Breast Cancer

QOL, Adverse Effects Better With Capecitabine After Adjuvant Epirubicin for Breast Cancer

QOL, Adverse Effects Better With Capecitabine After Adjuvant Epirubicin for Breast Cancer

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Women with breast cancer who received capecitabine after adjuvant epirubicin had better quality of life (QOL) compared with those who received CMF after adjuvant therapy.

Taxane-based Chemotherapy May Diminish Balance, Gait in Breast Cancer Survivors

Taxane-based Chemotherapy May Diminish Balance, Gait in Breast Cancer Survivors

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Breast cancer survivors who received taxane-based chemotherapy for their disease are at increased risk for falls due to CIPN and treatment-associated effects on balance and gait.

Weight-Loss Program Aids African-American Breast Cancer Survivors

Weight-Loss Program Aids African-American Breast Cancer Survivors

Community-based, interventionist-guided weight loss program was efficacious for early-stage survivors.

Adding Pertuzumab to Adjuvant Therapy Is Beneficial for Some Women with Early Breast Cancer

Adding Pertuzumab to Adjuvant Therapy Is Beneficial for Some Women with Early Breast Cancer

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Adding a second HER2-blocker to standard care therapy after surgery for HER2-positive breast cancer may be modestly beneficial for some women.

Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Nurse Navigation Survey

Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Nurse Navigation Survey

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A patient survey was designed to examine patient views of their initial breast cancer diagnosis process and care management.

Nurse-Led Psychological Intervention Beneficial in Breast Cancer

Nurse-Led Psychological Intervention Beneficial in Breast Cancer

Participants with high risk of depression reported lower mood disturbance, anxiety, depression following intervention.

Ovarian Function Recovery May Increase Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Ovarian Function Recovery May Increase Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

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Ovarian function recovery (OFR) in women with chemotherapy-induced ovarian function failure decreases residual 5-year disease-free and overall survival.

Novel Approach Increases Breast, Ovarian Cancer Genetic Screening

Novel Approach Increases Breast, Ovarian Cancer Genetic Screening

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A questionnaire added to intake forms at a breast cancer imaging center identified women with BRCA mutations who might otherwise have been missed.

Interactive Tool Improves Breast Cancer Treatment Decision-Making

Interactive Tool Improves Breast Cancer Treatment Decision-Making

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A tool called iCanDecide prepares patients for making decision about treatment better than static online information, study finds.

Treatment for Breast Cancer in Men Differs From Treatment for Women

Treatment for Breast Cancer in Men Differs From Treatment for Women

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Male breast cancer patients are less likely than their female counterparts to receive adjuvant hormone therapy and postlumpectomy radiation.

Efficacy of Trastuzumab Biosimilars Shown Equivalent to Originator in HER2 Breast Cancer

Efficacy of Trastuzumab Biosimilars Shown Equivalent to Originator in HER2 Breast Cancer

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Biosimilars and originator trastuzumab neoadjuvant therapy had a comparable effect on pathologic complete response rates.

Cancer Recurrence Fear Reduced by Novel Psychological Intervention

Cancer Recurrence Fear Reduced by Novel Psychological Intervention

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'Conquer Fear' decreased fear among survivors of breast and colorectal cancer and melanoma compared with relaxation techniques.

Tai Chi Effective, Affordable Alternative to CBT-I for Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors

Tai Chi Effective, Affordable Alternative to CBT-I for Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors

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Tai chi is as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) for the treatment of insomnia in breast cancer survivors.

Even Small Amounts of Alcohol Can Affect Breast Cancer Risk

Even Small Amounts of Alcohol Can Affect Breast Cancer Risk

Even a small glass of wine each day can increase the odds of both premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancer, evidence suggests.

Education, Counseling on Caregiving Role for Spouses Improves Outcomes for Women With Breast Cancer

Education, Counseling on Caregiving Role for Spouses Improves Outcomes for Women With Breast Cancer

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An educational counseling intervention delivered by nurses directly to spouses of women with breast cancer improved marital communications and patients' appraisal of their spouse's interpersonal support.

Home-based Symptom Management With Caregiver Involvement Improves HRQOL in Advanced Breast Cancer

Home-based Symptom Management With Caregiver Involvement Improves HRQOL in Advanced Breast Cancer

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Trends in caregiver involvement in home-based patient care are introducing new avenues for symptom management and improved health-related quality of life for patients undergoing chemotherapy for advanced breast cancer.

