'I beat breast cancer - but side effects nearly killed me'
Virginia Harrod, 52, beat breast and thyroid cancers, but the Kentucky attorney and farmer could have been killed by her constant battle with an infection caused by a common treatment side effect. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dual HER2 Blockade/Chemo Improves Outcomes in Older Breast Cancer Patients
The addition of metronomic chemotherapy to dual HER2 blockade improved outcomes in older and frail patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Breast Cancer HER2-Positive Breast Cancer News Source Type: news

Can Alcohol Help You Live Longer? Here ’s What the Research Really Says
New research, which was presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual conference, has found that moderate drinking is linked to a longer life. Drinking about two glasses of wine or beer a day was linked to an 18% drop in a person’s risk of early death—an even stronger effect than the life-preserving practice of exercise, according to the researchers. The results came from the 90+ Study, a research project out of the University of California Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders that examines the habits of people who live to at least 90. ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Prognostic Signatures Compared for ER - Positive Breast Cancer
ROR, BCI, EPclin are significantly more prognostic for recurrence for women with node - negative disease (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Family History of Breast Cancer Matters, Even for Older Women
Title: Family History of Breast Cancer Matters, Even for Older WomenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast MRI technique helps cancer detection without contrast
German researchers have developed a novel breast MRI technique that greatly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Online tool offers breast cancer treatment education At high risk for breast cancer? Start screening early Both screening, treatment cut breast cancer deaths (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Breast cancer: How advanced imaging technologies will help avoid unnecessary biopsies
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) Enhancing the diagnosis of breast cancer is the stated goal of a research team at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg. The scientists have combined an advanced method of diffusion-weighted MR imaging with intelligent image analysis methods to detect malignant changes in tissues. This method may help avoid many control biopsies following suspicious findings from mammography screening. This advancement holds promise for substantial improvements in the diagnosis of breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Can a £1 Gummy Bear made from cannabis boost your health?
Earlier this month, Dee Mani, a mother of two from Birmingham, claimed she ’d cured her aggressive breast cancer by taking a drop of cannabis oil a day. But can it really work? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newer Breast MRI May Be More Accurate and Easier
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Family History of Breast Cancer Matters, Even for Older Women
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Family History of Breast Cancer Matters, Even for Older Women
MONDAY, Feb. 19, 2018 -- Women with a family history of breast cancer remain at higher risk for breast cancer even after age 65, a new study suggests. The findings could influence screening recommendations for older women, said researchers at... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

She Survived Breast Cancer, But Says A Treatment Side Effect 'Almost Killed' Her
When many lymph nodes are removed along with a tumor, some patients develop painful and debilitating swelling — lymphedema. More doctors should recognize and help prevent the problem, surgeons say.(Image credit: Luke Sharrett for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patti Neighmond Source Type: news

Uganda:After the Mengo Hospital Deaths
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -As early as 9am on Feb.09, people had started gathering at Centenary Park. It was yet another 'free medical camp'. Organized by the Mulago hospital based College of Health Sciences, people would at this camp get free checkups for cervical cancer, breast cancer, hypertension and dental care among others. Organisers of the camp were just starting to hang the banners and set up tables but people were already queuing. I sensed it could get crowded. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

