Updates to The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer
Here you’ll find useful information that complements the book.
Based on their case review of 108,000 women with ductal carcinoma in situ, the researchers estimated that after 20 years, women with this diagnosis have a 3 percent risk of dying from breast cancer, a rate that is low but 1.8 times higher than the rate for women who...
John Hopkins researchers have developed a blood test that screens for 8 different types of cancer at once. They’ve dubbed the test CancerSEEK, and it’s a noninvasive blood test that looks for signs of cancer by looking for cancer gene mutations as well as common...
The bra has 200 tiny sensors inside it that are capable of detecting color, temperature, and texture. Source: Teen Created Cancer-Detecting Bra After His Mom Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer A Second Time | The Breast Cancer Site Blog
Nipple reconstruction after a mastectomy is an entirely personal decision. Source: Nipple Reconstruction: 8 Things to Expect | The Breast Cancer Site Blog
This 3D Breast Reconstruction Animation Shows All The Possibilities, Giving Patients More Peace Of Mind
This fantastic 3D animation walks you through the possibilities for breast reconstruction, focusing on implant operations both with and without a flap procedure, as well as what types of flap procedures there are: abdominal, gluteal, back, and more. Source: This 3D...
The technique is essentially a partial mastectomy, a removal of the tumor along with a larger-than-normal area of the margins around the tumor. By removing extra healthy tissue along with the tumor, surgeons have a better chance of getting the job done right the first...
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
Risky cancer treatments: doctors advised to educate patients about the heart risks of chemotherapy and radiotherapy
Researchers from Australia’s Flinders University say that as many as 25 percent of chemotherapy and radiotherapy patients develop heart failure as a result of their treatment. Perhaps even more concerningly, most of these patients have little to no knowledge of the...
The new study comes as alarming laboratory tests detected PFAS in tap water sampled across the country. Source: PFAS "Forever Chemicals" Found in Tap Water Linked to Cancer Risks
The shorter duration would also lead to fewer side effects and less recovery time than traditional radiation. Source: Cancer Patients May Soon Be Able to Get an Entire Course of Radiation in Less Than 1 Second | The Breast Cancer Site Blog
Accelerated Radiation Therapy for 1 Week Offers Same Benefits as 3-Week Schedule for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
A hypofractionated, or accelerated, schedule of radiation therapy that includes five treatments over 1 week seems to offer the same benefits as a schedule of 15 treatments over 3 weeks for early-stage breast cancer, according to a study. Source: Accelerated 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
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...
ReseResearchers find arsenic and other contaminants that could lead to almost 15,500 cases of cancer Source: Lifetime of drinking California water could raise cancer risk, study finds | US news | The Guardian
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
It targets cancer cells, leaving healthy cells alone, and has minimal side effects. Source: 1 in 5 Breast Cancer Patients Could Benefit from This Treatment — If They Could Get It | The Breast Cancer Site Blog
These are the targeted therapies doctors use to treat breast cancer Source: Targeted Therapies for Breast Cancer: Ibrance, Herceptin, Verzenio, and More
First thing to know:It’s a cancer “industry” first and foremost. Source: The truth about cancer research | Brasscheck TV