Breast Milk Cells and Breast Cancer…

Breast Cancer…Let’s Beat It…

As you know I like to post news concerning women’s health issues.

Here is something very noteworthy and I may add very hopeful for treating women who may be at risk for breast cancer,

Breast cancer touches so many families…it has devastated the lives of so many children of women who suffered and died from this disease.

This hopefully is another step in the direction of prevention and cure of breast cancer.

“MONDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) — Examining cells from a woman’s breast milk may help evaluate future breast health, new research suggests.

“It looks as if we can use the cells from breast milk to assess breast cancer risk,” said Dr. Kathleen Arcaro, an associate professor of veterinary and animal sciences at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

She is to present her findings Monday at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Orlando, Fla.

via 2011.04.04 — Breast Milk Cells May Someday Help Predict Cancer.

March of Dimes… Ther-Rx and Makena

Recently, I posted when the March of Dimes took its’ position on Ther-Rx and the availability of progesterone therapy to women in need of it.

Here is an update on the ongoing efforts of the March of Dimes concerning this important issue.

“MOD responds to Ther-Rx

In the past few weeks, there has been a torrent of concern over the availability of progesterone therapy for women hoping to prevent premature birth.  We have held discussions with physician groups, various organizations and the manufacturer of the drug.  Ther-Rx Corporation’s handling of the launch of Makena, and the initial list price, were extremely disappointing and unacceptable to the March of Dimes and the families we represent.  While Ther-Rx Corporation’s decision yesterday to reduce the list price of Makena to $690 and to expand patient financial assistance are steps in the right direction toward making an FDA-approved progesterone therapy product more widely available, it’s not enough.  The March of Dimes has decided to exercise our right to terminate our current contract and sever all professional relationships with Ther-Rx.

The March of Dimes will continue to explore all options for ensuring access to progesterone therapy for all medically eligible women. Access for women to treatment to prevent premature birth is and always has been our paramount concern. We hope that the controversy surrounding Makena has helped raise awareness that progesterone therapy is a safe and effective treatment for prevention of preterm birth and that more obstetricians will consider it for appropriate patients.

Tags: 17p, KV Pharmaceuticals, Makena, pregesterone therapy, premature birth, Ther-Rx

via News Moms Need » Blog Archive » MOD responds to Ther-Rx.”

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Radiation found in West Coast milk.

Radiation news is all over and it is scary.

I am committed to providing access to the links that I come across that may answer some of the questions moms and dads may have.


“First the scary news: Trace amounts of radiation have been found in milk from Washington and California. It’s believed that the radioactive agents were transferred as isotopes from Japan to the West Coast through wind, absorbed in the grass, which was then eaten by dairy farm cows.

Now the good news: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency released a joint statement that the iodine-131 they found in the milk was “far below levels of public health concern, including for infants and children.” In fact, the levels were 5000 times below the legal limit prescribed by the FDA.

via Radiation found in West Coast milk. What’s safe to eat and drink? – Food on Shine.