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Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Breast cancer survival rates are improving. Many women live long and productive lives after treatment. However, in a minority of cases breast cancer does return. Below is a chart based on a 2008 study that shows the recurrence of breast cancer after 5 years of adjunctive therapy. Read More


10 Reasons To Seek a 2nd Opinion for Cancer Treatment

10 Reasons To Seek a 2nd Opinion for Cancer Treatment

Cancer is a challenging diagnosis. Suddenly a patient and their family are confronted with a vast amount of information and the need to make many critical choices from choice of physician, which treatment options to undertake, what to tell friends and relatives, etc. It is confusing. Yet feeli... Read More


Breast Cancer Early Detection Infographic

Breast Cancer Early Detection Infographic

Detecting breast cancer early is critical for successful treatment. Here are seven practical tips you should consider about early breast cancer detection. Read More


Breast Cancer to Be Treated with Nipple Injections

Breast Cancer to Be Treated with Nipple Injections

Researchers in Boston, MA, are exploring the potential of delivering drugs directly into the milk ducts via the nipple as a therapeutic option for breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer among American women following skin cancers. It is estimated that 1 in 8 wome... Read More


Breast Cancer's Spread to Brain Linked to Protein

Breast Cancer's Spread to Brain Linked to Protein

Brain metastasis is a frightening outcome of advanced stage breast cancer, with a grim prognosis and few options for treatments. The spread of cancer to the brain is often undetected until patients begin to experience symptoms such as headaches, seizures, and difficulty thinking. Researchers h... Read More


Breast Cancer Risk May Be Lowered By a Tomato-Rich Diet

Breast Cancer Risk May Be Lowered By a Tomato-Rich Diet

It's been long known that postmenopausal women face an increased risk of developing breast cancer. But now, a new study indicates that following a diet rich in tomatoes may lower this risk. This is according to new research reported in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Read More


Breast Cancer Spread Triggered by Low Oxygen Levels in Tumors

Breast Cancer Spread Triggered by Low Oxygen Levels in Tumors

Scientists have found that low oxygen conditions can spur the production of proteins that contribute to the spreading of breast cancer cells. This is according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read More


Breast Cancer Linked to High-Fat Diets During Puberty

Breast Cancer Linked to High-Fat Diets During Puberty

Young women who are approaching the age of puberty could lower their risk of breast cancer if they avoided high-fat diets. This is according to researchers from Michigan State University who have published their findings in the journal Breast Cancer Research. They suggest that consuming a diet... Read More


Changes in Resting Brain Function May Account for 'Chemo Brain' Phenomenon Following Chemotherapy

Changes in Resting Brain Function May Account for 'Chemo Brain' Phenomenon Following Chemotherapy

Breast cancer chemotherapy is known to be linked with cognitive dysfunction in treated patients. However, the precise cause of this 'chemo brain' phenomenon has been unclear to researchers. Now, a Stanford School of Medicine study led by Dr. Shelli Kesler, PhD, explores one of the most promisi... Read More


Breast Cancer Subtypes: Understanding Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

Breast Cancer Subtypes: Understanding Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) is a form of breast cancer that originates in the cells lining the ducts of the breast. In this type breast cancer, the cells have begun to spread to surrounding breast tissue, with the capacity to eventually spread to other areas of the body. IDC is the most co... Read More


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