A flawed and biased controversial study was published yesterday claiming that women who take supplements have an increased death rate. The study does NOT show any cause and effect relationship. This is just bad science.
Women and Cancer
A diet rich in healthy fats may lower risk of aggressive breast cancers in post menopausal women. Researchers in Spain have discovered that a diet rich in flax oil may reduce aggressive HER2 breast cancer.
I was diagnosed with stage IIIc ovarian cancer in July 2009. I am forever grateful for the compassionate, caring and in depth knowledge that she continues to impart; I am indebted to Dr. Chilkov and am so appreciative to have her in my life and on my team.
Women who are positive for the BRCA1 gene are known to have poor DNA repair. These women may benefit from PARP inhibitors. BRCA1 is associated with aggressive and often lethal breast cancer as well as colon cancer.
Niacinamide, a B Vitamin, may help breast cancer and ovarian cancer patients. Recently another gene associated with poor DNA repair has been identified. This gene, RAD51D, is associated with increased risk for ovarian cancer. PARP Inhibitor drugs as well as Niacinamide may also be of value to these women.
Researchers found that women who ate the most fiber (top fifth) were 11% less likely to have breast cancer compared with the bottom fifth.
More and more Women are being diagnosed with hormonal cancers including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer. If you are a cancer survivor, you most certainly do not want to get a cancer recurrence. Most women do not realize that there are dangerous factors in their everyday modern lives that increase cancer risk, not just breast cancers, but a broad range of cancers. Knowledge is Power. Put a stop to some of these habits and you could save your own life.
Why does a woman with no family history of breast cancer and no obvious risk factors for breast cancer succumb to the disease? What happened to her? Today 1 in 8 women in the US is diagnosed with breast cancer. Will you be one of them? The development of cancer is complex. Many factors contribute to the “perfect storm” of conditions that lead to the presence of cancer cells and your body’s inability to stop them from growing. Discovering all the factors that contribute to the development of cancer in any one individual is not simple. It is complex. And it is usually not exactly the same set of factors for each and every person. Learning more about the toxins in your environment and learning more about your genetics can help you to take steps to stay cancer free. There are two primary contributors to the development of cancer: the combination and interaction of your environment and your genetics.
Every woman wants to know what she can do to lower her risk of breast cancer. Towards that end breastcancer.org has published a fantastic free ebook, THINK PINK, LIVE GREEN: Protect Your Breast Health which is one of the best resources I have found.
Is it safe to participate in an FDA Approved Study? Maybe Not. In June 2009 the FDA cut corners and fast-tracked the approval of a new medical device without ascertaining its safety because it resembled other similar devices that had been approved in the past. That’s like saying … well this nuclear reactor looks like another one we approved last year, so it must be safe.
A recently published study finds low blood levels of vitamin D may promote more aggressive breast tumors.
The relationship between between low vitamin D levels and higher risk of developing breast cancer has been previously documented in numerous studies. Women with inadequate intake of Viamin D or with low blood levels (below 55ng/ml) have very poor prognosis and higher risk of metastatic disease and death from breast cancer.