Updates to The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer
Here you’ll find useful information that complements the book.
Using this blood test, researchers were able to find the origin of the primary tumor in over 200 cancer patients with 71 percent accuracy. Source: A Single Drop Of Blood May Soon Be Able To Detect Cancer, Study Shows | The Breast Cancer Site News
Faulty genes are causing more cancer cases than suspected. Source: Researchers Discover 24 M 'It’s an unbelievable situation': Pro-bono groups lead efforts to reunite migrant families separated by Trump administration utations That May Be Causing Breast Cancer | The...
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 -...
Nipple- and skin-sparing techniques match conventional mastectomies in retrospective study Source: Oncologic Outcomes No Worse With Newer Mastectomy Methods | MedPage Today
As a patient, of course, you’ll be hoping and praying that the doctor manages to get the right amount of tissue the first time. Sadly, as with any balancing act, it’s not going to happen exactly the right way every time, no matter how hard your doctor tries or how...
Nipple reconstruction after a mastectomy is an entirely personal decision. Source: Nipple Reconstruction: 8 Things to Expect | The Breast Cancer Site Blog
Tel Aviv University team uses ‘microscopic scissors’ to pinpoint and eliminate cancerous cells; results of animal tests just published, trial in humans expected within 2 years Source: With new 'elegant chemo,' Israeli scientists edit genome to destroy cancer DNA | The...
Cancer might be better controlled by administering low-doses of chemotherapy drugs rather than using toxically high doses that damage the body but still allow drug-resistant tumour cells to spread, a study has suggested. Source: Cancer: Low doses of chemotherapy 'may...
There are different types of ports, and Christina went with a power port. Source: Breast Cancer Survivor Talks About Her Personal Experience With A Chemo Port Implant | The Breast Cancer Site Blog
Accelerated Radiation Therapy for 1 Week Offers Same Benefits as 3-Week Schedule for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
If you’ve been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer and radiation therapy is part of your treatment plan, you may want to talk to your doctor about this study and ask whether this 1-week hypofractionated radiation schedule of 26 Gy makes sense for you and your...
For people with early breast cancer, delivering radiation therapy in fewer, larger doses does not increase the risk of long-term side effects from treatment, a new study demonstrates. Source: Radiation Therapy for Early Breast Cancer Safe in Fewer, Higher Doses
The shorter duration would also lead to fewer side effects and less recovery time than traditional radiation. Source: Cancer Patients May Soon Be Able to Get an Entire Course of Radiation in Less Than 1 Second | The Breast Cancer Site Blog
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
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
Recently banned cancer-causing additives will be on grocery shelves all year, unless companies are pressured. Source: FDA Bans Cancer-Causing Food Additives, But Won’t Enforce Until 2020
Other New Research
Cancer researchers are exploring all kinds of new and creative approaches to immunotherapy, treatments that help the immune system fight cancer. The latest involves nanoparticles that trains immune cells to attack cancer. Source: Nanoparticle Trains Immune Cells to...
It targets cancer cells, leaving healthy cells alone, and has minimal side effects. Source: 1 in 5 Breast Cancer Patients Could Benefit from This Treatment — If They Could Get It | The Breast Cancer Site News
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...