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

More Women With Breast Cancer May Soon Be Skipping Chemotherapy 

More Women With Breast Cancer May Soon Be Skipping Chemotherapy 

The results may herald a new era in which doctors make smarter decisions about how much is enough when treating different cancers. “This is the dawn of the de-escalation era,” says Hurvitz. “We need to move forward looking for ways to de-escalate therapy that is not...

Nature’s ‘kill code’ may destroy cancer

Nature’s ‘kill code’ may destroy cancer

Two recent studies detail a natural mechanism that, if harnessed properly, may be able to destroy cancer cells and their ability to become resistant to treatment --- without any of the side effects of chemotherapy. Source: Nature's 'kill code' may destroy...

Everything you need to know about oral chemotherapy

Everything you need to know about oral chemotherapy

While intravenous chemotherapy can be life-saving, it can also be inconvenient and potentially painful. The individual has to go to the hospital or a clinic for treatment and will need an IV port.Oral chemotherapy can make a person feel as though they have more...

Radiation

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

Breast cancer: Blood test may predict relapse

Breast cancer: Blood test may predict relapse

Using data from a person's immune response, researchers have devised a blood test that may accurately predict the risk of breast cancer recurrence. Source: Breast cancer: Blood test may predict...

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