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Disease-Free Survival After Breast Cancer Comparable With Exemestane, Sequential Tamoxifen/Exemestane

Disease-Free Survival After Breast Cancer Comparable With Exemestane, Sequential Tamoxifen/Exemestane

A 10-year follow-up study finds disease-free survival (DFS) comparable with exemestane and sequential tamoxifen/exemestane in patients with HR-positive breast cancer.

Incidence of Invasive Cervical Cancer May Not Be Affected by HIV Status

Incidence of Invasive Cervical Cancer May Not Be Affected by HIV Status

HIV infection may not have a contributory effect on the incidence of invasive cervical cancer (ICC) in women as they age.

Vitamin D3 Supplementation Has No Impact on Breast Density Percentage, Breast Cancer Risk

Vitamin D3 Supplementation Has No Impact on Breast Density Percentage, Breast Cancer Risk

Supplementation with vitamin D3 in premenopausal women does not have a significant effect on breast density percentage, nor does it reduce breast cancer risk.

A Review of CDK4/6 Toxicities and Interactions Management in Breast Cancer

A Review of CDK4/6 Toxicities and Interactions Management in Breast Cancer

CDK4/6 inhibitors, which block the activity of regulatory enzymes, are tolerated fairly well in patients with cancer; however, oncology nurses should be aware of some strategies that minimize their adverse effects.

Relationship Between Breast Cancer and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Inconclusive

Relationship Between Breast Cancer and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Inconclusive

Although a strong correlation between breast cancer diagnosis and stress has been noted — particularly in the form of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — there is no demonstrable evidence to suggest a direct causal relationship between them.

Counseling Regarding Genetic Testing in Breast Cancer Lacking, Yet Many Still Undergo BLM

Counseling Regarding Genetic Testing in Breast Cancer Lacking, Yet Many Still Undergo BLM

Many women with breast cancer with genetic VUS undergo testing and bilateral mastectomy (BLM) without ever receiving genetic counseling.

Fat Grafting May Lead to Better Outcomes in Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction

Fat Grafting May Lead to Better Outcomes in Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction

Fat grafting provides benefits to women with breast cancer considering their options for postmastectomy breast reconstruction, even though this study shows that patient-reported outcomes are similar among women who did and did not undergo the procedure.

Adherence to NCCN Guidelines for Chest CT in Early Stage Breast Cancer Lacking

Adherence to NCCN Guidelines for Chest CT in Early Stage Breast Cancer Lacking

A report on adherence to NCCN Guidelines found that, contrary to guideline recommendations, many asymptomatic patients with stage I/II breast cancer undergo chest CT for pulmonary nodules.

Novel 3D Marker Reduces Radiation, Improves Cosmesis in Breast Conserving Surgery

Novel 3D Marker Reduces Radiation, Improves Cosmesis in Breast Conserving Surgery

Two recent studies examined the benefits of using a 3D bioabsorbable marker to indicate the tumor bed in women with breast cancer who underwent breast conserving surgery (BCS).

Cancer Risks for BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers Determined by Age, Family History, Mutation Location

Cancer Risks for BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers Determined by Age, Family History, Mutation Location

Risk assessment study for carriers of the BRCA1/2 mutation identified the factors that influence their risk of developing breast cancer, ovarian cancer, or contralateral breast cancer.

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