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Can Scalp Cooling Prevent Hair Loss?

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From: healthline.com By limiting blood flow to the scalp, cooling can protect your hair follicles from the effects of chemo drugs. Learn more about how it works and how much it costs. Scalp cooling is done by applying cold temperatures to your scalp during chemotherapy treatment for cancer. It’s sometimes called scalp hypothermia. Scalp cooling is intended to help prevent …

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The Cancer Side Effects That Never Disappear

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By: Jane Biehl Ph.D. From: curetoday.com I think most of us cancer survivors will agree we are grateful for every day and rejoice if we are in remission. When we are told we have NED (no evidence of disease), we want to party! What we seldom realize on this tricky cancer journey is that some of the side effects are …

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Jemperli

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From: breastcancer.org Jemperli (chemical name: dostarlimab-gxly) is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat mismatch repair deficient (dMMR) advanced-stage breast cancer that has grown during or after treatment if no other treatment options are available. Jemperli also is approved to treat dMMR advanced-stage endometrial cancer that has grown after treatment with platinum chemotherapy. How Jemperli works …

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Most Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer Have Troubling Treatment Side Effects, Willing To Discuss Dosing Options With Doctor

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By: Jamie DePolo From: breastcancer.org About 86% of women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer had at least one bad treatment-related side effect, and 92% were willing to discuss options for different dosing levels of medicines based on their unique situations, according to a study. The research was presented at the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting. About …

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MNT Investigates: Anti-HER2 drugs and the fight against metastatic breast cancer

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From: medicalnewstoday.com HER2-positive breast cancer occurs when cancer cells have excessive amounts of a growth-promoting protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). The protein causes the tumor cells to grow and multiply, making these breast cancers aggressive and fast-spreading. About 1 in 5 women with breast cancer have HER2-positive breast cancers. Anti-HER2 drugs are therapies developed to target …

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New research shows breast cancer treatment in patients over age 70 can be safely reduced

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Source: University of Pittsburgh From: eurekalert.org Oncologists faced with treating older women with breast cancer often must decide if the treatment may be more detrimental than the cancer. A study published today in JAMA Network Open by researchers at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine sheds new light on this choice and suggests the …

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Trodelvy: Magic bullet for triple-negative breast cancer

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By: Ivanhoe Newswire From: winknews.com About 15 percent of all women diagnosed with breast cancer have triple-negative breast cancer, meaning drugs that target estrogen, progesterone, and HER-2 protein—won’t work. In the past, if the cancer returned, patients have had very few options. More on a newly approved drug that is stopping the cancer in its tracks. Jane Ellen Keenan is …

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What to know about oral chemotherapy and breast cancer

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From: medicalnewstoday.com Oral chemotherapy is a new type of chemotherapy, or chemo, that people can use at home to treat breast cancer. Chemo historically required a person to go to a doctor’s office or hospital to get an intravenous (IV) infusion or injection. This process could be time-consuming and painful, potentially deterring people from seeking care. As a result of …

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‘Lost in Transition’ After Breast Cancer

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By: Colleen Moretti From: curetoday.com With more than 4 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S., survivorship care and understanding what happens to patients after surviving is of the utmost importance. An expert explains some side effects survivors may experience and treatments to help. The time after cancer treatment for survivors can sometimes be considered “lost in transition” since patients …

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What Treatment Options Exist for Advanced Breast Cancer?

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From: healthline.com Having an advanced form of cancer can feel like you have little or no treatment options. But that’s not the case. Find out what options are available to you and start getting on the right type of treatment. Hormone therapy There are several hormone therapies to treat advanced hormone receptor-positive (estrogen receptor-positive or progesterone receptor-positive) breast cancers: Tamoxifen …