Cancer patient asks for support to buy medicine

Veracruz, Ver.- The lack of oncological drugs in the Regional Hospital of Veracruz and economic resources, forced a Giovanna Aurora Cruz Rodríguez to go out to the street to ask for money and continue with his treatment for breast cancer in stage three, which he has been facing since July of last year.

Accompanied by her mother, the 34-year-old woman spends 4 to 5 hours a day under the intense sun in various streets and avenues of the metropolitan area Veracruz-Boca del Río, to put together something to help you get the medicine you need.

The first of the medications you require is a vaccine called Trastuzumab, an antibody that will help strengthen your defenses, whose value on the market today is above 49 thousand pesos.

The other medication that he could not fill is three boxes of Tamoxifen of 300 pesos each, which is used to stop the growth of breast tumors, according to what your doctor explained to you.

“Since I started with this, last year, July 31, they removed my right breast, I had to receive chemotherapies, later they send me to radiotherapies, I barely finished them on July 15 of this year, however, I require this medication , I am loading my original prescription and my medical history to show people that I like to support ”, declared.

In addition to medication, requires two breast prostheses, one with a value of 3,550 and the other for 2,400, to reduce the discomfort from the surgery that was performed last year.

The sum of everything he requires is beyond his financial means, since last year he has been facing the disease and at the same time has to deal with the maintenance of his three children.

In that sense, Giovanna said that she had to receive chemotherapy at the Xalapa State Cancer Center, the travel and lodging expenses wiped out the family savings and consumed all of her husband’s salary.

However, she asserted that the love she has for her children has kept her upright, since they inspire her not to be defeated, even when need forces her to go out and ask for help.

He stressed that due to his situation he has had to run into people who do not believe they have the disease, however he made it clear that he is not lying, that he has documents that prove that he suffers from a delicate disease and that therefore he needs the support of citizens.

“We are asking for help because we know that people have good hearts, there are those who do not believe us, but we can show the medical prescriptions, the treatment costs, Any questions you can contact us at 2291 192652, we would appreciate any contribution, however small it is, “he called.

Giovanna asked the population that wishes to help her with any donation to contact her cell phone or make a contribution to the account SANTANDER 5579 0700 3254 0554, in the name of Rosa Aurora Camarero, her mother.


2 ways to prevent breast cancer, the second cause of death in the world – Cancer breast is one of the most common types of cancer in the world.

According to the 2018 Globocan study, breast cancer ranks the highest cancer in Indonesia with 58,256 new cases in 2018.

Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in women globally with more than 2 million women affected each year.

But keep in mind, breast cancer does not only attack women but also men.

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Based on data, the lifetime risk of breast cancer in men is 1 in 833 (1: 833).

Breast cancer is also mentioned as the second leading cause of death in humans, after lung cancer.

According to health experts, it is estimated that there will be a 43 percent increase in breast cancer-related deaths globally from 2015 to 2030.

Dr. Ronald Alexander Hukom SpPD KHOM MHSC FINASIM, a Specialist in Internal Medicine Hemtology Medical Oncology at Dharmais Hospital, explained that breast cancer is actually a disease that can be prevented and detected early by patients.

“Breast cancer can be prevented, by knowing the risk factors that are owned and also detected by yourself realize (self-breast examination), “Ronald said in an online discussion entitled Deeper Understanding of Cancer Subtypes Breast World’s Highest Metastation: HR-positive, HER2-negative, Monday (31/9/2020).

Breast cancer risk factors

Here are some risk factors that have the potential to cause breast cancer, including the following:

1. Hormonal factors

Ronald said, hormonal factors have a strong influence on the potential risk of developing breast cancer.

“We know there are women who have a higher risk of breast cancer than common, because the female hormonal factors are more,” he said.

The influence of breast cancer risk from these hormonal factors can be indicated by various problems such as the following:

  • First menstruation at a very young age (normal age at first menstruation occurs at 10-17 years old)
  • Menopause at the age of up to 50 years, this indicates that the reproductive period occurs very long
  • Women do not have children, because it can cause an imbalance in the hormone progesterone in the body
  • A woman who does not breastfeed even when she gives birth also increases the risk of breast cancer
  • Women have a hereditary history of cancer
Shutterstock Illustration of cancer cells

2. Other external factors

Ronald emphasized that hormonal factors are among the factors that increase the potential for breast cancer.

