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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145270/study-on-the-adverse-effects-following-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer-diagnosis-during-pregnancy-the-first-case-report-in-china
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Xin Ye, Qi He, Xiaoyun Zhou
RATIONALE: Treatment of breast cancer during pregnancy (BCP) remains a challenge to physicians. Surgery and chemotherapy during pregnancy are widely used for the treatment of BCP. Herein, we reported 3 Chinese patients with BCP who underwent chemotherapy during pregnancy and were followed up for adverse effects. PATIENT CONCERNS: Three female patients (case 1, case 2, and case 3) of 37-, 32-, and 28-year-old with breast masses were enrolled. Case 1 had been pregnant for over 4 months, case 2 over 7 months, and case 3 for 7 months...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139276/preventing-stroke-and-assessing-risk-in-women
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Tracey Keteepe-Arachi, Sanjay Sharma
Ischaemic stroke is rare in premenopausal women but risk increases with advancing age and doubles in the ten years following the menopause. Up to the age of 75 years men have a 25% higher risk of suffering a stroke compared with women. However, the increased life expectancy of women ultimately results in a higher overall incidence. Twice as many women die from stroke compare with breast cancer. Women with cerebrovascular disease are more likely to present with atypical symptoms than men. Altered mental status (including unresponsiveness, confusion and behavioural change) is the most common nonconventional symptom, and is reported by 23% of women compared with 15% of men...
March 2017: Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116468/young-age-at-first-pregnancy-does-protect-against-early-onset-breast-cancer-in-brca1-and-brca2-mutation-carriers
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D G Evans, E F Harkness, S Howel, E R Woodward, A Howell, F Lalloo
PURPOSE: Previous research assessing the impact of pregnancy and age at first pregnancy on breast cancer risk in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers has produced conflicting results, with some studies showing an increased risk following early first pregnancy in contrast to the reduced risk in the general population of women. The present study addresses these inconsistencies. METHODS: Female BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers from North West England were assessed for breast cancer incidence prior to 50 years of age comparing those with an early first full-term pregnancy (< 21 years) to those without a full-term pregnancy...
November 7, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116004/reproductive-profiles-and-risk-of-breast-cancer-subtypes-a-multi-center-case-only-study
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Olivier Brouckaert, Anja Rudolph, Annouschka Laenen, Renske Keeman, Manjeet K Bolla, Qin Wang, Adelheid Soubry, Hans Wildiers, Irene L Andrulis, Volker Arndt, Matthias W Beckmann, Javier Benitez, Carl Blomqvist, Stig E Bojesen, Hiltrud Brauch, Paul Brennan, Hermann Brenner, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Ji-Yeob Choi, Sten Cornelissen, Fergus J Couch, Angela Cox, Simon S Cross, Kamila Czene, Mikael Eriksson, Peter A Fasching, Jonine Figueroa, Henrik Flyger, Graham G Giles, Anna González-Neira, Pascal Guénel, Per Hall, Antoinette Hollestelle, John L Hopper, Hidemi Ito, Michael Jones, Daehee Kang, Julia A Knight, Veli-Matti Kosma, Jingmei Li, Annika Lindblom, Jenna Lilyquist, Artitaya Lophatananon, Arto Mannermaa, Siranoush Manoukian, Sara Margolin, Keitaro Matsuo, Kenneth Muir, Heli Nevanlinna, Paolo Peterlongo, Katri Pylkäs, Suleeporn Saajrang, Caroline Seynaeve, Chen-Yang Shen, Xiao-Ou Shu, Melissa C Southey, Anthony Swerdlow, Soo-Hwang Teo, Rob A E M Tollenaar, Thérèse Truong, Chiu-Chen Tseng, Alexandra J van den Broek, Carolien H M van Deurzen, Robert Winqvist, Anna H Wu, Cheng Har Yip, Jyh-Cherng Yu, Wei Zheng, Roger L Milne, Paul D P Pharoah, Douglas F Easton, Marjanka K Schmidt, Montserrat Garcia-Closas, Jenny Chang-Claude, Diether Lambrechts, Patrick Neven
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that reproductive factors are differentially associated with breast cancer (BC) risk by subtypes. The aim of this study was to investigate associations between reproductive factors and BC subtypes, and whether these vary by age at diagnosis. METHODS: We used pooled data on tumor markers (estrogen and progesterone receptor, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2)) and reproductive risk factors (parity, age at first full-time pregnancy (FFTP) and age at menarche) from 28,095 patients with invasive BC from 34 studies participating in the Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC)...
