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Long Haul for Breast Cancer Survivors: Disease Can Return After 20 Years

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From: healthline.com New research shows that long-term endocrine therapy can reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence in the long term. But side effects keep some women from taking it. Like many breast cancer survivors, Julie Barthels wonders if the disease will return. “My breast cancer came silently, without my knowledge. How do I know what is silently growing inside …

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Study shows no increased risk of breast cancer recurrence after DIEP flap reconstruction

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From: news-medical.net After surgery for breast cancer women who have undergone breast reconstruction using abdominal tissue do not have a higher risk of recurrence than women who have not undergone breast reconstruction. This has been shown by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in a study published in the British Journal of Surgery. In Sweden today, more than 90,000 women are living with a …

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PROPRIETARY GENOMIC TEST HELPS PREDICT PERSONAL RISK OF BREAST CANCER RECURRING AFTER FIVE YEARS

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News out of the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium offers understanding and insight into the future of breast cancer treatment and survivorship. Fact is, every woman is at risk for breast cancer. Today, it is the most common cancer among women, other than skin cancer.[1] And, according to the American Cancer Society, almost 250,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive …

Focus on breast cancer recurrence

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By Ali Gorman, R.N. From: 6abc.com Women have about a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer. But chances of beating it the first time are better than ever. Now, doctors are turning their attention to why it sometimes comes back.Karin Zamborsky was a young, busy mom when she got her diagnosis. After 9 grueling months of treatment, Karin …

Scientists propose a breast cancer drug for bladder cancer patients

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From: MedicalXpress.com Researchers at Mayo Clinic have found amplification of HER2, a known driver of some breast cancers, in a type of bladder cancer called micropapillary urothelial carcinoma (MPUC) and have shown that the presence of HER2 amplification is associated with particularly aggressive tumors. These findings suggest that administering trastuzumab to MPUC patients with HER2 amplification could improve outcomes, just …

MRIs May Spur Unneeded Mastectomies in Older Women With Breast Cancer

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From Drugs.com The growing use of MRI in breast cancer patients may be leading to unnecessary breast removal in older women, according to a large new study. Researchers examined the use of breast MRI and surgery in more than 72,000 American women aged 67 to 94 who were diagnosed with breast cancer between 2000 and 2009. During that time, the …