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Breast cancer: Mathematics for precision medicine

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Source: Medical University of Vienna From: eurekalert.org The precise choice of treatment for breast cancer depends upon the status of the hormone receptors (for oestrogen and progesterone). Their conventional determination by means of immunohistochemistry (IHC) is associated with a certain error rate, which can be reduced by adding genomic data. Even conventional statistics can bring about a notable improvement but …

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Sugar and Breast Cancer

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By: Laura Carfang From: survivingbreastcancer.org There have been, and continues to be, numerous studies that attempt to link the consumption of sugar to breast and other cancer(s).  These myriad studies have investigated whether sugar ingestion contributes to breast cancer or further stimulates its growth.  So, the question of whether or not sugar contributes to or feeds breast cancer cells remains …

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Understanding the Difference Between Invasive and Metastatic Breast Cancer

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From: healthline.com Understanding Abnormal Cells Abnormal cells aren’t cancerous, but they may increase your risk of developing cancer. When you have atypical cells that haven’t spread, the cells are considered noninvasive. This is sometimes referred to as pre-cancer or stage 0 cancer. Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is an example of this. DCIS is a noninvasive breast cancer of the …

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Cognitive impairment occurs in 25% of patients with breast cancer

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By: Janet Miller From: healio.com About one of four patients with breast cancer experienced cognitive impairment, and it was “not exclusively related” to the patient’s therapy, researchers wrote in Psycho-Oncology. “As clinicians, we encounter many patients with breast cancer who report cognitive problems that impact daily life and participation during the course of the disease,” Aicha Dijkshoorn, MSc, a neuroscientist …

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Attending consecutive mammography screens protects against breast cancer death

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Source: Queen Mary University of London From: eurekalert.org Attending the two most recent screening appointments before a breast cancer diagnosis protects against breast cancer death, according to a Queen Mary University of London study of over half a million Swedish women conducted over 24 years. For women who had participated in both of their previous two screening examinations, the incidence …

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ABUS as the Right Follow-up to Screening Women with Dense Breasts

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By: Whitney J. Palmer From: diagnosticimaging.com For women with dense breasts, automated breast ultrasound offers advantages over supplemental screening with hand-held ultrasound. When it comes to breast cancer screening for women with dense breasts, automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) is the right choice to supplement mammography, according to industry experts. During a 2021 European Congress of Radiology (ECR) annual meeting presentation, …

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Significant New Findings about Breast and Ovarian Cancer in Patients from the Caribbean

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By: University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine From: newswise.com Judith Hurley, M.D., an oncologist and researcher at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been studying racial disparities in breast cancer rates since 2002. After Dr. Hurley noticed that many of her Bahamian breast cancer patients were unusually young, she …

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What Treatment Options Exist for Advanced Breast Cancer?

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From: healthline.com Having an advanced form of cancer can feel like you have little or no treatment options. But that’s not the case. Find out what options are available to you and start getting on the right type of treatment. Hormone therapy There are several hormone therapies to treat advanced hormone receptor-positive (estrogen receptor-positive or progesterone receptor-positive) breast cancers: Tamoxifen …

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The Big Ordeal: Understanding and Managing the Psychological Turmoil of Cancer

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Cancer isn’t just a medical diagnosis. It’s uncertainty. It’s isolation. It consumes your brain. No matter what you’re doing, it’s always a lingering thought. You’ll try to be in the present, but everything you do will have you wondering if that will be the last time. And then there are the moments you have to face reality—appointments with specialists, treatments, …

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Second cancer in survivors a complex, multifaceted concern

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By: Jennifer Byrne From: healio.com Although many cancer survivors go on to live healthy, cancer-free lives, the prospect of facing cancer again is an ongoing concern. Much of the discussion around this possibility relates to recurrence of the original cancer, but cancer survivors also appear to be at increased risk for developing a second, entirely different type of malignancy. This …