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Updates to The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer

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

Diagnosis

FDA Proposes New Mammography Regulations 

FDA Proposes New Mammography Regulations 

The new FDA regulations would require that women be informed if they have dense breast tissue and the significance of it with regard to mammogram accuracy and breast cancer risk. Source: FDA Proposes New Mammography Regulations | Everyday...

Surgery

Post-Mastectomy Fat Grafting: 4 Pros and 4 Cons 

Post-Mastectomy Fat Grafting: 4 Pros and 4 Cons 

Fat grafting, also known as autologous fat transfer, is a somewhat novel procedure occasionally performed after a mastectomy in place of traditional reconstruction procedures. Source: Post-Mastectomy Fat Grafting: 4 Pros and 4 Cons | The Breast Cancer Site...

Chemotherapy

More Women With Breast Cancer May Soon Be Skipping Chemotherapy 

More Women With Breast Cancer May Soon Be Skipping Chemotherapy 

The results may herald a new era in which doctors make smarter decisions about how much is enough when treating different cancers. “This is the dawn of the de-escalation era,” says Hurvitz. “We need to move forward looking for ways to de-escalate therapy that is not...

Nature’s ‘kill code’ may destroy cancer

Nature’s ‘kill code’ may destroy cancer

Two recent studies detail a natural mechanism that, if harnessed properly, may be able to destroy cancer cells and their ability to become resistant to treatment --- without any of the side effects of chemotherapy. Source: Nature's 'kill code' may destroy...

Everything you need to know about oral chemotherapy

Everything you need to know about oral chemotherapy

While intravenous chemotherapy can be life-saving, it can also be inconvenient and potentially painful. The individual has to go to the hospital or a clinic for treatment and will need an IV port.Oral chemotherapy can make a person feel as though they have more...

Radiation

Side effects of radiation for breast cancer: What to know

Side effects of radiation for breast cancer: What to know

Radiation can be an effective treatment for breast cancer, but it does have side effects. Doctors may recommend this therapy in combination with others, such as surgery and chemotherapy. Learn more about how radiation for breast cancer affects the body and what short-...

Radiation therapy for breast cancer

Radiation therapy for breast cancer

Radiation therapy for breast cancer — Overview covers why it's done, what to expect and side effects of breast cancer radiation, including proton therapy. Source: Radiation therapy for breast cancer - Mayo...

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...

Other New Research

 Measles is a natural cancer killer 

 Measles is a natural cancer killer 

 In a study titled 'Measles to the Rescue', the researchers say that "virotherapeutic agents are likely to become serious contenders in cancer treatment", and that the vaccine strain of measles virus holds special hope. Source: April 2019 | 2019 | Measles is a natural...

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