A new study has found that aspirin taken everyday by women can cut the risk of the most common type of breast cancer by 16%. This type of cancer accounts for nearly 3/4 of all breast cancers.

Studies have been done before to try to link aspirin with a decrease in breast cancers but the problem with those studies is that they grouped all types of breast cancers together. This is the first study in which the cancer have been separated.

The aspirin has to be taken every day as the study found that taking it less often did nothing. Before you run to your medicine cabinet to take an aspirin consult your doctor. Aspirin is not without it's own side affects and some people are a lot more sensitive to it than others.

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An ad for Gladiator was pulled in the UK from a billboard because it featured a woman called Jemma Palmer in her Gladiator costume. Jemma is very well endowed and the billboard was to be put up next to a church.

The vicar complained and the ad was pulled.

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Cynthia Nixon the red-headed star of Sex In The City, has joined with the Susan G. Komen foundation to fight for a cure for breast cancer.

Cynthia now comes forward and tells about her battle with breast cancer two years ago that led to a lumpectomy and weeks of radiation therapy. She also saw her mother fight for her life.

Cynthia says she didn't want to make her disease known to the public while she was going through it because she didn't want the media and cameras in her face at that time.

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Two long term studies were done on women, diet, and breast cancer. Here are their findings.

One study tried to find the link between breast cancer in premenopausal women and the consumption of flavonols found in plant based food. They didn't find any associations with any other types of foods other than lentils and beans.

Women who ate those at least two times a week had 24% less odds in developing breast cancer than women who ate them one time a month or less.

The other study looked at the possible link between breast cancer and the glycemic index. Foods with a higher number in the glycemic index indicate a quick rise in blood sugar. Foods with a lower number give a slow, steady, rise.

No specific link was found, however in postmenopausal women those that had diets high on the glycemic index had an 87% larger risk of breast cancer. With those women that were both overweight and hardly active, the numbers were even higher. In premenopausal women it had a bit of the opposite affect by having a 22% drop in breast cancer with the high glycemic foods.

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18% of women that test positive for the gene that causes breast and ovarian cancer, opt to beat the disease before it can manifest, by having double mastectomies and the ovaries removed.

These women usually have family histories of these horrible cancers and may have even lost mothers and sisters this way. Watching a close relative suffer and die from these cancers is certainly a factor in the decision to have these surgeries.

The breasts can be reconstructed with additional operations and many of the women have waited until they have had their children before having the other organs removed.

It's a very heart breaking choice but these women are choosing life over an almost certain diagnosis of cancer.

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