Updates to The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer

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

Diagnosis

Genetic cancers: Link, types, testing, and more

Genetic cancers: Link, types, testing, and more

Researchers have linked germline mutations with over 50 hereditary cancer syndromes. These syndromes may make someone more likely to develop certain types of cancer. Source: Genetic cancers: Link, types, testing, and more

Surgery

This Innovative Technology Reduces the Need for Second Surgeries 

This Innovative Technology Reduces the Need for Second Surgeries 

This procedure-within-a-procedure takes just 5 minutes! Source: This Innovative Technology Reduces th 3 Ways to Deal With Emotional Abuse from Your Parents (for ... https://www.wikihow.com › ... › Abuse › Child Abuse Emotional abuse takes many forms. Your parents may...

Chemotherapy

11 things not to do during chemotherapy: What to avoid

11 things not to do during chemotherapy: What to avoid

This article will explore things a person should avoid during chemotherapy. It will also explore recommendations regarding things to do and precautions to take while undergoing chemotherapy. Source: 11 things not to do during chemotherapy: What to avoid

Alternatives to chemotherapy: 5 options

Alternatives to chemotherapy: 5 options

There are several alternative cancer treatments to chemotherapy, including immunotherapy, photodynamic therapy, and laser therapy. Some people may prefer these alternatives due to the potentially severe side effects of chemotherapy. Source: Alternatives to...

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy: Benefits, side effects, and drugs

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy: Benefits, side effects, and drugs

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is chemotherapy that a person with cancer receives before their primary course of treatment. Various factors will determine its effectiveness. Learn more here. Source: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy: Benefits, side effects, and drugs

Radiation

Proton therapy for breast cancer: What it is, uses, and procedure

Proton therapy for breast cancer: What it is, uses, and procedure

Unlike traditional radiation therapy, proton therapy does not use X-rays. Experts think that proton therapy may be safer than other radiation therapies because it targets a specific area and has less of an impact on the healthy tissue around cancer cells. Source:...

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...

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...

Other New Research

Immunotherapy for breast cancer: Types and effectiveness

Immunotherapy for breast cancer: Types and effectiveness

This article looks at the currently available immunotherapy treatments in more detail, including how they work and which types of breast cancer they may treat. Source: Immunotherapy for breast cancer: Types and effectiveness

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