November 7, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113876/-indirect-causes-of-maternal-deaths-except-stroke-cardiovascular-diseases-and-infections-results-from-the-french-confidential-enquiry-into-maternal-deaths-2010-2012
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V Le Guern, M Rossignol, A Proust
Maternal deaths of indirect causes result of a preexisting disease or an affection appeared during the pregnancy without any relationship with obstetrical causes, but worsened by the physiological effects of pregnancy. Among the 23 deaths of indirect cause related to a preexisiting pathology, 22 (96 %) have been analyzed by the expert comity. A known or preexisting chronic disease was documented in 16 patients (sick-cell disorder, n=3, treated epilepsy, n=3, intracerebral carvenomas, n=1, multifocal glial tumor, n=1, breast cancer, n=1, systemic lupus, n=1, diabetes mellitus, n=3, antiphospholipid syndrome, n=1)...
November 4, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111858/women-s-health-endocrine-update
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Ekta Kapoor, Stephanie Faubion, Stephanie Hines, Cynthia A Stuenkel
The clinical update serves as a brief review of recently published, high-impact, and potentially practice changing journal articles summarized for our readers. Topics include menopause, sexual dysfunction, breast health, contraception, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. In this clinical update, we selected four recent high-impact publications related to endocrine issues in women. We have chosen to highlight research on subclinical hypothyroidism during pregnancy and adverse pregnancy outcomes, including cognitive outcomes in offspring; the progression of metabolic syndrome severity during the menopausal transition; and the association of diabetes and metformin use with cancer risk and mortality...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111146/medical-contraindications-to-estrogen-and-contraceptive-use-among-women-veterans
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Colleen P Judge, Xinhua Zhao, Florentina E Sileanu, Maria K Mor, Sonya Borrero
BACKGROUND: Women veterans have high rates of medical comorbidities and may be particularly vulnerable to adverse health outcomes associated with unintended pregnancy. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to estimate the prevalence of medical contraindications to estrogen-containing combined hormonal contraception among women veterans of reproductive age and to evaluate the relationship between contraindications and contraceptive use. STUDY DESIGN: This was a secondary analysis of data from a cross-sectional, telephone-based survey with a national sample of 2302 female veterans, aged 18-45 years, who use the Veterans Administration Healthcare System for primary care...
October 27, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109095/the-association-of-flap-endonuclease-1-genotypes-with-the-susceptibility-of-endometriosis
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REVIEW
An-Kuo Chou, Ming-Yi Shen, Fang-Yu Chen, Chieh-Lun Hsiao, Liang-Chun Shih, Wen-Shin Chang, Chia-Wen Tsai, Tsung-Ho Ying, Ming-Hsien Wu, Chung-Yu Huang, DA-Tian Bau
BACKGROUND/AIM: Flap endonuclease 1 (FEN1), a protein with multiple functions in genome stability maintenance, is important in cancer prevention. The two functional germline variants of FEN1, rs174538 and rs4246215, regarding cancer susceptibility have been reported in lung, breast, liver, esophageal, gastric, colorectal cancer, glioma and leukemia, but not endometriosis. In this study, we firstly aimed at evaluating the contribution of FEN1 genotypes to endometriosis risk in a representative Taiwan population...
