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 […]

FDA Warning About Device Capable of Spreading Cancer

FDA Warns of Laparoscopic power morcellator

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has taken action to stop the use of a gynecological device that can spread pre-existing cancer in women.  Laparoscopic power morcellators are used in the removal of the uterus, or to remove fibroids. The device is used to destroy fibroids, which are then removed by key hole surgery.  There is no […]

FDA Approves Ovarian Cancer Drug “Avastin”

Avastin Receives FDA Approval for Ovarian Cancer

Drugmaker Roche has notified the public that the FDA has approved Avastin as a treatment for Ovarian cancer. The new drug is designed to work in conjunction with chemotherapy in recurrent cases where there is resistance to platinum-based chemotherapy. The drug has already been approved for Glioblastoma (GBM), Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (mCRC), Non–Small Cell Lung […]

Research Suggests Meditation May Help Cancer Patients

Cancer and Meditation

For many years now, spiritualists and alternative medicine devotees have suggested that meditation can help a person beat cancer. In a world first, some research may have demonstrated that meditation can alter cells within the human body and play a role in battling cancer. The canadian-based research, “Mindfulness-based cancer recovery and supportive-expressive therapy maintain telomere […]

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 […]

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


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 […]

Trials Show Good Results For Cancer Drug Neratinib

Puma Biotechnology

Continuing trials for a new breast cancer drug called Neratinib have shown some encouraging results. The drug has been developed by biotechnology company Puma Biotechnology and is currently in mid stage trials. In the trials it was shown to be more effective than Herceptin, a similar drug developed by pharmaceutical company Roche. The drugs have […]

More Women Having Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction

According to the most recent figures, this year in the United States over 230’000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Of those women a shocking 40’000 will die from the disease. Many women who do survive in their battle against breast cancer must have a mastectomy to do so (the removal of one or […]