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Hormone Contraceptives Linked To Higher Risk For Breast Cancer

Study found a link between use of hormonal contraceptives and increased risk for breast cancer. Does this mean that women should stop relying on hormonal birth control methods?

Public Health December 7, 2017

One In Eight Women Will Develop Breast Cancer: Here Are The Steps To Cut Your Risk

Despite recent advancements in treatment options, one in eight women is still at great risk of developing breast cancer. To prevent invasive malignancies to progress, doctors encourage more women to embrace positive lifestyle changes and early screening tests.

Public Health November 7, 2017

Woman Files Lawsuit Over Unnecessary Mastectomy And Hysterectomy

A woman has filed a $1.8 million lawsuit against medical professionals over 'unnecessary mastectomy and hysterectomy.' Elisha Cooke-Moore's lawsuit claims she was misled by medical professionals who told her she was carrying 'cancer-causing genes' and that she needed to undergo surgery.

Medicine October 28, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Offers New Way Of Detecting Breast Cancer

Artificial intelligence offers a new kind of help in identifying benign and high-risk breast lesions. Researchers believe that a machine learning model could be used in the future to eliminate unnecessary surgery and improve the treatment of breast cancer patients.

Robotics October 19, 2017

White House Lit Up In Pink To Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The White House turned pink to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as landmarks from other countries also did the same. First Lady Melania Trump released a statement to support the movement, urging women to talk to their doctors about it.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 2, 2017

Exposure To Artificial Lighting Ups Risk For Breast Cancer

Researchers find that women who are exposed to artificial lighting at night have 14 percent higher risks for breast cancer. Hormone disruption is suspected to be the likely cause of the increased risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 19, 2017

Roche’s Breast Cancer Combo Therapy Offers Tiny Benefit In Large Drug Trial – And It’s A Pricey Drug

Roche’s new combination therapy achieved modest positive results compared with the company’s standard Herceptin treatment. The combo therapy targets an aggressive form of breast cancer called HER2-positive, and involves adding Perjeta to the existent Herceptin plus chemo treatment.

Medicine June 6, 2017

Woman’s Small Rash Turns Out To Be Rare, Aggressive Breast Cancer: Here’s Her Journey

A woman who had a small rash on her breast found out that she was suffering from a very rare type of cancer. Inflammatory breast cancer is difficult to diagnose and advances very rapidly.

Public Health May 6, 2017

Surgeon Convicted Of Intentionally Harming Patients With Unnecessary Surgeries

A UK court convicted surgeon Ian Paterson of intentionally harming patients with unneeded surgeries. Paterson made many of his patients believe that they had breast cancer and operated on them.

Public Health April 29, 2017

Breast Cancer Rates Rising Among Asian-American Women

Research from California’s Cancer Prevention Institute reveals that women from six out of seven Asian-American ethnic groups have seen an overall rise in breast cancer incidences. Lead researcher recommends further investigation.

Public Health April 24, 2017

Differences Among Doctors Remain: When Should Women Start Getting Mammograms?

In a new study, many doctors today say they still recommend annual mammograms for women in their early 40s. This is despite updated guidelines that push back the age for the breast cancer screening.

Medicine April 11, 2017

1 In 3 US Breast Cancer Patients Opts To Remove Healthy Breast: Why Doctors Do Not Recommend Preventive Double Mastectomy

Women diagnosed with cancer in one breast increasingly opt to undergo double mastectomy because of anxiety and not because of medical necessity. Here's why doctors do not recommend contralateral prophylactic mastectomy.

Public Health April 1, 2017

Rate Of Double Mastectomy Rises In US Women With Early Stage Cancer In One Breast

The proportion of women in the United States diagnosed with cancer affecting only one breast who opted to undergo double mastectomy has increased. What are the potential reasons behind this?

Medicine March 31, 2017

Breast Cancer Patients Who Smoke At Higher Risk From Radiation Therapy Complications

Deaths due to radiotherapy for breast cancer are higher among women who continue smoking even after diagnosis according to a new study. The researchers also analyzed the adverse effects of prolonged radiotherapy on patients.

