Angelina Jolie says she hopes her double masctectomy story will be helpful to other women
In her post My Medical Choice, published today in The NewYorkTimes, Angelina Jolie bravely revealed she had a preventative double mastectomy after finding out she is a carrier of the BRCA1 gene.
- Under what circumstances would a woman have a preventative double mastectomy?
- How many women undergo preventative double mastectomy in the UK?
- Is a preventative double mastectomy the only option in some circumstances?
- Talk us through the entire procedure, from start to finish
- Can you receive this treatment on the NHS? And what aftercare is available?
- Read The Huffington Post UK article, 14/05/2013
- What are the BRCA genes?
- What does it mean for those that carry a faulty gene?
- What is the likelihood of having either of these faulty genes and if you do what’s the likelihood of contracting breast cancer?
- Who is eligible to be tested for these faulty genes?
- If someone’s mother had breast cancer does that mean they have a family history?
- Read Breakthrough Breast Cancer article, 14/05/2013
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Posted by DES Daughter on 14/05/2013
Moderate Weight Loss and Exercise can decrease Breast Cancer Risk
Exercise may lower a woman’s risk of breast cancer by affecting the way her body breaks down estrogen, according to a new study which included 391 healthy premenopausal women who led sedentary lifestyles.
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Posted by DES Daughter on 11/05/2013
DES Daughters are 82% more likely to develop breast cancer after age 40 …
The number of UK women under aged 50 diagnosed with breast cancer has topped 10,000 for the first time. While it’s not clear why the rates are rising in this age group, survival rates among women under 50 are improving thanks to research and increased awareness of the disease.
DES Daughters are 82% more likely to develop breast cancer after age 40 … Could the fact that Breast cancer in women under 50 is becoming more common be explained by the fact that the majority of DES Daughters are only reaching their 40′s now … ??? Just wondering?
More on Breast Cancer Symptoms via CancerResearchUK.org
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Posted by DES Daughter on 07/05/2013
Aaron Levine, says “It was known to be a carcinogen, and yet, unbelievably, they conducted no tests, not one single test”
Posted by DES Daughter on 04/05/2013
40 years of Breast Cancer research
” Hundreds of scientific articles are published each year about risk factors for breast cancer and about prevention of the disease. However, the most basic questions about what we really know get very little attention. How much of the occurrence of breast cancer can be explained by our current knowledge? What can women do to reduce their risk? And where should we look for the remaining pieces of the puzzle? “
Read After 40 Years Of Research, What Do We Know About Preventing Breast Cancer? by Geoffrey Kabat, 2/24/2013, Forbes
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Posted by DES Daughter on 03/05/2013
Cosmetic breast augmentation has become increasingly popular
Women who have breast implants and go on to have breast cancer have a 38% higher risk of dying from the disease than women who do not have implants, a new study suggests. The study also found that women with cosmetic breast implants had a 26% increased risk of being diagnosed at a later stage of cancer than women without implants.
Read Breast Implants ‘Raise Cancer Death Risk’, Study Suggests
The Huffington Post UK, 1 May 2013
Sources: Breast cancer detection and survival among women with cosmetic breast implants: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies – BMJ Publishing Group Ltd, 30 April 2013
Posted by DES Daughter on 01/05/2013
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Posted by DES Daughter on 29/04/2013
Recommended Reading : Cancer-Free by Bill Henderson
” Breast cancer is the cancer initiating from breast tissue, most usually from the internal lining of milk channels or the lobules that brings milk to the duct. Cancers instigating from ducts are identified as ductal carcinomas; those instigating from lobules are identified as lobular carcinomas. Breast cancer is the most general cause of cancer in women. Whilst the mainstream of novel breast cancers are diagnosed on account of an aberration seen on a mammogram, a bump or alter in uniformity of the breast tissue can also be a caveat symbol of the ailment. ”
Read Breast Cancer by Avinash Kabra, May 9, 2010
The book Cancer-Free, your guide to Non-toxic Healing Of Cancer
by Bill Henderson
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Posted by DES Daughter on 26/04/2013
Part of what Aaron Levine and Julie Zhang are advocating is for the drug companies to fund additional DES research on breast cancer, as well as in DES third generation (grandchildren) populations says Caitlin McCarthy
Caitlin McCarthy, an English teacher at Worcester Technical High School, is the daughter of a woman given DES. Born in 1970, she found out in 2005 that her mother had taken it, but so far, is cancer-free. A DES daughter activist, she has written a documentary, Wonder Drug, about the DES fallout.
Caitlin says: ” Doctors need to know to give adequate care, and ask the right questions to assess breast cancer risk in their patients, and being a DES daughter is a big one… more funds are needed for better studies…”.
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by Karen Nugent, January 19, 2012
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Posted by DES Daughter on 17/04/2013
London’s Buckingham Palace turned bright PINK last October to mark Breast Cancer Awareness month! Breast cancer is a concern for DES Daughters and mothers. We need a DES Awareness month! Don’t you think? As per choosing a color … How many of us have turned RED when doctors are dismissing our DES health concerns, when governments keep ignoring DES victims! So I say RED!!!!
Posted by DES Daughter on 05/04/2013
The use of combined estrogen plus progestin among postmenopausal women was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, a longer-term analysis of data from the observational Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) suggested. Read WHI: Combo HRT, Breast Cancer Risk Linked
DES Action USA commented:
“ Most DES Daughters go cautiously when considering HRT-use to avoid additional hormonal exposures. Another study now bolsters the concern. While not specifically about DES it’s a good reminder for all to use the lowest dose for shortest period of time – if absolutely needed. “
Posted by DES Daughter on 01/04/2013