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.

Breast Cancer Rates Increasing in Asian-American Women

Breast Cancer Rates Increasing in Asian-American Women

Out of 7 nationality groups studied, only Japanese women didn't have an overall increase in the disease.

Mastectomy Skin Flap Necrosis: Challenges and Solutions

Mastectomy Skin Flap Necrosis: Challenges and Solutions

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research discusses the management options for incidents of mastectomy skin flap necrosis (MSFN).

Mammograms (Fact Sheet)

Mammograms (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews the types of mammograms, false-positive and false-negative results, digital mammography, and tomosynthesis mammography.

National Databases Reports on Racial, Socioeconomic Disparities for Breast Reconstruction Vary

National Databases Reports on Racial, Socioeconomic Disparities for Breast Reconstruction Vary

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Reporting of overall immediate breast reconstruction and of racial disparities varies significantly between SEER and 2 large US databases.

Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomies for Early Stage Invasive Breast Cancer Vary by State

Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomies for Early Stage Invasive Breast Cancer Vary by State

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The proportion of women with invasive early-stage unilateral breast cancer electing CPM has increased significantly, and varies across US states.

Benefits of Radiation Therapy Undone by Smoking in Some Breast Cancer Patients

Benefits of Radiation Therapy Undone by Smoking in Some Breast Cancer Patients

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Absolute risks from radiation therapy for women with breast cancer who continue to smoke could exceed the absolute benefit of the therapy.

Trends in BRCA Mutation Testing Shifting Toward Unaffected Women

Trends in BRCA Mutation Testing Shifting Toward Unaffected Women

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Genetic testing for BRCA gene mutation is increasingly undertaken by women unaffected by breast and/or ovarian cancers.

Postoperative Outcomes Similar With Mobile App Follow-up for Ambulatory Breast Reconstruction

Postoperative Outcomes Similar With Mobile App Follow-up for Ambulatory Breast Reconstruction

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Follow-up via mobile app similar to in-person postoperative visits for low-risk ambulatory patients after breast reconstruction.

Risk Calculator Determines Likelihood of PPBCS in Breast Cancer

Risk Calculator Determines Likelihood of PPBCS in Breast Cancer

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Risk calculator assesses patients for risk of persistent pain after breast cancer surgery (PPBCS).

Smoking Increases Long-Term Risks From Radiotherapy in Breast Cancer

Smoking Increases Long-Term Risks From Radiotherapy in Breast Cancer

Risk associated with radiotherapy for breast cancer is substantially reduced with smoking cessation.

Genetic Similarity to BRCA1/BRCA2 Mutations May Impact Treatment Options

Genetic Similarity to BRCA1/BRCA2 Mutations May Impact Treatment Options

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Genetic signatures similar to BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations could make PARP inhibition a treatment option for some breast cancers.

Evidenced-Based Radiation Treatment Tied to Cost Savings in Early Stage Breast Cancer

Evidenced-Based Radiation Treatment Tied to Cost Savings in Early Stage Breast Cancer

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Health care costs lower for early-stage breast cancer when adjuvant radiation therapy follows evidence-based guidelines.

Arm Lymphoscintigraphy After Axillary Lymph Node Dissection or Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Breast Cancer

Arm Lymphoscintigraphy After Axillary Lymph Node Dissection or Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Breast Cancer

[OncoTargets and Therapy] This research examines the lymphatic flow in the arm following breast cancer surgery and axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) versus sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) using lymphoscintigraphy (LS).

Shorter Treatment of Breast Cancer with Trastuzumab May Lead to Improved Results

Shorter Treatment of Breast Cancer with Trastuzumab May Lead to Improved Results

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A significantly shorter course of trastuzumab achieved both improved outcomes for patients and cost savings for the UK National Health Service.

Directly Informing Patients of Breast Cancer Risk, Options Improves Follow-Up Screening

Directly Informing Patients of Breast Cancer Risk, Options Improves Follow-Up Screening

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Follow-up MRI screening in women at high risk of breast cancer was improved when patients were informed directly of their potential risks and options.

Antiperspirants/Deodorants and Breast Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Antiperspirants/Deodorants and Breast Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines possible relationships between use of antiperspirants or deodorants and cancer risk.

Immunosuppressor Inhibits Metabolic Pathway in Breast Cancer, Kills Cancer Cells

Immunosuppressor Inhibits Metabolic Pathway in Breast Cancer, Kills Cancer Cells

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Leflunomide, an immunosuppressor FDA-approved for rheumatoid arthritis, is effective against breast cancer in mouse study.

Does Pregnancy Increase Risk of Death in Women With Breast Cancer?

Does Pregnancy Increase Risk of Death in Women With Breast Cancer?

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Pregnancy around the time of, or after, diagnosis of breast cancer is not associated with an increased risk of death.

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Remain Inactive After Treatment

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Remain Inactive After Treatment

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Despite the known benefits of physical activity for breast cancer survivors, a large proportion of this population continues to be physically inactive after treatment.

ASCO Issues Adjuvant Bisphosphonate in Breast Cancer Guideline

ASCO Issues Adjuvant Bisphosphonate in Breast Cancer Guideline

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Zoledronic acid and clodranate are the recommended bisphosphonates for the adjuvant treatment of postmenopausal patients with breast cancer.

Skeletal Muscle Mass, Composition Is Predictive of Treatment-Related Toxicity in Breast Cancer

Skeletal Muscle Mass, Composition Is Predictive of Treatment-Related Toxicity in Breast Cancer

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Quantity and quality of skeletal muscle is a more accurate measure for determining dose and of potential treatment-related toxicity in patients receiving chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer.

Trends in Mammography Indicate Better Detection of Cancer, More Biopsies

Trends in Mammography Indicate Better Detection of Cancer, More Biopsies

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Digital mammography has improved breast cancer detection, increased biopsies.

Risk of Lung Cancer Increases After Radiation for Breast Cancer

Risk of Lung Cancer Increases After Radiation for Breast Cancer

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Treatment with radiation therapy for invasive breast cancer may place East Asian women at a greater risk of developing second primary lung cancer (SPLC).

Docetaxel-associated Myalgia-arthralgia Syndrome in Patients With Breast Cancer

Docetaxel-associated Myalgia-arthralgia Syndrome in Patients With Breast Cancer

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research examines possible risk factors and effectiveness of treatments for docetaxel-associated myalgia-arthralgia syndrome.

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