Mammograms and Breast Cancer Prevention

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It’s time to get squished! According to a new Cancer study, more than two-thirds of breast cancer deaths occur in younger women who have either never undergone a mammogram or have waited more than two years between screenings.

What does your metabolism, genetics, and risk of cancer have in common? It turns out, a whole lot! Check out one Salk Institute geneticist’s discoveries on metabolism’s role in cancer.

According to a new Lund University study, HPV self-testing is effective, opening up the possibility that home tests could therefore complement existing screening programs and identify more women at risk for cervical cancer.

Hit the road! High-impact exercise such as running can safely help postmenopausal women at risk of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis maintain bone health and physical function, finds a study from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland.

Here’s a whole new reason to love tomatoes: They may help reduce your weight and risk of breast cancer, according to a new study to be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.


In case you missed it, check out this week’s edition of Menopause Mondays – Make Your 2014 Encore in Perimenopause and Menopause.

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