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3 hrs ago | Medical News
Women who have had children appear to have an increased risk of developing estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer , the subtype that carries a higher mortality rate and is more common in women of African ancestry. A similar relationship was found for triple-negative breast cancer.
3 hrs ago | KGNS-TV Laredo
Her name is Lori Staud, and she was diagnosed with breast cancer just after Mother's Day this past year. She chose to have a double mastectomy and chemotherapy.
6 hrs ago | CBS News
A Yale University study found that oncologists are reducing their use of radiation treatment for early-stage breast cancer patients over 70. Also, a common chemical could be hazardous to pregnant women.
Local Karitane resident Tonelle Horner is a facilitator for Encore, a free programme run by YWCA Auckland that helps women who have had breast cancer deal with the physical and emotional effects of treatment. She will soon be holding another Encore programme in Mosgiel, which is free to join for all women who have ever been affected by 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coman, 53, spent the previous two years paying off hip replacement surgery. Plummeting deep into debt for more expensive medical procedures weighed on her.
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.
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.
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.
I'm a writer, physician and breast cancer survivor. Earlier in my career I practiced oncology and hematology.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 07:37 am
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