Breast cancer

Early Diagnosis Can Help In Treatment Of Breast Cancer, Says Minister

Highlighting the increasing incidence of breast cancer in the country, Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel on Friday stressed the need for creating awareness for prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

Inaugurating the 4th Annual Conference of the Breast Imaging Society of India (BISI) at PGIMER, Chandigarh Patel said that increasing incidences are due to lack of awareness regarding breast screening examinations and cancer detection in the advanced stages.

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Vitamin D Levels Tied To Breast Cancer Survival

For women diagnosed with breast cancer, high vitamin D levels in the blood may be tied to better odds of surviving and having tumors with less deadly characteristics, suggests a new study.

While the new study supports previous research on vitamin D and breast cancer, it can't prove that boosting vitamin D levels will improve outcomes for women with breast cancer.

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Breast cancer is common among men too

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Breast cancer, the most widespread form of cancer, is now common among men too.

Sri Lanka reports around 2,000 to 2,500 women with breast cancer annually, while male breast cancer cases are estimated at around 50 a year.

Almost 99 per cent of women get breast cancer due to the effect of the estrogen hormone, while women who had not given birth, who use artificial hormones and drugs, especially for family planning, are also cited as reasons for breast cancer, medical research has established.

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