Tag: Breast Cancer

Novartis Drug Kisqali Boosts Survival Rate Of Young Breast Cancer Patients

Clinical trials featuring Novartis' Kisqali revealed the potential of the drug to extend the life of breast cancer patients. Results showed that when Kisqali was used along with hormone therapy, it could increase survival rates by 70.2 percent.

Medicine June 4, 2019

Night Shift Work Does Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

New research funded by British charity group Breast Cancer Now has found little to no link between shift work and breast cancer development. The results contradict an earlier report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Public Health May 31, 2019

Eating Less Fat, More Fruits May Reduce Risk Of Breast Cancer Death

A new study of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute suggests that dietary interventions may help improve women's risk of dying due to breast cancer. Research participants saw a 20 percent reduction of death risk related to the malignancy.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 19, 2019

Doctors Are Less Likely To Screen Cancer Patients Later In The Day: Study

New research from the University of Pennsylvania explores the importance of time of day in medical screenings. Results show that doctors are more inclined to order cancer screenings in the morning than in the afternoon.

Public Health May 14, 2019

Amino Acid Leucine Found In Meat May Fuel Resistance To Breast Cancer Treatment Tamoxifen

Researchers found that lower levels of amino acid leucine in the body can suppress drug resistance to tamoxifen among ER-positive breast cancer patients. Fortunately, leucine is not naturally produced in the body and are only sourced from animal meats.

Medicine April 23, 2019

Reused Cooking Oil Ups Risk Of Metastases In Breast Cancer Patients

Using cooking oil multiple times and at high heat increases its likelihood to cause cancer. These oils have properties that trigger tumor cell proliferation, metastases, and lipid metabolism changes.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 1, 2019

FDA Publishes New Standards and Updated For Mammograms

For the first time in over 20 years, the FDA issued amendments to the national mammography standards. According to the federal agency, the proposed changes will improve and modernize breast cancer screening.

Public Health March 29, 2019

FDA Approves First Immunotherapy Treatment For Breast Cancer

The FDA approved the first immunotherapy drug to treat breast cancer. The medication was specifically prescribed for patients with triple-negative breast cancer, which is the metastatic and advanced-stage disease.

Medicine March 9, 2019

Scientists Develop 'Calculator' That Can Predict Breast Cancer Risk

Scientists in the United Kingdom developed a tool that can predict breast cancer risk in women. The team believes that the still-unreleased tool will lead to early detection and increase survival rate.

Public Health January 16, 2019

Women Who Suffer From Frequent Hot Flashes More Prone To Breast Cancer, Says Study

Women who experienced persistent hot flashes during menopause are likely to develop breast cancer, new research revealed. Scientists claimed that highs and lows in estrogen exposure may trigger the condition years later.

Public Health January 6, 2019

Breast Cancer Risk In Women May Increase After Childbirth

Women who have given birth were found to have increased risk of developing breast cancer up to 23 years after their most recent childbirth. Should mothers be alarmed of this risk?

Public Health December 12, 2018

Mothers Not Informed By Doctors About Link Between Breastfeeding And Breast Cancer Risk Reduction: Study

Do doctors tell mothers about the link between breastfeeding and reduced risk of getting breast cancer? A new study shows that most of those who know about it did not get their information from their doctor.

Feature | Health December 8, 2018

Doctors Livestream Texas Woman's Surgery For Breast Cancer Awareness

Doctors at a Texas hospital livestreamed a patient's breast cancer surgery for everyone to see. It was their way of honoring this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Feature | Health October 26, 2018

Study Yields Promising Results For Treating Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

A new study has proven that the combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy has enabled the immune system to attack triple-negative breast cancer in patients. Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of cancer that affects young women.

Public Health October 22, 2018

Breast Cancer Patients Face Shortage Of Specialist Nurses

The Breast Cancer Care charity found that there is a significant lack of specialist nurses in the United Kingdom to care for patients suffering from terminal cancer. The government promised access to dedicated nurses to everyone who needs them.

