Nursing home patients may be frail or have other diseases, leading some doctors to advise hormone therapy rather than operations.

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  • Age alone doesn't increase complications of free-flap breast reconstruction in older women
    Breast reconstruction using a "free flap" from the patient's abdomen is a safe procedure with a high success rate in older women opting for reconstruction after mastectomy, reports a study in the Dece...
    11/29/2018 - 6:34 am | View Link
  • Will Pregnancy Affect My Health in Old Age?
    Pregnancy does appear to influence cancer risk, possibly because of hormones. For example, a woman’s lifetime risk of postmenopausal breast cancer goes down ... One study of 3,500 elderly women, publi...
    11/26/2018 - 8:58 am | View Link
  • Reaching Old Age: Victory or Defeat?
    More money is spent in the U.S. on concealing the signs of old age than on dealing with heart disease and cancer! The U.S. is a culture ... taught a Torah concept of relating to the elderly. There are ...
    06/22/2018 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Breast Cancer Mortality Trends in the United States According to Estrogen Receptor Status and Age at Diagnosis
    Clearly, most breast cancer patients seem to have benefited from recent innovations, although the mortality in all groups remains unacceptably high. In the years ahead, additional emphasis should be p...
    09/20/2016 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Functional Impact of Breast Cancer by Age at Diagnosis
    Young women may fare worse than middle-aged or elderly women in both physical and psychosocial dimensions after breast cancer diagnosis. The needs of women facing breast cancer may be better understoo...
    09/20/2016 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • Risk factors for breast cancer
    The risk of getting breast cancer increases with age. A woman is more than 100 times more likely to develop breast cancer in her 60s than in her 20s. If all women lived to age 95, about one in eight would be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lives. However, the actual lifetime risk is lower than that, because 90% of women die before age 95, most commonly from heart ...
    02/15/2019 - 7:00 am | View Website
  • Breast Cancer Prevention, Are Mammograms Safe?
    The most dramatic results were recorded among pre-menopausal women. In this group, women who had the highest levels of cysteine were more than 75 percent less likely to develop breast cancer than those with the lowest cysteine levels.
    02/14/2019 - 3:43 pm | View Website
  • Breast cancer screening
    Breast cancer screening is the medical screening of asymptomatic, apparently healthy women for breast cancer in an attempt to achieve an earlier diagnosis. The assumption is that early detection will improve outcomes. A number of screening tests have been employed, including clinical and self breast exams, mammography, genetic screening, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging.
    02/14/2019 - 1:42 pm | View Website
  • Breast Cancer: Symptoms, Treatment, Advice, and Real ...
    Menopausal women who experience persistent hot flashes or night sweats are more likely to develop breast cancer than women who don’t have hot flashes.
    02/14/2019 - 6:47 am | View Website
  • Breast Cancer Screening (PDQ®)—Health Professional Version ...
    Note: Separate PDQ summaries on Breast Cancer Prevention, Breast Cancer Treatment, Male Breast Cancer Treatment, and Breast Cancer Treatment During Pregnancy are also available.. Mammography is the most widely used screening modality for the detection of breast cancer. There is evidence that it decreases breast cancer mortality in women aged 50 to 69 years and that it is associated with harms ...
    02/14/2019 - 4:31 am | View Website
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