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Exercise boosts well-being by improving gut health

Exercise boosts well-being by improving gut health

Both bacterial diversity in the gut and regular exercise are important when it comes to health. But how are the two related? A new study uncovers the effect that exercise has on our health by adjusting the balance of the gut microbiome. New research finds out how exercise could support bacterial diversity in the gut. […]

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Breast cancer screening saved over 27,000 lives in 2018

Breast cancer screening saved over 27,000 lives in 2018

An analysis of mortality rates related to breast cancer from 1989 until 2018 indicates that breast cancer screening, paired with access to better treatment, has significantly improved the health outcome for women with this type of cancer over the past few decades. Since 1989, breast cancer-related death rates have fallen exponentially, primarily due to screening […]

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What to know about multifocal breast cancer

What to know about multifocal breast cancer

Multifocal breast cancer is a form of breast cancer in which multiple tumors arise in the same area of the breast. There are many types of breast cancer. The type and characteristics, including the number of tumors and where they are, can affect a person’s treatment and long-term outlook. This article covers information about multifocal […]

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Breast cancer: How fast does it spread?

Breast cancer: How fast does it spread?

People who have found a lump, have recently had their breast cancer diagnosed, or know someone who has may wonder how fast it can grow or spread. Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis among women in the United States. It is very hard to estimate how a person’s breast cancer will change over […]

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What happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs?

What happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs?

Metastatic breast cancer in the lungs refers to cancer that originally developed inside the breast tissue but has spread to the lungs. Breast cancer can spread to various parts of the body. This is called metastasis. The most common sites for breast cancer metastases include the bones, brain, lungs, and liver. This article will discuss […]

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Triple-negative breast cancer: Recurrence and survival rates

Triple-negative breast cancer: Recurrence and survival rates

Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of the disease. To understand it, a person should know about the other types of breast cancer. Some breast cancers have receptor cells that respond to hormones. There are three main types of receptors: Doctors diagnose breast cancer by identifying which receptor is present. They run a series […]

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Oolong tea extract may stave off breast cancer

Oolong tea extract may stave off breast cancer

New research finds that oolong tea can damage breast cancer cells and that people who consume large amounts of this tea have a lower risk of developing breast cancer. Oolong tea may have secret cancer-fighting properties, a new study suggests. Despite recent advances in screening procedures and treatment, breast cancer remains both the most common […]

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The best cancer-fighting foods

The best cancer-fighting foods

No foods protect people against cancer completely. The term cancer-fighting foods refers to foods that may lower the risk of developing cancer if a person adds them to their diet. This article looks at the best cancer-fighting foods and explains the science that supports these claims. Foods that contain naturally occurring compounds that have potent […]

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Breast cancer: Changing tumor cells into fat cells stops spread

Breast cancer: Changing tumor cells into fat cells stops spread

Scientists have developed a novel drug combination that makes invasive breast cancer cells transform into fat cells. The treatment prevented metastasis in mice. New research in mice finds a way to stop breast cancer from spreading. Metastasis is the process through which cancer cells escape from primary tumors and grow new tumors, or metastases, in […]