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Breast Cancer, Ut Southwestern, Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

Breast Cancer Specialist, Dr. Carlos L. Arteaga, to Head UT Southwestern’s Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Dr. Carlos L. Arteaga, internationally recognized for his work in laboratory-based translational research and advancing the care of breast cancer patients, has been selected as Director of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern, after an extensive nationwide search.

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The Environmental Injustice of Beauty

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Commentary calls for policies to protect women, especially minority women, from exposure to toxic chemicals in beauty products

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Estrogen Therapy, vaginal estrogen, Cancer, Breast Cancer, Stroke, Colorectal Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis (Dvt), Bone Fracture, Coronary Heart Disease, Hysterectomies, Blood Clots, Progestogen

For Post-Menopausal Women, Vaginal Estrogens Do Not Raise Risk of Cancer, Other Diseases

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Women who have gone through menopause and who have been using a vaginal form of estrogen therapy do not have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer than women who have not been using any type of estrogen.

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Cancer, Breast Cancer, Decision Making, contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, double mastectomy

How Decision-Making Habits Influence the Breast Cancer Treatments Women Consider

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A new study finds that more than half of women with early stage breast cancer considered an aggressive type of surgery to remove both breasts. The way women generally approach big decisions, combined with their values, impacts what breast cancer treatment they consider, the study also found.

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Esophageal Cancer, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, K. Robert Shen, MD, Mayo Clinic, Female patients, Chemoradiation, Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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Breast Cancer, Developing Countries, urbanisation

Breast Cancer Study in India Shows How the Country Can Avoid Crisis

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The research, which is the first of its kind to look at breast cancer awareness in India, found that cultural and religious issues mean that women don’t access health services, are reluctant to consult male doctors, neglect their own health due to family obligations and are over-dependent on other family members to seek medical help, all of which causes delay in diagnosis.

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Cardiovascular Aging New Frontier and Old Friends, Menopause, Blood Vessel Health, Fitness

Menopausal Status May Better Predict Blood Vessel Health in Women Than Fitness Level

High physical fitness is known to be related to enhanced blood vessel dilation and blood flow (endothelial function) in aging men. However, for women, endothelial function and the effect of exercise may be related more to menopausal status than fitness.

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Mount Sinai Health System, Ovarian Cancer, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Genetic Testing, Emerging Therapies

Know Your Risk for Ovarian Cancer Mount Sinai Experts Share Tips for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in September

Ovarian cancer is the fourth leading cause of death in American women and according to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 22,000 women will be diagnosed with the disease and 14,000 will die from it.

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alcohol sensitivity, regretted sex, protective factor, Women, Risk Perception, Gender Differences

Risk for Regretted Sex Heightened Among Women High in Alcohol Sensitivity

Heavy drinking can have a number of negative consequences, including sex that is later regretted. Low sensitivity (LS) to alcohol’s effects – which characterizes the person who can “drink everyone under the table” – is a known risk factor for heavy drinking and its consequences. This study investigated LS and regretted sex from an unusual perspective, asking whether LS could be protective in some contexts, given that LS drinkers are generally less impaired from drinking at a given level. More specifically, the investigators tested whether LS was associated with differences in reports by men and women of alcohol-related regretted sex.

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Healthy Diet Could Decrease Gestational Diabetes Risk for South Asian Women in Ontario

Research was based on data from the START Birth Cohort study, which includes more than 1,000 women in their second trimester of pregnancy.







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