Updates to The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer

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

Diagnosis

Study Examines Whether Blood Test Can Identify Early Cancers 

Study Examines Whether Blood Test Can Identify Early Cancers 

The blood test identified breast, lung, and colorectal cancers, for which there are recommended screening tests. But it also identified seven other cancer types for which no screening tests exist. Source: Study Examines Whether Blood Test Can Identify Early Cancers -...

One Blood Test Will Be Able to Detect 50 Cancers

One Blood Test Will Be Able to Detect 50 Cancers

One new blood test developed by American and British researchers published in the journal Annals of Oncology promises to make cancer diagnosis much easier. The researchers claim that the test is capable of detecting over 50 cancer types with incredible accuracy, often...

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...

Chemotherapy

5 Things People Never Tell You About Chemo 

5 Things People Never Tell You About Chemo 

No matter how many pamphlets a patient reads or documents someone peruses, those items rarely tell the whole story. Here are five things medical professionals might not tell a cancer patient. Source: 5 Things People Never Tell You About Chemo | The Breast Cancer Site...

Radiation

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

Breakthrough discovery could turn cancer into a treatable disease

Breakthrough discovery could turn cancer into a treatable disease

While this new family of drugs must now undergo clinical trials the work directly shows proof of concept that it is feasible to successfully design drugs that can prevent metastasis, by targeting the process of cellular energy production. Hence, cutting off the fuel...

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