November 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108166/information-for-the-adolescent-woman-and-her-parents-abortion-and-the-risk-of-breast-cancer
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Studies from many nations suggest that induced abortion (IA) may be a causal risk factor for the development of breast cancer. Researchers agree that IA contributes to the increased risk of breast cancer by delaying the timing of a full-term pregnancy which is a protective factor. Increasing numbers of studies now show that IA prior to 32 weeks in and of itself is a risk factor for breast cancer due to the physiology of breast development and the manner in which abortion interferes with the maturation of the breast cells...
2017: Issues in Law & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101714/changes-in-healthcare-spending-after-diagnosis-of-comorbidities-among-endometriosis-patients-a-difference-in-differences-analysis
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Andrew J Epstein, Ahmed M Soliman, Matthew Davis, Scott J Johnson, Michael C Snabes, Eric S Surrey
INTRODUCTION: We sought to characterize changes in healthcare spending associated with the onset of 22 endometriosis-related comorbidities. METHODS: Women aged 18-49 years with endometriosis (N = 180,278) were extracted from 2006-2015 de-identified Clinformatics(®) DataMart claims data. For 22 comorbidities, comorbidity patients were identified on the basis of having a first comorbidity diagnosis after their initial endometriosis diagnosis. Controls were identified on the basis of having no comorbidity diagnosis and were matched 1:1 to comorbidity patients on demographics and baseline spending...
November 3, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096898/pregnancy-and-breast-cancer
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Ramadevi Subramani, Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer among women worldwide. The majority of breast cancers are sporadic and the etiology is not well understood. Several factors have been attributed to altering the risk of breast cancer. A full-term pregnancy is a crucial factor in altering the risk. Early full-term pregnancy has been shown to reduce the lifetime risk of breast cancer, while a later first full-term pregnancy increases breast cancer risk. Epidemiological and experimental data demonstrate that spontaneous or induced abortions do not significantly alter the risk of breast cancer...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081673/a-3-year-retrospective-review-of-mortality-in-women-of-reproductive-age-in-a-tertiary-health-facility-in-port-harcourt-nigeria
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Ngozi C Orazulike, Justina O Alegbeleye, Christopher C Obiorah, Tamunomie K Nyengidiki, Samuel A Uzoigwe
PURPOSE: To determine the causes of death and associated risk factors among women of reproductive age (WRA) in a tertiary institution in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective survey of all deaths in women aged 15-49 years at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital that occurred from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2015. Data retrieved from ward registers, death registers, and death certificates were analyzed with Epi Info version 7...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072403/inconsistencies-of-breast-cancer-risk-factors-between-the-northern-and-southern-regions-of-vietnam
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Phuong Dung (Yun) Trieu, Claudia Mello-Thoms, Jennifer K Peat, Thuan Doan Do, Patrick C Brennan
Background: In recent decades the amount of new breast cancer cases in the southern region has been reported to increase more rapidly than in the northernVietnam. The aim of this study is to compare breast cancer risk factors between the two regions and establish if westernized influences have an impact on any reported differences. Method: Data was collected from the two largest oncology hospitals in the north and the south of Vietnam in 2015. Breast density, demographic, reproductive and lifestyle data of 127 cases and 269 controls were collected in the north and 141 cases and 250 controls were gathered from the south...
October 26, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071810/cancer-registry-follow-up-for-17%C3%A2-million-person-years-of-a-nationwide-maternity-cohort
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Matti Lehtinen, Heljä-Marja Surcel, Kari Natunen, Eero Pukkala, Joakim Dillner
Population-based Finnish Maternity Cohort (FMC) comprises 2M first trimester sera collected from 1M women during 33 years. Informed consent is by the opt-out principle, and linkages with cancer and population registries provide a base for over time and over generation studies. Follow-up for 17M person-years by the end of 2014 can identify 39,700 cases of invasive cancer and 18,900 cases of premalignant breast and cervix lesions, and basal cell carcinoma diagnosed after serum sampling. For women with multiple pregnancies, serial samples taken before cancer diagnosis are available...
