Use of hair dyes, relaxers linked with increased breast cancer risk

The researchers investigated links between raised risk of breast cancer and use of hair products, with particular focus on the use of hair dyes, use of products for relaxing or straightening hair, and use of creams containing cholesterol or placenta for deep conditioning of hair

Use of hair dyes, relaxers linked with increased breast cancer riskThe study – led by researchers from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ – is published in the journal Carcinogenesis. Breast cancer is cancer that starts in breast cells. It is the second most common cancer worldwide, and the most common in women. In 2012, there were nearly 1.7 million global cases of breast cancer […]

Birth control use linked to breast cancer risk, researchers suggest

Birth control can increase a woman's risk of breast cancer by up to 38%, depending on how long she has taken it, a new study finds. The risk was associated with all forms of hormonal contraception -- such as the pill, injections or IUDs -- when compared with women who have never used them

Birth control use linked to breast cancer risk, researchers suggestModern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen modestly raise the risk of breast cancer, especially with long-term use, a Danish study found. Researchers discovered a similar breast cancer risk with the progestin-only intrauterine device, and they could not rule out a risk for other hormonal contraceptives like patches and implants. However, the overall […]

Artificial intelligence used to detect breast cancer

The research is being conducted by scientists at Harvard Medical School, the Massachusetts Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, and Massachusetts General Hospital

Artificial intelligence used to detect breast cancerUS scientists are using artificial intelligence to predict whether breast lesions identified from a biopsy will turn out to cancerous. The machine learning system has been tested on 335 high-risk lesions, and correctly diagnosed 97% as malignant. It reduced the number of unnecessary surgeries by more than 30%, the scientists said. One breast cancer specialist […]

Breast Cancer Awareness: This is what men need to know

Being extremely rare, the male breast cancer is not among the discussion points in our lives. In many cases, the disease being undetected leads to its spreading to the lymph nodes or other areas. Doctors say that both men and women share some of the same risk factors for breast cancer. Here is what men should know about the disease

Breast Cancer Awareness: This is what men need to knowOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which comes with some now-familiar trappings: pink ribbons everywhere, survivor stories, requests for donations. For the obvious reason that it is extremely rare, male breast cancer is not at the top of the discussion points. But the risk exists, and many men don’t know they can develop the disease. […]