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More Benefits Than Risks In Mammograms For AT-risk Women In Their 40s
2012-05-02 09:18:26

Image Credit: Photos.com --- Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Researchers recently found that there are more advantages than disadvantages related to breast screening mammograms for women in their 40s who have a higher risk of having breast cancer. The report also states that digital mammography provides more harm than good when compared to film mammography. The study pulled data from the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC), the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling...

2012-04-04 20:20:57

The new model may provide scientists with a better understanding of the disease and help with developing effective interventions Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a very aggressive, often misunderstood type of cancer that is diagnosed more frequently in younger women compared with other types of breast cancer. The five-year survival rate is between 25 and 50 percent–significantly lower than the survival rate for other types of breast cancer. The reason for the poor prognosis is...

2012-03-07 13:54:26

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have found that women with breast pain who receive imaging (mammograms, MRIs or ultrasounds) as part of breast pain evaluation, undergo follow-up diagnostic testing, but do not gain benefit from these additional studies. These findings currently appear on-line in Journal of General Internal Medicine. Breast pain is a common breast health complaint, but very few women with breast pain alone have an...

2012-03-06 13:58:51

Every day 18 Swedish women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Although there is a real need for support and information, many women struggle and get lost in the deluge of information. In a study of 227 women, researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have developed a web-based program to guide patients all the way from diagnosis to rehabilitation. Last year 6,800 Swedish women were diagnosed with breast cancer. Diagnosis is followed by an operation to...

2012-02-09 07:43:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — It kills wives, daughters, moms, and friends. One out of every 36 women die of breast cancer. Among postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, their risk of dying from breast cancer increases with age. Changing demographics and continuously increasing life expectancy will further enlarge the number of older women confronted with breast cancer. In the United States alone, 41 percent of the women who were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008...

2011-12-10 01:30:29

Results also suggest patients who have stray tumor cells in the blood should receive aggressive treatment, even if imaging shows no metastases The presence of circulating tumor cells in the blood appears to have no relationship to survival in women who have just been diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, according to new research from Fox Chase Cancer Center. However, the research shows that these stray tumor cells may signal that the disease has spread to other parts of the body,...

2011-12-09 16:00:00

The American Society of Breast Surgeons suggests that the evidence in the MD Anderson study should be considered in pre-surgical counseling but is not strong enough to preclude the use of APBI in properly selected patients. Columbia, MD (PRWEB) December 09, 2011 In a study presented on 12/7/2011 at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (âœPartial Breast Brachytherapy is Associated With Inferior Effectiveness and Increased Toxicity Compared to Whole Breast...

2011-12-08 22:34:34

Obese patients with early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer may have worse outcomes than patients who are normal weight or overweight, Mayo Clinic researchers found in a study presented today at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. HER2-positive breast cancer gets its name from a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 that promotes cancer cell growth. "Not only did obese women have poorer outcomes given several different therapies tested to treat...

2011-11-29 10:37:03

A second, larger clinical research study led by breast cancer specialists at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) has again proven that comparing a new biopsy of progressing or recurring cancer with that of the original cancer can dictate a change in treatment. The results are published online today ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.  Principal investigator Dr. Eitan Amir, medical oncologist in the PMH Cancer Program, University Health Network, says clinicians involved...

2011-11-14 11:37:46

Amplification of anaplastic lymphoma kinase, which has been reported in other cancers such as non-small cell lung cancers, may be a primary driver of the rapid metastasis that patients with inflammatory breast cancer experience. If validated, the use of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitors may be a new treatment approach for patients with this lethal form of breast cancer. These data were presented at the AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference: Molecular Targets and Cancer...


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