MRI Reduces Interval Breast Cancers in Dense Breasts

A randomized clinical trial reports that for women with extremely dense breasts, supplemental screening with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can reduce the incidence of interval breast cancers­­, those detected within 12 months of a mammography in which findings are considered normal. Extremely dense breast tissue increases the risk of breast cancer, but it also increases the chances that cancer will be missed on a mammogram. While federal law requires the reporting of breast density in ma...
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Prescribing a Healthy Diet and Exercise for Breast Cancer With Neil Iyengar, MD

Patients with breast cancer can derive significant benefits from eating well and staying physically active during their treatment. In his previous interview with i3 Health, Neil Iyengar, MD, a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, explained the roles that nutrition and exercise can play in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. In this second installment, Dr. Iyengar discusses the personalized strategies that are most likely to benefit patients. In addition, he of...
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Nutrition and Exercise Before, During, and After Breast Cancer With Neil Iyengar, MD

Proper nutrition and adequate exercise can be considerably effective not only in helping to relieve symptoms and enhance quality of life in patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, but also to possibly prevent the development and progression of breast and other cancers. Neil Iyengar, MD, a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, has performed extensive research regarding the link between metabolic health and the development and recurrence of breast cancer, a top...
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How Should Familial Risk Impact Breast Cancer Screening?

​ A new study has utilized data to determine the ages at which women with various degrees of familial history of breast cancer should begin screening.  Breast cancer is a serious public health concern that accounts for 15% of all cancer deaths in women. The earlier it is caught, the more effectively it can be treated. But when should screening begin? Different guidelines offer varying opinions. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the US Preventive Services Task Force ...
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Low Rates of Cancer Screening in Women With Diabetes

Because high blood insulin and insulin resistance are associated with increased cancer risk, cancer screening is especially important in patients with diabetes. However, a recent study has found that women with diabetes underutilize screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer. Cancer screening has been shown to decrease the risk of death by up to 33% for breast cancer, 70% for cervical cancer, and 37% for colorectal cancer. By enabling early detection and treatment before the disease h...
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