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Things I Wish I Knew Before Breast Cancer

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By: Bonnie Annis From: curetoday.com There are so many things I wish I’d known before being diagnosed with breast cancer, but if I’d known them all in advance, I wouldn’t have learned many valuable lessons. Before being diagnosed with breast cancer, I rarely gave cancer much thought. Sure, I’d had lots of friends and family members who’d received the bad …

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Spinal fluid analysis could speed up diagnosis of breast cancer spread

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From: icr.ac.uk Analysing cancer DNA in spinal fluid could speed up and improve the diagnosis of breast cancer which has spread to the brain and spinal cord, according to a new pilot study. The type of test, known as a liquid biopsy, is more accurate than current methods used to diagnose this type of breast cancer, where it has spread …

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Tool developed for diagnosing inflammatory breast cancer

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By: Susan G. Komen For the Cure From: medicalxpress.com A first-of-its-kind tool may be able to help doctors better diagnose inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). The novel tool and the findings of the analysis have been recently published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. The tool was developed through a collaborative effort between Susan G. Komen, the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research …

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Understanding the Difference Between Invasive and Metastatic Breast Cancer

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From: healthline.com Understanding Abnormal Cells Abnormal cells aren’t cancerous, but they may increase your risk of developing cancer. When you have atypical cells that haven’t spread, the cells are considered noninvasive. This is sometimes referred to as pre-cancer or stage 0 cancer. Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is an example of this. DCIS is a noninvasive breast cancer of the …

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New ESMO Clinical Practice Guideline for managing metastatic breast cancer released

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Source: European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) From: news-medical.net The much-anticipated ESMO Clinical Practice Guideline for the diagnosis, staging and treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer has been published today in Annals of Oncology. Amidst public information and support initiatives taking place worldwide on the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the publication marks a milestone for the translation …

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What to know about metastatic breast cancer in bones

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From: medicalnewstoday.com Metastatic breast cancer in the bones refers to cancer that originates from breast tissue but has spread to the bones. A doctor may also refer to metastatic breast cancer in the bones as advanced, stage 4, secondary, or distant breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in females, and it can also affect males. When …

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25 Words You Should Know: Breast Cancer Diagnosis

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From: healthline.com Being diagnosed with breast cancer is overwhelming in itself. And when you’re finally ready to embrace your diagnosis and move forward, you’re subjected to a whole new vocabulary associated with the cancer. That’s why we’re here. Discover the top terms you’re likely to encounter as you go through the breast cancer diagnosis journey. Pathologist: A doctor who examines …

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Understanding the Difference Between Invasive and Metastatic Breast Cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: healthline.com Understanding Abnormal Cells Abnormal cells aren’t cancerous, but they may increase your risk of developing cancer. When you have atypical cells that haven’t spread, the cells are considered noninvasive. This is sometimes referred to as pre-cancer or stage 0 cancer. Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is an example of this. DCIS is a noninvasive breast cancer of the …

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Symptoms of male breast cancer

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By: Metro Creative From: albanyherald.com Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer diagnosed among the female population. Though breast cancer may seem like a disease that’s exclusive to women, breast cancer can affect men as well. While they have a smaller concentration than women, men have breast tissue, which means it’s possible for them to develop …

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Radioisotope couple for tumor diagnosis and therapy

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Source: Kanazawa University From: prnewswire.com Researchers at Kanazawa University report in ACS Omega a promising combination of radioisotope-carrying molecules for use in radiotheranostics — a diagnosis-and-treatment approach based on the combination of medical imaging and internal radiation therapy with radioactive elements. Radioisotopes — atoms displaying radioactivity — can be used for both diagnosing and treating cancer.  For diagnosis, radioisotopes that …