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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

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

Study finds higher risk of rare blood cancer after chemo 

Study finds higher risk of rare blood cancer after chemo 

An NIH study finds patients treated with chemotherapy for most solid tumors had an increased risk of tMDS/AML, a rare but often fatal type of leukemia. Source: Study finds higher risk of rare blood cancer after chemo - National Cancer...

Study finds higher risk of rare blood cancer after chemo 

Study finds higher risk of rare blood cancer after chemo 

An NIH study finds patients treated with chemotherapy for most solid tumors had an increased risk of tMDS/AML, a rare but often fatal type of leukemia. Source: Study finds higher risk of rare blood cancer after chemo - National Cancer...

Radiation

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...

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

Breast cancer: Blood test may predict relapse

Breast cancer: Blood test may predict relapse

Using data from a person's immune response, researchers have devised a blood test that may accurately predict the risk of breast cancer recurrence. Source: Breast cancer: Blood test may predict...

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