Navigation Links
Older Women With Breast Cancer Probably Won't Die From It: Study
Date:6/21/2011

TUESDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Older women with breast cancer are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease and other causes than from their cancer, a new study finds.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 60,000 women in the United States, aged 66 and older, who were followed for at least 12 years after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

By the end of the follow-up period, nearly half of the women were still alive. Those who died lived to an average age of 83 and more than two-thirds of them died from causes other than breast cancer. In fact, cardiovascular disease killed more of the women than breast cancer.

Women who were most likely to die of breast cancer included those who were diagnosed at a younger age and those with a high tumor grade or estrogen receptor-negative status.

The pattern seen among the women in the study matches the pattern for women in the general population, where cardiovascular disease is the leading killer, the researchers said.

The study appears June 21 in the journal Breast Cancer Research.

"Cancer is a big killer and is responsible for about a quarter of all deaths. However, breast cancer is not necessarily a death sentence and patients need to take care of their health to reduce their risk of dying from heart disease and other age-related diseases," study author Jennifer Patnaik, of the University of Colorado, said in a journal news release.

More information

The American Cancer Society has more about breast cancer.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Breast Cancer Research, news release, June 20, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Treatment gap leaves many older adults at unnecessary risk of fracture
2. Bariatric surgery among older, high-risk patients not associated with reduced mortality
3. BUSM study finds older men more likely to lose the ability to orgasm due to gabapentin
4. Older Caregivers at Greater Risk for Cognitive Decline
5. Results from study of 8,000 older people in Ireland launched
6. Injuries Among Older Workers on the Rise: CDC
7. IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research releases studies on oral health inequalities in older people
8. Low Glucose Levels May Raise Death Risk Among Older People
9. Older workers benefit from high-tech, high-touch health promotion
10. Multitasking Just a Bit Tougher for Older People: Study
11. Effective pain management crucial to older adults well-being
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Older Women With Breast Cancer Probably Won't Die From It: Study 
(Date:8/20/2014)... examined patient and tumor characteristics for melanomas with ... growth) in an effort to increase earlier detection ... , Author: Sarah Shen, M.B.B.S., B.Med.Sci., of ... Background: The tumor characteristic known as mitotic ... with prognosis and survival in melanoma patients. However, ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 2014 Hundreds of Mirena IUD lawsuits ... who were allegedly injured due to spontaneous migration of ... Bergen County Superior Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According ... 2014, the Court has established procedures regarding the production ... are part of the proceeding’s initial disposition pool. (In ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Steven Reinberg HealthDay ... The speed at which cancer cells grow may help doctors ... Using this measure, investigators have found that the deadliest ... of older men with a long history of sun exposure. ... the researchers discovered. Rapid cell growth -- called ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Aug. 20, 2014 A common approach to treating ... did not improve survival chances for people who suddenly ... at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. , ... One , suggest acute hemodialysis, an aggressive method that ... may not provide a definitive benefit to the patient. ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Research from Columbia University Medical Center shows that nerves ... and that blocking nerve signals using surgery or Botox ... The study was conducted by the laboratory of Timothy ... PhD, in Norway and is published in today,s issue ... long observed that human and mouse cancers contain a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Patient, tumor characteristics for high-mitotic rate melanoma 2Health News:Mirena Lawsuit News: Case Management Order Issued in New Jersey Mirena Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Mirena Lawsuit News: Case Management Order Issued in New Jersey Mirena Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Mirena Lawsuit News: Case Management Order Issued in New Jersey Mirena Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:High-Risk Melanomas Often on Head or Neck, Study Finds 2Health News:High-Risk Melanomas Often on Head or Neck, Study Finds 3Health News:Pitt analysis questions use of acute hemodialysis treatment 2Health News:Severing nerves may shrink stomach cancers: Botox injections slow growth of tumors in mice 2
... MANHATTAN, Kan., Sept. 4 The path to poor hand sanitation ... and North Carolina State Universities. , , As ... fall, the researchers said students, actions will speak louder than words. ... their hands," said Douglas Powell, an associate professor of food safety ...
... , LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4 With an estimated ... is a TOP PRIORITY for the County,s working families and a key issue ... what is the eve of Congress, return to DC to debate healthcare reform, ... more about the importance of healthcare reform and to take action to be ...
... , , BATESVILLE, Ind., Sept. 4 ... fiscal 2009 fourth quarter dividend of $0.1025 per share. This dividend ... is payable on September 30, 2009 to shareholders of record as of ... HOLDINGS, INC. , Hill-Rom is a leading worldwide manufacturer and ...
... , MADISON, N.J., Sept. 4 Quest Diagnostics Incorporated ... information and services, today announced that it was again selected to be ... (DJSI World and DJSI North America). The company is in its sixth ... the North American Index (since 2005). , , According ...
... strategies , FRIDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) -- ... United Kingdom and Australia rethink their efforts to combat ... healthy diets and exercise -- aren,t working. , In ... , Australian researchers followed more than 250 overweight and ...
... WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 Nurses appear to be taking far better care ... survey released today by the Center for American Nurses and the Women,s ... Nurse Investor Education Survey reveals that nurses may be saving for retirement, ... most nurses say they do not know what those needs will be. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Getting College Students To Wash Hands, Halt Disease, Requires Giving Them Proper Tools and Spreading The Word In Ways That Get Attention, Say K-State Expert and Colleague 2Health News:Labor Day Event to Offer Angelenos Unique Opportunity to Learn About Healthcare Reform and Send a Strong Message to Washington D.C.! 2Health News:Quest Diagnostics Marks Sixth Year on Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2Health News:Nurses and Retirement Security: A Looming Crisis? 2Health News:Nurses and Retirement Security: A Looming Crisis? 3
(Date:8/20/2014)... -- Children aren,t the only segment of our ... disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... many adults are not following this advice. ... and the American Lung Association in partnership with ... disease, to talk with their health care provider ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Research and Markets has ... Wound Care and Closure Market (Types, Applications, End ... Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, ... to their offering. The new ... market (types, applications, end user and geography) - ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... LYNDHURST, N.J. , Aug. 20, 2014  Amerigen ... Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd., has received Chinese FDA ... Mecobalamin 0.5 mg Tablets into the ... of a marketing and distribution agreement with Sinochem ... product at its US FDA approved and China ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:American Lung Association Urges Adults with Lung Disease to Consult their Health Care Provider to Stay Current on Vaccinations 2American Lung Association Urges Adults with Lung Disease to Consult their Health Care Provider to Stay Current on Vaccinations 3Global Advanced Wound Care and Closure Market (Types, Applications, End User and Geography) - Forecast to 2020 2Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Ltd. announces that its Chinese subsidiary, Suzhou Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd., has received Chinese FDA (CFDA) approval and has subsequently launched its generic Mecobalamin 0.5 mg Tablets into the China domestic mark 2
The Surgiflex WAVE XP couples the state-of-the-art Surgiflex WAVE Probe with the convenience of a truly portable battery-powered pump....
Stryker Endoscopy has combined a standardized pressurizing system with an advanced hand piece design that is lightweight and compact in order to streamline laparoscopic procedures....
The original battery-operated suction and irrigation system features a new ergonomic hand piece and superior performance characteristics that have increased the overall flow rate....
... to disintegrate renal and ureteral ... technology in a compact design ... and affordable lithotripsy system. The ... of clinical results for both ...
Medicine Products: