breast cancer

Treatment Adherence and Side Effects Effectively Monitored With Daily SMS

Treatment Adherence and Side Effects Effectively Monitored With Daily SMS

Most patients with breast cancer taking endocrine therapy report the intervention was helpful in taking their drugs.

Increasing Rates of Breast Cancer Among Asian-American Women

Increasing Rates of Breast Cancer Among Asian-American Women

Out of 7 nationality groups studied, only Japanese women did not have an overall increase in the disease.

Nationwide Rates of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Increases

Nationwide Rates of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Increases

An increase was seen in all states from 2004 to 2012, with the greatest increases in five contiguous Midwest states.

<i>BRCA</i> Mutation Screening More Prevalent in Unaffected Women

BRCA Mutation Screening More Prevalent in Unaffected Women

From 2004 to 2014, there was a greater percent of testing in unaffected women versus cancer patients.

Smoking Increases Long-Term Radiotherapy Risks in Breast Cancer

Smoking Increases Long-Term Radiotherapy Risks in Breast Cancer

The risk associated with radiotherapy for breast cancer is substantially reduced with smoking cessation.

Breast Cancer Risk Higher with Poor Diets During Adolescence

Breast Cancer Risk Higher with Poor Diets During Adolescence

Those with diets with the highest inflammatory score had an increased risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Survivor Mortality Decreases with Exercise

Breast Cancer Survivor Mortality Decreases with Exercise

Those who exercised were about 40% less likely to die from the disease, review suggests.

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.

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