“But hormonal factors are not the only cause of breast cancer,” he said.

In a hormone-balanced state, a woman can also get breast cancer if there are external factors that trigger it. Including the following:

  • Obesity or overweight
  • Excessive use of hormonal drugs (birth control pills one of them)
  • Radiation exposure
  • Carcinogen exposure
  • alcohol
  • Unhealthy lifestyle
  • Lazy to move
  • Smoke
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Use of hormone therapy
  • Change in hours of sleep at night
  • The use of permanent hair dye
  • Having dense breasts
  • Large breast size

“That’s why breast cancer can also occur in men, because there could be no problem with hormonal factors, but other external factors trigger cancer, he said.

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Breast self-examination ( Realize)

Ronald said, the program to realize this is an effort to detect early breast cancer.

Be aware this is done using your hands and eyesight to check for any physical changes in your breasts.

Usually there is a lump around the breast. These lumps are often ignored because they don’t hurt.

However, if the size is getting bigger, this lump will cause pain or even injury.

“If it is so, usually it has been affected (breast cancer) at an advanced stage,” he said

Therefore, Ronald cautioned that if you find a suspicious lump around your breast, even though it doesn’t hurt, immediately consult a doctor to avoid unwanted things.


Breast cancer: cases are increasing all over the world

Cases of breast cancer among women are on the rise worldwide. To reveal it one studio Canadian published on The Lancet Global Health which investigated the trend of the disease in the period 1998-2012, taking into account 41 countries. This is the first study that analyzes global tumor trends using the age of women at the time of diagnosis as a criterion, in order to distinguish between pre-menopausal and post-menopausal cancers. The data show that in high-income countries, including Italy, there is a significant increase in the former, while in low-income countries, cases of diagnosed postmenopausal disease are increasing. The analysis also highlights global inequalities and the need to develop better prevention strategies, particularly in developing countries.

I study

First, the researchers, relying on the report Globocan of the World Health Organization, measured the incidence of the disease and mortality rates in 2018. Overall, around 2 million cases of breast cancer were officially diagnosed in women worldwide in that year: precisely every 100 thousand women have registered about 20 cases of pre-menopausal breast cancer and 152 cases of post-menopausal cancer (in Italy the incidence is about 163 diagnoses per 100,000 women, considering 50,500 diagnoses in 2019 for about 31 million resident women).

There were 630,000 deaths: for every 100,000 women there were 4 deaths from pre-menopausal tumors and about 49 for post-menopausal ones. The researchers then analyzed the trend of the disease in the 1998-2012 period, always using the age of the women as a criterion: all cancers diagnosed aged 50 and over were considered postmenopausal cancers. Using the Cancer in Five Continents plus database, the scientists considered 44 communities (country or ethnic group) from 41 countries: 22 from Europe, five from North America, ten from Asia, one from Africa, four from South America and two from Oceania.

The increase in cancer cases

Result? Regarding the number of diagnosed cancer cases, countries with a high human development index (HDI – value used to measure a country’s well-being) showed the highest incidence rates for both premenopausal cancer ( 30.6 per 100 thousand women) and for the postmenopausal one (253.6). About double those recorded in low- and middle-income countries (18 and 91.5 and 14 and 97.6 respectively). The increase in pre-menopausal cancer cases – observed in 20 out of 44 communities in high-income countries – is particularly worrying, as the researchers point out: the highest rates are those in Western Europe (38.4 each 100,000), Australia and New Zealand (36.7 per 100,000): values ​​50% higher than those recorded in countries such as Central and Southern Asia (12 per 100,000) and East Africa ( 15.2). As regards, however, the incidence of postmenopausal cancer, the highest rates were measured in Australia and New Zealand (about 324 per 100 thousand), Western Europe (about 310) and Northern Europe (308). But the researchers found that in this case, the incidence increased in tandem with the Human Development Index: in fact, there was an increase in cancers diagnosed in postmenopause, particularly in developing countries (24 out of 44 populations).

