For breast cancer screening, mammograms using single reading with computer-aided detection (CAD) offer an alternative to double reading, according to this study.
A collection of recent articles from the medical literature discuss surgically removing and evaluating an increasing number of lymph nodes in patients with colorectal cancer; Black women with breast cancer have a greater chance of dying from the disease than white women; chemotherapy plus radiotherapy with or without resection (preferably lobectomy) are options for patients with stage IIIA (N2) non-small cell lung cancer; respecting the patient’s preferences for treatment is a key component of high quality end of life care; and frankincense oil could prove a useful gift in the treatment of bladder cancer
High intake of sweetened beverages may be associated with an increased risk for breast cancer recurrence among women previously treated for early-stage disease, say researchers who presented their finings at the Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference in Houston in December.
Women at risk for breast cancer are unwilling to accept the potential harms of tamoxifen in order to reduce their chances of breast cancer, say researchers who published their study in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment (2009 Nov 12 [Epub ahead of print]).
Women with early-stage HER2-positve breast cancer are at significant risk of recurrence, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (2009 Nov 2 [Epub ahead of print].