By: Joe Graedon October 19, 2017 16 Comments
    How Good Is Aspirin Against Cancer in New Study?

    In 1993 we published a book with Tom Ferguson, MD, called The Aspirin Handbook (Bantam Books). In it we pointed out that there was an impressive amount of research supporting the beneficial effects of…

    By: Joe Graedon September 14, 2017 8 Comments
    How Helpful is Lymph Node Removal During Breast …

    The history of breast cancer surgery is a tale of woe and intrigue. It is a story of strong personalities and procedures that were based more on beliefs than on science. Old ideas die hard. It took ye…

    By: Terry Graedon September 4, 2017 12 Comments
    How Many Breast Cancer Survivors Suffer Nerve Pa…

    Chemotherapy saves lives, but it can also result in long-lasting side effects. Until recently, oncologists did not know how often breast cancer survivors had to live with pain as a result of their tre…

    By: Joe Graedon August 3, 2017 5 Comments
    Can Curcumin in Turmeric Fight Pancreatic Cancer…

    Pancreatic cancer is a challenging disease. The American Cancer Society puts one-year survival rates around 20%. Five-year survival is roughly 8%. That compares to five-year survival for prostate, thy…

    By: Joe Graedon June 22, 2017 30 Comments
    Hair Dye & Breast Cancer?

    A new study published in the journal Carcinogenesis suggests that dark-colored hair dyes may be linked to breast cancer. That means that millions of baby boomers are caught on the horns of a dilemma. …

    By: Terry Graedon May 25, 2017 5 Comments
    What Is the Link Between Drinking and Breast Can…

    Women who want to avoid breast cancer should go easy on the alcohol, according to a new report. What's the connection between drinking and breast cancer? A Collaborative Review of Drinking and Breast …

    By: Terry Graedon April 6, 2017 0 Comments
    How Does Bisphenol A Affect Breast Cancer?

    Bisphenol A, BPA, is a compound that keeps hard plastics hard. We also find it in certain cash register receipts and the linings of most food cans. As a result, most of us are exposed to BPA every d…

    By: Terry Graedon April 6, 2017 2 Comments
    Is Bisphenol S Just as Risky as Bisphenol A?

    Bisphenol A (BPA) has acquired a nasty reputation as an endocrine disruptor. Manufacturers have been scrambling to find alternatives to this compound. But are the replacements, such as bisphenol S, re…

    By: Terry Graedon January 12, 2017 8 Comments
    Do Mammograms Lead to Overdiagnosis of Breast Ca…

    Mammograms to screen for breast cancer have long been controversial. When should women start having mammograms and how often should they get one for optimal detection of breast cancer? Will routine ma…

    By: Joe Graedon December 1, 2016 16 Comments
    Do Doctors Tell the Truth About Medical Mistakes…

    There is a very clear code of ethics for the medical profession. Physicians and hospitals are supposed to fully disclose errors and adverse events. That is the policy of the Joint Commission which acc…

    By: Joe Graedon September 15, 2016 4 Comments
    How To Make Sense of New Prostate Cancer Researc…

    A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine is creating confusion for physicians and patients. The ProtecT (Prostate Testing for Cancer and Treatment) trial was designed to answer the que…

    By: Terry Graedon August 17, 2016 2 Comments
    Staying Active Can Help Prevent Chronic Health P…

    Exercise remains one of the most powerful interventions for promoting health and preventing disease. An article in the BMJ reviewed 174 studies published over 25 years. The scientists evaluated the am…

    By: Terry Graedon July 21, 2016 1 Comments
    What Are the Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet?

    The Mediterranean diet has gained quite a reputation of late. But is the buzz all hype, or is there science to support it? Studying the Mediterranean Diet: A new analysis of 56 studies of the Mediterr…

    By: Terry Graedon July 14, 2016 3 Comments
    How to Fight Breast Cancer with Hops

    Hops are the seed cones of the plant Humulus lupulus. They give beer its distinctive flavor, but they may have benefits beyond beer. An extract of hops might someday play a role in breast cancer prev…

    By: Terry Graedon July 14, 2016 6 Comments
    How to Overcome Fatigue with Acupressure

    Cancer treatment can result in fatigue that may last many months after the treatment is finished. Michigan scientists may have found a technique that can help overcome fatigue, however. How Can Brea…

    By: Terry Graedon May 12, 2016 0 Comments
    Do Teens Who Love Fruit Reduce Their Risk of Bre…

    It is important to eat your fruits and vegetables. A new study of women's risk of breast cancer shows that when you eat them may also matter. Fruit During the Teen Years Lowers the Risk of Breast Canc…

    By: Terry Graedon May 9, 2016 2 Comments
    Can You Prevent Breast Cancer with Aspirin?

    A number of studies have shown that people who take aspirin on a regular basis are less likely to be diagnosed with certain cancers. This is one reader's response: Q. I am a participant in the NIEHS S…

    By: Terry Graedon March 31, 2016 3 Comments
    How Acupuncture Helps Women with Breast Cancer

    Women undergoing treatment for breast cancer are often troubled by hot flashes as a consequence of the treatment. Unfortunately, the usual and most effective treatment for hot flashes is estrogen, whi…

    By: Joe Graedon January 11, 2016 11 Comments
    Should Breast Cancer Patients Avoid Aluminum Ant…

    There is a great deal of confusion about the safety of aluminum-containing antiperspirants when it comes to breast cancer. Most health professionals and patients aren't even aware that there is a cont…

    By: Terry Graedon December 31, 2015 6 Comments
    Ultrasound Can Help Diagnose Breast Cancer

    Ultrasound technology may offer a helpful tool for diagnosing women with dense breasts. The Trouble with Mammograms: For years, doctors have worried about mammography for women with dense breast tissu…

