Breast Cancer

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.

Bariatric Surgery Reduced Risk of Some Cancers in Obese Patients

Bariatric Surgery Reduced Risk of Some Cancers in Obese Patients

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Weight loss associated with bariatric surgery could reduce risk of hormone-related cancers, but an increased risk for colorectal cancer was seen in patients who underwent gastric bypass.

Handgrip Force May Provide Objective Evaluation of Cancer-Related Fatigue

Handgrip Force May Provide Objective Evaluation of Cancer-Related Fatigue

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Researchers sought to determine if handgrip force could provide objective measures of CRF in patients with cancer.

Higher Cancer Rates Confirmed in Women With Dense Breasts

Higher Cancer Rates Confirmed in Women With Dense Breasts

Higher rate of recall, lower sensitivity, larger tumor diameter, and more lymph node-positive disease observed in women with dense breasts.

Combined Microwave Ablation and Minimally Invasive Open Decompression for the Management of Thoracic Metastasis in Breast Cancer

Combined Microwave Ablation and Minimally Invasive Open Decompression for the Management of Thoracic Metastasis in Breast Cancer

[Cancer Management and Research] An investigation into the efficacy of microwave ablation and minimally invasive open decompression treatment for breast cancer with thoracic metastases.

High BMI Among Premenopausal Women May Improve Risk for Breast Cancer

High BMI Among Premenopausal Women May Improve Risk for Breast Cancer

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Researchers report on a study to determine the relationship between BMI and risk for breast cancer among younger women, particularly those 18 to 24 years old.

Developing a Specialty Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic

Developing a Specialty Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic

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Creating a multidisciplinary breast clinic can ensure that patients with breast cancer receive care that is timely, effective, and efficient, according to a presentation at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit.

From Disparities to Disclosure: A Discussion on Lesbians and Breast Cancer

From Disparities to Disclosure: A Discussion on Lesbians and Breast Cancer

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Marissa Fors, director of CancerCare's Susan G. Komen® Breast Care Helpline, talked with Dr Penelope Damaskos, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, about breast cancer risk and related challenges for women who identify as lesbian and their healthcare providers.

A High Number of Breast Cancer Survivors Do Not Undergo Annual Surveillance

A High Number of Breast Cancer Survivors Do Not Undergo Annual Surveillance

A sizable number of breast cancer survivors do not undergo annual surveillance.

Radiotherapy Outcomes Improved When Breast Cancer CTCs Detectable 

Radiotherapy Outcomes Improved When Breast Cancer CTCs Detectable 

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Researchers explored connections between overall survival and adjuvant radiotherapy when factoring in CTC status.

Personalized Therapy Shows Promise in Metastatic Breast Cancer

Personalized Therapy Shows Promise in Metastatic Breast Cancer

A personalized therapy can mediate complete durable cancer regression, according to study results.

Primary Prophylaxis Key in Reducing Febrile Neutropenia in Early Breast Cancer

Primary Prophylaxis Key in Reducing Febrile Neutropenia in Early Breast Cancer

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In a retrospective study, researchers investigated the effect of primary prophylaxis on incidence of febrile neutropenia in patients with early stage breast cancer.

Radiation-Induced Esophagitis: A Common, Debilitating Clinical Challenge in Thoracic Radiotherapy

Radiation-Induced Esophagitis: A Common, Debilitating Clinical Challenge in Thoracic Radiotherapy

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A review of current options and ongoing trials for managing ARIE, a common esophageal adverse effect caused by radiotherapy to the thoracic region for lung, breast, or head and neck cancers, or lymphoma.

Walking Program Improved Physical Function, But Not Fatigue, After RT for Breast Cancer

Walking Program Improved Physical Function, But Not Fatigue, After RT for Breast Cancer

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In a multicenter phase 2 study, the Walk With Ease program was evaluated for its effectiveness in reducing radiotherapy-associated fatigue vs usual care in older patients with breast cancer. Results were presented at 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.

