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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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