Metastatic Cancer: How Cancer Spreads
Learning that a cancer has metastasized may be one of the scariest things you can hear from your doctor. Metastatic cancers are responsible for 90 percent of all cancer-related deaths. Here is an introduction to the fundamentals of how cancer develops and spreads.
Standard Medication for HER-2 Breast Cancer Remained Top Rx
The approval of a new medication represents new options for patients. But the new option isn't always the best option. When it comes to treating HER-2 positive breast cancer, the standard medication still appears to beat the newer option.
Call for Genetic Screening to Become New Norm
Gene mutations associated with higher rates of breast and ovarian cancer may pose a serious risk to Ashkenazi Jewish (AJ) women, even those without a family history of cancer. This prompted a call for more genetic cancer screening.
Understanding Breast Cancer Genes
Between 5 and 10 percent of breast cancer cases have a genetic basis. While it might be tempting to know whether you have a mutated breast cancer gene, genetic testing is only recommended for people with certain risk factors.
Benefits of Regular Physical Activity
There are many health benefits to being a physically active person. Here’s a list from what you might gain from developing an exercise routine.
FDA Approves Perjeta for Neoadjuvant Breast Cancer Treatment
The US Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Perjeta (pertuzumab) as part of a complete treatment regimen for patients with early stage breast cancer before surgery (neoadjuvant setting).
FDA Expands Use of Breast Cancer Rx
For the first time in its history, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved a medication for the pre-surgical (neoadjuvant) treatment of early-stage (I, II) breast cancer.
Accelerated FDA Review For HER2-Positive Drug
HER2-positive breast cancer is one of the most aggressive forms of the disease. A new treatment option may soon be available to help battle this vicious cancer.
Buildup the Body, Lose the Extra Fluid
The body doesn't react well when lymph nodes go away, including for cancer patients. When the nodes are removed, arms and legs can swell.
Breast Imaging With 25X Less Radiation
More is being learned about the effects of radiation we’re exposed to with everything from dental X-rays to CT scanning. Lots of common medical testing delivers radiation exposure. A new technology may be an excellent resolution to these problems.