breast cancer http://michiganradio.org en High fat diets may speed up breast cancer development http://michiganradio.org/post/high-fat-diets-may-speed-breast-cancer-development <p>Maybe don't read this story right after plowing through a pecan pie, ok?&nbsp;</p><p>Because a group of scientists are finding that what young women eat during puberty could determine how breast cancer cells&nbsp;develop in their bodies for the rest of their lives.</p><p>The culprit: high-fat diets.</p><p><strong>It's not just about weight: high fat diets may hurt skinny and heavy women alike&nbsp;</strong></p><p>Michigan researchers say eating lots of fat as a teen can speed up breast cancer cell development, especially for cancers usually associated with young adult women.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 16:40:53 +0000 Kate Wells 15485 at http://michiganradio.org High fat diets may speed up breast cancer development 70 percent of women who get double mastectomies don't need them http://michiganradio.org/post/70-percent-women-who-get-double-mastectomies-dont-need-them <p>The statistics are scary: some 40,000 women are dying from breast cancer each year.</p><p>But some breast cancer survivors are getting double mastectomies they don't need, in the wrong belief it helps keep cancer from coming back.</p><p>That's according to a new University of Michigan study. For some survivors, the study says, the fear of cancer returning is so strong, they're getting risky surgeries for some false peace of mind.</p><p>If you've survived breast cancer, it can make medical sense to get that cancer-ridden breast removed.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:29:19 +0000 Kate Wells 10099 at http://michiganradio.org 70 percent of women who get double mastectomies don't need them