The inequalities of mortality rates

As for mortality rates, countries with low HD recorded the highest values. In particular: all African regions – with the exception of southern Africa – with Cameroon and Somalia at the top; Melanesia, the Caribbean and some South Asian countries, such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkmenistan. The researchers observed that with increasing levels of human development index, therefore of income, the percentage of mortality rates decreased: in less developed countries, in fact, about 47% of women with breast cancer diagnosed in pre- menopause dies, in countries with a high human development index, the percentage is about 11%. The worst situation is that observed in Africa: three out of five regions have, in fact, reached values ​​above 40%. As regards, however, the mortality rate for breast cancer diagnosed in postmenopause, in low-income countries the percentage is 56%, more than double the 21% recorded in developed countries. In this case, the highest mortality rate is that of South Asia (about 62%), followed by Central Africa (about 60%).

Improve prevention

Although breast cancer is thought to be a disease of the “developed” world, nearly 50% of cases and 58% of deaths occur in less developed countries, as evidenced by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is known that the risk of developing cancer increases with age and several factors are known that can play an important role, such as obesity, alcohol and lack of physical activity. Conversely, the risk factors for cancer at a young age are not as well known. According to Fidler-Benaoudia – PhD, epidemiologist and member of the O’Brien Institute for Public Health at the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM – Calgary, Canada) – for the increase in childhood cancer cases, particularly in countries higher income, screening programs probably play an important role; the increase in postmenopausal cancer cases in developing countries could, on the other hand, be the result of a change in lifestyles, increasingly closer to those of the Western world. The results of the study highlight the need to improve prevention strategies worldwide to reduce exposure to known risk factors as much as possible. In any case, early diagnosis and access to therapies remain the key elements to reduce mortality even in low and middle income countries.


A free 24/7 clinic for people with breast cancer

Breast cancer can be very stressful, both physically and mentally, and both for patients and their families. This is why a virtual clinic, free and accessible at all hours of the day, 7 days a week, has been set up just for them.

Launched Tuesday by the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation in collaboration with the Dialogue medical support service, the “Virtual clinic” Gives people affected by breast cancer and their families direct access to remote primary care offered by physicians as well as nurse clinicians and practitioners.

From their computer, smartphone or tablet, eligible people will be able to benefit from diagnoses, prescriptions, care plans, follow-ups, referrals to specialists, psychological support in just a few clicks. And especially when and where it suits them.

To take advantage of the “Virtual Clinic”, certain criteria must be met:

This will make it easier for a few patients to navigate the sometimes complex and, let’s face it, often languishing health system.


Presenter Okka Gundel on Lockdown-live with the diagnosis of breast cancer

“Cancer is primarily a struggle with self, (-) war of position”: Okka Gundel in your favorite Park, two days after her latest Chemo.
Image: Hagemann, Insa

As the TV presenter Okka Gundel learns that she has breast cancer, her world is breaking. Then the Lockdown, and something strange comes to happen.

Dhe Park around the corner is empty. Clearly, empty even. Because, again, other things are possible, because, again, other things to do, is not Jogging so much and went for a walk. Life. Here we go again. A life not to, but with Corona, but Hooray!

I on the other hand, through the Park. Depending on the day, no matter what time, no matter what day of the week. For months I have no more appointments. Except For Doctor’s Appointments. On a stormy Monday morning in early February I got the diagnosis of breast cancer. In a modern radiation Institute certified, a radiologist agreed with me with the facial Expressions and the intonation of a robot, a very aggressive Form of breast cancer. As the official evidence they presented me formally with a snow white envelope with the histological findings, and the note to me as soon as possible in a breast center. The conversation lasted a maximum of 90 seconds. After that, I sat back in the car. On the passenger seat. With a specific handle I took from the inside pocket of my jacket, a small tube of Globules, that had a friend with me as a precaution, given. Against fright and shock. My husband was wordlessly his Hand.


Coronavirus: what are the implications for cancer patients?