Sarcopenia, Adiposity Help Determine Management Strategies for Nonmetastatic Breast Cancer

Sarcopenia, Adiposity Help Determine Management Strategies for Nonmetastatic Breast Cancer

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Sarcopenia and adiposity measures may help clinicians steer management strategies for some patients with breast cancer.

Dose-Dense Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer May Impair Lung Function

Dose-Dense Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer May Impair Lung Function

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Long-term analysis determined the effect of postadjuvant dose-dense chemotherapy on DLCO among women with breast cancer.

Patient-Provider Conversations Regarding Financial Impact of Cancer Therapy Lacking

Patient-Provider Conversations Regarding Financial Impact of Cancer Therapy Lacking

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Survey results presented at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting demonstrated the effects of financial toxicity on patients with early stage breast cancer.

Low-fat Diet May Improve Overall Survival in Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

Low-fat Diet May Improve Overall Survival in Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

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In a follow-up to the Women's Health Initiative study, researchers determined the effect of a low-fat diet on overall survival after a breast cancer diagnosis.

Computer analysis is not better than human clinical evaluation when it comes to measuring breast density

1. Similar associations were observed with clinical BI-RADS and automated BI-RADS with respect to interval and screen-detected cancer. 2. Both automated and clinical BI-RADS showed similar discriminatory accuracy and mammography accuracy. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: In the United States, the standard for monitoring breast density is through the Breast Imaging Reporting and []

Evolution of HER2-Positive Breast Cancer: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Evolution of HER2-Positive Breast Cancer: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

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A review of HER2-positive breast cancer, including etiology, diagnosis, and treatments.

Relative Survival for AYAs Comparable to General Population After 7 Years

Relative Survival for AYAs Comparable to General Population After 7 Years

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Survivorship plans for adolescent and young adult survivors need to consider the relative long-term survival for AYAs with certain cancers. Those with certain cancers may have excess long-term mortality.

Poor Prognosis for Interval Breast Cancer Following Negative Mammography

Poor Prognosis for Interval Breast Cancer Following Negative Mammography

Researchers discovered that the likelihood of a poor prognosis was increased for cases of cancer diagnosed after screening mammography with negative results versus those diagnosed after mammography with positive results.

Various Factors Effect Risk for Interval Invasive Second Breast Cancers

Various Factors Effect Risk for Interval Invasive Second Breast Cancers

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A review of surveillance mammography demonstrated the potential value of these images in post primary therapy treatment of women with breast cancer.

Following False-Positive Results, Patients More Likely to Have Future Cancer Screenings

Following False-Positive Results, Patients More Likely to Have Future Cancer Screenings

The researchers found that the choice to undergo future screenings appeared to be influenced by previous false-positive results for both men and women.

Cancer Screening Follow-up: Enabling Timely Diagnosis, Treatment

Cancer Screening Follow-up: Enabling Timely Diagnosis, Treatment

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A review of the literature on follow-up after positive screening results led researchers to a consensus opinion on timing of diagnostic tests for 4 cancers: breast, cervical, colorectal, and lung.

Intervention Improves Body Image-Related Distress in Survivors of Breast Cancer

Intervention Improves Body Image-Related Distress in Survivors of Breast Cancer

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A randomized study assessed the effectiveness of an Internet-based psychological intervention in helping women survivors of breast cancer cope with the changes brought by their disease and treatment.

Breast Cancer Treatment-Related Financial Burden Greater for Black vs White Women

Breast Cancer Treatment-Related Financial Burden Greater for Black vs White Women

In a study that evaluated outcomes for younger, working age women with breast cancer, researchers identified differences in cancer-related financial adverse events in black women vs white women.

Spotlight on Triptorelin in the Treatment of Premenopausal Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Spotlight on Triptorelin in the Treatment of Premenopausal Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] Researchers present a review of the LHRH agonist triptorelin and the use of this agent to induce chemical castration in estrogen-sensitive breast cancer tumors in younger women.

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