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Sleep Found to be a Predictor of Survival for Breast Cancer Patients

Sleep Found to be a Predictor of Survival for Breast Cancer Patients

Sleep efficiency, the ratio of time asleep to time spent in the bed, may be predictive of survival time for women with advanced breast cancer. The study results were published in the journal Sleep. Read More


Are Double Mastectomies Necessary for Most Breast Cancer Patients?

Are Double Mastectomies Necessary for Most Breast Cancer Patients?

A majority of breast cancer patients who decide not to undergo prophylactic mastectomy - a surgical procedure to remove their healthy breast as a precaution - only face a very low risk for breast cancer recurrence. This is according to a new study published in JAMA Surgery that found that as m... Read More


Obesity and its Impact on Breast Cancer Survival

Obesity and its Impact on Breast Cancer Survival

Younger women who are suffering from obesity face a 34 percent greater risk of succumbing to breast cancer, according to a recent study. Researchers have long been aware that excess weight can elevate a woman's risk of developing breast cancer. They are also aware that it's not beneficial for ... Read More


Animal Study Links Folic Acid to Breast Cancer

Animal Study Links Folic Acid to Breast Cancer

Folic acid is a widely known supplement to a number of women, especially for those who are or intend to become pregnant in the future. However, a recent study indicates that ingesting large amounts of folate - a B vitamin - and its synthetic form, folic acid, might actually boost the risk of d... Read More


Preventive Mastectomy Offers Only Marginal Benefits for Breast Cancer Patients Survival

Preventive Mastectomy Offers Only Marginal Benefits for Breast Cancer Patients Survival

For a majority of breast cancer patients, there appears to only be a marginal survival benefit from having their other healthy breast removed, according to emerging research from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. Read More


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


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