Good News on Early Breast Cancer: Herceptin Treatment Can Be Shortened

A large, new study shows that the treatment regimen, typically recommended for a year, can be just as effective at 6 months, reducing serious side effects and costs.
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Breast cancer survivors may be more likely to experience anxiety, depression, sleep troubles and other mental health issues than women who have not been diagnosed with the disease, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information
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Compared with women who have never had children, women who have given birth may have an increased breast cancer risk that continues for up to 23 years after their most recent birth, according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine on Monday.
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BOSTON (CBS) – Alex Fitzpatrick went from Hollywood screenwriter to Massachusetts restaurant owner so she and her husband could spend more time with her children. When she recently found out her risk of getting breast cancer was as high as 80%, all she could think of was her three boys. “I do want to make sure that I’m the one telling them what to wear on their wedding day and watch them go to college,” she said. Alex has one of the BRCA gene mutations. She got tested when an aunt was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. “I was blindsided to be honest,” she remem...
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(Reuters Health) - - Having a baby temporarily increases the risk of breast cancer by about 80 percent compared to the risk in women who have never given birth, researchers behind a new study have concluded.
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(Reuters Health) - - When it's unclear whether the potential benefit of breast cancer screening outweighs the possible harms, doctors should encourage women to make an informed decision based on their personal preferences, Canadian doctors recommend.
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Women's risk of breast cancer can persist more than 20 years after childbirth,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Women under 40 benefit from mammography, too Mobile mammography boosts underserved women's access Women dubious about risk-based breast cancer screening JAMA: Women need to be aware of mammography's harms ACR, SBI: Some black women need earlier breast screening
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Many people who are diagnosed with cancer will undergo some type of surgery to treat their disease — almost 95 percent of people with early-diagnosed breast cancer will require surgery and it’s often the first line of treatment for people with brain tumors, for example. But despite improvements in surgical techniques over the past decade, the cancer often comes back after the procedure.Now, a UCLA-led research team has developed a spray gel embedded with immune-boosting drugs that could help. In a peer-reviewed study, the substance was successful half of the time in awakening lab animals ’ immune systems ...
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(MedPage Today) -- Pooled analysis suggests parity may not be protective for women under age 55
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MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- The increased risk for breast cancer that occurs after childbirth can last more than 20 years, according to research published online Dec. 11 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Hazel B. Nichols, Ph.D., from University of...
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(MedPage Today) -- Whole-body fat, trunk fat mass, and certain blood biomarkers may be better risk indicators
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