Grandstand. With the coronavirus, we are living much more than a health crisis. It is also a test of resistance for our health systems, even for the countries considered as “best ranked” by the various evaluation institutes or bodies. The indicators used, such as economic performance criteria, minimization of the cost of production, satisfaction of a standard of equity specific to each company, now appear to be poorly calibrated and insufficient in the face of such an epidemic crisis. As this pandemic progresses, we understand less the absence of indicators relating to the conditions of practice of those who provide care and to their dedication.

The fight against Covid-19 goes beyond a fight against the epidemic. It is also a struggle to maintain care for other chronic or acute pathologies that have not disappeared during this epidemic period. No one can also conceal the social and economic consequences, possible obstacles to access to care for all. An estimated 3.5 million French people are affected by cancer in France and 382,000 new annual cases in 2018, i.e. around 1,450 new cases diagnosed every day of the week. The Minister of Solidarity and Health regretted that cancer screenings were no longer carried out, “Calling the French” to return to their doctor for these diagnostic procedures. This announcement is important but may not be sufficient or essential to avoid the potential serious consequences of delayed or unannounced diagnoses, treatments degraded by necessity, renunciations of care or the interruption of inclusions in therapeutic trials.

A national strategy to be implemented

It would now be necessary to quickly implement a coordinated national strategy with a coherent territorial variation adapted to the local epidemiological and health situation, even when efforts are made to limit the spread of the virus by containment and barrier measures. The paradox of our society overdone with inflationary regulations and saturated with organizations of all kinds, but which ultimately finds it very difficult to organize or impose cooperation in this unprecedented context. Yet we have entered a period when things that once seemed impossible are inevitable.

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Since the epidemic crisis and the post-containment period are expected to last several months, the fear of the medical community with which I associate and of the nursing staff of my establishment specialized in the fight against cancer is that we are faced with a first “wave” of more serious cases than before linked to deferred care. After this period of crisis, the duration of which no one can seriously determine, health facilities that have been under tension for many years may find it difficult, especially if they have been considered as “Covid-19 hospitals”, to be absorbed into reasonable times the care of patients awaiting treatment as well as the flow of patients with newly diagnosed cancer reintegrating a course of care. It will most certainly take months to restore optimal organization. In addition, even if the epidemic crisis ends, the deterioration of the economy could accentuate inequalities with all its consequences on access to healthcare, particularly in the case of cancer.

Towards an increase in mortality?

For breast cancer, the most frequent cancer in women, whose annual number of new cases is estimated at 54,000 in France, the surgical management of patients with favorable prognostic criteria has been postponed, in accordance with the opinion of the High Council of Public Health available from mid-March and on the recommendations of learned societies. Even if these are remarkable recommendations which are unanimous during this period, it should not be forgotten that these are expert agreements for degraded care which should not last, at the risk a loss of luck for patients with even cancer said to have a good prognosis. Other examples could be taken, such as pancreatic cancer, the incidence of which has more than doubled over the past twenty years and whose unfavorable prognosis means that any delay in diagnosis by limiting access to radiology services, that any delay in surgical management due to the absence of an available operating theater or access to post-operative resuscitation could inevitably lead to an increase in mortality.

The Lombardy region of Italy, very affected as everyone knows by the pandemic, has managed to organize itself to maintain adequate care for cancer patients during this epidemic plague. Several platforms (HUB centers) have been set up, dedicated solely to the treatment of cancer patients (including the European Institute of Oncology and the National Cancer Institute in Milan). They receive newly diagnosed surgical candidates from area hospitals more dedicated to treating Covid-19 patients. These Covid-19-free cancer hospitals can continue to care for cancer patients even if they are small cancers with good prognosis.

This attention-grabbing pandemic should not make us lose our minds. After having wagered on economic performance for years, we suddenly moved on to the almost exclusive total fight against the Covid-19. It must be remembered that there is a middle way in everything that avoids extreme attitudes while preserving the future.

Emmanuel Barranger Surgeon oncologist, director general of the Center for the fight against cancer Antoine Lacassagne, Nice (Fédération Unicancer)


Who gave Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson the coronavirus

The news of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson’s diagnosis of coronavirus has made shivers in Hollywood, also because the authorities believe that the couple caught the virus in the United States or on their way to Australia.

While local health officials rush to track down anyone who came in contact with the couple on the Gold Coast, where Hanks was shooting Baz Lurhmann’s biographical film about Elvis, and in Sydney and Brisbane where Wilson performed in shows, similar scenes were play in Los Angeles.

The couple’s social media accounts show that they rubbed themselves off with some of the world’s biggest stars – including Oprah Winfrey, Jonas Brothers and Renée Zellweger – on a trip to Los Angeles before they proved positive for the virus in Australia.

Hanks and Wilson, both 63, were among seven people who tested positive for the virus in Queensland on Thursday. The state virus toll rose to 35, with eight new cases Friday, including home affairs minister Peter Dutton.

All seven patients diagnosed Thursday recently traveled to Australia from overseas, or were in close contact with someone they had had, and are believed to have contracted the virus outside the country.

On Thursday morning, Warner Bros issued a statement stating that a cast member of the Elvis film had proven positive for the virus and that precautions had been taken to ensure the safety of the other crew members.

“We are working closely with the appropriate Australian health agencies to identify and contact anyone who may have come into direct contact with the individual,” says the statement, which did not mention Hanks.

If the couple contracted the virus in the United States, rather than on the return flight to Australia, the chance of them being infectious while asymptomatic increases.

The incubation period of COVID-19 is believed to be between five and 14 days with an average of 5.1 days. However, there have been cases of patients who fell ill for up to 27 days after exposure.


On February 6, Hanks and Wilson returned for the Oscars, where he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

The ceremony took place on February 9 – over three weeks before the couple fell ill in Australia.

On 28 February Wilson was the guest of honor at a star-studded breast cancer fundraising extravagance held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.

“An unforgettable evening” raised over $ 1.8 million ($ 2.86 million) for the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, an important charity for Wilson, a breast cancer survivor who suffered a double mastectomy and reconstruction in 2015.

She was photographed with some of the biggest names in the industry, including musician Nick Jonas, actor Ken Jeong, supermodel designer and mentor Tom Ford and actor Renée Zellweger.

“LA, you blow me up with your generosity,” Wilson wrote on Instagram.

“Tonight we raised so much money for breast cancer research! @wcrfcure @bcrfcure THANK YOU! @jonasbrothers performed and shook the house. Everyone is dancing! @nickjonas @joejonas @kevinjonas thank you very much!

“Our emcee, real-life doctor and fantastic actor @kenjeong you are the best! @Tomford #richardbuckley you are the funniest dinner partner #reneezellweger Your speech was so beautiful.

“Thanks for being our Brave Woman recipient tonight. @mozellamusic @rodaworld so happy that you are both there to shine your lights! Let’s find a cure. We can never give up! “

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It’s unclear exactly when the couple returned to Australia, but Hanks was caught by fans on the Gold Coast on February 29 while his wife, who was still Instagramming from Los Angeles in early March, appears to have followed a few days later.

On March 1, Wilson released a video of herself stuck in traffic on a Los Angeles highway en route to Oprah’s word show.

“Riding on the old city street to get to you, but our horse is stuck in traffic,” he wrote, labeling the talk show queen in the caption.

In a bizarre turn, Winfrey lost his balance and fell on stage during the performance, although there is no indication that the fall was the result of an illness. The Time Time Espanol posted a video of the accident on its Instagram page.


Tom Hanks was in Australia for several weeks during the filming of Baz Luhrmann’s biographical film about Elvis Presley.

It arrived on the Gold Coast on January 26th and was spotted at several holiday resorts in Queensland and New South Wales.

On January 29, he took a selfie with a fan on a Gold Coast beach. On January 31st, he then said goodbye to the photographers as he strolled along Broadbeach beach.

On February 2, he dined at Mavis’ kitchen and booths at Mount Warning. The following day he entered the Bon Bon bar on Mermaid Beach in February, where he took a funny photo with two young diners.

On February 6, Hanks returned to the United States for the Oscars, where he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in A nice day in the neighborhood.

He was then filmed on the Gold Coast on February 29, taking a photo with two other fans.

On March 5 Wilson performed in a concert in Brisbane at the Emporium Hotel in South Bank.

The luxury hotel is now taking “active steps” to inform staff, said general manager Charles Martin.

