San Diego Anti-aging medicine and family practice located in Encinitas CA, Center for Age Management

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Center for Age Management

317 N. El Camino Real, Suite 206
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Phone: 760-633-1315

 

Mon - Thur: 9am to 5pm
Lunch: 12pm to 1:30pm
Friday: 9am to 12pm
On Fridays, we will have limited staff. You may leave a message and it will be our pleasure to return your call. Any prescriptions, questions or concerns that you have, we will be happy to assist you Monday - Thursday.

Serving other neighboring cities: La Costa, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, San Marcos, Carlsbad, La Jolla, and San Diego County, CA.

Inflammation and Breast Cancer mortality

In a study conducted by Cornelia Ulrich, Ph.D. and colleagues from the Cancer Prevention Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, elevated levels of two proteins in the blood – C-reactive protein (CRP) and serum amyloid A (SAA) – were found to be associated with overall survival rates in patients with breast cancer. The study involved 734 breast cancer patients, with data drawn from the Health, Eating, Activity and Lifestyle (HEAL) study, a multi-ethnic National Institutes of Health-funded prospective group of women diagnosed with Stage 0 to Stage IIIa breast cancer. Measurements of the CRP and SAA proteins were taken 31 months after initial diagnosis.

The researchers found that those women with the top-third highest levels of SAA were three times more likely to die from their disease within the following seven years compared to the group of patients in the lowest third. They also found a two-fold increased risk of death in women with the top-third highest levels of CRP.

Past clinical and experimental data has shown that chronic inflammation promotes the development of breast tumors. Before undergoing surgery, women with breast cancer have been found to have elevated concentrations of CRP – and the more advanced the disease, the higher the levels. The researchers also suggest that cancer survivors with chronic inflammation may be at a higher risk of recurrence because of the effects that the inflammatory process has on cell growth.

Talk to us about our anti inflammatory program. Inflammation is a major mechanism of many age related diseases.