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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

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

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...

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...

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...

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-...

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

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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