breast cancer

Incorrect Use of Hormone Treatment in Breast Cancer Ongoing

Incorrect Use of Hormone Treatment in Breast Cancer Ongoing

An estimated 14,630 women who were not given the recommended therapy died from cancer recurrence from 2004-2013.

Intervention Lowers Recurrence Fears in Breast Cancer Survivors

Intervention Lowers Recurrence Fears in Breast Cancer Survivors

Attention and Interpretation Modification for Fear of Breast Cancer Recurrence improves health worries.

Anxiety Significant in Partners of Young Breast Cancer Patients

Anxiety Significant in Partners of Young Breast Cancer Patients

Anxiety is common in partners even several years later, researchers find.

Grilled, Smoked Meat Intake Increases Mortality Risk in Breast Cancer

Grilled, Smoked Meat Intake Increases Mortality Risk in Breast Cancer

A high grilled and smoked meat intake is linked to 23% increased risk of all-cause mortality.

Substantial Overdiagnosis Found with Mammogram Use

Substantial Overdiagnosis Found with Mammogram Use

One in three women diagnosed with breast cancer have non-threatening tumors.

Breast Cancer Screenings Increase Since ACA Initiation

Breast Cancer Screenings Increase Since ACA Initiation

Waiving costs appears to improve mammography rates, but not colonoscopy -- even among the poor.

Higher Risk of Triple-Negative Breast CA in African-American Women

Higher Risk of Triple-Negative Breast CA in African-American Women

There is an increased risk of TNBC among African-American women with prior diagnosis of benign breast disease.

Increase in BRCA Testing After Angelina Jolie NYT Editorial

Increase in BRCA Testing After Angelina Jolie NYT Editorial

More women tested for the BRCA genes, but there was no corresponding increase in mastectomy rates.

Breast Cancer Survival Adversely Affected by Social Isolation

Breast Cancer Survival Adversely Affected by Social Isolation

Weak social ties were linked to higher risk of recurrence and early death, researchers say.

Reducing Chemo-Related Hair Loss with Scalp-Cooling System

Reducing Chemo-Related Hair Loss with Scalp-Cooling System

The device reduces blood flow to the hair follicles during chemotherapy treatments.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Help Treat Breast Cancer?

Using Artificial Intelligence to Help Treat Breast Cancer?

The Watson Oncology program agreed with doctors 90% of the time in many cases, researchers find.

Methylation of Gene Panel Strong Indication of Breast Cancer Survival Outcomes

Methylation of Gene Panel Strong Indication of Breast Cancer Survival Outcomes

A high cumulative methylation index is linked to shorter median progression-free disease and overall survival.

Prescription Subsidies Improve Persistence in Breast Cancer Hormone Therapy

Prescription Subsidies Improve Persistence in Breast Cancer Hormone Therapy

There was a greater discontinuation for white, black and Hispanic patients that were not receiving subsidies.

Limited Benefit of Dense-Dose Chemotherapy in Early Breast Cancer

Limited Benefit of Dense-Dose Chemotherapy in Early Breast Cancer

There was no statistically significant improvements found in breast cancer recurrence-free survivals.

Bundled-Payment Programs Surpass FFS Programs in Quality Care for Breast Cancer

Bundled-Payment Programs Surpass FFS Programs in Quality Care for Breast Cancer

Better adherence to quality indicators, outcome and cost control over time have been seen in bundled-payment programs than in FFS programs.

Contralateral Mastectomy Rates Rising Significantly Among Breast Cancer Patients

Contralateral Mastectomy Rates Rising Significantly Among Breast Cancer Patients

Factors influencing patients to undergo contralateral mastectomy include believing it is the best treatment for breast cancer and fear of it recurring.

Racial Gap in Breast Cancer Mortality Slowly Closing, Especially in Younger Women

Racial Gap in Breast Cancer Mortality Slowly Closing, Especially in Younger Women

The CDC has reported that the disparity in breast cancer mortality between black and white women is narrowing.

Mammogram Screening Associated With Higher Rates of Overdiagnosis of Breast Cancer

Mammogram Screening Associated With Higher Rates of Overdiagnosis of Breast Cancer

Researchers say the reduction in breast cancer mortality is based on better treatments as opposed to earlier detection.

Skilled Radiologists Proven To Detect Breast Cancer In Less Than One Second

Skilled Radiologists Proven To Detect Breast Cancer In Less Than One Second

According to a recent study, skilled radiologists have been found to detect abnormalities in mammograms in less than one second.

Hold Your Breath to Protect Your Heart

Hold Your Breath to Protect Your Heart

A simple technique may be most effective in preventing heart disease after radiation therapy for breast cancer. Women who have breast cancer on their left side present a particular challenge to radiation oncologists.

Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Small Clinical Trial

Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Small Clinical Trial

A breast cancer vaccine developed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is safe in patients with metastatic breast cancer, results of an early clinical trial indicate.

Widely Used Osteoporosis Drugs May Prevent Breast, Lung, and Colon Cancers

Widely Used Osteoporosis Drugs May Prevent Breast, Lung, and Colon Cancers

The most commonly used medications for osteoporosis worldwide, bisphosphonates, may also prevent certain kinds of lung, breast, and colon cancers, according to 2 studies.

New Scholarly Article Declares Wireless Devices a Safety Risk for Children

New Scholarly Article Declares Wireless Devices a Safety Risk for Children

A scholarly article on wireless safety, published online in the Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure, reports that children and fetuses are the most at risk from neurological and biological damage that results from microwave radiation emitted by wireless devices, due to the higher rate of absorption of microwave radiation by children than by adults.

Yoga Can Lower Fatigue, Inflammation in Breast Cancer Survivors

Yoga Can Lower Fatigue, Inflammation in Breast Cancer Survivors

Practicing yoga for as little as three months can reduce fatigue and lower inflammation in breast cancer survivors, according to new research. The more the women in the study practiced yoga, the better their results.

Moderate Doses of Radiation Therapy to Unaffected Breast May Prevent Second Breast Cancers

Moderate Doses of Radiation Therapy to Unaffected Breast May Prevent Second Breast Cancers

Moderate radiation doses can kill premalignant cells in the unaffected breast Survivors of breast cancer have a one in six chance of developing breast cancer in the other breast. But a study conducted in mice suggests that survivors can dramatically reduce that risk through treatment with moderate doses of radiation to the unaffected breast at the same time that they receive radiation therapy to their affected breast. The treatment, if it works as well in humans as in mice, could prevent tens of thousands of second breast cancers. The study, conducted by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), was published on December 20 in the online journal PLoS One.

Study Finds That Carbon Monoxide Can Help Shrink Tumors and Amplify Effectiveness of Chemotherapy

Study Finds That Carbon Monoxide Can Help Shrink Tumors and Amplify Effectiveness of Chemotherapy

Therapeutic benefits of this poisonous gas appear linked to cell's energy status; CO, used in combination with chemo helps spare healthy tissue In recent years, research has suggested that carbon monoxide, the highly toxic gas emitted from auto exhausts and faulty heating systems, can be used to treat certain inflammatory medical conditions. Now a study led by a research team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) shows for the first time that carbon monoxide may also have a role to play in treating cancer.

Prophylactic Double Mastectomy: Angelina Makes a Private Choice a Public Issue

Prophylactic Double Mastectomy: Angelina Makes a Private Choice a Public Issue

Angelina Jolie’s recent announcement that she had a prophylactic double mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer has cast a very public spotlight on what is often a very private issue.

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