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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

What You Need to Know About DNA Testing 

What You Need to Know About DNA Testing 

THROUGH DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER ​genetic testing, it is now possible to get information about your genetic predisposition to certain illnesses without consulting a doctor. One test, made by 23andMe, was authorized in March 2018 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to...

Surgery

Chemotherapy

Neuropathy from chemo: Remedies and treatments

Neuropathy from chemo: Remedies and treatments

The best option for preventing neuropathy is by using a chemotherapy drug that is not likely to cause CIPN.However, this is not always possible as cancer treatment is diagnosis-specific, which means the most effective drug may also be one that causes unpleasant side...

Chemotherapy warning as hundreds die from cancer-fighting drugs 

Chemotherapy warning as hundreds die from cancer-fighting drugs 

For the first time researchers looked at the numbers of cancer patients who died within 30 days of starting chemotherapy, which indicates that the medication is the cause of death, rather than the cancer. The research showed that cancer drugs are killing up to 50 per...

Sensitizing Dormant Tumor Cells to Chemotherapy 

Sensitizing Dormant Tumor Cells to Chemotherapy 

When mice implanted with human breast cancer cells were treated with chemotherapy alone, almost 75% eventually developed metastases in the bones. But when given an anti-integrin antibody before chemotherapy, only 22% did. Source: Sensitizing Dormant Tumor Cells to...

Radiation

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

Phthalates and Postmenopausal Breast Cancer 

Phthalates and Postmenopausal Breast Cancer 

Phthalates are endocrine-disrupting, and their effects on the human reproductive system has been of great interest. In humans, the primary exposure to phthalates is through food and beverages wrapped in plastic; in vitro studies have suggested that certain phthalates...

Other New Research

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