Study finds racial disparities in physical and functional quality of life for breast cancer survivors

Black women generally had poorer physical and functional quality of life after the diagnosis of breast cancer, and research suggests social and economic conditions were a primary cause. Equal access to quality care could “reduce co-morbid conditions, and other factors that are associated with both the prognosis of breast cancer, quality of life, and the disparities seen between various groups.”

What Is The Link Between Breast Cancer And This Type Of STD? 

Only a small proportion of breast cancers are linked to HPV, and a great deal of research is still needed to probe the link between the two diseases. Researchers are intrigued by the fact that HPV-related breast cancer is far more common in younger women who have a higher rate of sexual activity.
The researchers from the University of New South Wales point to growing evidence that breast cancer is caused by a group of viruses. HPV is only one of the viruses implicated, but the research is helping to find the link between breast cancer and causative viruses.

How I Kept My Hair During Chemotherapy

I was told that with the chemicals I was using, Taxotere and Cytoxan, I would lose my hair but it would grow back, no problem. However, when I checked on I found that many patients were heartbroken because their hair loss was permanent (there are now numerous lawsuits against the maker of Taxotere for failure to disclose this fact). This motivated me to investigate ways to keep my hair. That’s me in the picture wearing a Penguin cold cap. I did not lose my hair.

Women’s cancer deaths: Discussing global inequity 

It is estimated that the number of women diagnosed with breast cancer across the globe will almost double – from 1.7 million last year to 3.2 million in 2030, and where a woman lives plays a large part in whether she will survive the disease. Certain high-cost preventive and treatment measures, such as mammography and radiotherapy, are not available in pooer regions; but there are cost-effective, proven interventions that could save hundreds of thousands of lives per year. Not only are the costs of essential cancer services for women lower than expected, but scale-up of diagnostic, surgical, and treatment services are a highly effective investment compared to the devastating economic cost to countries, communities, and families incurred by the serious shortfall in cancer care.