    By: Joe Graedon October 22, 2015 6 Comments
    Conflicting Advice on Mammograms

    The American Cancer Society has just changed its guidelines on mammograms. Women without a family history or genetic predisposition to develop breast cancer are now being told to start getting annual …

    By: Joe Graedon September 17, 2015 1 Comments
    Luteolin from Vegetables Reduces Breast Cancer R…

    Women who take hormone replacement therapy like Prempro, containing both estrogen and progestin, can ease their hot flashes from menopause. But this treatment also increases the risk of breast cancer …

    By: Joe Graedon September 17, 2015 2 Comments
    Olive Oil and Mediterranean Diet Against Breast …

    A Mediterranean diet heavy on extra-virgin olive oil has just been shown to significantly lower the risk of malignant breast cancer. The research published in JAMA Internal Medicine is an extension of…

    By: Joe Graedon September 10, 2015 0 Comments
    Electroacupuncture Treatment for Hot Flashes Fol…

    Women who have been treated for breast cancer are frequently faced with a dreadful dilemma: they are plagued with terrible hot flashes, but the hormone treatment usually used for relief from this symp…

    By: Joe Graedon August 27, 2015 8 Comments
    Big Study Raises Questions about Best Treatment …

    New data published in JAMA Oncology raise questions about the best way to treat a breast condition called ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS. About 60,000 women in the US are diagnosed with this each y…

    By: Joe Graedon May 21, 2015 0 Comments
    Listen to Dr. Susan Love

    In this extended interview, Dr. Susan Love discusses what we now know about breast cancer and how that has changed in recent years. [audio src="//www.peoplespharmacy.com/wp-content/uploads/Susan-Love-…

    By: Joe Graedon May 21, 2015 5 Comments
    Timing of Mammograms Remains a Contentious Topic

    Recommendations on the timing of mammograms-when and how often women should get mammograms to detect breast cancer-have been confusing, contradictory and controversial. When Should Women Start Getting…

    By: Joe Graedon May 21, 2015 6 Comments
    Study Shows When Women with Dense Breasts Need E…

    Women who have dense breasts have long been told that this increases their risk of breast cancer and makes it more difficult to detect--a sort of catch-22. Sometimes additional imaging such as an MRI …

    By: Joe Graedon April 2, 2015 2 Comments
    Rosehips Offer Promising Approach to Preventing …

    Rosehips form on rose bushes after pollination. They are high in vitamin C and other nutrients, including beta carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin and lycopene. Traditionally, rosehips have been made into he…

    By: Terry Graedon August 14, 2014 0 Comments
    Active Women Are Less Likely to Get Invasive Bre…

    Postmenopausal women who exercise regularly are reducing their risk of developing breast cancer. A French study of nearly 60,000 women followed them for approximately 8 years. Women who walked, ran, s…

    By: Terry Graedon July 9, 2014 0 Comments
    Adding Aromasin to Ovarian Suppression Improves …

    Aromatase inhibitors such as Aromasin are frequently prescribed after surgery or radiation in postmenopausal women with breast cancer. Now a study of 4,600 premenopausal women shows that this drug can…

    By: Terry Graedon April 3, 2014 7 Comments
    Controversy Continues Over the Best Timing for M…

    Mammograms have been the focus of controversy since 2009, when the US Preventive Services Task Force recommended that this routine screening not begin until age 50. A new report looking back over 50 y…

    By: Joe Graedon February 13, 2014 29 Comments
    Mammogram Mess: Women Are Justifiably Confused b…

    Here we go again. The mammogram debate has once again heated up because of new research (Canadian National Breast Screening Study) casting doubt on the value of this routine cancer screening technique…

    By: Terry Graedon January 2, 2014 2 Comments
    Weighing the Benefits and Risks of Breast Cancer…

    There has been a great deal of confusion over the past several years about how much benefit most women can expect from the annual mammogram. Cancer organizations have argued over the best age for heal…

    By: Terry Graedon December 19, 2013 2 Comments
    Can Tomato Sauce, Catsup and Salad Tomatoes Lowe…

    For years, middle-aged and older men have been urged to embrace tomatoes in their diets for protection against prostate cancer. A new study suggests that tomatoes may also help in protecting postmenop…

    By: Terry Graedon October 9, 2013 0 Comments
    Prenatal Exposure to Bisphenol A Increases Rats&…

    A compound called bisphenol A (BPA) used to make plastics, epoxy resins, dental sealants and cash register receipts can raise the risk of breast cancer in rodents. That's the conclusion of a study tha…

    By: Terry Graedon October 9, 2013 0 Comments
    Daily Walks Drive Breast Cancer Risk Down

    Postmenopausal women can reduce their risk of breast cancer by walking an hour a day. The research included 73,000 women between the ages of 50 and 74. They were participants in the Cancer Prevention …

    By: Terry Graedon September 30, 2013 7 Comments
    What If Antiperspirants Really Do Contribute to …

    Many people assume that the FDA protects Americans from dangerous drugs, especially over-the-counter drugs. But that assumption might be exposing us to unexpected risks. We recently wrote about the ha…

    By: Terry Graedon August 8, 2013 0 Comments
    Are Blood Pressure Pills Linked to Breast Cancer…

    A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests an association between calcium-channel blockers used to treat high blood pressure and two types of breast cancer. Previous epidemiological stud…

    By: Terry Graedon July 11, 2013 1 Comments
    Night Shift Linked to Breast Cancer

    Women who work the night shift may be at greater risk for breast cancer. Canadian researchers compared more than 1100 women with breast cancer to matched controls without cancer. About one-third of th…