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2008-10-09 18:00:12

By MAGGIE FITZROY When Susan Hitch of Ponte Vedra Beach learned she had breast cancer, her doctor sent her to get a magnetic resonance imaging exam to see if the disease had spread. While awaiting the results at home, she panicked. Sobbing, she imagined the worst. Then she picked up the phone to call Cynthia Carrasco, breast health coordinator for Baptist Medical Center-Beaches. Carrasco called the lab, got the results and called Hitch to tell her that the disease had not spread,...

2008-10-02 15:00:11

FLUSHING, N.Y., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by New York Hospital Queens: WHO: Karen Karsif, M.D., Director of The Breast Center at New York Hospital Queens, as well as other experts from The Cancer Center are available to speak about breast cancer risks, prevention and the importance of early detection. New York Hospital Queens has services for breast cancer patients to facilitate their treatment planning, such as a patient 'navigator' who helps...

2008-09-29 21:00:14

What you should know Breast tumors can be detected in a mammogram or magnetic resonance image and through self-exams. West Tennessee mammography screening rates are among the lowest in the country. Too many women are not getting screened . In West Tennessee, the diagnosis of late-stage breast cancer is among the highest in the country. Anything that can affect your chance of getting cancer is called a risk factor. Risk factors can include your lifestyle, such as smoking and drinking;...

2008-09-23 00:00:29

Women with breast cancer treated with lumpectomy and radiation report a high level of overall quality of life years after treatment, U.S. researchers said. Study leader Dr. Gary Freedman of the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia said women treated for breast cancer by lumpectomy and radiation had a quality of life comparable to that a general sampling of the adult women U.S. population. "Treatments for breast cancer may decrease quality of life temporarily, but this is evidence that...

2008-09-23 00:00:29

A magnetic resonance imaging scan could replace exploratory surgery for women whose breast cancer has spread to the lymph nodes, U.S. researchers said. In a study of 167 patients who underwent radiation therapy for invasive breast cancer after surgical staging of their tumors, researchers at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle found that the tumors' physiological information shown on MRI scans correlated with surgically based findings of...

2008-09-21 12:00:25

SEATTLE, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- For women whose breast cancer has spread to their lymph nodes, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan could replace exploratory surgery as the method for determining whether those women need radiation therapy to treat their disease, according to a study to be presented during the annual meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) which opens today in Boston. In a retrospective study of 167 patients who underwent...

2008-09-12 15:00:21

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines, the world's largest airline, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R), the world's largest breast cancer organization, today rolled out the largest and last of eight aircraft that display the special co-branded pink-ribbon motif. The final aircraft is a Boeing 777 that will carry the Komen for the Cure brand to places such as Europe, Asia, and Latin America, signifying the impact of the organization on the global fight...

2008-09-09 06:00:39

There are more than 250,000 women under the age of forty that are living with breast cancer and 11,000 will be diagnosed in the next year. Television-star Christina Applegate's tumor was detected through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which was ordered by her doctor, according to her publicist. That decision proved lifesaving because the cancer was caught early--when it is most likely to be treated and cured. While the highly sensitive MRI is excellent at detecting tumors in...

2008-09-05 06:00:05

Agendia, a molecular cancer diagnostics company, has launched TargetPrint, a new diagnostic test that allows physicians to quantitatively determine the gene expression levels of the estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 in breast cancer tumor biopsies. According to the company, the accurate measurement of these receptors is of paramount importance in planning treatment of breast cancer patients after surgery and assists physicians and patients...

2008-08-21 18:00:17

DEAR DR. GOTT: My wife has had breast cancer for two years. She had a lumpectomy on her right breast, followed by chemotherapy and radiation. The only problem she has had since her treatment is burning and numbness in her feet and legs. I might add she is on her feet eight hours a day as a cashier. She never had these problems prior to her cancer. Her doctors don't think it is neuropathy. We do have a couple of nerve centers in our area, but we would like your recommendation as to the right...


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