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Treatment and outlook for stage 2 breast cancer

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Source: healthline.com From: medicalnewstoday.com People with stage 2 breast cancer have cancer cells in their breast tissue, nearby lymph nodes, or both. Stage 2 breast cancer is an early stage of breast cancer in which the cancer has not spread beyond the breast tissue or surrounding lymph nodes. Cancer stages describe the extent to which the cancer has spread and …

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Trodelvy: Magic bullet for triple-negative breast cancer

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By: Ivanhoe Newswire From: winknews.com About 15 percent of all women diagnosed with breast cancer have triple-negative breast cancer, meaning drugs that target estrogen, progesterone, and HER-2 protein—won’t work. In the past, if the cancer returned, patients have had very few options. More on a newly approved drug that is stopping the cancer in its tracks. Jane Ellen Keenan is …

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Amazon Care and privacy: A host of unknowns

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By: Matt Fisher From: medcitynews.com If HIPAA does not apply to Amazon Care, then absent another privacy regulation applying, avoiding exploitation of the data relies on the good faith of the entity operating the service. The recent announcement by Amazon concerning a national launch of its telehealth offering, Amazon Care, is generating a significant amount of buzz and speculation within …

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Better Record “Integration” Would Boost Links Between Oncologists, Primary Care

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By: Mary Caffrey From: ajmc.com A panel at the NCCN Virtual Annual Meeting finds that while primary care physicians and oncologists can share information, records may not be well integrated and in easy-to-use formats. When connections among oncologists, cancer patients, and primary care physicians are finely tuned, the results can be life-saving for patients like Felicia Harris, a 14-year breast …

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Predicting future breast cancer with precision

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By: Alex Lathbridge From: cancerresearchuk.org Ductal carcinoma in situ (or DCIS) is a condition where some of the cells lining the ducts of the breast tissue have started to turn into cancer cells. It’s an example of something known as a pre-invasive cancer – the abnormal cells are all contained inside the lining of the ducts, but have the potential …

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What to know about oral chemotherapy and breast cancer

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From: medicalnewstoday.com Oral chemotherapy is a new type of chemotherapy, or chemo, that people can use at home to treat breast cancer. Chemo historically required a person to go to a doctor’s office or hospital to get an intravenous (IV) infusion or injection. This process could be time-consuming and painful, potentially deterring people from seeking care. As a result of …

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Two Kinds of Acupuncture Can Relieve Pain in Cancer Survivors

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From: mskcc.org After a three-year clinical trial that included 360 cancer survivors — the largest of its kind to date — Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers found that two types of acupuncture significantly reduced survivors’ chronic pain. Jun Mao, Chief of the Integrative Medicine Service at MSK, explains how the results published in JAMA Oncology on March, 18, 2021, could improve …

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How to Navigate Metastatic Breast Cancer Test Results

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From: healthline.com Metastatic breast cancer (MBC), also called stage 4 or advanced breast cancer, means that breast cancer has spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other organs in the body, like the bones or brain. Not all breast cancers are the same. If you’ve already received an MBC diagnosis, your doctor will most likely perform additional tests …

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Fulvestrant Deemed Effective as Later-Line Breast Cancer Treatment

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Source: Conference Coverage From: cancertherapyadvisor.com Fulvestrant was found to be effective as an early and later-line treatment for women with hormone refractory metastatic breast cancer, according to the results of a retrospective study reported at the 17th St. Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference 2021. To conduct the study, researchers reviewed the medical records of women with hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast …

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Modernizing the Diagnosis of Male Breast Cancer

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By: Gina Mauro From: onclive.com Although the majority of the patient population is made up of women, males represent 1 in 100 cases diagnosed in the United States each year. “I have a woman’s cancer.” Unfortunately, this is a silent statement often internalized by men with breast cancer. Although the majority of the patient population is made up of women, …