Breast Cancer News
The newsletter provides a selection of recent articles in the media related to breast cancer. Subscribe on the right to have the weekly roundup emailed to you.
For breast cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic, a panel of experts has recommended that patients be divided into one of three categories based on the severity of their condition and the potential effectiveness of treatments. Source: BC Experts Recommend 3 Levels...
The use of marijuana as a treatment for cancer symptoms continues to be hotly debated. Let's get the facts straight. Source: Cancer And Cannabis: The Good, The Bad, And The Confusing | The Breast Cancer Site Blog
Clinical trials allow you access to treatment that's not available to the rest of the public. But they're not right for everyone. Source: 10 Questions to Ask Before Signing Up for a Clinical Trial | The Breast Cancer Site Blog
Everything about this is better than a traditional mammogram. Source: Researchers Redesign Mammography Machine So That The Patient Is In Control Of Compression | The Breast Cancer Site Blog
"One breast is smaller and isn't shaped right, and I didn't see any of the flaws when she had finished painting me." Source: Body Paintings Show the “Inner Warrior” in These Breast Cancer Survivors | The Breast Cancer Site Blog
Even the most experienced radiologists using highly sensitive 3D mammography have a hard time detecting cancer in dense breast tissue. Source: How breast density affects cancer risk | UCI Health | Orange County, CA
Climate change has triggered more frequent weather disasters like hurricanes and wildfires that release deadly carcinogens into communities and delay access to cancer treatment. Source: Climate Change Is Fueling Extreme Weather That Lowers Cancer Survival Rate and...
Overdiagnosis means that health professionals are treating cancers that do not necessarily cause harm with harsh cancer drugs, which may negatively impact the person’s quality of life. Source: Is cancer overdiagnosis a problem?
This year, with METAvivor by our side, we hope to break down the walls between previvors (those at an increased risk of developing breast cancer), early-stagers, and late-stage breast cancer patients. Source: Why Fear Is Keeping the Breast Cancer Community From...
A new observational study compared the safety and effectiveness of proton therapy and traditional radiation in adults with advanced cancer. Source: Is Proton Therapy Safer than Traditional Radiation? - National Cancer Institute
Learn about the best practices in breast care during the coronavirus crisis, including treatments and screenings, interacting with your care team, symptoms to watch for and more. Source: Breast Care in the Time of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Mammograms are a frontline defense in detecting breast cancer, but do you need a screening every year? Source: How Often Do I Need a Mammogram? | Keck Medicine of USC
Research into genetic mutations suggests possibility of tests that would detect cancer earlier Source: Signs of cancer can appear long before diagnosis, study shows | Science | The Guardian
Research funded by Cancer Research UK and led by Professor Nigel Bundred pointed to a potential combination treatment which could be effective without chemotherapy. Source: Researchers Treat HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Without Chemo | The Hearty Soul
A new type of immune cell which kills most cancers has been discovered by accident by British scientists, in a finding which could herald a major breakthrough in treatment. Source: Immune cell that kills most cancers discovered by accident by British scientists