Public Health October 15, 2018

Starbucks Indonesia Shows Off Pink-Themed Drinks For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Starbucks Indonesia launched three special pink drinks to raise awareness for breast cancer. Portion of the proceeds of the sales of the drinks will be donated to the nonprofit organization Lovepink Indonesia.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 10, 2018

Want To Lower Your Risk Of Breast Cancer? Avoid Processed Meat, Says Study

Researchers reviewed previous studies linking processed and red meat to cancer. They confirmed that eating bacon, ham, sausages, and other similar types of food increase the risk of breast cancer.

Public Health October 4, 2018

Overwatch 'Pink Mercy' Skin Raised More Than $12.7 Million For Breast Cancer Research

'Overwatch' launched a $15 'Pink Mercy' skin back in May, with all proceeds pledged to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The drive was a hit, raising more than $12.7 million for the BCRF.

Video Games July 10, 2018

‘Supramolecular’ Drug Assembled Like LEGO Pieces Promises Cure Against Cancer

Scientists created a drug using a self-assembling supramolecular system. The drug was designed to perform two jobs in one take: release the major immune cells in the body and stop certain cells from helping cancer cells grow.

Medicine July 4, 2018

Study Finds Women With Denser Breasts Have Worse Cancer Outcomes

Possible cancer tumors are more difficult to detect in women with dense breast than those with non-dense tissues. A new study looking at breast density can now classify dense breasts more accurately.

Public Health June 27, 2018

Flight Attendants Have Higher Risk Of Breast, Skin, And Other Types Of Cancer

Researchers found that flight attendants have higher rates of several forms of cancer particularly breast, melanoma, and non-melanoma skin cancer. What makes cabin crews vulnerable to developing cancer?

Public Health June 26, 2018

44-Year-Old Woman Sues Hospital After Receiving Permanent Breast Implants Following Double Mastectomy

A 44-year-old mother accused the doctor, who performed her double mastectomy, of giving her breasts implants following the surgery. The woman claimed she did not consent to the implants.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 14, 2018

Baby Born After Mother Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Suffers Brain Injury

A baby girl born prematurely due to her mother's cancer diagnosis is struggling for life after being rushed to the hospital. She suffered a brain injury after coding six times.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 13, 2018

Doctors Cure Woman Of Late-Stage Breast Cancer By Injecting Her With Billions Of Immune Cells

Doctors successfully cured a woman of late-stage breast cancer using a new form of therapy. The groundbreaking new treatment harnesses the patient’s own immune cells to kill off cancerous ones.

Medicine June 6, 2018

Women With Certain Breast Cancer Type Can Safely Skip Chemotherapy: What Are The Side Effects Of Endocrine Therapy?

Women with breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy and opt for endocrine or hormonal therapy instead. However, related studies have shown that endocrine therapy presents a myriad of adverse events.

Medicine June 4, 2018

About 60,000 US Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemotherapy: Study

The TAILORx study showed that the genomic test Oncotype DX can help determine if a breast cancer patient can safely get hormone therapy alone. Who can skip chemotherapy?

Medicine June 3, 2018

Kansas Mom Battling Breast Cancer Delivered Healthy Baby Despite Doctor's Persistence To Have Abortion

A woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer days after finding out she was pregnant decided not to have an abortion. The Kansas native gave birth to a healthy baby boy in 2017.

Public Health May 26, 2018

Overwatch Team To Donate All Profits From Pink Mercy Skin To The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Blizzard released a new Pink Mercy skin in an "Overwatch" event. The color scheme mirrors the color of the ribbon symbolizing breast cancer awareness in support for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which will receive 100% of the sales.

Video Games May 9, 2018

Up To 270 Women In England May Have Died After Breast Cancer 'Screening Error'

In the UK, up to 270 women may have succumbed to breast cancer due to a screening error that caused them to miss a second check-up. Health secretary Jeremy Hunt publicly apologized.

