Tag Archives: Breast

Research shows hair dye and straighteners increase risk of breast cancer in Black women

Adobe Stock Images A study has sparked concerns about how permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners affects the safety of African American women. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Past research has found a connection in the chemicals of hair dye and straighteners with cancer. However, when tested within… Read More »

Theranos redux? Not really. But claim of a ‘simple’ test for breast cancer warrants scrutiny

Once again the lure of a “simple” test has made headlines. This time the catalyst was a news release issued by the UK’s National Cancer Research Institute. Its title: “Simple blood test for early detection of breast cancer.” In fact, no such test exists. As the body of the PR news release acknowledged, it’s an… Read More »

Push for Vic women to get breast screens

More than 1500 Victorian women may have breast cancer but don’t know it. That’s the alarming statistic from BreastScreen Victoria which reveals 46 per cent of women, aged 50-to-74, aren’t having regular screenings. But there is some good news, a record 267,589 women had the free breast cancer screening provided by the organisation in the… Read More »