People with cancer are four times more likely than the general population to develop a serious blood clot, especially deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot often found in the leg, pelvis, or arms, which can move through the body and lodge itself in the lungs, becoming a pulmonary embolism (PE). Together, DVT and PE are known as venous thromboembolism (VTE) — a dangerous and potentially deadly medical condition. It’s important for cancer patients to know the risk factors, signs, and symptoms of VTE and take preventive measures.
The potential implications of a cancer diagnosis and the stresses that naturally arise — most importantly on my wife but also on our children and myself, are overwhelming. I can’t imagine what they would be like were we to also have to work through the stresses associated with a system of private insurance or, worse, the stresses involved in having no coverage at all.
Aided by machine learning, the researchers taught a computer to rapidly sort images of breast tumors to identify which ones had estrogen receptors, a key to determining prognosis and treatment options. That’s a big step forward from microscopes and cell biopsies in use for more than a century, according to the scientists.
New research with mice suggests ways that immunotherapies could treat more cancers.
Now, a collaborative study involving the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY, and the University Hospital of Oslo in Norway, has uncovered a potential explanation that scientists could use to more accurately assess the risk that metastatic cancer in the bone will develop in cases of breast cancer.
Breast cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation can weaken your immune system and make you more vulnerable to food-borne pathogens. We’ve collected a list of foods to avoid if you have breast cancer.
Two-time breast cancer survivor Kimberly Jewett explains how to be your own best advocate in our latest podcast.