Updates to The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer

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

Diagnosis

Noninvasive Blood Test Detects 8 Types Of Cancer 

Noninvasive Blood Test Detects 8 Types Of Cancer 

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...

Surgery

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

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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