Doctors Failing to Incorporate New Breast Cancer Treatments

Elderly women having unnecessary radiology

New research published in the Journal “Cancer” highlights some problems in the changing treatment options for patients and doctors. The study looked at the use of radiology in elderly patients with early stage breast cancer. Some research indicates that most elderly women see no change in life expectancy after using radiology to treat their early […]

Genetic Testing For Breast Cancer

Protein BRCA1 Breast Cancer Risk

The role of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations in increasing breast cancer risk is now well known. More women are interested in having a test to determine if they carry the gene mutations. Should you get tested? The women who are most at risk of carrying the gene mutation have a family history of […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The year is moving incredibly quickly and we are almost up to September. The American Cancer Society has reminded us that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) aims to increase awareness of the disease and raise funds for research. Breast Cancer continues to be one of the most […]

The Angelina Jolie Effect – Women Screening for BRCA Mutation Increases

Angelina Jolie BRCA Mutation

Angelina Jolie became famous thanks to a string of successful films and her amazing beauty. In recent years she has turned her focus to humanitarian and health issues. One of the health issues she has helped highlight is breast cancer and the BRCA gene mutation that can lead to breast cancer. Jolie had a double […]

New Research – Double Mastectomy Not Improving Survival Rates

Breast Cancer Mastecomy Research

A new research paper suggests that women with breast cancer who decide to have a double mastectomy are not improving their chances of survival. The research indicates that having the tumors incised from the breasts, followed by radiotherapy, has a similar rate of survival as a double mastectomy. The research used the records of nearly […]

New Biomarker Discovered for Breast Cancer

p66ShcA Biomarker for Breast Cancer

Researchers have discovered a protein which may be able to act as a biomarker for the most dangerous forms of breast cancer. The protein p66ShcA, has higher expression levels in metastatic breast cancers. By detecting this protein, doctors will be able to determine if the breast cancer has started to spread. The research was published […]

Calorie Intake and Breast Cancer

Weight Gain Breast Cancer

A new study in the United States has highlighted the role that calorie intake may play in the development of breast cancer. Researchers discovered that when radiotherapy was being used to treat breast cancer in women with a specific form of the disease, the treatment was more effective if their calorie intake was lower. The […]

Most Mastectomy Surgeries are Unnecessary

Breast Cancer Surgery

New research has revealed that most women who have mastectomies are actually at low risk of having breast cancer recurrence. The research was carried out by University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and shows there may be too many women opting for mastectomies to safeguard against the risk of cancer. The study was recently published […]

Obesity Breast Cancer Linked Confirmed

Overweight Women and Breast Cancer

Another study has been released that looks at the link between obesity and breast cancer, this time finding a genetic marker that increases the risk of cancer. Researchers found that white women with the genetic marker are 70% more likely to have breast cancer than those without it. Additionally, women with the marker saw their […]

Preventing Hair Loss from Chemotherapy

Dignacap

When most people are first diagnosed with cancer and informed they will have to undergo various forms of treatment including chemotherapy, they are flooded with anxiety and fear. Most people are worried about surviving if it is a dangerous form of cancer, and worried about their family coping, but they are also worried about the […]