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One out of 5 older women may delay or not finish treatment following breast cancer surgery, U.S. researchers said. The analysis of the National Cancer Institute's cancer registry, published in the journal Cancer, also shows this suboptimal care can lead to worse outcomes. Dr.
CASPER, Wyo., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rocky Mountain Oncology Center (RMOC), is the first cancer center in Wyoming to offer and perform partial breast irradiation treatment. This ground-breaking treatment, offers many patients with early-stage breast cancer a new treatment option.
SALT LAKE CITY, Oct.
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.
There are strategies women can follow to help prevent breast cancer, such as not smoking. Women also can increase their resistance by eating healthful foods, exercising regularly and controlling stress. Some risk factors, such as an inherited genetic makeup, cannot be controlled.
Women whose breast cancer recurs are often treated with a second lumpectomy rather than a mastectomy, defying recommendations, U.S. researchers said.
EVERGREEN PARK, Ill., Sept.
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.
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.
A new study supports an interaction between severe life events, psychological distress, and breast cancer.
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