Category Archives: Cancer: Breast

Cardiovascular disease kills 51% of women in Europe and breast cancer kills 3%

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills 51% of women in Europe and breast cancer kills 3%, bucking the misperception that CVD is a man’s disease. CVD is the top killer in women and is largely preventable. The call for women to reduce … Continue reading

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Chemo before breast cancer operation increases likelihood of breast-preserving procedure

CHICAGO (February 26, 2015): Patients with larger malignant tumors of the breast who undergo chemotherapy before a breast cancer operation are more likely to opt for a breast-preserving procedure and forgo a mastectomy (surgical removal of the breast), according to … Continue reading

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Cancer Research UK: Women back idea of more breast screens for those at high risk of cancer

Most women (85 per cent) would back the idea of more frequent breast screening if they are at higher genetic risk of developing breast cancer, according to research* published today by The Breast. Fewer women (60 per cent) would be … Continue reading

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FDA Approves New Drug that has Shown Groundbreaking Results in Patients with Estrogen-Receptor Positive Advanced Breast Cancer

Newswise — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a potentially groundbreaking new drug to treat women with advanced breast cancer, signaling a new treatment strategy to arrest tumor growth and extend the time before the cancer worsens. The … Continue reading

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Breast density law slow to have an impact in CA

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Ten months after California legislators enacted a controversial law mandating that radiologists notify women if they have dense breast tissue, UC Davis researchers have found that half of primary care physicians are still unfamiliar with the law … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Diagnoses, Survival Varies by Race, Ethnicity

Newswise — Among nearly 375,000 U.S. women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, the likelihood of diagnosis at an early stage, and survival after stage I diagnosis, varied by race and ethnicity, with much of the difference accounted for by biological … Continue reading

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Nutrition Education May Help Prevent Breast Cancer Reoccurrence

Newswise — PHILADELPHIA, PA, January 5, 2015 – Breast cancer is the most frequent cause of death among women worldwide, and five-year survival rates are just 58.4% in Brazil, lower than in many other regions. In a new study, however, … Continue reading

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Risk for leukemia after treatment for early-stage breast cancer higher than reported

The risk of developing leukemia after radiation therapy or chemotherapy for early stage breast cancer remains very small, but it is twice as high as previously reported, according to results of a new study led by researchers at the Johns … Continue reading

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New breast cancer classification based on epigenetics

Breast cancer is the most common in women. One in nine will suffer breast cancer over their lifetime. Progress in prevention and early detection, and the use of chemotherapy after surgery (adjuvant chemotherapy), have achieved significantly increase survival in this … Continue reading

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Older Breast Cancer Patients Still Get Radiation Despite Limited Benefit

Newswise — DURHAM, N.C. – Women over the age of 70 who have certain early-stage breast cancers overwhelmingly receive radiation therapy despite published evidence that the treatment has limited benefit, researchers at Duke Medicine report. The study suggests that doctors … Continue reading

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Majority of Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer in U.S. Receive Unnecessarily Long Courses of Radiation

Newswise — PHILADELPHIA—Two-thirds of women treated for early-stage breast cancer in the U.S. receive longer radiation therapy than necessary, according to a new study published in JAMA this week from Penn Medicine researchers Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, and Justin … Continue reading

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Mammography discomfort could be eased with new device

CHICAGO - Researchers have developed a new device that may result in more comfortable mammography for women. According to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), standardizing the pressure … Continue reading

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For breast cancer patients, a new follow up model

Newswise — Public health researchers from the University of Adelaide have evaluated international breast cancer guidelines, finding that there is potential to improve surveillance of breast cancer survivors from both a patient and health system perspective. International guidelines recommend annual … Continue reading

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