Updates to The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer

Here you’ll find useful information that complements the book.

Diagnosis

How Often Do I Need a Mammogram? 

How Often Do I Need a Mammogram? 

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

New tech takes radiation out of cancer screening 

New tech takes radiation out of cancer screening 

Researchers have developed a new, inexpensive technology that could save lives and money by routinely screening women for breast cancer without exposure to radiation. The system uses harmless microwaves and artificial intelligence (AI) software to detect even small,...

Breast cancer: An innovative blood test could aid early detection

Breast cancer: An innovative blood test could aid early detection

Researchers are developing a blood test that could help detect breast cancer 5 years before any symptoms become apparent. This method would also be less uncomfortable and more cost effective than traditional mammograms. Source: Breast cancer: An innovative blood test...

Surgery

Hormone Therapy Before or Even Without Surgery? 

Hormone Therapy Before or Even Without Surgery? 

Early stage ER+ breast cancer patients who did not get surgery have no difference in survival and metastasis free survival after 12 years, although there are some additional local recurrences.Patients can sometimes feel nervous about reducing treatment, especially...

Changes with Radiation Treatment on the Horizon 

Changes with Radiation Treatment on the Horizon 

The Dutch team presented 10 year follow up results of the EORTC AMAROS trial, which compared radiation therapy or surgery to treat early breast cancer with positive sentinel node. Patients in both groups had the same overall survival and disease-free survival after...

Chemotherapy

How Is Immunotherapy Different from Chemotherapy? 

How Is Immunotherapy Different from Chemotherapy? 

In this video, oncologist Melissa Wilson, MD, PhD, explains how the new, FDA-approved immunotherapy attacks cancer cells differently than traditional chemotherapy. Source: How Is Immunotherapy Different from Chemotherapy? - HealthiNation

Radiation

Is Proton Therapy Safer than Traditional Radiation? 

Is Proton Therapy Safer than Traditional Radiation? 

 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

New tech takes radiation out of cancer screening 

New tech takes radiation out of cancer screening 

Researchers have developed a new, inexpensive technology that could save lives and money by routinely screening women for breast cancer without exposure to radiation. The system uses harmless microwaves and artificial intelligence (AI) software to detect even small,...

How proton radiotherapy can kill cancer in milliseconds

How proton radiotherapy can kill cancer in milliseconds

New research in mice shows "for the first time" that scientists can use protons to administer radiation therapy in a matter of milliseconds, killing cancer cells while protecting healthy tissue. Source: How proton radiotherapy can kill cancer in milliseconds

Lifestyle Issues

The Anti-Cancer Diet: Foods to Fight Cancer 

The Anti-Cancer Diet: Foods to Fight Cancer 

An anti-cancer diet is an important strategy you can use to reduce your risk of cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends, for example, that you eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily and eat the right amount of food to stay at a healthy...

Time-restricted eating may prevent tumor growth

Time-restricted eating may prevent tumor growth

Anew study finds that breast cancer prevention may be less about how many calories you consume and more about when you eat your meals. Source: Time-restricted eating may prevent tumor growth

Other New Research

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