One in three women diagnosed with breast cancer have non-threatening tumors.
Waiving costs appears to improve mammography rates, but not colonoscopy -- even among the poor.
There is an increased risk of TNBC among African-American women with prior diagnosis of benign breast disease.
More women tested for the BRCA genes, but there was no corresponding increase in mastectomy rates.
Weak social ties were linked to higher risk of recurrence and early death, researchers say.
The device reduces blood flow to the hair follicles during chemotherapy treatments.
The Watson Oncology program agreed with doctors 90% of the time in many cases, researchers find.
A high cumulative methylation index is linked to shorter median progression-free disease and overall survival.
There was a greater discontinuation for white, black and Hispanic patients that were not receiving subsidies.
There was no statistically significant improvements found in breast cancer recurrence-free survivals.
Better adherence to quality indicators, outcome and cost control over time have been seen in bundled-payment programs than in FFS programs.
Factors influencing patients to undergo contralateral mastectomy include believing it is the best treatment for breast cancer and fear of it recurring.
The CDC has reported that the disparity in breast cancer mortality between black and white women is narrowing.
Researchers say the reduction in breast cancer mortality is based on better treatments as opposed to earlier detection.
According to a recent study, skilled radiologists have been found to detect abnormalities in mammograms in less than one second.
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.
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.
The most commonly used medications for osteoporosis worldwide, bisphosphonates, may also prevent certain kinds of lung, breast, and colon cancers, according to 2 studies.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.