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Mammograms Do Save Lives: Study

Posted 9 days ago by

FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 – Women confused by the conflicting advice surrounding the benefits and timing of mammograms will be interested in a new study out of Sweden. The research, involving more than 50,000 breast cancer patients, found that those who took part in a breast cancer screening program had a 60 percent lower risk of dying from the disease in the 10 years after diagnosis, and a 47 ...

Early Birds May Have Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Posted 12 days ago by

TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 – Women who love the early hours of the day are less likely to develop breast cancer, a new study suggests. British researchers analyzed two data banks that included more than 409,000 women to investigate the link between sleep traits and breast cancer risk. Compared to night owls, women who are early risers had a 40 percent lower risk of breast cancer, the study found. The ...

Many Mistakenly Believe Alternative Therapies Can Cure Cancer

Posted 19 days ago by

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 – Despite evidence to the contrary, four in 10 Americans believe alternative therapies can cure cancer, a new survey finds. Research shows that cancer death rates are much higher among patients who use only alternative therapies than among those who receive standard cancer treatments, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The group's second annual ...

Health Tip: What to Expect From a Breast Biopsy

Posted 24 Oct 2018 by

-- A breast biopsy involves removing a sample of breast tissue or fluid to test for the presence of cancerous cells. The U.S. National Library of Medicine says here's what you can expect from a non-surgical needle biopsy: You will lay on your side or sit on an exam table. A health care provider will clean the biopsy site and inject it with an anesthetic, so you won't feel pain during the ...

Medical Bills 'Toxic' for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Posted 24 Oct 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 – Many women living with advanced breast cancer face significant financial strains – from paying for their care to simply covering monthly bills, a new survey finds. Researchers found that of the more than 1,000 women they surveyed, nearly 70 percent said they were worried about the financial fallout related to their cancer. Many said they'd refused or delayed ...

FDA Too Quick to Call BPA Chemical Safe, Health Experts Say

Posted 23 Oct 2018 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration "jumped the gun" when it declared the chemical BPA safe for consumers earlier this year, experts from the Endocrine Society claimed Tuesday. The FDA asserted in February that its "initial review supports our determination that currently authorized uses of BPA continue to be safe for consumers." But the FDA made that statement without ...

Love Organic Foods? Your Odds for Some Cancers May Fall

Posted 22 Oct 2018 by

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 – Paying extra for those pricey organic fruits and vegetables might pay off: New research suggests eating them might help you dodge a cancer diagnosis. People who consumed the most organic foods had a 25 percent lower cancer risk compared with those who ate the least, the study found. Specifically, eating more organically grown foods was linked to a 34 percent reduced risk ...

FDA Approves Talzenna (talazoparib) for gBRCAm HER2-Negative Locally Advanced or Metastatic Breast Cancer

Posted 17 Oct 2018 by

On October 16, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved talazoparib (Talzenna, Pfizer Inc.), a poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, for patients with deleterious or suspected deleterious germline BRCA-mutated (gBRCAm), HER2‑negative locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer. Patients must be selected for therapy based on an FDA-approved companion diagnostic for talazoparib. A ...

AHA: After 2 Breast Cancer Diagnoses, Survivor Learns She Needs a New Heart

Posted 16 Oct 2018 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (American Heart Association) – The hair loss, fatigue and nausea were a given. As a nurse, Toni C. Wild had seen patients faced with these common side effects of chemotherapy. What Wild did not expect when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 29 is that the chemotherapy drugs she received would damage her heart. "It certainly has been quite the journey," said Wild. ...

Breast Cancer Screening Just May Save Your Life

Posted 9 Oct 2018 by

SUNDAY, Oct. 7, 2018 – Breast cancer screening is the most reliable way to detect the disease when it's at an early stage and is most treatable, experts advise. "Today, there is greater awareness of the disease, and breast cancer is being detected earlier through screening," said Dr. Kathryn Evers, senior radiologist and a professor of diagnostic imaging at Fox Chase Cancer Center in ...

Lose Excess Pounds, Lower Breast Cancer Risk?

Posted 9 Oct 2018 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 – Dropping weight might do more than make an older woman feel good. New research suggests it could lower her odds of breast cancer. The study included over 61,000 postmenopausal women with no prior breast cancer and normal mammogram results. Their weight was checked at the start of the study and again three years later. During an average follow-up of just over 11 years, ...

Four Myths About Breast Cancer Debunked

Posted 9 Oct 2018 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 – There are four common myths about breast cancer that can affect prevention and treatment of the most common type of cancer in American women, an oncologist says. The first is believing you're not at risk because no one in your family has cancer. "Less than 10 percent of breast cancers are linked to genetics or linked to genes that you get from your family," said Dr. ...

Alzheimer's Gene Tied to 'Chemo Brain' in Breast Cancer Survivors

Posted 3 Oct 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 – Many older breast cancer patients might worry that they will be struck by "chemo brain" after their treatments, but a new study suggests that only those who carry a gene linked to Alzheimer's face that risk. Researchers found that breast cancer survivors carrying the APOE4 gene who underwent chemotherapy were more likely to experience long-term impairment in brain ...

Could Diet Affect Breast Cancer Risk?

Posted 3 Oct 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 – Like the human gut, the breast gland has a "microbiome" that's influenced by diet, new animal research suggests. Although the findings are preliminary, scientists hope their work might someday improve the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. "Being able to shift the breast microbiome through diet may offer a new approach to preventing breast cancer or at least ...

Patients Want Breast Cancer Costs Upfront

Posted 28 Sep 2018 by

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 – The cost of breast cancer treatment rarely comes up in doctor-patient discussions – but most patients wish it would, researchers report. "Doctors and patients should be open to discussing the financial implications of treatment," said study author Dr. Rachel Greenup, of the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, N.C. "Cost transparency could improve the quality of treatment ...

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