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2008-10-03 15:00:31

Women whose breast cancer recurs are often treated with a second lumpectomy rather than a mastectomy, defying recommendations, U.S. researchers said. Lead author Steven Chen of the University of California, Davis, and co-author Steve Martinez, also a University of California, Davis, surgical oncologist, used data from a national cancer database for their study that involved 747 patients who previously received lumpectomy -- tumor removed -- and were diagnosed with cancer a second time in...

2008-09-30 09:01:00

EVERGREEN PARK, Ill., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Little Company of Mary Hospital announced a breakthrough procedure that delivers a complete dose of radiation therapy in the operating room at the time of surgery (lumpectomy) for patients with early stage breast cancer. The first treatment was performed on a breast cancer patient as part of a clinical trial at the Hospital. Marianne Howley, of Palos Park, underwent the procedure on September 3rd...

2008-09-24 18:00:40

A predictive measurement -- preoperative endocrine prognostic index, or PEPI score -- may help women choose breast cancer treatment, U.S. researchers said. Researchers led by Dr. Matthew Ellis of Washington University developed and validated the PEPI score. "At present about 83 percent of patients are cured of breast cancer," Ellis said in a statement. "The key is to identify that 83 percent so we can treat them with effective available therapies and focus our research efforts on the 17...

2008-09-23 12:00:13

By DENISE GRADY By Denise Grady The New York Times Three weeks of radiation treatment work just as well as the usual course of five weeks or more for women with early-stage breast cancers, Canadian researchers have reported, after monitoring a large group of patients for 12 years. The results, presented Monday at a conference in Boston, provide some of the strongest evidence yet that radiation schedules can safely be shortened to make life easier for patients and to let clinics...

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2008-09-13 17:30:00

A new study supports an interaction between severe life events, psychological distress, and breast cancer. One of the authors, Dr. Ronit Peled, said young women who are exposed to severe life events more than once should be considered as a risk group for breast cancer and treated accordingly.Peled, from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel, and colleagues studied 255 women younger than 45 years old who had been diagnosed with breast cancer, and compared them with 367 healthy...

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...

2008-08-21 21:00:14

By J. Hope Babowice You wanted to know Karina Alexis Casillas of Waukegan wanted to know: Do we have a cure for breast cancer? If you have a question you'd like Kids Ink to answer, write Kids Ink, care of the Daily Herald, 1795 N. Butterfield Road, Suite 100, Libertyville, IL 60048 or send an e-mail to lake@@dailyherald.com. Along with the question, include your name, age, phone number, hometown, grade and school. For more information The Warren Public Library suggests these...

2008-08-20 06:00:58

By Liz Szabo Christina Applegate's choice to have a double mastectomy puts her in the company of a growing number of women who are taking aggressive steps to avoid dying of breast cancer. Studies show more patients are choosing mastectomies, even though women are just as likely to survive if they have smaller, breast-conserving surgeries. Doctors say part of the trend has been spurred by technology: scans that can detect smaller, earlier cancers; sophisticated genetic tests that can...

2008-08-13 21:00:10

Breast cancer survivors may still have a substantial risk of disease recurrence five years after treatment, Houston researchers warn. The study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, said among breast cancer patients who were cancer-free five years after initiating systemic therapy, 89 percent remained recurrence-free at five years -- about 10 years after a woman's initial diagnosis -- and 80 percent remained recurrence free at 10 years -- about 15 years after...

2008-07-24 21:00:19

By Jane Oppermann It's a procedure that lasts no more than 20 minutes, delivers 5 to 10 seconds of discomfort and saves lives. But mammograms don't get high marks from many women, despite much effort to alleviate uneasiness or fear of pain. Cost concerns and confusion with insurance coverage might also be why some women aren't signing up for this important screening technique. A report by The Cochrane Collaboration, an organization evaluating medical research, showed women were not...


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