Women who have dense breasts likely need additional screening outside a traditional mammography to ensure they do not have breast cancer. But doctors are not required to inform women that they have dense breasts uniformly across the nation
For patients who test in the low risk category with a score of under 18 on the recurrence scale, Oncotype DX allows them to avoid chemotherapy entirely. Unfortunately, there are a large proportion of results that just aren’t that clear cut, and study is ongoing to see whether more patients could also skip the chemo without putting themselves at risk. Finding ways to treat tumors effectively without wasting effort or exposing patients to unnecessary risk is an important part of the fight against cancer.
Experts urge cancer patients not to rush into treatment and instead take the time to get a second opinion. For one thing, you should make sure that your diagnosis is correct.
There are contadictory studies on the relationship between birth control and cancer. Some sources attribute this to data falsification among scientific studies controlled by pharmaceutical interests that don’t want the public to know the truth about how and why oral contraceptives cause cancer.
A young Indian Australian doctor, who works as a Chief Scientist at BCAL Diagnostics in Sydney, Dr Dharmica Mistry has discovered a simpler method to detect breast cancer. She realised that oils from the blood of breast cancer patients was being deposited in their hair and that a simple blood test could screen for the disease. Although the test is not yet on the market, preliminary results show a promising 90 per cent cancer detection rate.
The FDA banned the antibacterial chemical triclosan from soaps after findings that suggest long-term exposure could “pose health risks, such as bacterial resistance or hormonal effects.” But the chemical may still be used in many other products including makeup, furniture, toys, pesticides – and best-selling Colgate Total toothpaste.
Some people may be less forthcoming about their cancer for any number of reasons — because they’re just private people, or they may not want it to affect their professional lives, or they may be more worried about family members.
Instead of using a scalpel to cut and remove a cancer tumor, doctors use a carbon dioxide laser. When the intense beam of light touches tissue— breast or otherwise— it causes the tissue to vaporize.
Once a person has been found to have an abnormal BRCA1, BRCA2, or PALB2 gene, it makes the most sense to proceed by testing the relative most closely related to her (or him). If that next relative does not have it, she or he could not have passed it on to children
Messages from the media on sugary drinks are conflicting. On one hand, the notion of a seasonal pumpkin-flavored latte evokes sentiments of childhood traditions. On the other, news reports of a rising obesity epidemic, ridden by the life altering and debilitating effects of chronic diseases cast a threatening shadow over our comfort drinks.
This is a comprehensive review of what we know about immunotherapy, which may be the wave of the future in cancer treatment.
The Wall Street Journal reported in 2013 that more than 15 million Americans lived within a mile of a well. Environment America found that more than 650,000 kindergarten through 12th grade children in nine states attend school within one mile of a fracked oil or gas well.
Two landmark studies by researchers in the United Kingdom and Canada found that treating patients with higher doses of radiation for a shorter period – about three to four weeks – produced results that were as good as or better than the conventional approach.
Immunotherapy is a significantly different approach from conventional treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation. The latter attack the malignancy itself, while immunotherapy aims to empower the immune system to kill it.
What’s most important is that you’re confident with your treatment
Many families struggle to break the news of a cancer diagnosis to the children in their family. Simpson-Jacobs’ book helps them overcome it and explain the diagnosis in a way that children can understand.
Breasts with cancer have different bacteria, and this information could lead to new methods of diagnosis and treatment. Researchers plan to analyze the bacteria to try to tease out their role in developing, worsening or even slowing cancer.
These substances − designed by man − metabolize into toxic compounds that cause metabolic dysfunction, disease, and cancer.
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Breast cancer can often be difficult to detect in its early stages. While some with breast cancer will experience lumps, pain, swelling, and skin changes, others may experience no obvious symptoms.