October 22, 2011

More Testing May Be Reason

1 Breast Cancer Diagnosed More with Diabetes

Women who've recently been diagnosed with diabetes could be more likely to receive a breast cancer diagnosis as well, find researchers from Canada. The findings hint that part of the reason for the relationship could be that doctors are simply doing more testing on women with diabetes. Having diabetes may not necessarily increase the risk of breast cancer, reports Los Angeles Times. The new research, published in Diabetes Care, doesn't rule out the possibility of common risk factors for both diabetes and cancer, or an increase in tumor growth driven by hormones. Researchers say that the message for women is to eliminate behaviors that increase disease risk, such as smoking, and to get screened for breast cancer as recommended.

More at Los Angeles Times | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Breast Cancer Partners at Risk for Mood Disorders

Tags: Breast Cancer Diabetes Linked, Risk Factors Breast Cancer, Diabetes with Breast Cancer, Increasing Breast Cancer Diagnosis

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More Hormones, More Risk

2 Various Hormones Elevate Breast Cancer Risk

A study has found that postmenopausal women with elevated estrogens, prolactin and androgens circulating are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer and there is a direct correlation to the number of hormones and risk. Nurses gave blood samples and sex and growth hormone levels were measured as long as nine years before researchers got their health records. Women with the greatest amounts of estrogen, estrone, testosterone, androstenedione, DHEA, DHEA-sulfate and prolactin had a 50 percent to 200 percent higher breast cancer risk. Having one hormone that was higher than normal increased the risk by 10 percent and doubled in the case of five or six and tripled in the presence of seven or eight elevated hormones. Estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer increased these risks.

More at Yahoo! HealthDay | Posted 6 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Estrogen Protects Some from Breast Cancer

Tags: Androgens, Breast Cancer, Estrogen, Prolactin, Testosterone, Estrone, DHEA, DHEA-Sulfate, Androstenedione, Estrogen-Receptive Positive

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