Breast Cancer

Should Increased Breast Density Dictate More Breast Cancer Screenings?

Should Increased Breast Density Dictate More Breast Cancer Screenings?

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Pros and cons of increased breast cancer screening in women with dense breasts are presented by experts.

Treatment Strategies and Predicting Prognoses in Elderly Patients With Breast Cancer

Treatment Strategies and Predicting Prognoses in Elderly Patients With Breast Cancer

[Cancer Management and Research] Data from a total of 16,998 patients with breast cancer included in the SEER database were evaluated to determine the prognosis of various treatment options for elderly patients.

Weight Loss May Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Weight Loss May Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Researchers have linked weight loss with a lower risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

Advances in Radiogenomics: A Review

Advances in Radiogenomics: A Review

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Researchers are seeking genetic biomarkers that can predict which patients are most likely to suffer radiotoxicities and which can safely undergo intensified radiation treatment regimens.

Second Opinions from Multidisciplinary Breast Tumor Board Are Beneficial

Second Opinions from Multidisciplinary Breast Tumor Board Are Beneficial

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A retrospective, observational study investigated the impact of obtaining a second opinion of a breast cancer diagnosis from a multidisciplinary tumor board.

Self-Care Toolkits Ease Negative PostSurgery Experiences for Patients With Breast Cancer

Self-Care Toolkits Ease Negative PostSurgery Experiences for Patients With Breast Cancer

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Self-care toolkits were found to reduce pain and other negative postsurgical experiences for women undergoing surgical procedures for breast cancer.

Current Practices in Breast Reconstruction After Treatment for Breast Cancer

Current Practices in Breast Reconstruction After Treatment for Breast Cancer

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Researchers present a review of postmastectomy breast reconstruction options and patient preferences.

Anticancer and Cardio-protective Effects of Liposomal Doxorubicin in the Treatment of Breast Cancer

Anticancer and Cardio-protective Effects of Liposomal Doxorubicin in the Treatment of Breast Cancer

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research examines the mechanism of action of L-DOX and its most common side effects and highlight results of its use in clinical trials for the treatment of BC as single agent and in combination with other commonly used chemotherapeutics.

Discussing Treatment Costs Reduces Risk of Financial Harm for Patients With Breast Cancer

Discussing Treatment Costs Reduces Risk of Financial Harm for Patients With Breast Cancer

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Results of an electronic survey of women with a history of stage 0-III breast cancer revealed patients' preferences for including costs when discussing treatment options with their cancer care team.

Promising New Way to Identify Breast Cancer Tumors

Promising New Way to Identify Breast Cancer Tumors

An examination of the parameters of a cell's nucleus can help identify the molecular markers of breast cancer tumors.

Routine Scanning in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Unnecessary, Greater Harms

Routine Scanning in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Unnecessary, Greater Harms

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A study presented at 2018 ASCO Quality Care Symposium demonstrates further support for Choosing Wisely Initiative's recommendations against routine scanning in early-stage breast cancer.

Cardiac Monitoring Advised for High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients

Cardiac Monitoring Advised for High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients

Trastuzumab and certain chemotherapy treatments can increase patient risk of heart failure.

Additional Mammography Between Regular Screenings May Improve Breast Cancer Detection

Additional Mammography Between Regular Screenings May Improve Breast Cancer Detection

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The MSP in Germany is designed to detect breast cancer during annually scheduled screenings and between the last negative and following screening among survivors.

Long-term Survival Effect of the Interval Between Mastectomy and Radiotherapy in Locally Advanced Breast Cancer

Long-term Survival Effect of the Interval Between Mastectomy and Radiotherapy in Locally Advanced Breast Cancer

[Cancer Management and Research] Retrospective study investigates the effect of radiotherapy on long-term survival in patients who underwent mastectomy for breast cancer at various time intervals.

OS Better With Ovarian Suppression Plus Tamoxifen or Exemestane for Premenopausal Breast Cancer

OS Better With Ovarian Suppression Plus Tamoxifen or Exemestane for Premenopausal Breast Cancer

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Tamoxifen or exemestane plus ovarian suppression more effectively increases survival than tamoxifen alone for premenopausal women with breast cancer.

Benefit of Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Observed With Midrange Gene Assay Score

Benefit of Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Observed With Midrange Gene Assay Score

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In a randomization of women with early-stage breast cancer, researchers explored the potential benefits of chemotherapy for women whose Oncotype DX RS was midrange.

Young Survivors of Breast Cancer Report Sexual Quality of Life Declines After Treatment

Young Survivors of Breast Cancer Report Sexual Quality of Life Declines After Treatment

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Using 2 established sexual function questionnaires, researchers evaluated the effect of breast cancer treatment on sexual quality of life for survivors of the disease.

Combined Digital Screening Best for Detecting Breast Cancers

Combined Digital Screening Best for Detecting Breast Cancers

Digital mammography and tomosynthesis proved superior to digital mammography alone, according to a study.

ASCO Endorses SIO Guideline for Integrative Therapies in Breast Cancer

ASCO Endorses SIO Guideline for Integrative Therapies in Breast Cancer

Guideline recommends therapies for reducing anxiety/stress, depression/mood disorders, nausea

CDC Reports Screening Drop in Breast, Cervical, and Prostate Cancers

CDC Reports Screening Drop in Breast, Cervical, and Prostate Cancers

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CDC investigators found that from 2000 to 2015, screening for breast, cervical, and prostate cancers decreased significantly.

Mortality Rates for Lung Cancer Likely to Surpass Breast Cancer Among Women by 2030

Mortality Rates for Lung Cancer Likely to Surpass Breast Cancer Among Women by 2030

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Screening practices and smoking habits are expected to have a significant impact on mortality rates for lung cancer and breast cancer among women in high-income countries.

Paget Disease of the Breast (Fact Sheet)

Paget Disease of the Breast (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews Paget disease of the breast symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

Improved Pain Scores With Acupuncture for Arthralgia in Breast Cancer Not Clinically Meaningful

Improved Pain Scores With Acupuncture for Arthralgia in Breast Cancer Not Clinically Meaningful

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In a multicenter study, researchers sought to determine if acupuncture effectively relieved aromatase inhibitor-related joint pain in patients with breast cancer.

Hypnosis: A Comparison of the Efficacy of an Intervention Across Patient Populations

Hypnosis: A Comparison of the Efficacy of an Intervention Across Patient Populations

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Researchers sought to determine if men with prostate cancer would derive the same benefits from hypnosis as women with breast cancer. Their results highlight significant differences in what is helpful for men vs women.

Higher Vitamin D Levels Associated With Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Higher Vitamin D Levels Associated With Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Pooled analysis finds levels 60 ng/mL are most protective among women aged 55 years and older

Combination Training Regimens Improve QOL for Breast Cancer Survivors

Combination Training Regimens Improve QOL for Breast Cancer Survivors

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A systematic review of 36 studies evaluated their findings to determine an overall effect of various types of exercise on quality of life for breast cancer survivors.

Financial Toxicity Discussions an Unmet Need for Breast Cancer Patients

Financial Toxicity Discussions an Unmet Need for Breast Cancer Patients

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Survey responses revealed that clinicians and patients do not agree on whether discussions regarding the impact of treatment on employment and/or financial status occur or are helpful.

Dinner Hour and Sleep Habits Affect Risk of Breast, Prostate Cancers

Dinner Hour and Sleep Habits Affect Risk of Breast, Prostate Cancers

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A population-based, case-control study identified a link between timing of meals and interval between last meal and sleep with risk of cancer, particularly of the breast and prostate.

Choice of Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Affects Satisfaction, Quality of Life

Choice of Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Affects Satisfaction, Quality of Life

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A prospective trial with more than 2000 women who underwent mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction sought to determine patient satisfaction with their breasts and quality of life annually over 4 years after their procedure.

Genetic Link Between Depression and Breast Cancer Remains Unclear

Genetic Link Between Depression and Breast Cancer Remains Unclear

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In this study, researchers sought to determine if a genetic predisposition to depression exists in some patients with breast cancer and how to identify it.

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