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Breast-feeding lowers cancer risk, study finds

There is strong evidence that breast-feeding can reduce women’s risk of premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancers. That’s the conclusion of a review of the latest scientific research on breast cancer, conducted by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and … Continue reading

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Study: Fertility info lacking for cancer survivors

Many young female cancer survivors say they don’t receive enough information about preserving their fertility, a new study finds. These women are at risk for early menopause because of their cancer treatment. If they want to have children but are … Continue reading

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Thyroid care critical after cancer treatment

Hypothyroidism, in which the thyroid produces too little thyroid hormone, is a common side effect of radiation treatment for cancer. Controlling this condition after cancer is critical for fertility success, new research finds. In a study of 1,282 cancer survivors, … Continue reading

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Cancer and fertility: do you know the options?

Despite the efforts of many fertility experts, including us, many young cancer patients–especially females—still have limited awareness of the available ways to preserve their fertility. In a new study published in the journal Cancer, researchers gave questionnaires to almost 500 teens and … Continue reading

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‘Reassuring’ news on the research front

A large study of nearly 10,000 women who underwent infertility treatment in the United States between 1965 and 1988 and were followed for 30 years has found “reassuring” news: There is “little evidence” that the use of conventional fertility drugs … Continue reading

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Reassuring news about fertility drugs

Widely used fertility drugs don’t seem to increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to a new study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Researchers analyzed data from more than 9,800 American women who were evaluated for infertility between … Continue reading

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More warnings against BPA

The chemical BPA (bisphenol A), found in many plastics, has been linked to a lot of health problems. Here’s another one specifically for pregnant women. A study in mice has found that exposing male fetuses to BPA could lead to … Continue reading

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Gentlemen, be prepared

No one knows if or when a serious illness may strike. That’s why it’s smart to plan ahead. For men, that means thinking about what would happen it they are diagnosed with cancer and want to have children. A study … Continue reading

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Cancer centers get poor marks for fertility care

For adolescent and young adult patients being treated for cancer, one of the most distressing long-term side effects is infertility. Yet the leading National Cancer Institute–designated comprehensive cancer centers aren’t doing an adequate job of helping patients protect their facility, … Continue reading

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Good news for childhood cancer survivors

Childhood cancer survivors have long been told they may be unable to get pregnant because cancer-fighting chemotherapy and radiation can damage their ovaries. Research does indicate that women who had cancer as girls have difficulty getting pregnant, but a new … Continue reading

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