Surprises in hunt for environmental links to breast cancer

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As posted on Channel NewsAsia WASHINGTON: A decade-long research effort to uncover the environmental causes of breast cancer by studying both lab animals and a group of healthy US girls has turned up some surprises, scientists say. At the centre of the investigation are 1,200 school girls who do not have breast cancer, but who have already given scientists important …

Early stages of breast cancer could soon be diagnosed from blood samples

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What could someday be the first blood test for the early detection of breast cancer was shown in preliminary studies to successfully identify the presence of breast cancer cells from serum biomarkers, say the Houston Methodist Research Institute scientists who are developing the technology. With a New York University Cancer Institute colleague, the researchers report in an upcoming Clinical Chemistry …

BREASTation Presents A Breast Nipple Reconstruction

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One of the most important decisions that a woman will face after a mastectomy is whether to have a breast reconstruction.  What has made this decision even more difficult is not knowing what to expect.  Recent statistics that I have seen indicate that 89% of women who are deciding on reconstruction want to know more about the process.  Therefore, the …

Breast cancer test offers hope

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From: MSN NZ A new test that identifies seven distinct types of breast cancer offers new hope to women with the disease, scientists say. The tumour sample test could be available within two years and is expected to lead to more personalised treatments. Identifying more biomarkers will help doctors tailor therapy plans that better suit their patients, avoiding over or …

Hope For The Future – After The Pink Ribbon

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With the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the pink ribbons are being put away for another year and the fund-raising campaigns are winding down.  So many have contributed in so many ways to raise awareness and to provide funding for future research, education and assistance to those who are now dealing with or will face breast cancer in the …

Hormone Levels May Help Predict Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

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From: Drugs.com Doctors might better predict a woman’s risk for breast cancer by tracking levels of key hormones, Harvard researchers report. One expert said such a test could be useful. “A large part of my practice involves counseling and educating women on their risk of developing breast cancer,” said Dr. Myra Barginear, a breast medical oncologist at North Shore-LIJ Cancer …

Scarring After Breast Cancer Surgery

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With all of the issues associated with breast cancer surgery, one that does not receive much attention, if any at all, is the scars after breast cancer surgery.  At the time of decision-making before surgery, most of us focus on what needs to be done in order to remove the cancer and selecting a course of treatment that prevents the …

The Angelina Jolie Effect: Survey Finds Celebrity Health Choices May Impact Important Consumer Health Decisions

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Study Also Finds that Women Are Often Unaware of All Breast Cancer Treatment Options It’s widely known that celebrities have an impact on consumer opinions when it comes to fashion choices, hairstyles, cars and vacations spots. Now, a survey commissioned by The BC5 Project, a group focused on broadening awareness of breast cancer treatment options, suggests that famous personalities may …

Living Fully Despite Breast Cancer

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by: Kim Lewis from: Voice of America October is Breast Cancer Awareness month in the United States. The disease occurs when abnormal cells grow and invade healthy tissue, causing a lump or tumor. It usually strikes older women, but young women can also be at risk. Jane Schwartzberg was a 31-year old newlywed when she was first diagnosed with breast …