Weekly Newsletter

Updates to The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer

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

Diagnosis

New Technology Helps Detect Cancer in the Body 

New Technology Helps Detect Cancer in the Body 

The researchers, from the University of Queensland, found a unique DNA structure that appears to be common to every type of cancer they tested for. This includes prostate, lymphoma and various types of breast cancer.  Source: New Technology Helps Detect Cancer in the...

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

Intermittent Fasting and Cancer 

Intermittent Fasting and Cancer 

Rodent studies demonstrated that fasting prior to the administration of chemotherapy prolongs survival, decreases metastasis, and reduces toxicity.   Source: Intermittent Fasting and Cancer - Cancer Therapy...

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

Proton therapy for breast cancer: What it is, uses, and procedure

Proton therapy for breast cancer: What it is, uses, and procedure

Unlike traditional radiation therapy, proton therapy does not use X-rays. Experts think that proton therapy may be safer than other radiation therapies because it targets a specific area and has less of an impact on the healthy tissue around cancer cells. Source:...

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

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

Behind the Scenes of a Radical New Cancer Cure 

Behind the Scenes of a Radical New Cancer Cure 

What if we could genetically engineer a patient’s own immune cells to spot and fight cancer, as a sort of “best hits” of genetic therapy and immunotherapy?Enter CAR-T. The technology uses T-cells, which are like the bouncers of the immune system. Source: Behind the...

Cancer: How close are we to curing it?

Cancer: How close are we to curing it?

Below, we review some of the most recent cancer research breakthroughs that give us renewed hope that better therapies and prevention strategies will soon follow suit. Source: Cancer: How close are we to curing...

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