About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Breastfeeding may Reduce the Risk of Aggressive Breast Cancer

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on October 30, 2015 at 11:32 PM
Font : A-A+

 Breastfeeding may Reduce the Risk of Aggressive Breast Cancer

Hormone-receptor-negative (HRN) breast cancers are more likely to be aggressive and life-threatening. They are more commonly diagnosed in women under the age of 50 years. HRN breast cancer are more often deadly because they tend to be diagnosed at later stages, respond to fewer treatment options, and are less likely to be cured by current therapies. A new study has revealed that women who breastfeed may have up to 20% reduced risk of developing HRN breast cancer.

One of the researchers Marisa Weiss from Lankenau Medical Center in Pennsylvania, US, said, "Breastfeeding is a relatively accessible, low-cost, short-term strategy that yields long-lasting natural protection."

Advertisement


For the study, researchers analyzed 27 distinct studies involving a total of 36,881 breast cancer cases. The study said, "This meta-analysis showed a protective effect of ever breastfeeding against hormone receptor-negative breast cancers, which are more common in younger women and generally have a poorer prognosis than other subtypes of breast cancer."

Weiss said, "Further evidence to support the long-term protection of breastfeeding against the most aggressive subtypes of breast cancer is very encouraging and actionable."
Advertisement

These findings highlight the need for more public health strategies that directly inform women and girls about the maternal (and fetal) benefits of breastfeeding before and during a woman's child-bearing years. The researchers said, "It is also important for these women to have the message reinforced by their healthcare professionals."

The study findings suggest that it is critical to remove the barriers to breastfeeding at home, in the community and in the workplace.

The study was published in Annals of Oncology.

Source: IANS
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Diet and Oral Health: The Sugary Connection May Become Sour
World AIDS Day 2022 - Equalize!
Test Your Knowledge on Sugar Intake and Oral Health
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Women and Cancer Breast Biopsy Pagets disease of the breast Mastitis Importance of Breastfeeding Cancer and Homeopathy Breast Cancer Facts Cancer Facts Cancer Tattoos A Body Art 

Most Popular on Medindia

Iron Intake Calculator Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants The Essence of Yoga Daily Calorie Requirements Blood Pressure Calculator Post-Nasal Drip Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects Drug - Food Interactions Accident and Trauma Care Vent Forte (Theophylline)
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close
×

Breastfeeding may Reduce the Risk of Aggressive Breast Cancer Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests