Tag Archives: breast cancer

Alcohol and fat link to breast cancer

Body fatness and alcohol consumption are the leading preventable causes of breast cancer in Australian women, a new study in 200,000 women has found. Maintaining a healthy weight and not consuming alcohol regularly could help prevent thousands of breast cancer cases, and the finding from the big data study by …

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Out-of-pocket pain: the $10,000 issue

A national survey by the Consumers Health Forum of Australia has found that out-of-pocket medical bills exceeding $10,000 have become commonplace for patients with breast cancer and certain chronic conditions. The ‘Out of Pocket Pain’ survey drew 1,200 responses, many from people shocked to learn that despite having health insurance …

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