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Bills Mount for Breast Cancer Survivors

Posted 24 Aug 2018 by

FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 – Surviving breast cancer is certainly its own reward, but a new study finds that many who do are saddled with thousands in out-of-pocket expenses for years. On average, breast cancer survivors get hit with an extra $1,100 in yearly out-of-pocket cancer-driven costs, researchers found. But interviews with 129 breast cancer survivors further revealed that the so-called ...

Taking a Stand at Work

Posted 22 Aug 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 – Many studies have pointed to the serious health threats of long periods of uninterrupted sitting at home or at work. Even if you get in a 30-minute exercise session a day, that may not be enough to undo all the damage of sitting. An overall sedentary lifestyle has been linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, some cancers and premature death. Compounding the ...

Breast Cancer Drug Promising in Phase 3 Trial

Posted 16 Aug 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 – For women with advanced breast cancer who carry the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, an experimental drug could improve survival, a new study suggests. The BRCA mutations are linked with a greater risk for aggressive breast and ovarian cancer. The drug, talazoparib, works by blocking an enzyme called poly ADP ribose polymerase (PARP), thus preventing cancer cells from ...

For Women Worldwide, Lung Cancers Rise as Breast Cancers Decline

Posted 1 Aug 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 – As women around the world wage war against cancer, good news on the breast cancer front is tempered by predictions that lung cancer deaths could rise more than 40 percent. Researchers in Spain reported that between 2015 and 2030, lung cancer deaths among women worldwide will likely increase 43 percent. During that same period, however, breast cancer deaths are projected ...

Too Few Americans Getting Screened for Cancer: CDC

Posted 26 Jul 2018 by

THURSDAY, July 26, 2018 – Routine checks for breast, prostate, cervical and colon cancer save lives, but screening rates for all but colon cancer have stalled in recent years, U.S. health officials report. According to the new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, the number of Americans getting recommended cancer screening remains below target levels. This is especially the ...

Could an Early Supper Lower Breast, Prostate Cancer Risk?

Posted 18 Jul 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 – Having a late dinner and heading straight to bed may boost your risk of breast or prostate cancer, a new study suggests. Spanish researchers analyzed data from 621 prostate cancer patients and 1,205 breast cancer patients, as well as 872 men and 1,321 women without these cancers. People who ate their evening meal before 9 p.m. or waited at least two hours after supper ...

Surgeons Make the Call on Gene Tests for Breast Cancer Patients

Posted 3 Jul 2018 by

TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 – When it comes to genetic testing for breast cancer patients, their surgeons wield great influence on that decision, new research shows. Genetic testing can provide important information that might affect treatment choices for breast cancer, but previous research shows that only about half of women who could benefit received such testing. This new study found that surgeons ...

Could More Vitamin D Help Prevent Breast Cancer?

Posted 27 Jun 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 – High levels of vitamin D may reduce a woman's risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at more than 5,000 women, 55 and older, and found that those with vitamin D blood levels of 60 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) or more had an 80 percent lower risk for breast cancer than those with levels of 20 ng/mL or less. The researchers also found that ...

Study Confirms Denser Breasts Are More Prone to Cancer

Posted 26 Jun 2018 by

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 – Using automated breast density measurements, Norwegian researchers were able to more precisely confirm that women with dense breasts have a higher risk of breast cancer. The study included more than 100,000 women and more than 300,000 screening exams. "We found that screening examinations of women having dense breasts showed higher rates of recall and biopsy, and higher ...

Flight Attendants Show Higher Cancer Risks

Posted 26 Jun 2018 by

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 – Flight attendants may face higher-than-average risks of breast and skin cancers, a new study finds – though the reasons why aren't yet clear. Harvard researchers found that compared with women in the general U.S. population, female flight attendants had a 51 percent higher rate of breast cancer. Meanwhile, their rates of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers were about ...

When Reconstructing a Breast, Patient's Own Tissue Is Best

Posted 20 Jun 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 – For women who have their breast removed while fighting cancer, using their own tissue for breast reconstruction is better than implants, a new study suggests. More than 60 percent of women who undergo breast removal to treat breast cancer decide to have breast reconstruction, and that rate is rising. But the researchers said that there has been little information about ...

Breakthrough Therapy Seems to Rid Woman of Advanced Breast Cancer

Posted 5 Jun 2018 by

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 – Judy Perkins was 49 and battling breast cancer that had spread, but chemotherapy and hormone treatments had failed to rein in her disease. So, her doctors tried a highly sophisticated, but experimental, immunotherapy. It worked beyond their wildest expectations: Her body was cleared of all signs of cancer. And the research team that tried the cutting edge treatment hope ...

Mammograms Might Encourage Other Screenings

Posted 5 Jun 2018 by

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 – Older women who get mammograms are more likely to also seek screenings for cervical cancer and osteoporosis, new research reveals. This held true for the Medicare recipients even when their mammograms produced false positive results. "It's encouraging that women for whom services are received through Medicare are not showing significant signs of any negative influence ...

Experimental Drug, Taselisib, Shows 'Modest' Benefit in Slowing Advanced Breast Cancer

Posted 4 Jun 2018 by

SATURDAY, June 2, 2018 – A new and highly targeted drug slowed the growth of advanced breast cancers by about an average of two months, researchers report. "The findings in this study show a modest benefit to a subgroup of women with estrogen receptor-positive tumors," said Dr. Stephanie Bernik, a breast cancer specialist who wasn't involved in the research. Estrogen receptor-positive tumors are ...

Gene Test May Allow Many With Early Breast Cancer to Avoid Chemo

Posted 4 Jun 2018 by

SUNDAY, June 3, 2018 – A majority of women with an early form of a common breast cancer may be able to skip chemotherapy, depending on the results of a comprehensive gene test. The new study of nearly 7,000 women found that use of the already available Oncogene DX gene test could pinpoint those women who needed chemotherapy, and those who did not. The women had a specific type of breast tumor ...

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