Public Health March 30, 2017

Contraceptive Pill May Protect Against Cancer For Up To 30 Years

Women who took oral birth control pill appeared protected from breast cancer and endometrial cancer for up to 30 years after they stopped taking oral contraceptives. Does this mean use of the pill is completely safe?

Public Health March 27, 2017

FDA Approves Novartis Kisqali As Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment

The new cancer drug developed by Novartis called Kisqali was approved by the FDA as a first-line treatment for metastatic breast cancer. The pill is intended as a combination treatment, designed for postmenopausal women who battle the condition.

Medicine March 15, 2017

Here’s How Google’s AI Helps Detect Cancer Via Deep Learning

Google has trained algorithms using the deep-learning approach GoogLeNet to match or exceed a pathologist’s performance in breast cancer diagnosis. Learn the potential of the technology in speedier, more accurate cancer detection.

Medicine March 6, 2017

Components In Soy Products Slow Growth Of Breast Cancer Cells, New Study Finds

Researchers have discovered that components in dietary soy products are quite beneficial for women diagnosed with breast cancer. The study suggests that it also lowers the growth rate of breast cancer cells.

Public Health March 6, 2017

Actress Shannen Doherty Offers Hope To Fellow Cancer Survivors In Instagram Post

Shannen Doherty has completed her chemotherapy two years after a breast cancer diagnosis. In an Instagram post, the actress gives a message of hope to fellow cancer survivors.

Celebrities February 27, 2017

Women Urged To Check For Lumps In Their Breasts When Lying In Bed

Normally, women are urged to do breasts self-examination when standing with arms raised in front of a mirror. This time, they must do it when lying in bed too. Some lumps are detectable only when lying in bed.

Public Health February 21, 2017

False Alarm Mammograms Can Cause Women To Skip Or Delay Future Breast Cancer Screening

Women who had mammograms with false-positive result are more likely to skip or delay getting breast cancer screening. Experts said this attitude could have potentially fatal consequences.

Public Health February 9, 2017

Biggest Breast Cancer Breakthrough: Map Links Breast Cancer Cell Shape And Genes To Disease Outcomes

Scientists say the cell shape and genes can soon predict the behavior of breast cancer in a patient, helping doctors decide on an effective mode of treatment.

Public Health February 3, 2017

Know Your Lemons: Campaign Explains What Breast Cancer Could Look Like With Lemon Images

A new visual campaign aimed at creating awareness concerning breast cancer features lemons. Its creator explained that a visual way which does not lead to different associations, while addressing the problem, could be very powerful when it comes to breast cancer awareness.

Public Health January 17, 2017

New Hope For Breast Cancer Treatment In 2017: Potential Drug Against Metastasis Identified

Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered a class of drugs that could prevent cancer metastasis. The group found that CDK 4/6 inhibitors may be used to prevent breast cancer from spreading to other parts of the body.

Medicine January 10, 2017

Some Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Via Mammogram Are Treated Unnecessarily, Study Warns

Sparking controversy around the breast cancer screening anew, a Danish study has found that one in three women with breast cancer detected through mammograms is given unnecessary treatment.

Public Health January 10, 2017

1 In 6 Breast Cancer Patients Chose Double Mastectomy With Little Knowledge Of The Aggressive Procedure’s Lack Of Benefit: Study

According to a recent study, one in six patients diagnosed with breast cancer decides to have both breasts removed. The procedure is not necessary for many of them and it is believed the examples provided by celebrities may influence such decisions, together with lack of information.

Public Health December 24, 2016

Cancer Can Spread Even Before Tumors Develop: Here’s How

Researchers from two renowned universities have found independently that breast cancer metastases could be caused as a result of spreading of early stage cancer cells. The turning off of the tumor suppressor p38 and switching on of HER2 oncogene could be assisting the dissemination, report the studies.

Biotech December 18, 2016

Researchers Turn To RNA Nanoparticles To Overcome Treatment-Resistant Breast Cancer

New research showed that using nanoparticles in the treatment of breast cancer can stop the disease from spreading and make cancer cells respond to tamoxifen therapy. The nanodelivery system showed promise in overcoming treatment resistance among breast cancer patients.

