Updates to The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer
Here you’ll find useful information that complements the book.
Answers to Common Questions About Mammograms and Breast Cancer Screening
What to know about breast cancer screening guidelines, types of tools, dense breasts, research, and more Source: About Mammograms and Breast Cancer Screening | BCRF
Clinical Challenge: Overdiagnosis of DCIS and High-Risk Breast Lesions
Now with the widespread use of mammography, those breast abnormalities are more frequently found; but whether, and what kind of, treatment is warranted remains controversial. Source: Clinical Challenge: Overdiagnosis of DCIS and High-Risk Breast Lesions | MedPage Today
For Women With Dense Breasts, An Abbreviated Breast MRI Can See Through Their Breast Tissue
The screening process takes only ten minutes. Source: For Women With Dense Breasts, An Abbreviated Breast MRI Can See Through Their Breast Tissue | The Breast Cancer Site News
Double Mastectomies Do Not Lower Risk Of Death For Breast Cancer Patients, Study Finds
This isn’t the first study to find that bilateral mastectomies don’t reduce risk of death. One previous study found that preventative double mastectomies for patients with the BRCA2 mutation, as well patients who had DCIS or breast cancer that hadn’t spread to the...
FDA Warns Again About Robotic Mastectomy, Breaks New Ground
Use of robotic mastectomy for breast cancer is experimental and a 'significant' risk, says the US Food and Drug Administration. Source: FDA Warns Again About Robotic Mastectomy, Breaks New Ground
Breast cancer surgery: Types, recovery time, cost, and more
This article will discuss the different types of breast cancer surgery in more detail, how long it takes a person to recover from the procedure, and the cost. Source: Breast cancer surgery: Types, recovery time, cost, and more
30 Memes That Describe What ‘Chemo Brain’ Feels Like
One of the most common side effects is “chemo brain,” a type of mental fog that causes memory loss, trouble concentrating and difficulty doing several things at once. Source: 30 Memes That Describe What ‘Chemo Brain’ Feels Like | The Mighty
Chemotherapy: What it is, what to expect, side effects, and outlook
Many chemotherapy drugs have adverse effects that can be severe. However, if a doctor recommends a person have chemotherapy, this usually means that the benefits are likely to outweigh any adverse effects. Source: Chemotherapy: What it is, what to expect, side...
Metronomic Chemotherapy: Looking at A New Way to Receive Treatment
Metronomic chemotherapy is an emerging way of giving chemotherapy that aims to provide less toxicity than traditional chemotherapy. Source: Metronomic Chemotherapy: Looking at A New Way to Receive Treatment - Metastatic Breast Cancer Trial Talk
Radiation After Lumpectomy Doesn’t Improve Overall Survival
Treating early-stage breast cancer with radiation along with chemotherapy and hormonal therapy after lumpectomy lowers recurrence risk in the same breast, but doesn’t improve overall survival.
6 Long-Term Radiation Side Effects You Should Know
If your doctor recommends radiation, there is a chance you will experience both short-term and long-term side effects, as with any treatment. Source: 6 Long-Term Radiation Side Effects You Should Know - The Breast Cancer Site News
Proton therapy for breast cancer: What it is, uses, and procedure
Proton therapy is a type of radiation therapy that uses proton beams to kill cancer cells. Source: Proton therapy for breast cancer: What it is, uses, and procedure
Lifetime of drinking California water could raise cancer risk, study finds
ReseResearchers find arsenic and other contaminants that could lead to almost 15,500 cases of cancer Source: Lifetime of drinking California water could raise cancer risk, study finds | US news | The Guardian
Time-restricted eating may prevent tumor growth
Anew study finds that breast cancer prevention may be less about how many calories you consume and more about when you eat your meals. Source: Time-restricted eating may prevent tumor growth
Cancer and Diet 101: How What You Eat Can Influence Cancer
Observational studies have repeatedly indicated that high consumption of certain foods may increase the likelihood of developing cancer. Source: Cancer and Diet 101: How What You Eat Can Influence Cancer
Other New Research
This Philly Cancer Center Is Overturning Our Basic Understanding of Cancer with Its Insight into the Field of Epigenetics
Because epigenetics doesn’t focus on the specific genetic code of a tumor, solutions aren’t limited to a specific type of cancer (breast cancer or colon cancer, for example). They have the potential to apply to a broad range of cancers. Source: This Philly Cancer...
Metformin Has Been Shown to Prevent Multi-Drug Resistance in Breast Cancer
Metformin—a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes when diet and exercise are not enough—has previously been reported to decrease all-cause mortality in breast cancer patients Source: Metformin Has Been Shown to Prevent Multi-Drug Resistance in Breast Cancer - The Breast...
Scientists investigate a new class of anticancer drugs
A new class of drugs prevents the repair of damaged DNA. In recent animal studies, scientists found that it killed cancer cells with BRCA mutations. Source: Scientists investigate a new class of anticancer drugs