Breast Cancer News
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Telehealth Can Save People with Cancer Time and Money
The use of telehealth was associated with an average cost savingsExit Disclaimer of between $147 and $186 per visit for patients, according to findings published January 10 in JAMA Network Open.
‘Forever chemicals’ in freshwater fish: Mapping a growing environmental justice problem
From coast to coast, and in almost every state in the U.S., high levels of the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS contaminate freshwater fish. The potential harm is not limited to fish, but the pollution poses health risks to communities that catch and eat the fish....
Good News: US Cancer Death Rate Has Plunged
Although we still don’t have a cure for cancer, we’re getting better and better at preventing and treating it.
Clinical Challenges: Treating Breast Cancer in the ‘Very Old’
Should a woman with breast cancer undergo aggressive treatment if she's age 85, 90, or even older? Specialists say the answer may be yes, depending on the patient's health status and personal wishes.
Disparities in Opioid Access for Cancer Pain at End of Life
Black and Hispanic patients with cancer who are nearing the end of life are less likely than White patients to get needed opioid medications to control their pain, new study results show.
Triple-negative breast cancer: Could a cancer-killing virus clear up tumors?
Although triple-negative breast cancer is challenging to treat, some hope may be on the horizon thanks to a cancer-killing virus called TVEC (talimogene laherparepvec). In a phase 2 clinical trial, 45.9% of patients who received TVEC injections directly to the tumor...
Pausing Breast Cancer Hormone Therapy to Get Pregnant
The study found that women could temporarily stop their hormone therapy for up to 2 years as they tried to conceive without raising the risk of a recurrence in the short term.
Managing Side Effects of Early-Stage Breast Cancer Treatment
The physical and emotional effects of early-stage breast cancer treatment can be challenging. Here are a few ways to manage them.
EWG’s 2023 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce
Check out EWG's Dirty Dozen list to help decide when you should splurge for organic produce – part of our annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™
Brisk Walking for Just 11 Minutes a Day Slashes Risk of Premature Death by 23% Says Study of 30 Million People
The study demonstrated that this would be sufficient to lower the risk of heart disease and stroke–the leading causes of death globally—as well as a number of cancers.
Big Meat Just Can’t Quit Antibiotics
Meat production is making lifesaving drugs less effective. Where’s the FDA?
FDA sets national mammogram standards to protect women with dense breasts
Almost half of women over 40 have dense breast tissue, which is tied to a higher risk of breast cancer -- and also makes it harder to detect cancer.
Can cancer be found in a blood test?
Blood tests that screen people for many kinds of cancer are starting to enter the clinic — causing controversy.
Low-Dose Tamoxifen to Reduce Risk in Women Who Received Chest Radiation
Dr. Sandhya Pruthi explains a study on using low-dose tamoxifen to reduce breast cancer risk in women who received radiation to the chest as children.
Sex and Intimacy
Many women find that breast cancer diagnosis and treatment seriously disrupt their sexual lives.