Articles Tagged with breast cancer

Breast Cancer: Man Denied Mammogram Because Of Gender

Breast Cancer Man Can't Have Mammogram

Breast cancer in a man is less common than it is in women, and for one southwest Florida resident, that has posed a life-threatening issue. According to Fox4Now.com, Donald Mudd developed a painful lump in the last several weeks. The lump had grown to the size of a golf ball. When Mudd went to see… Read more »

Nipple Injections To Treat Breast Cancer Developed

Nipple injections to treat breast cancer

Doctors in Boston, Massachusetts have announced the investigation of nipple injections to treat breast cancer by injecting cancer-fighting drugs directly into the milk ducts through the nipple. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. Survival rates range from 100 percent for early stage breast… Read more »

Teenage Drinking Could Increase The Risk Of Breast Cancer, Says Study

Teenage Drinking Can Lead To Breast Cancer

New research has showed that, the more alcohol young women drink before motherhood, the greater their risk of future breast cancer. The new research comes from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and links increased breast cancer risk to drinking between early adolescence and first full-term pregnancy according to Science Daily. “More and… Read more »

Boobies Bracelets Can’t Be Banned In Schools, Federal Court Rules

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“Boobies bracelets,” popular in breast cancer awareness literature and merchandise, have proven controversial, but school kids are not being lewd by sporting the accessories, a court ruled. The “boobies bracelets,” like the “save the tatas” campaign, are part of a more direct breast health approach when it comes to awareness. And the issue of cancer… Read more »

Tamoxifen Cheap In The UK: Breast Cancer Prevention Drug Provided By NHS

Tamoxifen Cheap In The UK: Breast Cancer Prevention Drug Provided By NHS

Tamoxifen will be cheap in the UK when the breast cancer prevention drug is made available to at-risk British women by the NHS. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, breast cancer studies have tamoxifen usage should be increased because it saves lives. Research has shown a consistent, prolonged course of endocrine-therapeutic drugs, for women whose… Read more »

Breast Implants Make Tumors Harder To Spot

Breast Implants Make Tumors Harder To Spot

A report — amassing data from an analysis of 12 separate studies published after 1993 in the US, Europe, and Canada — suggests breast implants may increase the risk of advanced stage breast cancer. Researchers from a range of health institutions in Quebec, Canada probed five particular studies involving over 600 women with cosmetic enhancements… Read more »

Low-Dose Aspirin Slows Breast Cancer Cell Growth

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Low-dose aspirin could slow the growth of breast cancer cells. That’s the amazing result of a new study presented on Sunday at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting in Boston. The presenter was Gargi Maity, lead author of the new research. A team working at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in… Read more »

FDA Approves Advanced Breast Cancer Drug Kadcyla

Breast Cancer drug Approved Kadcyla

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday approved the use of an advanced breast cancer drug that targets tumor cells. The drug Kadcyla is produced by Roche. Kadcyla combines the popular breast cancer drug Herceptin with a powerful chemotherapy drug. The drug then uses a third chemical to link those two drugs together…. Read more »

Breast Cancer Study Found Increasing Tamoxifen Regimen Saves Lives

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A new breast cancer study indicates that prolonging the use of the drug tamoxifen could prevent the return of the disease and save lives. Currently tamoxifen is prescribed for five years. Breast cancer researchers suggest upping the regime to 10 years, according to ABC News. Tamoxifen and hormone therapy drugs have reportedly reduced the risk… Read more »

Delaying Breast Cancer Treatment Increases Risk Of Death By 85% [Study]

Breast Cancer Treatment

Choosing to delay Breast Cancer treatment increases a patients chance of death by 85 percent, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study claims that waiting more than 60 days to start treatment had adverse affects that can are often deadly. Study researcher Electra D. Paskett says of his groups… Read more »

Researchers Verify ‘Chemo Brain’ Evidence

Those struggling with chemo brain have impaired cognitive functions.

For many cancer patients, chemotherapy is a part of treatment. For those undergoing chemotherapy, a mental haziness often plagues them during and after treatment. This condition has been dubbed “chemo brain” and has been merely a reported issue amongst cancer patients — until now. New research has identified physiological evidence of chemo brain, proving it… Read more »

Breast Cancer Screening Keeps Women Alive Regardless Of Over Diagnosis

Breast Cancer Screenings Saves Lives Despite Debate

Breast cancer screenings can save lives despite the argument that over diagnosis causes problems which may have never existed in some women, Reuters reports. An independent review released on breast cancer screenings was released by the The Lancet medical journal and commissioned by Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and Britain’s Department of Health. An intense debate… Read more »

The Pink House: White House Shows Support For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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The White House looked a little different last night. President Obama issued a proclamation Monday morning declaring October to be National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and, to honor the occasion, the famous residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue became the Pink House. CNN reports that the White House was “bathed in pink lights” last night in… Read more »

Mammograms May Increase Cancer Risk In Some Women [Study]

Radiation from mammograms may increase breast cancer risk

A new study found that mammograms may increase the odds of developing cancer in young women whose genes put them at a higher risk for the disease, the Associated Press reports. The study found that the added radiation from mammograms and other tests with chest radiation may be harmful to young women, and that an… Read more »