Updates to The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer

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

Diagnosis

Noninvasive Blood Test Detects 8 Types Of Cancer 

Noninvasive Blood Test Detects 8 Types Of Cancer 

John Hopkins researchers have developed a blood test that screens for 8 different types of cancer at once. They’ve dubbed the test CancerSEEK, and it’s a noninvasive blood test that looks for signs of cancer by looking for cancer gene mutations as well as common...

Surgery

Cost Can Influence Breast Cancer Surgery Choice 

Cost Can Influence Breast Cancer Surgery Choice 

For some women with breast cancer, cost influenced the type of surgery they choose to get to remove their tumors, a new study finds. However, very few women reported discussing the costs of care with their medical team. Source: Cost Can Influence Breast Cancer 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...

Chemotherapy

New Israeli Cancer Treatment Has a 100% Tumor Shrinkage Rate

New Israeli Cancer Treatment Has a 100% Tumor Shrinkage Rate

Israeli firm Alpha Tau Medical has developed a new cancer treatment that attacks tumors while sparing healthy tissue. The treatment is called Alpha DaRT (Diffusing Alpha-emitters Radiation Treatment), according to The Jerusalem Post. Source: New Israeli Cancer...

Radiation

Is Proton Therapy Safer than Traditional Radiation? 

Is Proton Therapy Safer than Traditional Radiation? 

 A new observational study compared the safety and effectiveness of proton therapy and traditional radiation in adults with advanced cancer. Source: Is Proton Therapy Safer than Traditional Radiation? - National Cancer Institute

New tech takes radiation out of cancer screening 

New tech takes radiation out of cancer screening 

Researchers have developed a new, inexpensive technology that could save lives and money by routinely screening women for breast cancer without exposure to radiation. The system uses harmless microwaves and artificial intelligence (AI) software to detect even small,...

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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