October 25, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065738/gestational-diabetes-mellitus-and-maternal-breast-cancer-risk-a-meta-analysis-of-the-literature
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Chuanbo Xie, Wei Wang, Xiuhong Li, Nan Shao, Weidong Li, Shanghang Xie
OBJECTIVE: The association between gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and maternal breast cancer risk was controversial and inclusive. In this study, we aimed to examine the association between GDM and maternal breast cancer using meta-analysis method. METHODS: Researchers searched and reviewed the topic related articles comprehensively. For each eligible article, we extracted the effect size (odds ratio/relative risk or OR/RR) and its 95% confidence interval (CI)...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062782/the-impact-of-combined-oral-contraceptives-on-ocular-tissues-a-review-of-ocular-effects
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REVIEW
Marilita M Moschos, Eirini Nitoda
The aim of this manuscript is to review the action and adverse effects of combined oral contraceptives (COCs) on ocular tissues. The percentage of unwanted pregnancies and the subsequent abortions make contraception crucial worldwide. Over 100 million women around the world use common contraceptive methods, including intrauterine devices, combined estrogen and progestin oral contraceptives, as well as progestin only preparations (oral contraceptives, implants or injections). COCs are widely used for contraception, but they are also indicated in menorrhagia, endometriosis, acne and hirsutism, fibroid uterus and premenstrual syndrome...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055060/gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonists-for-ovarian-protection-during-cancer-chemotherapy-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Janaina C Senra, Matheus Roque, Mariza C T Talim, Fernando M Reis, Rubens L C Tavares
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of GnRH agonist (GnRHa) administration before and/or during cancer chemotherapy for the protection of ovarian reserve in premenopausal women. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCT) comparing the use of GnRHa, before and/or during chemotherapy, vs. chemotherapy alone. Eligible participants were premenopausal women at any stage of cancer, without previous diagnosis of infertility...
October 21, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038177/cervical-and-breast-cancer-screening-participation-and-utilisation-of-maternal-health-services-a-cross-sectional-study-among-immigrant-women-in-southern-italy
#18
Aida Bianco, Elisabetta Larosa, Claudia Pileggi, Carmelo G A Nobile, Maria Pavia
OBJECTIVES: Women make up approximately half of the world's one billion migrants. Immigrant women tend to be one of the most vulnerable population groups with respect to healthcare. Cancer screening (CS) and maternal and reproductive health have been included among the 10 main issues pertinent to women's health. The aim of this study is to explore breast and cervical CS participation and to acquire information regarding access to healthcare services during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period among age eligible immigrant women in Southern Italy...
October 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022187/assessing-the-role-of-reversible-contraceptives-in-the-health-care-of-women-as-it-pertains-to-cancer-prevention
#19
REVIEW
Carolyn M Ross, Lee P Shulman
The use of effective and reversible contraception is characterized by many non-contraceptive benefits distinct from its ability to prevent pregnancy. Notably, the use of hormonal and non-hormonal birth control methods is known to impact the risk for developing certain female genital cancers as well as breast and colon cancers. We present here the current understanding of the role of effective and reversible contraceptives in the prevention and development of female genital cancers along with breast and colon cancers...
October 11, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987728/environmental-chemicals-and-breast-cancer-an-updated-review-of-epidemiological-literature-informed-by-biological-mechanisms
#20
REVIEW
Kathryn M Rodgers, Julia O Udesky, Ruthann A Rudel, Julia Green Brody
BACKGROUND: Many common environmental chemicals are mammary gland carcinogens in animal studies, activate relevant hormonal pathways, or enhance mammary gland susceptibility to carcinogenesis. Breast cancer's long latency and multifactorial etiology make evaluation of these chemicals in humans challenging. OBJECTIVE: For chemicals previously identified as mammary gland toxicants, we evaluated epidemiologic studies published since our 2007 review. We assessed whether study designs captured relevant exposures and disease features suggested by toxicological and biological evidence of genotoxicity, endocrine disruption, tumor promotion, or disruption of mammary gland development...
October 6, 2017: Environmental Research
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