Public Health May 2, 2018

Early Detection Of Breast Cancer Could Possibly Be Determined By Exhaling Breath And Urine Analysis, Study Says

A new study suggests that nose gas sensors could detect breast cancer by collecting breath and urine samples. Research proved that the method's ability to determine the cancer cells are accurate.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 27, 2018

Blue Light From Smartphones And Tablets Linked To Increased Cancer Risk

Exposure to artificial light at night, particularly blue light generated by smartphone and tablet screens, has been linked to increased prostate cancer and breast cancer risks. Researchers cited the importance of knowing the health risk posed by artificial light.

Public Health April 27, 2018

Japan Could Be First In The World To Detect Cancer Using Urine Samples

Hitachi, a Japanese multinational conglomerate company, announced that it is conducting the trial of a method that can detect cancer through urine samples. If successful, the country would be the first in the world to possess such technology.

Medicine April 18, 2018

Wound Healing Process After Breast Cancer Surgery May Cause Growth Of More Dangerous Tumors

As the body's immune system is busy with the healing process after a breast cancer surgery, it stops to restrain the growth of stray cancer cells, which can lead to new tumors. How can this be prevented?

Public Health April 12, 2018

Women Have Better Chances Of Surviving Breast Cancer If They Have More Muscle

Researchers have discovered that women with more muscle mass have higher chances of surviving breast cancer. Exercise apparently not only helps lower breast cancer risk but also helps women who have already been diagnosed with it.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 8, 2018

Breast Cancer Info On U.S. Department of Health And Human Services Website Disappears Without Warning

Without warning and explanation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services removed crucial information about breast cancer from its website in December 2017. The reason? It wasn’t used that much and wasn’t mobile-friendly.

Public Health April 3, 2018

FDA Approves 23andMe's Home Test Kit For 3 BRCA Gene Mutations

Testing for three variants of BRCA gene mutation can now be made at home using a simple test kit. All it takes is spitting into a collection tube, without needles and other painful processes involved.

Public Health March 7, 2018

Eating Ultra-Processed Foods Increases Cancer Risk: Here's What You Need To Know

A new research linked the consumption of ultra-processed foods to a higher risk of cancer. Ultra-processed food, such as packed snacks, chocolate bars, instant noodles, and frozen meals, contains chemicals not commonly used for cooking.

Public Health February 15, 2018

Limiting Consumption Of Amino Acid Found In Asparagus Stopped Spread Of Breast Cancer To Other Organs

Researchers discovered that limiting the intake of the amino acid asparagine also slowed down the spread of breast cancer. Food intake has been linked to cancer growth in the past, and this new study is another example of the connection.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 8, 2018

Breast Cancer Therapies Pose Higher Risk Of Heart Disease, Warns The American Heart Association

The American Heart Association released a scientific statement, warning that some breast cancer therapies pose serious risks of heart disease. According to the organization, breast cancer survivors are more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer.

Medicine February 2, 2018

Extra Body Fat Linked To Increased Breast Cancer Risk In Women With Normal Weight

Higher body fat level is linked to increased breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women with normal BMI. How do fat cells influence odds for developing estrogen receptor-positive cancer?

Public Health January 27, 2018

Angelina Jolie Gene Test: Testing Women For Faulty Genes May Prevent Cancer

A new recently published research found testing all women aged 30 and above for the 'Angelina Jolie gene' mutation, even when not at risk, may prevent cancer. Researchers say the approach is also cost-effective compared to today's methods.

Medicine January 18, 2018

Breast Reconstruction Surgery After Mastectomy Uncommon At Financially Struggling Hospitals

A study has found that women with breast cancer, who have been treated at a cash-strapped hospital, will have a lower chance of receiving breast reconstruction surgery immediately. Breast cancer patients usually undergo either a mastectomy or a lumpectomy.

December 14, 2017

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

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