Medicine December 16, 2016

Having More Social Connections Ups Breast Cancer Survival Rates

A large study has found that breast cancer patients with more social connections have higher chances of survival. Everything truly is better when you’re with friends.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 15, 2016

Scalp-Cooling Cap Reduces Hair Loss In Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy

Hair loss adds emotional stress to cancer patients, especially women. Researchers tested a scalp-cooling device and found the cap effective at reducing hair loss in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, addressing this concern.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 10, 2016

Black Women Nearly Twice As Likely To Be Diagnosed With Late Stage Breast Cancer As White Women

New research has found that black women are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with late stage breast cancer as white women. The study emphasizes the importance of awareness within this ethnic group.

Public Health November 16, 2016

Higher Levels Of Vitamin D Linked With Better Outcomes For Breast Cancer Survivors

High amounts of vitamin D in blood improve the survival rate of patients with breast cancer, reported a recent study. Researchers observed 30 percent increase in survival rate among women who had breast cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 16, 2016

One In Every Six Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Has Symptoms Other Than A Lump

One in six women diagnosed with breast cancer experiences symptoms other than breast lump. The non-lump breast cancer symptoms include breast pain, shape abnormalities, ulceration, inflamed or infected breast and skin abnormalities.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 11, 2016

Cancer Deaths Among Women Expected To Rise 60 Percent By 2030: Study

A report by the American Cancer Society estimates that as many as 5.5 million women around the world could die because of cancer by 2030. This is a 60 percent increase from cancer-related mortality rates recorded in 2012.

Public Health November 7, 2016

USPSTF Releases Recommendations On Primary Care Interventions, Highlights Role Doctors Play In Proper Breastfeeding

The US Preventive Services Task Force suggests that appropriate intervention by healthcare providers could help promote rate and duration of breastfeeding. The recommendations also challenge WHO’s advice on pacifier use.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 27, 2016

Breast Cancer Screening Risks And Benefits: What You Need To Know About Mammograms

While mammograms are never 100 percent foolproof, they diminish the risks of breast cancer so women are advised to get them. Here's what you need to know about them!

Public Health October 7, 2016

Breast Density Matters: Women Screening For Breast Cancer Should Be Told If They Have Dense Breasts

Breast cancer is harder to identify on women with higher breast density for their age. The mammograms show in white both the thicker tissues and the tumors, making the detection significantly more complicated.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 5, 2016

More Hispanic Women Received Breast Cancer Treatment After Obamacare

More Hispanic women received breast cancer treatment and participated in clinical trials after the Affordable Care Act was implemented. Hispanic women had the third highest incidence of breast cancer in the U.S. in 2013.

Public Health September 26, 2016

Why Are 27,000 UK Women Being Denied Affordable Breast Cancer Treatment?

Thousands of women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Unfortunately, a significant portion of them are not receiving affordable but effective treatment they are eligible for.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 22, 2016

Genomic Test Developed To Aid Early-Stage Breast Cancer Treatment

A 70-gene genomic test was developed to determine which patients diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer can avoid chemotherapy safely. It's a tool that can help facilitate more personalized treatment of the disease for better outcomes.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 25, 2016

Two Genes Identified As Indicators Of Breast Cancer Survival Rates

For every 100,000 women, 21 die every year because of breast cancer. According to researchers, there are two genes that can help in identifying death risk in women with the disease, allowing treatment adjustment for better outcomes.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 19, 2016

Tumor Response To Estrogen Deprivation May Guide Breast Cancer Treatment

How breast cancer tumors respond to estrogen-deprivation therapy may provide clues on which treatment options will be effective. According to researchers, their findings may aid in improving prognosis and preventing relapses.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 10, 2016

In Vitro Fertilization Not Linked To Increased Breast Cancer Risk

The link between in vitro fertilization and increased breast cancer risk debunked. The breast cancer risks of women who underwent IVF and those who didn't are nearly the same.

Public Health July 21, 2016

Exercise May Improve Stress-Related Memory Problems In Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer survivors may benefit from engaging in physical activities. Exercise may help improve their memory problems related to stress.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 10, 2016

Can Acupressure Reduce Fatigue After Breast Cancer Treatment?

A new study suggests that a therapy called acupressure can reduce fatigue after breast cancer treatment. Acupressure requires the application of pressure on several points in the body without the use of needles.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 9, 2016

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