weeks. Clearly, coriolus is a safe, effective, and affordable integrative...

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Why Less Breast Cancer in Asia?

Posted on Jun 12, 2013 in My Cancer Type

Nutrition Facts – Why Less Breast Cancer in Asia? – By  Michael Greger M.D. Though breast cancer is the most common cancer among women around the world, the rate in some areas of the world, such as Asia, is up to six-fold lower than in North America. Maybe it’s the green tea and soy? As I show in my 3-min. video Why Do Asian Women Have Less Breast Cancer?, if anything, green tea may only drop risk by about a third. Soy works better, but only, it appears, if you start young. Soy intake throughout the lifecycle is associated with decreased breast cancer risk, but the...

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Mushrooms For Breast Cancer Prevention

Posted on Jun 6, 2013 in Research

Nutrition ( – Mushrooms For Breast Cancer Prevention – By Michael Greger M.D. – (Thursday, June 06, 2013) Breast cancer can take decades to develop, so “early” detection via mammogram may be too late. The breast cancer you may feel one day as a lump in the shower, may have started 20 years ago.  We now suspect that all the epithelial cancers: breast, colon, lung, pancreas, prostate, ovarian-the ones that cause the vast majority of cancer deaths-take up to 20 years or more to manifest. By the time it’s picked up it may have...

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Statins Increase Breast Cancer Survival by 33%

Posted on May 13, 2013 in Research

From Science News: Breast cancer patients do better on statins  Cholesterol-lowering drugs might limit the lethality of breast cancer. While these drugs, called statins, can kill breast cancer cells in laboratory tests (SN: 5/5/2012, p. 30), scientists don’t know whether they can prevent the disease in people or help breast cancer patients. Teemu Murtola, a physician and epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University and colleagues analyzed records of more than 31,000 women in Finland who received a first-time diagnosis of breast cancer from 1995 to 2003. Among women diagnosed with localized...

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Oncotype Dx Validated for DCIS

Posted on May 8, 2013 in Research

Newly diagnosed with DCIS? Wondering whether you’ll need radiation after surgery? Considering a lumpectomy versus a mastectomy? The Oncotype Dx test has been used to identify which breast cancers need chemotherapy. Now, a new version of the test helps determine which DCIS tumors need radiation therapy. Read the full story here. Oncotype Dx needs to be ordered along with your surgery or biopsy. The test looks at biochemical markers in the tumor tissue that can predict how the tumor will behave.

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