Updates to The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer
Here you’ll find useful information that complements the book.
The blood test identified breast, lung, and colorectal cancers, for which there are recommended screening tests. But it also identified seven other cancer types for which no screening tests exist. Source: Study Examines Whether Blood Test Can Identify Early Cancers -...
ProFound AI Risk, a diagnostic tool that estimates the risk of breast cancer over a two-year period following a mammogram, has received a CE mark from the European Commission. Source: Breast Cancer Short-term Risk Assessment Software Gets EU Certification
One new blood test developed by American and British researchers published in the journal Annals of Oncology promises to make cancer diagnosis much easier. The researchers claim that the test is capable of detecting over 50 cancer types with incredible accuracy, often...
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...
There are different types of ports, and Christina went with a power port. Source: Breast Cancer Survivor Talks About Her Personal Experience With A Chemo Port Implant | The Breast Cancer Site Blog
No matter how many pamphlets a patient reads or documents someone peruses, those items rarely tell the whole story. Here are five things medical professionals might not tell a cancer patient. Source: 5 Things People Never Tell You About Chemo | The Breast Cancer Site...
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
Accelerated Radiation Therapy for 1 Week Offers Same Benefits as 3-Week Schedule for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
If you’ve been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer and radiation therapy is part of your treatment plan, you may want to talk to your doctor about this study and ask whether this 1-week hypofractionated radiation schedule of 26 Gy makes sense for you and your...
For people with early breast cancer, delivering radiation therapy in fewer, larger doses does not increase the risk of long-term side effects from treatment, a new study demonstrates. Source: Radiation Therapy for Early Breast Cancer Safe in Fewer, Higher Doses
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
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
While this new family of drugs must now undergo clinical trials the work directly shows proof of concept that it is feasible to successfully design drugs that can prevent metastasis, by targeting the process of cellular energy production. Hence, cutting off the fuel...
A study published in Nature Cell Biology revealed incredible news: cancer cells in the lab can be turned back into normal cells. Source: Researchers Have Discovered How To Turn Cancer Cells BACK Into Normal Cells! | The Breast Cancer Site Blog
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