Updates to The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer
Here you’ll find useful information that complements the book.
What to know about breast cancer screening guidelines, types of tools, dense breasts, research, and more Source: About Mammograms and Breast Cancer Screening | BCRF
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
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
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
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
With Breast Cancer Awareness Month Approaching, Cedars-Sinai Experts Discuss New Treatment Options for Early-Stage, Low-Risk Breast Cancer Patients Source: Freezing Breast Cancer Cells May Help Avoid Surgery
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 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
There are a range of cancer treatments available, and they differ depending on what type of cancer a person has. Learn about common chemotherapy drugs here. Source: What are some of the most common chemo drugs?
While the gap has narrowed, over the last 10 years, women of color and women with less education and lower incomes have had less access to 3D screening mammograms compared to white women and women who are more educated and financially well-off, according to a study....
Combining radiation therapy with other therapies has led to improved outcomes for patients with breast cancer. Source: Corey Speers, MD, PhD, on Emerging Radiosensitization Strategies for Breast Cancer | MedPage Today
Now, however, the results of a long-term study comparing whole-breast radiation and accelerated partial-breast radiation (APBI) have revealed that the latter option is not only faster and less invasive, but it may be just as effective as whole-breast radiation....
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
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
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—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...
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