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2006-03-22 12:18:53

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Exposure to the among of radiation produced by mammography does not substantially increase the risk of breast cancer in women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, even when screening begins at an early age, investigators report in The Lancet Oncology, published online on March 22. Because BRCA mutations disrupt the repair of DNA damage, it was feared that DNA-damaging radiation from mammography would increase these patients' risk. Dr. Steven A. Narod,...

2006-03-03 09:25:53

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite the inconvenience and anxiety of being recalled for a repeat mammogram after a questionable finding, most women would willingly undergo additional tests if this would result in even a slightly increased chance of earlier breast cancer detection, a new survey shows. "Overall, we found that women who responded overwhelmingly preferred this trade-off," Dr. David Gur and his colleagues report. Guidelines urge radiologists to keep their recall rates at...

2006-02-01 15:05:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Use of radiation therapy reduces the risk that a breast cancer removed with breast-conserving surgery will return, according to a report in the medical journal Cancer. A surgical specimen with no evidence that cancer was left behind is tied to a reduced risk of recurrence as well. The results also show that cancer recurrence is an important determinant of subsequent spread to distant sites in the body. The study involved 1,901 women with early breast cancer who...

2006-01-24 11:46:32

By Matthew Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Twenty-two women were wrongly given the all clear at two Greater Manchester hospitals when they actually had breast cancer, a report on Tuesday revealed. An investigation has now been launched into the misdiagnoses and the radiologist at the center of the scandal has been suspended. "It is absolutely frightful. I have certainly never been involved as anything as upsetting as this," said Dr. Richard Campbell, medical director for Trafford...

2006-01-20 09:20:19

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Survivors of early-stage breast cancer generally receive good health care in the first year after they finish treatment, but not all of them get the recommended check-up mammogram, according to a new report. Among every 100,000 women alive today in the United States, 815 are breast cancer survivors. Monitoring after treatment is important for detection of a second cancer, reassurance that the cancer remains in remission, and identification of side effects...

2005-12-29 10:17:52

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Though most women with breast cancer are aware they have the option for breast reconstruction soon after surgery, few may fully understand the details of the procedure, a new study suggests. This was particularly the case, researchers found, for black women, who were more likely to say they did not know enough about breast reconstruction or to feel that the procedure was not recommended. In addition, only a minority of women -- 38 percent -- had breast...

2005-12-15 22:44:38

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Cancer patients who have radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery have a lower risk of recurrence and a better chance of beating the illness, according to a study on Friday. An overview of 78 trials into the benefits of radiotherapy, which kills cancer cells left in the breast after the tumor has been removed, showed the five-year risk of the cancer returning dropped from 26 percent to seven percent in women receiving the treatment. The...

2005-11-30 16:33:39

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with Alzheimer's disease receive less treatment for breast cancer than do comparable female Medicare beneficiaries, the results of a new study indicate. However, this pattern is not necessarily inappropriate, the authors note in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Dr. Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin and colleagues from Columbia University, New York, examined the use of breast cancer treatment in patients with Alzheimer's disease based on data...

2005-11-28 12:30:00

NEW YORK -- The distance a woman has to travel to reach a radiation therapy facility appears to influence whether she receives the recommended treatment for early-stage breast cancer, investigators report. Women who live farther away are also less likely to undergo breast-conserving surgery plus radiation as opposed to mastectomy. Treatment guidelines recommend breast-conserving surgery plus radiation for early stage breast cancers. However, radiation treatment after surgery involves daily...

2005-10-26 12:21:53

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The further a woman with breast cancer lives from a radiation therapy facility, the less likely she is to have breast-conserving therapy, a new study shows. Since 1990, Dr. Anneke T. Schroen of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and her team note, breast conservation therapy has been considered the gold standard for women with early-stage breast cancer. This type of therapy involves removing the tumor surgically along with any cancer-containing...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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