Best of Breast: news for week ending 14 March 2014

A round-up of news for Breast Cancer and Cancer from Google Alerts, for the week ending 14 March 2014.

This week’s studies feature several from the University of the Obvious, but still welcome news.

The first is research directly linking BPA (the compound used to make plastic bottles) and breast cancer.

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Drink me and get Breast Cancer. image credit: http://www.green-4-u.com

Most cancer patients, in the course of their reading, will come across research which potentially links BPA with cancer, so in this sense, this is a new development because it shows there’s a direct link.  BPA is an endocrine disruptor, i.e. disrupts anything to do with hormones.  [Did you know that BPA was used as a synthetic estrogen in the 1930s?]

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Best of Breast: news for week ending 18 October 2013

A sweep of the latest medical developments in breast cancer from Google Alerts, for the week ending 18 October 2013.

[Google Alerts doesn’t always have the most up-to-date research developments, and as it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, heavy on fund-raising and charity events, so if I’ve missed something out, my apologies. You are always welcome to post any new developments that I’ve missed out in the comments box and I’ll be glad to include them in the compilation, and include an acknowledgement of your contribution.]

Multivitamins

photo credit: mirror.co.uk

1(a)  Multivitamins May Save Some Breast Cancer Patients’ Lives

This recent study contrasts with one conducted in 2010 which showed that women who took multivitamins were 19% more likely to develop breast tumours (see reference below).

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