LEDs and Breast Cancer: That's Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- Also, flammable hand rubs (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 18, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Measures for risk factor stratification to prevent suicide mortality in breast cancer patients: A reply - Gaitanidis A.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Measures for risk factor stratification to prevent suicide mortality in breast cancer patients - Foong PY, Srilatha B, Ong YJ.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Breast MRIs May Lead to More Biopsies That Catch Fewer Cancers Breast MRIs May Lead to More Biopsies That Catch Fewer Cancers
Women who get magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening tests for breast cancer are more likely to get invasive surgical biopsies to look for tumors than women who just get screening mammograms, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Eye tracking helps assess anesthesiologists' US skill
Eye-tracking technology has the potential to monitor the progress of trainee...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Low-risk thyroid nodules safe to track with ultrasound US improves success rate of pediatric artery cannulation Point-of-care ultrasound helps find fluid Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Breast reconstruction patients often less satisfied than expected post surgery
(Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) Many breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy with or without immediate reconstruction mispredict future satisfaction with aspects of physical and sexual health post-surgery, according to a new study published by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC -- James). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'Liquid biopsy' can help predict outcomes in metastatic triple-negative breast cancer
(Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) A clinically relevant 'liquid biopsy' test can be used to profile cancer genomes from blood and predict survival outcomes for patients with metastatic triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), according to new research published by a multi-institutional team of researchers with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -- Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC - James), the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Another Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise In Mice
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - February 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Physical Therapy Improves Arm Mobility After Lymph Node Dissection Physical Therapy Improves Arm Mobility After Lymph Node Dissection
Guided exercise with a physical therapist after breast-cancer surgery to remove lymphatic tissue helps women quickly regain full range of arm motion, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Breast MRIs may lead to more biopsies that catch fewer cancers
(Reuters Health) - Women who get magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening tests for breast cancer are more likely to get invasive surgical biopsies to look for tumors than women who just get screening mammograms, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bone Markers Can Predict Bone-Specific Recurrence in Early Breast Cancer
Several markers of bone formation and resorption were found to be predictive of bone-specific recurrence in patients with early breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Breast Cancer News Source Type: news

Beyond APHINITY: What Now After Pivotal Breast Cancer Trial? Beyond APHINITY: What Now After Pivotal Breast Cancer Trial?
Dr Kathy Miller speaks with APHINITY's principal investigator about whether survival in HER2+ disease can be pushed even further.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cancer: 'Ultra-processed' foods may increase risk
A new study suggests a possible link between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and raised risk of overall cancer, and breast cancer in particular. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Dr. Theresa Schwartz revamps cancer care at SLU Hospital
Before Theresa Schwartz arrived as a SLUCare physician and surgeon at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, there wasn ’t extensive programming designated to provide care for women with breast cancer and benign breast diseases at the hospital. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sabrina Medler Source Type: news

Dr. Theresa Schwartz revamps cancer care at SLU Hospital
Before Theresa Schwartz arrived as a SLUCare physician and surgeon at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, there wasn ’t extensive programming designated to provide care for women with breast cancer and benign breast diseases at the hospital. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Sabrina Medler Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: A Cancer Researcher Takes Cancer Personally
Dr. C. Anthony Blau, who has multiple myeloma, started a company to crowdsource an individualized approach to his disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Multiple Myeloma Research Tumors Medicine and Health Source Type: news

First comparison of common breast cancer tests finds varied accuracy of predictions
(Queen Mary University of London) Commercially available prognostic breast cancer tests show significant variation in their abilities to predict disease recurrence, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London of nearly 800 postmenopausal women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Highly Processed Foods Tied to Higher Cancer Risk
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - February 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

This Is the Link Between Processed Foods and Cancer
Processed snacks, drinks and desserts may be associated with a higher risk of cancer, according to a new study. The research, published Wednesday in The BMJ, focused on ultra-processed foods, which tend to be high in fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt. (Past research has found that Americans get 61% of their calories from highly processed foods.) In the new study, researchers found that, among almost 150,000 French adults, a 10% increase in the proportion of ultra-processed foods in a person’s diet was correlated with a 12% higher risk of cancer. The paper is the first to explore the link between cancer and ultra-pro...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

