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For Breaking News about Cancer Diagnoses, Patients Prefer Breast Imagers

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By: Whitney J. Palmer From: diagnosticimaging.com Patients indicated breast imaging radiologists expressed more empathy over the diagnosis and had more understanding of their scans than other providers. Breast imaging radiologists are in the best position to give patients bad news associated with their exams. From the patient’s perspective, radiologists do the best job in delivering upsetting information, said Colleen McNally, …

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Amazon Alexa skill offers supportive care to breast cancer patients

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Source: Penn State University From: psu.edu Individuals with metastatic breast cancer could soon have access to personalized, supplemental supportive care through their smart speaker, thanks to new research at Penn State. A team of experts from the University’s College of Medicine and the College of Information Sciences and Technology has developed an Amazon Alexa skill to remotely deliver validated interventions …

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Breast Cancer: Get the Support You Need

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Medically Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD From: webmd.com You owe it yourself to get help dealing with the many questions, problems, and emotions you’re facing because of this illness.If you’re having a hard time managing your cancer and treatment, take action as soon as you can. Even a first step can bring you some relief and peace of mind. …

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European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Calls for Official Guidelines on Breast Reconstruction

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SOURCE: European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery From: prnewswire.com The lifetime risk of breast cancer is 1/7, the most common female cancer. While curable in 70–80% of patients, treatment (including surgery, radio- and chemotherapy) often leave women physically and psychologically impaired. Breast reconstruction plays an invaluable role in recovery, increasing patients’ self-esteem and quality of life. The European …

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How to save on your prescription medication

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By Caitlin Mims From: bankrate.com Many people rely on medication to maintain their quality of life, and in some cases, keep them alive. But some un- and underinsured Americans have to choose between taking these necessary medications and being able to afford other expenses. In fact, 8 percent of adult Americans in 2015 didn’t take medicine as prescribed because they …

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The Benefits of Acupressure

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By: Laura Carfang From: survivingbreastcancer.org 2020 was a year that forced doctors, patients and their caregivers to rethink how they work together–virtual appointments over Zoom, conversing through electronic portals, viewing diagnoses through the lens of a global pandemic. One bright spot, however, was that patients and caregivers had to get creative and look into alternative forms of therapy and relief. …

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Higher mushroom consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer

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Source: Penn State From: sciencedaily.com Higher mushroom consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer, according to a new study. The systematic review and meta-analysis examined 17 cancer studies published from 1966 to 2020. Analyzing data from more than 19,500 cancer patients, researchers explored the relationship between mushroom consumption and cancer risk. Next time you make a salad, you …

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Mutations can reduce effect of hormonal treatment in early breast cancer

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Source: Lund University From: eurekalert.org A small proportion of women who receive anti-estrogen treatment after breast cancer surgery have worse outcomes. This is associated with mutations in the estrogen receptor gene, according to a study from Lund University now published in JNCI Cancer Spectrum. “If our results are confirmed in further studies, it would be relevant to screen for these …

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UChicago Medicine enrolling patients in LymphBridge™ clinical study for surgical treatment of breast cancer-related lymphedema

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By: University of Chicago Medical Center From: newswise.com The University of Chicago Medicine has announced today that it is now enrolling patients in LymphBridge™, a randomized clinical study to evaluate a novel surgical treatment for addressing breast cancer-related lymphedema. This study is sponsored by Fibralign Corporation with funding provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and being led by world-renowned …