85% of all breast cancer cases are caused by factors other than heredity, such as environmental toxins, bad eating habits, and stress.
But is starting a patient advocacy group a good idea? When does it make sense and when does it not? How does one even get started with such an undertaking?
A new ‘smart blood test’ could revolutionise cancer treatment by matching patients to the most effective care earlier. Liquid biopsies, which would cost between £200 and £300, could become a standard part of patient care within just two years, experts believe.
A groundbreaking clinical trial involving 1,000 breast cancer patients will be launched in the next two months.
Numerous studies have connected stress with lower immune function and higher incidences of disease in general. A recent report, however, analyzed the findings of close to a hundred other studies that showed how the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) can actually encourage metastasis when it is chronically activated.
Other symptoms of breast cancer include breathlessness and weight loss. Researchers say too many women are unaware of other kinds of symptoms. 76 per cent went to GP with a lump but only 17 per cent with other issues. Waited twice as long to go to doctors than women complaining of lump
Again and again, statistics confirm that when individuals in developing countries adopt the eating and lifestyle patterns of industrialized peoples, this change inevitably comes with a decline in overall health and a subsequent increase in lifestyle-induced diseases such as cancer.
According to the study presented at 2016 National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer conference in Liverpool, about one in six women diagnosed with non-lump breast cancer experiences symptoms like breast pain, shape abnormalities, ulceration, inflamed or infected breast and skin abnormalities.
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The procedure, called intraoperative radiation therapy (or IORT), is an electronic form of targeted radiation treatment ideal for women with stage 1 or 2 cancer that has not progressed to the lymph nodes. Breast surgeons to work together with radiation oncologists in the operating room to deliver a single dose of radiation and simultaneously remove the lump while the patient is under anesthesia.
According to a study published in the journal CANCER, women with breast cancer who were socially isolated had a 40 percent higher risk of recurrence, a 60 percent higher risk of dying from breast cancer and a 70 percent higher risk of dying from any cause when compared with socially integrated women.
How can a clean, white pad or tampon cause damage? Unless that pad or tampon is made with organic cotton, chances are that it’s made with GMO cotton treated with crop pesticides. 94% of the cotton grown in the United States is genetically modified. If it’s an “odor neutralizing” product or contains any sort of fragrance, it contains a chemical soup of contaminates that can potentially cause infertility, neurological defects, hormone dysfunction, and cancer.
Surgical removal of cancerous tissue (and even biopsies) can cause the cancer to spread. Since it is generally accepted in cancer research that about 90% of patients die from metastases or secondary tumors, and only a small minority die from a primary tumor, this information should of great interest to doctors as well as patients.
Several studies have suggested that individuals taking metformin have a reduced risk of developing certain cancers and of dying from cancers that do develop. Current clinical trials are testing the impact of metformin on cancers of the breast, prostate and pancreas; and several research groups are working to identify its molecular targets.
Researchers report that a substantial majority of patients got a respite from cancer-related mood disorders after a single large dose of psilocybin, the active compound in perception-altering, vision-inducing “magic mushrooms.”
To develop the prediction model, researchers analyzed the expression of genes from breast cancer samples drawn from 389 triple negative breast cancer patients before treatment, and they also drew upon data on how those patients responded to treatment. Knowing in advance which patients will respond to chemotherapy could help physicians determine the best course of treatment.
A study in the American Journal of Medical Science demonstrated that the aqueous extract from B. javanica and the induction of apoptosis by components of B. javanica is an indicated mechanism by which it kills cancer cells. The study found that B. javanica treatment lead to 70% cell death in breast cancer cells.
There are three ways to look at battling cancer. For those who don’t have it, lowering risk is the primary goal. For those who’ve had it, successfully recovering and of course reducing the chances of recurrence are of utmost importance. For those who currently have it, the priorities are getting rid of it and minimizing the harmful effects that both the disease and the treatment have on the body. Exercise has been shown to help with all three.
What makes the UTSA system different is that it’s an implantable capsule, filled with medicinal fluid that uses about 5000 nanochannels to regulate the rate of release of the medicine, Hood explained. “This way, we have the proper amount of drugs in a person’s system to be effective, but not so much that they’ll harm that person.”
In a 7 year study of 1,666 breast cancer patients, premenopausal women with higher Vitamin D levels were 55% more likely to survive, 42% more likely to die free of invasive disease, and 63% less likely to die of breast cancer. Postmenopausal women were 25 – 28% more likely to survive over the course of the study.
Biden’s new nonprofit group will focus on many “moonshot” issues, including the need to knock down “silos” in cancer research and share research data and medical records more widely, boosting participation in clinical trials, and finding new ways to improve treatment provided by community oncologists. He said he also wanted to work on reducing racial disparities in diagnosis and treatment.