DenseBreast-info.org to launch European content
Breast density education group DenseBreast-info.org has announced a plan to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DenseBreast-info.org releases Spanish-language video Coalition: Payment for yearly breast screening threatened Breast density groups release resources in Spanish A radiologist confronts her own breast cancer New nonprofit group launches breast density website (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Warning from the American Heart Association: Breast cancer treatments, such as radiation and chemo, can cause heart failure
(Natural News) Sometimes the cure is worse than the ailment, the saying goes, and a new warning from the American Heart Association is shedding light on the quandary many women face when weighing breast cancer treatment against the potential side effects. According to the group, some of the most popular breast cancer therapies can actually... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis over chemo: Woman says the oil cured her aggressive breast cancer in 5 months
(Natural News) When Dee Mani, now 44, was diagnosed with breast cancer last March, her doctors suggested chemotherapy. She originally agreed to undergo one year of the treatment for her triple negative breast cancer – the deadliest type – but later had second thoughts. After seeing her sister suffer and die after undergoing chemotherapy for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family history increases breast cancer risk even for older women
(Reuters Health) - Women are more likely to develop breast cancer when a mother or sister had this disease, and the risk associated with family history doesn ’t appear to diminish with age, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Drug copies ready to take next bite out of Roche's cancer sales
LONDON (Reuters) - European oncologists will soon get their hands on cut-price copies of breast cancer drug Herceptin, turning the screws on maker Roche and giving another boost to a new breed of companies focused on so-called biosimilars. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do some breast cancers become treatment-resistant?
A significant number of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancers are resistant to regular therapies. Why is that, and how can this obstacle be addressed? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Cancer history in relatives boosts breast cancer risk
Having a first-degree relative with a family history of breast cancer sharply...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: At high risk for breast cancer? Start screening early More women get breast screening after ACA bans copays Both screening, treatment cut breast cancer deaths What are the risks of risk-based breast cancer screening? Do older women benefit from continued mammo screening? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Imaging system helps determine chemo efficacy against breast cancer
A new optical imaging system helps determine which breast cancer patients will best respond to chemotherapy, according to researchers at Columbia University. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ky. Medicaid expansion improves breast cancer care
Early data from Medicaid expansion in Kentucky since the passage of the Affordable...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: More women get breast screening after ACA bans copays Tax reform bill overturns ACA's individual mandate Study: ACA led to more early-stage cancer diagnoses CMS: State healthcare spending growth on the rise (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Photos show the reality of battling breast cancer
Helen Sheil, 76, from Queensland, had both breasts removed after being diagnosed with the disease 20 years ago, however, the condition has returned and spread to the mother-of-two's bones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Full integration of digital breast tomosynthesis reduces false positive rates, study shows
(American Roentgen Ray Society) Rates of false positive breast cancer screening exams fell significantly after complete integration of diagnostic digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), potentially leading to higher quality, lower costs, and fewer unnecessary biopsies, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting, set for April 22-27 in Washington, DC. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study sheds new light on mechanism of breast cancer treatment resistance
(Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) A study by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has illuminated a specific mechanism by which estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancers can become resistant to standard therapies and metastasize. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medicaid expansion in Kentucky improves breast cancer care for women 20 to 64 years old
(American College of Surgeons) In Kentucky, one of the Medicaid expansion states, a University of Louisville study of breast cancer care has found a connection between Medicaid expansion and improved quality of breast cancer care, including an increase in diagnosis of early stage disease and greater utilization of breast-conserving surgery instead of more invasive operations such as mastectomy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Family history increases breast cancer risk in older women: Weighing screening options
(Georgetown University Medical Center) Family history of breast cancer continues to significantly increase chances of developing invasive breast tumors in aging women -- those ages 65 and older. The findings of a new study could impact mammography screening decisions later in life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

NIR light may identify breast cancer patients who will benefit most from chemotherapy
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) A new optical imaging system developed at Columbia University uses red and near-infrared light to identify breast cancer patients who will respond to chemotherapy. The imaging system may be able to predict response to chemotherapy as early as two weeks after beginning treatment. Findings from a first pilot study of the new imaging system -- a noninvasive method of measuring blood flow dynamics in response to a single breath hold -- were published today in Radiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Duloxetine Cuts Joint Pain From Preventive Breast Cancer Tx (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Joint pain presents significant barrier to aromatase inhibitor adherence (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 11, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: This protein fuels triple-negative breast cancer
Researchers report that they have identified a new stem cell pathway that drives the development of highly aggressive triple-negative breast cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news