Can Sleep Influence Survival of Breast Cancer Patients?

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A recent study reported in the journal  Sleep concluded that sleep efficiency, a ratio of time asleep to time spent in bed can predict survival time for women with advanced breast cancer. Results showed that higher sleep efficiency was significantly associated with lower mortality over the next six years even after adjusting for baseline prognosis factors such as age, estrogen receptor status, and treatment received. The mean survival was 68.9...

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Can Melatonin Influence Tumor Growth in Some Breast Cancers?

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A new study published online in the journal PLoS One concluded that preliminary results show that melatonin, a hormone that regulates our sleep and awake cycles, may have the potential to inhibit the growth and cell production and block the formation of new blood vessels in ER-negative breast cancer models. Researchers said “These early stage research results with the melatonin drug in a triple-negative breast cancer animal model achieved in...

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Is Running Better Than Walking for Breast Cancer Survival?

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A new study published in the International Journal of Cancer concluded that exceeding the recommendations for walking )(2.5 hours of moderate intensity physical activity per week)  for breast cancer survivors may provide greater probability of survival and that running may be better than walking. In the study 986  breast cancer survivors were followed and walkers and 13 of the 272 runners died of breast cancer over 9 years. 33 of the 714 ...

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