October 17, 2018 | Issue 246
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual worldwide health campaign dedicated to increasing the awareness of breast cancer and promoting research through fundraising. Here are the answers to most frequently asked questions for anyone who is getting ready to start treatment for breast cancer.
Findings from a new study suggest that any measure of excessive body fat - whether moderate or extreme – is the “smoking gun” for postmenopausal breast cancer risk among women. Maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce the risk of not only postmenopausal breast cancer, but also other cancers and chronic diseases.
A cancer diagnosis is theoretically a “teachable moment” but does it actually change how people eat? A new study, published earlier this month in the International Journal of Cancer, shows that for many women, a cancer diagnosis proved to be cautionary and led them to eat more fruits and vegetables.
AICR’s Director of Research, Dr. Nigel Brockton attended AACR conference on Metabolism and Cancer recently. His blog explains how some of the“cures” promoted in the lay press and social media miss the point that the behavior of cancer tumors is adaptable and complex to predict.