They’re painful and can put patients out of
commission for hours or even days, but migraines aren’t likely associated with breast cancer—
despite past research that suggested they might be. I’m Miranda Savioli with your latest
health news. Past research on migraines and breast cancer
turned up inconsistent findings, but some indicated a possible link. However, a new
study found women with migraines were not more likely to have breast cancer than those
without migraines… with one exception: women who had migraines were about one and a half
times more likely to develop ductal-lobular breast cancer than other types of cancer.
The researchers also didn’t find a connection between migraines and female sex hormones. Talk to a doctor about steps you can take
to reduce your breast cancer risk.