Weekly Newsletter

Updates to The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer

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

Diagnosis

FDA Proposes New Mammography Regulations 

FDA Proposes New Mammography Regulations 

The new FDA regulations would require that women be informed if they have dense breast tissue and the significance of it with regard to mammogram accuracy and breast cancer risk. Source: FDA Proposes New Mammography Regulations | Everyday...

Surgery

Chemotherapy

Study finds higher risk of rare blood cancer after chemo 

Study finds higher risk of rare blood cancer after chemo 

An NIH study finds patients treated with chemotherapy for most solid tumors had an increased risk of tMDS/AML, a rare but often fatal type of leukemia. Source: Study finds higher risk of rare blood cancer after chemo - National Cancer...

Study finds higher risk of rare blood cancer after chemo 

Study finds higher risk of rare blood cancer after chemo 

An NIH study finds patients treated with chemotherapy for most solid tumors had an increased risk of tMDS/AML, a rare but often fatal type of leukemia. Source: Study finds higher risk of rare blood cancer after chemo - National Cancer...

Radiation

Side effects of radiation for breast cancer: What to know

Side effects of radiation for breast cancer: What to know

Radiation can be an effective treatment for breast cancer, but it does have side effects. Doctors may recommend this therapy in combination with others, such as surgery and chemotherapy. Learn more about how radiation for breast cancer affects the body and what short-...

Radiation therapy for breast cancer

Radiation therapy for breast cancer

Radiation therapy for breast cancer — Overview covers why it's done, what to expect and side effects of breast cancer radiation, including proton therapy. Source: Radiation therapy for breast cancer - Mayo...

Lifestyle Issues

The Original Cancer Immunotherapy: Modifying Our Behavior 

The Original Cancer Immunotherapy: Modifying Our Behavior 

Our original, innate immunotherapy is our behavior; specifically, the lifestyle choices that support our immune system.A personalized approach to activate our innate immune function, while no absolute guarantee against cancer, can be unleashed in the name of cancer...

Worse Than Lead? 

Worse Than Lead? 

Today, thanks in part to the efforts of a single Virginia family, as many as 97 percent of Americans have toxic flame retardants in their blood. Deeply poisonous, and linked to cancer, genetic damage, and behavioral and learning difficulties, the prevalence of flame...

15 Things Strongly Linked to Cancer 

15 Things Strongly Linked to Cancer 

Many cases of cancer are out of our control, determined by genetic defects and predispositions passed down from one generation to the next or spurred by genetic changes that we undergo in our lifetime. However, we also know that breathing in certain substances, eating specific items, and even using some kinds of plastics increases the risk of developing deadly cancer. Below are 15 known and suspected carcinogens.

Other New Research

Is it better to ‘contain’ rather than destroy cancer?

Is it better to ‘contain’ rather than destroy cancer?

A new approach to cancer therapy suggests that doctors may be able to keep cancer in check by placing metastatic cells in a state of dormancy, thus blocking them from giving rise to new tumors. A recent study in mice has found that an existing drug could effectively...

Altering Diet to Enhance Cancer Treatment Response

Altering Diet to Enhance Cancer Treatment Response

Cancer cells can alter their metabolism to survive, so targeting cancer cell metabolism has become of great interest to researchers. Questions being asked include: Is it possible to attack a tumor’s nutritional needs as part of cancer treatment? And could this be done...

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