40 Years Later, Relearning That Sometimes Less Is More in Breast Cancer

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By Karuna Jagger Forty years ago, the radical Halsted mastectomy was the standard treatment of the day for any breast cancer diagnosis. Surgeons removed a woman’s cancerous breast as well as underarm lymph nodes and the chest wall muscles — often before a woman even knew she had cancer, as part of the surgery that included the diagnostic biopsy. A …

Breast Cancer Battle: New Tool is Saving Lives

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Getting a traditional mammogram may soon be a thing of the past for thousands of women in Northeast Ohio. Technology company Hologic created a machine that carries out a procedure called digital breast tomosynthesis. University Hospitals was among the first in the nation to use the groundbreaking technology. Doctor Donna Plecha at UH Seidman Cancer Center said, “Instead of seeing …

Breast Cancer Survivors Swelling

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(dailyRx News) Women who’ve lived through breast cancer often experience lingering effects from treatment. One of those effects is arm swelling. Researchers recently defined how often this swelling occurs, which women are most at risk and what can be done to help prevent the condition. A new study found that about one in five women who’ve been treated for breast …

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 …

Online chronicles boost spirits of cancer victims

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An increasing number of individuals with cancer or other serious illnesses are chronicling their experience on the Internet. A new UCLA study comprised of women with breast cancer has found that these online postings reduce depression, increase a positive mood, and enhance appreciation for life. Researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center published the study online ahead of print on …

Instant breast cancer test will spare thousands an anxious wait

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By Laura Donnelly and Agencies An instant test which could spare thousands of women the agony of waiting weeks to find out if breast cancer has spread has been approved for use by the NHS. Currently, women diagnosed with with early stage invasive breast cancer undergo a biopsy of their lymph nodes during surgery to remove tumours in the breast. …

Breast cancer prevention needs strong partnership – BCI

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Dr Mrs Beatrice Wiafe Addai, President of Breast Care International (BCI), has called for stronger partnerships and collaboration to create the expected awareness on breast and other cancers in the country. She said the breast cancer disease and its attendant fatalities demanded concerted efforts by individuals, organisations and government to aid early detection and treatment. Dr Wiafe Addai said this …

Breast cancer striking women in their 20s and 30s

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By Annie Goodman I hate cliches. This is the only one I find acceptable: knowledge is power. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 30 years old on February 29, 2012, I was completely in shock. I assumed the palpable lump I felt in my breast was a benign cyst and I had nothing to worry about. It literally …