Jul 09, 2009 · The new research rules out many of the other explanations for why women with migraines may have a lower risk of breast cancer, Li says, such as migraine Author: Kathleen Doheny. Breast cancer occurs when mutated cancer cells grow uncontrollably, usually in the ducts and lobules of the breast tissue. A greater lifetime exposure to estrogen increases your risk of breast cancer, so anything that increases estrogen in your body can potentially increase your risk of breast cancer.
In 2012 I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Breast Cancer and had a bilateral mastectomy and went through chemotherapy and Herceptin treatment. I then had a hysterectomy and was put on Anastrozole as an adjuvant treatment that was originally to be for 5 years. I have had Migraine since I was in my 20’s, but not to the point where I couldn’t live a normal functioning life. Conversely, pregnancy – a high-estrogen state – is associated with a significant decrease in migraines. “By the third trimester of pregnancy, 80 percent of migraine sufferers do not have these episodes,” he said. Estrogen is known to stimulate the growth of hormonally sensitive breast cancer.
Nov 06, 2008 · If migraine sufferers take these drugs, it is possible that could explain the decrease in breast cancer observed in this study. But I would also add that there may be another as yet unknown association which could explain the findings. Yes, women with migraines have a lower incidence of breast cancer. But lower estrogen may not be the cause. Nov 05, 2008 · Nov. 6, 2008 -- Women who suffer from migraine headaches may be at significantly lower risk of developing breast cancer, a new study shows. "Many of the triggers of migraine Author: Bill Hendrick.
In summary, this is the first study to suggest that migraine may be associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer. Migraine is primarily a premenopausal disease and the studies focusing on hormone levels in premenopausal women in relation to breast cancer are few and the evidence is mixed (43-45), thus this could expand our understanding of Cited by: 24. SEATTLE — July 9, 2009 — The relationship between migraine headaches in women and a significant reduction in breast cancer risk has been confirmed in a follow-on study to landmark research published last year and conducted by scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Nov 06, 2008 · "We found that, overall, women who had a history of migraines had a 30 percent lower risk of breast cancer compared to women who did not have a . Both migraine and breast cancer are hormonally mediated diseases, and it is biologically plausible that women with a history of migraine may have a reduced breast cancer risk. However, this relationship has only been assessed in a single relatively small study that was unable to assess the impact of Cited by: 18.