Sleep and breast cancer

From Slumber Yard: Sleep quality in general has been linked to breast cancer. In fact, studies have shown that poor sleep or not enough sleep is a definite breast cancer risk factor. A 2018 study, discussed in Science Today, showed that women who functioned “better at the beginning of the day than the end of … Read more

Coffee consumption linked to colon cancer recovery, study

From the Daily Coffee News: Coffee consumption may increase the survival chances of people diagnosed with colon cancer while reducing the risk of the disease worsening, according to new research published in the journal JAMA Oncology. Based on an observational study of 1,171 patients treated for metastatic colorectal cancer, those who reported drinking two to … Read more

What you need to know about cancer and the new coronavirus outbreak

From the American Cancer Society: The CDC does not have specific recommendations on masks for people who have or have had cancer and their caregivers. But for many people being treated for cancer, especially with treatments like chemotherapy or stem cell (bone marrow) transplants that can weaken the immune system, doctors often recommend patients wear … Read more

Cancer screenings down due to coronavirus, doctors warn of cancer spike

From Click 2 Houston: Both mammogram and cervical cancer screenings have declined since COVID-19 started in part because they fell under elective procedures that were temporarily canceled during stay-home orders across Texas. Since restrictions for elective procedures have been lifted, doctors say they’re surprised they haven’t seen people coming back to get those exams done. … Read more

You are social distancing for me

From Women’s Health: My name is Rachel Bradbury and I’m a wife, mother of three, and volunteer worker living in Houston, Texas. Four years ago, at the age of 41, I went in for my second routine mammogram and was subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer and ovarian cancer. I had a BRCA gene mutation passed … Read more