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Can Breast Cancer Be Found Early? by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 7:00pm 2 Comments Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations from the American Cancer Society Screening refers to tests and exams used to find a disease, such as cancer, in people who do not have any symptoms. The goal of screening exams, such as mammograms, is to find cancers before they start to cause symptoms. Breast cancers that are found because the ... Read on »
What You Need to Know About the Relationship between Hormones and Breast Cancer by catattack Posted Fri 19 Jun 2009 10:13pm After skin cancer, breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women. 178,000 new cases and 40,000 deaths occur each year. Lung cancer, however, claims more women's lives each year. More and more research points to hormones as playing a part. From the moment we women start to menstruate to the point of menopause, women are ... Read on »
Predicting Progression of DCIS to Future Invasive Breast Cancer by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Thu 29 Apr 2010 7:29am Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) is the most common form of non-invasive breast cancer.  Early treatment for DCIS was surgical removal of the lump in the breast.  However, the breast cancer typically returned in about 30% of the patients with breast cancer recurrence being either another DCIS or invasive breast cancer, which is a more severe form ... Read on »
Few Women Have Regrets When Choosing Preventive Mastectomy for Other Breast by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 6:53pm by Ann M. Geiger and others Is this for me? If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer in one breast and are considering having the other breast removed to reduce your risk of developing a new breast cancer or having the cancer coming back, you might want to read this article. Background and importance of the study: If you have been di ... Read on »
Few Women Have Regrets When Choosing Preventive Mastectomy for Other Breast by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 6:52pm by Ann M. Geiger and others Is this for me? If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer in one breast and are considering having the other breast removed to reduce your risk of developing a new breast cancer or having the cancer coming back, you might want to read this article. Background and importance of the study: If you have been ... Read on »
Calcium Intake Reduces Breast Cancer Risk by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Mon 07 Feb 2011 10:01am There has been a lot of debate between experts on the impact of dairy products on breast cancer risk.  On one hand, some dairy products are rich in saturated fats, which we are told to avoid.  However, many dairy products are also good sources of calcium, which has been linked in previous studies to a reduction in breast cancer risk . Ongoing res ... Read on »
Important New Advance in the Breast Cancer Treatment: Intraoperative Radiation Therapy by Robert W. Posted Sun 06 Jun 2010 7:23pm     Weekly Health Update: Important New Advance in Breast Cancer Treatment: Intraoperative Radiation Therapy   "A critical weekly review of important new research findings for health-conscious readers..."    By, Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS     Updated:  06/06/2010 The information in th ... Read on »
Scientists Identify Markers on Human Breast Cancer Cells Linked to Development of an Aggressive, But Less Common Form of Breast by Cancer.gov Posted Mon 17 May 2010 9:00pm Scientists Identify Markers on Human Breast Cancer Cells Linked to Development of an Aggressive, But Less Common Form of Breast Cancer Scientists have identified a group of surface markers on cells linked to an aggressive type of breast cancer called estrogen receptor-negative cancer. In this preliminary study, estrogen-negative ... Read on »
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection for Breast Cancer May Not Be Necessary by Robert W. Posted Mon 21 Feb 2011 1:55am   AXILLARY LYMPH NODE DISSECTION FOR BREAST CANCER MAY NOT BE NECESSARY   The management of breast cancer has undergone many advances since the radical mastectomy that first came into popularity in the United States in the late 19 th  century.    At that time, even early cancers of the breast were managed by surgically removing the ... Read on »
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by Alexis M. Posted Sat 01 Oct 2011 8:36am Happy October!  I usually associate this month with colors of orange and black.  However, this year, I think I’ll be seeing a lot of pink, since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month ! There are so many different types of cancer out there, that I sometimes feel guilty about all the hype about breast cancer.  And I’ve read ... Read on »