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1 hr ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Focus on treatment costs, value: Less radiation for elderly women with early breast cancer

In a healthcare climate where the costs of treatment are increasingly weighed against potential benefit, a Yale study has found that radiation oncologists are using fewer or less-aggressive radiation procedures on elderly women with early-stage breast cancer. The findings are scheduled to be presented at the 56th annual conference of the American Society for Radiation Oncology in San Francisco.


Related Topix: Medicine, Focus, Oncology

6 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Breast cancer screening in over-70s 'may lead to overdiagnosis'

Involving much older women in breast cancer screening programs may "lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment" claim experts, following a study on a Netherlands-based national program that screened women up to age 75. For every advanced stage cancer detected through screening among 70-75-year-olds, around 20 "overdiagnosed" early stage cancers were detected. As people in Western societies are living longer, it is expected that in the coming years there will be an increase in the proportion of older women with breast cancer - the largest contributor to death from cancer in women worldwide.


Related Topix: Cancer, Medicine, Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology

10 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Young women with breast cancer have unique concerns

Sara Gonzales, 32, knew it would only be a matter of time before she got breast cancer. She just didn't want it to interrupt her plans to have a family.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Lung Cancer, Genetics

12 hrs ago | Daily Echo

The Haven breast cancer support centre one step closer to changing lives

That is the message from a Hampshire charity which is now one step closer to opening a centre to support thousands of people battling the disease. Cancer support centre The Haven in Wessex has reached a major fundraising milestone after raising more than half its target and will open the doors of number 35 The Square, its Grade Two listed building in Titchfield to the public on Saturday ahead of renovation work.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Hampshire County, England, United Kingdom, Acupuncture

13 hrs ago | The Northern Echo

Breast cancer survivor celebrates 37 years since diagnosis at charity fashion show

East woman who survived breast cancer more than 35 years ago is to take to the catwalk for a celebrity fashion show to launch Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Helen Haydock, 67, from Hurworth, near Darlington, is one of 24 men and women who have received a breast cancer diagnosis asked to take part in the annual show on October 1, which will feature work by Stella McCartney, Jenny Packham and Temperley London.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Fashion, Designers, Stella McCartney

16 hrs ago | The Post-Standard

What Works: St. Agatha Foundation gives money to breast cancer patients

Coman, 53, spent the previous two years paying off hip replacement surgery. Plummeting deep into debt for more expensive medical procedures weighed on her.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Non-Profit, Health Insurance, Nursing

17 hrs ago | SFGate

Ruby Ribbon Launches Its First Cause Collection To Support The Fight Against Breast Cancer

Ruby Ribbon, a fashion company with products sold exclusively through technology-empowered Independent Stylists, announced today that it will team with its sales force to raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment. During the month of October, the sale of seven designated products - including versions of the company's award-winning shapewear - will benefit City of Hope, a world leader in breast cancer research and treatment.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Sales, Internet, Science / Technology, Business News

18 hrs ago | KITV-TV

Royal Hawaiian Hotel helps Komen fight breast cancer

The iconic luxury getaway is pitching in and doing its part to help in the fight to beat breast cancer by hosting a fundraising gala for the Susan G. Komen foundation. You can't help but think PINK when you think of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Mail & Guardian

A novel engineering design for early diagnosis of breast cancer

During their lifetimes, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. It is the number one killer of women aged between 40 and 55. Each year, two million new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed and, depending on the country, more than 40% of these women will die from the disease.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

The Wichita Eagle

What scientists say about the myth that bras cause breast cancer

It seems almost preposterous that a study like this one had to be conducted. But apparently the belief that wearing a bra for long periods of time can cause breast cancer persists, and it turns out the issue hadn't really been studied in scientific fashion.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, University of Washington

'Decoding Annie Parker' Focuses On Women, Breast Cancer and Changing Science

I'm a writer, physician and breast cancer survivor. Earlier in my career I practiced oncology and hematology.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Oncology, Hematology, Lymphoma, Leukemia


Health Startup Launches an App to Guide Breast Cancer Patients

Health startup Willowglade Technologies plans to launch its "My Breast Cancer Journey" app for iOS and Android devices by the end of the month, the first in a series of planned apps designed to provide information and support for cancer patients, the company told Re/code . The tool aims to help those battling breast cancer keep track of their medical tests, submit information to clinical trials, access medical literature customized to their conditions and securely share progress with friends and family.


Related Topix: Cancer, Medicine, Health, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Cambridge Evening News

Addenbrookea s Charitable Trust launches new breast cancer campaign

People are being urged to dust off their coffee cups, get creative in the kitchen and hold an afternoon tea party to help raise A 70,000 for breast cancer treatment, care and research at Addenbrooke's. This year, Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust , the dedicated charity for Addenbrooke's and the Rosie, is relaunching its appeal to beat breast cancer and is hoping to raise A 70,000 for a new ultrasound scanner and vital research into breast medicine at the Cambridge Breast Unit at Addenbrooke's.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Standardized Testing, Education, Cake, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert, Food

UConn Advance

Genetic Screening and Breast Cancer Risk

Last week, the woman who discovered BRCA1, a gene that in a mutated form increases vulnerability to breast cancer, received a Lasker Award for her achievements in medical science. Mary-Claire King of the University of Washington, who simultaneously published an article in JAMA about population-based screening for cancer-related genetic mutations , took the opportunity to call for much wider use of genetic screening for breast and ovarian cancer than currently exists.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, University of Washington, Ovarian Cancer

Here's Something You May Not Want To Know About Your Risk Of Breast Cancer

I'm a Professor of Medicine, Computer Science, and Biostatistics in the Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine. Until mid-2011 I was Professor and Director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Genetics, Johns Hopkins University, Bioinformatics, Science, University of Maryland College Park, Influenza

Witney Gazette

Inaccurate breast cancer tests probe ongoing

INVESTIGATIONS into why 30 women had to be recalled over fears about inaccurate breast cancer tests are ongoing, the Oxford University Hospitals Trust said. Interim medical director Tony Berendt said at the trust board meeting this week: "Patients have almost all completed their assessments and we are continuing with our internal investigation.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Salisbury Journal

Bid for new breast cancer unit

TODAY the Journal is jointly launching a new appeal to fund a much-needed breast cancer unit at Salisbury District Hospital. Together with the Stars Appeal, we aim to raise A 750,000 to provide a quicker and more dignified service to the 4,500 local women and a small number of men who are treated each year.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Oncology

Medical News Today

'Electronic skin' could revolutionize breast cancer detection

A group of scientists are currently working on the development of an "electronic skin" that has the capacity to detect - or "feel" - and produce images of small lumps in breast tissue that the practiced fingers of a clinician could miss. Breast self-examination plays an important role in the early detection of cancer.


Related Topix: Health, University of Nebraska Lincoln

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Brave by Acquarella: 2014 breast cancer awareness polish from

Looking for a go-to fall polish that's not only fashionable but also contributes to a good cause? If so, Acquarella by CureDiva in the shade Brave can be a great choice. Acquarella polishes are completely water-based and non-toxic.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Journal Watch

Screening All Women Up to Age 75 for Breast Cancer "May Lead to Overdiagnosis"

Increasing the upper limit for breast cancer screening from age 69 to 75 in the Netherlands resulted in a slight decrease in diagnoses of advanced breast cancer, while early-stage cancer incidence increased, according to a BMJ study. Using Dutch cancer registries, researchers assessed incident breast cancer rates among 25,000 women aged 70 to 75 before and after a mass screening program began to include women up to age 75. The incidence rates of early-stage tumors increased after the screening change, from 248.7 to 369.9 cases per 100,000 women before screening.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health