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Does chemotherapy increase cholesterol and could that cholesterol influence creation of breast cancers?

Does chemotherapy increase cholesterol and could that cholesterol influence creation of breast cancers?

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Yes, some types of chemotherapy can increase cholesterol levels.  Some research has suggested that elevated cholesterol levels, typical of those in a Western-style diet, may accelerate the development of breast tumors and exacerbate their aggressiveness. Here is a link to a good article that discusses the types of chemo that impact cholesterol levels and ways to improve management of high cholesterol: http://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/side_effects/inc_cholesterol.jsp...

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Can green tea or soy reduce risk of breast cancer?

Can green tea or soy reduce risk of  breast cancer?

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What about the estrogen in green tea and soy for increasing breast lumps?  My GP has told me not to drink green tea. Green tea does not contain any estrogen. In fact, some research has suggested that it may actually help in estrogen metabolism and reduce reduce risk of  breast cancer. Soy contains isoflavones which are known as phytoestrogens because they can bind to estrogen receptors and exert weak estrogenic effects. Soy foods have been shown in studies to offer many...

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Steps To Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Steps To Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

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In the back of every woman’s mind is the fear of getting breast cancer. This disease will affect 1 in 8 women in their lifetime. The biggest risk factor apart from being a woman is advancing age. Only 5-10% of breast cancers are thought to be hereditary. Whatever a woman can do to reduce breast cancer risk is vitally important. There is no guarantee a woman can keep herself breast cancer free but research suggests that with lifestyle changes, up to 50% of cancers can...

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The Role of Supplements for Breast Health

The Role of Supplements for Breast Health

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Breast Health Supplements At the turn of the century, 1 in 90 women had breast cancer.   Today it’s 1 in 8.   Despite advances in research and treatment, breast cancer continues to take a significant toll on women in our country.   Many risk factors for breast cancer can’t be changed: family history, the age at which you get your first period, and the age at which you go through menopause. However, risk can be increased or decreased based on the lifestyle choices you...

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Breast Cancer – What can be done to reduce your risk?

Breast Cancer – What can be done to reduce your risk?

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Breast cancer results from uncontrolled growth of breast cells. About 1 in 8 Canadian women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Only 20% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have a family history of breast cancer and known gene mutations (such as BRCA1 and BRCA2) account for only 5 to 10% of cases. This means that most breast cancer occurs in women without a family history. Women living in the US have a 10-fold greater risk of dying from...

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Do You Have Estrogen Excess?

Do You Have Estrogen Excess?

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Do you have estrogen excess? If you answered “yes” you’re not alone.  Over 50% of women 35 years and older have some level of hormonal imbalance often caused by excess estrogen.  Estrogen overload is behind many common health conditions that women experience. Unfortunately, many women often end up treating the symptoms without addressing the root cause.  I spoke at length about this very topic with Sherry Torkos, pharmacist and author of The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural...

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