“Extra hygiene precautions were already in place since the first international coronavirus outbreak in January,” he said The courier’s mail.

Wilson and Hanks were spotted sipping a beer at Sydney’s Bondi RSL on March 6 before Wilson performed at the Sydney Opera House on March 7.

“Performing in this iconic place is unlike any other. And the warmth of the audience made me feel welcome. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, “he wrote on Instagram, next to a photo of him next to the famous passages of the building.

More than 200 people attended the show and the organizers said they got in touch with anyone who had had close contact with the couple.

On March 9, Hanks and Wilson took a boat ride around Sydney Harbor, taking photos on Bondi Beach and again outside the Opera House.

Wilson also visited Channel 9 studios in Sydney, where she performed and was interviewed by presenters David Campbell and Belinda Russell on Extra today to exhibit.

Campbell, Russell and all other staff members who had “prolonged” contact with the star were asked to self-isolate.

“Nine took steps today in line with our crisis response plan around a visit to our Rita Wilson studio on Monday this week for an appearance on Extra today with David Campbell and Belinda Russell, ”said the network in a statement on Thursday.

“Our actions are in line with the guidelines established by the government and health authorities.

“Those who were in prolonged contact with Ms. Wilson have been tested and have been insulating themselves for 14 days.”

Campbell said 2GB he did not shake Wilson’s hand during his visit, and she had shown no obvious symptoms at the time.

“It came in Extra today she studied on Monday and she was delightful and really nice and had no symptoms of anything, “she said.

“She was cautious. He actually made a joke upon entering the studios, saying that we shouldn’t shake hands, we should bang our elbows. So we hit the elbows. “

Tracy Grimshaw, who is recovering from surgery, had no contact with Wilson but did not host A current relationship Thursday night “as a precaution,” said Nine.

Wilson did his hair and makeup in the same room that Grimshaw uses as a dressing room, The Australian relationships.

A total of 126 coronavirus cases have now been confirmed across Australia, with 64 in New South Wales, 18 in Victoria, 17 in Queensland, 8 in South Australia, 7 in Western Australia and 2 in Tasmania.

Most cases are said to have had a “direct or indirect travel connection” with countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Iran and Italy, according to the Department of Health.


A Sydney beautician claims that she was given the “all clear” by NSW Health after taking a selfie with actor Tom Hanks a few days before he tested positive for the coronavirus.

“We can all breathe. I can’t do it, “wrote Val Flores on Facebook.

Flores met Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson at Mr Wong, a famous Cantonese restaurant in Sydney’s CBD, on March 8th.

“Selfie done by Tom Hanks himself. Wow … the royalty of Hollywood in Sydney. Only people can take photos with Tom Hanks and his beautiful wife Rita Wilson, “she wrote online, along with two photos of herself with the stars.

But just four days later, Hanks announced on Instagram that he and Rita had proven positive for COVID-19 after feeling bad.

“We felt a little tired, as if we had a cold and some muscle pain. Rita had chills that came and went. Mild fevers too, “he said on Instagram.

“To play well, as is necessary in the world right now, we have been tested for coronavirus and it has tested positive.”

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Health authorities advise anyone who has been in close contact with an infected person to self-isolate for 14 days. But close contact is defined as at least 15 minutes of face-to-face interaction or at least two hours in the same enclosed space, which means that Flores has been given everything clear.

“All clear from NSW Health. Fewer casual contacts in less than 15 minutes, no physical contact and no symptoms, “he wrote on Facebook.

A spokesman for Merivale, who owns Mr. Wong said that all staff who were “less than a meter from Mr. Hanks and his side” are in “self-isolation” and would not return to work until it was deemed “appropriate”.

In the meantime, celebrities like Tim Allen, Ellen DeGeneres, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Mia Farrow, have hurried to wish the stars a speedy recovery.

“Woody, I should have made you wear two spacesuits! You and Rita rest and be well! Said Allen, who played Buzz Lightyear alongside Hanks on Disney Toy Story.

“Wishing you both a speedy recovery and sending lots of love,” said DeGeneres.

