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Does Emerging Evidence Finally Prove 'Chemo Brain' Exists?

Does Emerging Evidence Finally Prove 'Chemo Brain' Exists?

Recent research suggests that chemotherapy may impact the memory of even younger cancer patients. The findings were presented at Teenage Cancer Trust's International Conference on Teenage and Young Adult Cancer. Read More


Not All Women Should Undergo Axillary Lymph Node Surgery, According to New Guidelines

Not All Women Should Undergo Axillary Lymph Node Surgery, According to New Guidelines

Once a patient has been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, the lymph node in the region closest to the cancer %u2013 known as the sentinel node - often is removed and forwarded to a pathologist for closer examination. The removal of this one node is known as sentinel node biopsy or diss... Read More


Mastectomy Pros and Cons Infographic

Mastectomy Pros and Cons Infographic

If you've been told by your doctor that you may have a high risk for developing breast cancer in the future, you're likely looking for ways to reduce that risk. Although preventive mastectemy can greatly lower your risk of developing breast cancer, this procedure is a significant decistion tha... Read More


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


Can Aspirin Really Prevent Cancer?

Can Aspirin Really Prevent Cancer?

Consuming a daily dose of aspirin may reduce a woman's risk of ovarian cancer by 20%, according to recent research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Although this new research contributes to numerous other recent studies showing that aspirin may aid in the prevention o... 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


7 Warning Signs You Should See An Oncologist Infographic

7 Warning Signs You Should See An Oncologist Infographic

There are numerous symptoms that suggest that cancer may be present. Unfortunately, these symptoms may be similar to diseases or other problems, so it's imperative that you see your physician to determine the true source of any symptom. It's also important to remember that cancer may be presen... Read More


9 Steps to Recovery Following a Mastectomy Infographic

9 Steps to Recovery Following a Mastectomy Infographic

It can take several weeks to recover from mastectomy surgery, and longer if you have undergone reconstruction. It's critical that you take the necessary time to heal. Here are some guidelines to help you recover at home quickly. Read More


The 6 Steps to Take Following a Positive Cancer Diagnosis Infographic

The 6 Steps to Take Following a Positive Cancer Diagnosis Infographic

It is a scenario that fills a person with dread - waiting in the doctor's office and hearing the word cancer. Individuals receiving a cancer diagnosis claim to be shocked when they first receive the news and were unable to process much of the information that was given afterward. After the ini... Read More


7 Coping Strategies for CHEMO BRAIN Infographic

7 Coping Strategies for CHEMO BRAIN Infographic

For a number of years, cancer patients have faced the frustrating mental fog that accompanies chemotherapy treatment, known commonly as 'chemo brain'. Despite the fact that its exact cause is still unclear and it may strike at any point during cancer treatment, there are ways for patients to c... Read More


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