The impact that cancer has on our society is huge, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. New statistics show the the number of people living beyond a cancer diagnosis reached 14.5 million in 2014 and is expected to rise to 19 million over the next decade. Cancer deaths among women decreased 1.4% per year from 2002-2011 according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer published in March 2015. While the number of cancer survivors has increased there is still much work to be done in the war against cancer.
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A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that multiple cups of coffee affects women’s estrogen levels, which could put them at a higher risk of hormone-related diseases like breast cancer. While the study is inconclusive, it is food for thought for women who consume moderate levels of caffeine daily. Read more in this article from Prevention: http://www.prevention.com/health/healthy-living/drinking-coffee-could-affect-estrogen-levels-study
Could it be that a new vaccine is available to prevent the disease from coming back? Scientists at the Mayo Clinic will begin a trial designed for patients with triple-negative breast cancer. Triple-negative cancer tumors lack the three most common types of receptors known to fuel breast cancer growth (estrogen, progesterone, and HER-2). Learn more from USA Today’s interview with Dr. Edith Perez from the Mayo Clinic. http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2015/02/03/22810889/
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Jennifer LaFace from Pittsburgh, PA shows her moves as she dances to Cali Swag District’s “Teach Me How To Dougie”. She’s dancing to inspire her sister who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer to “keep kicking cancer’s ass”. What a great way to show support and encourage her sister to keep fighting!