Olive Oil Effective against HER-2 Breast Cancer
Friday, 30 January 2009 00:25

Olive oil has long been known to be a good source of monounsaturated fats and confers benefits in terms of heart heath. However a recent study has investigated the effect of an olive oil rich diet on breast cancer risk.1 The study, published in the December 8 issue of BMC Cancer by Menendez shows that olive oil is effective against HER-2 positive breast cancer. Read more...

Vitamin D and Cancer - BCI Response
Wednesday, 17 December 2008 21:01 The Westmead Breast Cancer Institute has provided a response to an article published in the Sunday Herald, 14th December 2008 titled "Slip, slop, slap on the wrist over sun" Read more...
Sleep, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Breast Cancer
Tuesday, 25 November 2008 19:21 Although there is a growing amount of evidence that regular physical activity has benefits for cancer prevention, a new study recently presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, by James McClain, has suggested that this benefit can be maximised by sleeping at least seven hours per night. Read more...
Study adds to healthy diet evidence
Tuesday, 25 November 2008 22:46

A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association* adds to the evidence that a healthy diet has a more protective effect against breast cancer than just taking vitamin supplements.

Medicare Breast Prosthesis Reimbursement Program
Wednesday, 12 November 2008 21:58 All women who are permanent residents of Australia, have a current Medicare entitlement and have had a mastectomy as a result of breast cancer are now eligible to claim reimbursement for an external breast prosthesis. The mastectomy may be recent or in the past. The reimbursement program will commence December 1, 2008. However prostheses purchased from July 1, 2008 are eligible for reimbursement. Read more...

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