The American comedian Whitney Cummings joked: “I mean, Tom Hanks is who would play the boy in the coronavirus movie.”

“It’s as if he chose the celebrity we cared about most to make a point,” he added.

Meanwhile, actor Jameela Jamil praised Hanks for his “calm” announcement on social media.

“A calm and sensible note from the man I wish was president. I hope they feel better soon and are happy to be in good sanitized hands # Hanks2024, “he tweeted.

Hanks Colin’s son also moved in to assure fans on Twitter that his parents were in good hands.

“My parents are receiving excellent care in Australia and are well (and in a good mood) under the circumstances,” he said.

“Despite the fact that I’m in Los Angeles and haven’t seen them in over three weeks, we have been in constant contact and are confident that they will be able to fully recover.”


Breast cancer: an increased risk when drinking cow’s milk –

According to a study by American researchers, the consumption of cow’s milk increases the risk of breast cancer in women.

The consumption of cow’s milk pointed at

As part of a study based on questionnaires concerning the frequency of consumption of certain foods, a team from Loma Linda University Health, to the United States, followed 52,795 women aged 57.1 years on average. According to the report published inInternational Journal of Epidemiology, it turns out that the consumption of cow milk, even moderate, may increase the risk of breast cancer in women.

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“A 30% increased risk of breast cancer” for “moderate consumption”

The study says in detail that drinking “between a quarter and a third of a cup per day” could trigger a 30% increased risk of breast cancer. Consuming one cup per day would raise this risk by 50%. Women who take between two and three cups a day have a 70% to 80% risk of developing this type of cancer. However, even in relatively moderate amounts, the cow milk therefore represents a danger for women.

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Why ?

According to the information relayed by Sputnik, the sex hormones present in animal milk explain the link between the consumption of cow milk and the risk of breast cancer. The study points out, moreover, breast cancer in women is a hormone-dependent disease. This means that hormones play a role in the proliferation of cancer cells.

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Milk consumption has been linked to breast cancer risk, but it may be too early to worry: nutritionists explain why

Milk consumption has been linked to breast cancer risk, but it may be too early to worry: nutritionists explain why

Milk consumption is important for children and adults


  • It is too early to confirm the link between milk and breast cancer
  • Milk is a dietary source of calcium and is important for healthy bones
  • Milk consumption is important for healthy growth in children

Drinking moderate amounts of dairy milk has also been shown to increase breast cancer risk by up to 80%, depending on the amount of milk consumed. “Strong enough evidence that dairy milk or some other factor closely related to dairy milk consumption is a cause of breast cancer in women,” said IANS, first author of the Loma Linda University study Gary E. Fraser in United States. Fraser added that consuming 1/4 to 1/3 cup of milk every day can increase your risk of breast cancer by 30%. If you drink one cup a day, the risk increases by 50% and drinking two to three cups of milk can increase the risk by 70 to 80%.

Milk and breast cancer: what the study found

Published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, the study was conducted based on the dietary intake of 53,000 North American women. All of these women have been followed for eight years and were initially cancer-free.

Dietary assumptions were estimated from food frequency questionnaires (FFQ), also repeated 24 hours a day and a basic questionnaire had questions on demographics, family history of breast cancer, physical activity, alcohol consumption, hormonal use and other drugs, breast cancer screening and reproductive and gynecological history.


A recently conducted study has found a link between milk consumption and increased breast cancer risk
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At the end of the study period, there were 1,057 new breast cancer cases during follow-up. No clear associations were found between soy products and breast cancer, regardless of dairy products.

But compared to low or absent milk consumption, higher intake of calories and milk milk was associated with a higher risk of breast cancer, regardless of soy intake, according to the study.

The researchers noted that the results had minimal variation when comparing the intake of whole milk versus reduced or non-fat milk; important associations with cheese and yogurt were not noticed.

“However,” he said, “dairy products, especially milk, were associated with an increased risk and the data predicted a marked reduction in the risk associated with replacing soy milk with milk milk.”

What is the link between milk intake and breast cancer risk?

The researchers say that the possible reason for the association between breast cancer and dairy milk may be the content of sex hormones in it. Obviously the cows are breastfeeding and about 75% of the dairy herd is pregnant. Breast cancer is known to be a hormone-responsive tumor.

