Breast Cancer Articles & Stories

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


Biosimilar Drugs Can Lower Price of Cancer Treatment, but Concerns Still Loom

Biosimilar Drugs Can Lower Price of Cancer Treatment, but Concerns Still Loom

It has become standard practice for American households to substitute generic drugs for their name brand equivalents. These generics can save families a tremendous amount of money over time. However, a new class of drugs is emerging that attempts to emulate the efficacy of more complex drugs k... Read More


Omega-3 Fatty Acids Slow Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cell Proliferation

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Slow Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cell Proliferation

Omega-3 fatty acids demonstrate the capacity to slow the growth of triple-negative breast cancer cells when compared to cells from luminal types of cancer. This is according to research from Fox Chase Cancer Center. Read More


Battling Breast Cancer by Curbing its Sugar Craving

Battling Breast Cancer by Curbing its Sugar Craving

Investigators have found a means of potentially battling chemotherapy-resistant breast cancer. This is according to a study published in the journal Chemical Science. This new approach, developed by University of Southampton researches, involves curbing breast cancer cells' sugar craving. Read More


Breast Cancer Treatment Can Be Improved with Proteomics

Breast Cancer Treatment Can Be Improved with Proteomics

Karolinska Institute researchers in Sweden have found a protein that could aid doctors in determining what type of treatment patients with hormone driven breast cancer should undergo. Published in Nature Communications, this recent study shows that high levels of a protein known as retinoic ac... Read More


Diagnosed with Breast Cancer? Be Aware of Your Treatment Options

Diagnosed with Breast Cancer? Be Aware of Your Treatment Options

A breast cancer diagnosis can bring forth a wide range of emotions including shock, denial, fear, and sadness. But remember, a cancer diagnosis is not the end. Rather, it is the beginning of a battle on many fronts that will test a patient's will and resolve. Breast cancer can be beaten. Incre... Read More


Cognitive Training May Help Breast Cancer Patients' Mental Processing

Cognitive Training May Help Breast Cancer Patients' Mental Processing

Does standard chemotherapy for patients with breast cancer affect how well they think - how well the brain functions? This is a question that has been troubling both patients and doctors for several years. Commonly called "chemo-brain", the question arises whether there are strategies that can... Read More


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