Cancer Screening: It Could Be Hard to Get the Facts
Most people would agree that cancer screening is a good thing. After all, you're either preventing cancer or catching it early. Unfortunately, the majority of cancer screening guidelines may be lacking in important patient information.
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.
Men With Breast Cancer Treated Differently
While breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women, it’s one of the least common in men. Both sexes have similar survival rates. However, researchers have discovered major differences in treatment approaches.
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.
Breast Cancer Fattens Up With Fat Cells
You probably know that obesity is a risk factor for breast cancer. And if you don’t, you know now. New science shows that breast cancer loves a substance in fat cells.
Breast Cancer Detection 2.0
While mammograms are the only clinically proven method of detecting breast cancer, they are far from fool-proof. New technology currently being studied may offer better, more accurate assessments.