“Dairy milk has some positive nutritional qualities, but these must be balanced with other possible, less useful effects,” concluded Fraser.


Consumption of dairy products should be done in a balanced and sustainable way
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Is the consumption of milk milk important?

We spoke to the clinical nutritionist Rupali Datta about the study. “This is an observational study, researchers now need to pursue this hypothesis with a randomized controlled trial or a case-control study to reach some conclusions,” he explains.

When asked if milk consumption is important for children and adults, he says it is especially essential for healthy growth of children. Until the aforementioned study is further tested, adults can have half a liter of milk every day, she tells DoctorNDTV.

Nutritionist Nmami Agarwal says that although some studies have raised concerns that dairy milk is linked to breast cancer risk, no conclusive link has been found. “It’s still being researched and it’s early enough to confirm this claim of the link between milk and breast cancer,” he says.

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Health benefits of milk consumption

Agarwal continues to talk about the numerous health benefits of drinking milk and mentions the following:

1. Low calcium calcium rich dairy products are associated with lowering blood pressure, preventing osteoporosis and muscle growth.

2. Milk and other dairy products are needed to build strong bones in childhood

3. Regular milk intake can help prevent bone fractures and osteoporosis in adulthood until later years of life.

4. Milk contains protein, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, vitamin D and vitamin K, all of which are necessary for bone health and to prevent the risk of many chronic diseases.


Milk is important for healthy bones and the prevention of osteoporosis
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5. Milk has also been associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer since milk calcium can bind to the secondary bile acids that cause cancer and ionizing fatty acids, reducing their proliferation.

6. Milk from grass-fed cows also contains beneficial fatty acids such as omega-3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid.

“But there is also a downside in milk,” says Agarwal, adding, “as many as 60% of the world’s population suffers from lactose intolerance, which can lead to indigestion, bloating, constipation, diarrhea or sometimes to health problems. heavier on milk consumption. High-fat dairy products are also linked to increased cholesterol levels, “says Agarwal.

Sometimes cows are injected with bovine growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor 1 and estrogen. Available evidence shows that the use of BGH (bovine growth hormone) can cause adverse effects on cow health. “The evidence for potential harm to humans is inconclusive,” he adds.

According to the Delhi nutritionist, adults can have 200-300 ml of dairy products in one day. “This can be eaten in the form of milk, cottage cheese or yogurt according to your taste.”


Adults can have 200-300 ml of dairy products in one day: Nmami Agarwal
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Read also: Revealed! The truth about skim milk and why whole milk isn’t so bad for you

(Rupali Datta is a Delhi-based clinical nutritionist)

(Nmami Agarwal is a nutritionist at Nmami Life)

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What if this very popular food triggers breast cancer in women?


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Even relatively moderate amounts of milk are thought to increase the risk of breast cancer in women by as much as 80%, a new study finds.

New study by American researchers says consuming cow’s milk could potentially increase the risk of breast cancer in women.

These results, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, reveal that even relatively small amounts of milk are able to increase the risk of breast cancer in women by up to 80%. A team from the Loma Linda University Medical Center in the United States followed for almost eight years 52,795 women, none of whom suffered from cancerous tumors at the start of the study.

“Moderate consumption, between a quarter and a third of a cup per day, was associated with a 30% increased risk of breast cancer. Drinking a cup a day increased the same risk by 50%. And for those who drank between two and three cups a day, the risk had further increased to between 70% and 80%, “the study found.

At the end of the follow-up period, 1,057 new cases of breast cancer were identified. However, no clear association was observed between the consumption ofsoy foods, cheese and yogurt and breast cancer.

Hormones pointed at

The researchers based themselves on several questionnaires concerning, among other things, the food intake of women, their physical activity, the family history of breast cancer, alcohol consumption or even the use of drugs.

The results of this study overlap with a recent report suggesting that vegans – but not lacto-ovo-vegetarians – have experienced less breast cancer than non-vegetarians.

The study indicates that cow’s milk could be linked to a risk of breast cancer because of the sex hormones present in animal milk, breast cancer in women being hormone-dependent cancer.