Journaling Improves Adherence to Skin Self-Care During Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

Journaling Improves Adherence to Skin Self-Care During Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

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Weekly journaling with oncology nurse review ensures adherence to skin self-care in women undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer.

Mastectomy vs BCT: Understanding Women's Treatment Choice for Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Mastectomy vs BCT: Understanding Women's Treatment Choice for Early-Stage Breast Cancer

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Canadian investigators sought to understand the factors that influence the treatment choices of women with early-stage breast cancer.

High Levels of Negative Emotions in Breast Cancer Survivors Motivates Exercise, Increases Cortisol Levels

High Levels of Negative Emotions in Breast Cancer Survivors Motivates Exercise, Increases Cortisol Levels

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Negative emotions were shown to motivate breast cancer survivors to engage in moderate-to-vigorous exercise, and can increase their daytime levels of cortisol.

Position Statement on Fracture Risk With AI Therapy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Updated

Position Statement on Fracture Risk With AI Therapy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Updated

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Seven interdisciplinary cancer and bone societies released a position statement updating recommendations for limiting bone loss and fracture risk in patients with early-stage breast cancer undergoing treatment with AIs.

Integrating Texture Features in Breast Tissue Analysis Improved Accuracy of Tissue Classification

Integrating Texture Features in Breast Tissue Analysis Improved Accuracy of Tissue Classification

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A texture analysis technique improved classification of different types of breast tissue imaged with optical coherence microscopy.

Follow-up Surgery Not Needed When Breast Cancer Responds to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

Follow-up Surgery Not Needed When Breast Cancer Responds to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

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Women with triple-negative or HER2-positive breast cancer who achieve a pathologic complete response from neoadjuvant chemotherapy may be able to avoid follow-up breast or lymph node surgery.

Manipulation Increases Susceptibility of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer to Conventional Therapy

Manipulation Increases Susceptibility of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer to Conventional Therapy

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Researchers manipulated triple-negative breast cancer cells to make them susceptible to conventional antiestrogen therapy for breast cancer.

New Criteria for Appropriate Use of Bone Scintigraphy to Diagnose and Manage Prostate and Breast Cancer

New Criteria for Appropriate Use of Bone Scintigraphy to Diagnose and Manage Prostate and Breast Cancer

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Several clinical societies came together to create appropriate use criteria for the use of bone scintigraphy in patients with prostate and breast cancer.

Primary Care Physicians Surveyed on Breast Cancer Screening Practices

Primary Care Physicians Surveyed on Breast Cancer Screening Practices

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Given recent guideline changes and lack of consistency in guidelines, a survey sought to highlight how primary care physicians recommend breast cancer screening to their patients.

Low Acculturated Latina Women Reported Breast Cancer Treatment Experience Differently Than Other Groups

Low Acculturated Latina Women Reported Breast Cancer Treatment Experience Differently Than Other Groups

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Researchers found that low acculturated Latina women were moderately less satisfied with surgeon and oncology communication compared with other racial and ethnic groups.

Cost and Complication Rates Differ Among Early Breast Cancer Treatment Options

Cost and Complication Rates Differ Among Early Breast Cancer Treatment Options

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Researchers compared cost data and complications between mastectomy with reconstruction and other guideline-based treatments for patients with early-stage breast cancer.

Use of Counseling, Surgery Rates Show Limited Physician Knowledge of Breast Cancer Genetic Testing

Use of Counseling, Surgery Rates Show Limited Physician Knowledge of Breast Cancer Genetic Testing

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Limited use of genetic counselors and high rate of double mastectomy in women at average risk with early-stage breast cancer illustrate that understanding of genetic testing results is limited.

Recommendations Against Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Not Tied to Patient Satisfaction

Recommendations Against Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Not Tied to Patient Satisfaction

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Study finds patients are not more likely to report dissatisfaction, seek a second opinion, or change doctors due to physician recommendations against CPM.

Physical Activity Improves Outcomes for Patients with Breast Cancer and Survivors

Physical Activity Improves Outcomes for Patients with Breast Cancer and Survivors

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Physical activity is proven to improve both physical and mental effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment, even if the activity needs to be modified to fit the patient's current abilities.

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