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The Medical Minute: Do you know your risks for breast cancer?

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: pennstatehealthnews.org The reminders are everywhere. When a woman turns 40, doctors say she should begin receiving yearly mammograms to detect breast cancer. You see it on posters, ads and buttons. Doctors beat the drum forcefully and often because the stakes are high. Breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death in women, according to the American Cancer …

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer: Know the Risks and Warning Signs of This Rare, Fast-Growing Cancer

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Source: American Cancer Society From: prnewswire.com Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare type of breast cancer. It only accounts for one to five percent of all breast cancer cases, but it’s important to know your risk and the warning signs, as this form of the disease is aggressive, fast-growing, and hard to detect early. For October, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, …

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Some cancer screening tests may not extend lifespans, study finds

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By: Linda Geddes Science correspondent From: theguardian.com While screening can help some people live longer, data shows some people’s lives are shortened as result of screening Common cancer screening tests may not extend people’s lifespans, with the possible exception of colorectal cancer screening, data suggests. Although the findings do not indicate cancer screening should be abandoned, scientists say patients should …

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Advances in Breast Cancer

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From: newsinhealth.nih.gov Screening and Treatment Get Personal Researchers are studying the risk factors for different types of breast cancer. They’re also searching for more personalized treatments. Unraveling The Risks “Breast cancer is caused by a combination of factors,” says Dr. Montserrat García-Closas, a cancer researcher at NIH. Your genes, lifestyle, and environment all contribute to your risk. Researchers are trying …

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What to know about radiation therapy for breast cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: medicalnewstoday.com Various therapies and treatments are available to individuals with breast cancer, and radiation therapy is often a cornerstone of the treatment regimen. The American Cancer Society states that breast cancer is the second most common cancer in females, behind skin cancer. Many factors will determine the outlook for a person with breast cancer, including their age and overall …

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HRT Update Regarding Breast Cancer Risk Advised in EU

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By: Roxanne Nelson, RN, BSN From: medscape.com In concluding their review of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and the associated risk of breast cancer, the EU Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has recommended updating current safety information. PRAC is the European Medicine Agency’s (EMA) committee that is responsible for assessing the safety of human medications, and it has based this latest …