Breast Cancer Survivors Battling Brittle Bones

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Breast cancer survivors not benefitting from calcium and vitamin D supplementations (dailyRx News) Breast cancer survivors can have ongoing health challenges after they’ve beaten “The Big C.” Many are on medications that block estrogen, the hormone that drives most breast cancers. These medicines also increase the risk of osteoporosis (brittle bones) and increase the risk of fractures.   A new …

Blood Cancer Drug Decitabine May Prevent Breast Cancer Metastasis

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From: By Pam Stephan, About.com Breast tumors can shed cells, but if Decitabine, a drug now used to treat lymphoma and leukemia, is approved for use in breast cancer, it could prevent the metastasis of most forms of this disease. Dr. Peter Storz, of the Mayo Clinic, led a research study that concluded that protein kinase D (PKD) expression in …

Stress: A Cause Of Breast Cancer?

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By Peter Zafirides, M.D. Ohio State University researchers say the study suggests a specific gene, called ATF3, may be the crucial link between stress and cancer, including metastasis – the major cause of cancer death. Previous public health studies have shown that stress is a risk factor for cancer. Researchers already know that ATF3 is activated, or expressed, in response …

New therapy strategy for breast cancer that has spread to the brain

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Kathy Boltz, PhD Cellular therapy and gene therapy have been successfully combined in a mouse model to develop a viable treatment strategy for breast cancer that has spread to a patient’s brain. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women, and metastasis is a major cause of health deterioration and death from the disease. Managing metastasis is …

Far from being harmless, the effects of bullying last long into adulthood

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From: Association for Psychological Science A new study shows that serious illness, struggling to hold down a regular job, and poor social relationships are just some of the adverse outcomes in adulthood faced by those exposed to bullying in childhood. It has long been acknowledged that bullying at a young age presents a problem for schools, parents and public policy …

Could This Breast Cancer Vaccine Be a Game Changer?

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By Leo Sun Breast cancer claims more than 40,000 lives in the United States annually and is one of the leading causes of death for females globally. However, every year biotech companies are making incredible advances in breast cancer treatments that could eventually eradicate this debilitating disease. A breast cancer vaccine One of the most promising new treatments is Galena Biopharma‘s …

Kaiser hospital allows visitors 24 hours a day, patients determine when and who can visit

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by Consillio, Kristen Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center & Clinic, citing studies that show patients recover faster if they are surrounded by family and friends, began 24-hour patient visiting hours Monday. Prior to the new policy, Kaiser Moanalua allowed visitors from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Queen’s Medical Center, the only designated trauma center in the state, allows visitors …

Does home monitoring make a difference in cost and outcomes?

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By: Kevin R. Campbell, MD Technology in medicine advances at a rapid pace.  In the US today most patients have access to mobile phones, smartphones and tablets.  Medical device makers continue to innovate and create ways in which these technologies can be used by patients and physicians to monitor complex biologic machinery such as implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) and pacemakers …

Extensiveness of breast cancer surgery linked to risk of lymphedema

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From: Oncology Nurse Advisor Breast cancer survivors who have extensive surgery are four times more likely to develop arm lymphedema. According to a new study, the extensiveness of surgery to treat breast cancer proportionately increases the risk of developing the debilitating disorder. According to the lead author, Tracey DiSipio, PhD, from Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, women who …

Nontoxic cancer therapy proves effective against metastatic cancer

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A combination of nontoxic dietary and hyperbaric oxygen therapies effectively increased survival time in a mouse model of aggressive metastatic cancer, a research team from the Hyperbaric Biomedical Research Laboratory at the University of South Florida has found. The study, “The Ketogenic Diet and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Prolong Survival in Mice with Systemic Metastatic Cancer,” was published online today in …