What is the truth on hormone replacement therapy?
Ever since a report by a U.S. study claimed in 2002 that it carried a significant risk of breast cancer and heart disease, most menopausal women remain scared of taking it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New clues found to understanding relapse in breast cancer
(Washington University School of Medicine) A large genomic analysis has linked certain DNA mutations to a high risk of relapse in estrogen receptor positive breast cancer, while other mutations were associated with better outcomes, according to researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the Baylor College of Medicine and the University of British Columbia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Chemo for Lung Cancer May Trigger Early Menopause, Study Finds
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - September 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What is the truth on hormone replacement therapy?
Ever since a report by a U.S. study claimed in 2002 that it carried a significant risk of breast cancer and heart disease, most menopausal women remain scared of taking it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BBC presenter Rachael Bland says she has only days to live
BBC Radio 5 Live's Rachael Bland was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2016. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BBC presenter Rachael Bland says she has only 'days' to live
BBC Radio 5 Live's Rachael Bland was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2016. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Think Twice About Breast Cancer Surgery in Frail Elderly Think Twice About Breast Cancer Surgery in Frail Elderly
Frail elderly nursing home residents who undergo surgery for breast cancer do not do well, suffering heightened mortality and functional disability in the following 12 months.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Surgery May Pose Risk to Older, Frailer Adults
A study of Medicare data strongly suggests that breast cancer surgery risks outweigh the benefits for the majority of older women in nursing homes. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 2, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Matcha green tea could be used to treat cancer
University of Salford researchers assessed the effects of a matcha extract on breast cancer stem cells – which can transform into any tumour cell, divide and renew themselves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mammography screening also confers benefits on participants with interval cancer
(Deutsches Aerzteblatt International) Participants in the German mammography screening program (MSP) who have invasive breast cancer -- including interval cancers -- can on the whole undergo more sparing surgical treatment compared with non-participants. This is demonstrated by a study in the current issue of the Deutsches Ä rzteblatt International. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 31, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Low-Carb Diets May Not Be Healthy in the Long Run, Study Says
New research suggests that low-carb diets may not be the best way to achieve long-term health. Research presented Tuesday at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Germany found that diets very low in carbohydrates may raise individuals’ risks of premature death over time. “The message seems to be clear,” wrote study co-author Maciej Banach, president of the Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital Research Institute, in an email to TIME. “We should avoid diets with extremely low and very low levels of carbohydrates,” specifically those that draw less than 26% of daily calorie intake fr...
Source: TIME: Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

For nursing home residents with breast cancer, surgery actually may hasten death
Surgery is a mainstay of breast cancer treatment, offering most women a good chance of cure.For frail nursing home residents, however, breast cancer surgery can harm their health and even hasten death, according to astudy published this week in JAMA Surgery.The results have led some experts... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 30, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Liz Szabo Source Type: news

Ovarian Suppression'Triumphant' in HR-Positive Breast Cancers Ovarian Suppression'Triumphant' in HR-Positive Breast Cancers
Compelling data have demonstrated that ovarian suppression is beneficial for hormone-sensitive breast cancer. The question now: How to counsel and help patients remain on maintenance therapies.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Lymphedema Adds to Financial Hardship After Breast Cancer Lymphedema Adds to Financial Hardship After Breast Cancer
More than a decade after breast cancer diagnosis, patient interviews reveal depleted savings, lost job opportunities, delayed retirement, and compromised lymphedema care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

A Novel, Effective Way to Treat Stage IV Breast Cancer A Novel, Effective Way to Treat Stage IV Breast Cancer
A unique combination of therapies leads to an apparent cure for a woman's metastatic breast cancer. Will this be replicated?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - August 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic researchers identify a potential new approach to treat HER2 positive breast cancer
(Mayo Clinic) Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified an important new pathway by which HER2 positive breast cancers grow and have discovered that a dietary supplement called cyclocreatine may block the growth of HER2 positive breast cancer. Their findings were published today in Cell Metabolism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A master switch controls aggressive breast cancer
(Salk Institute) A team at the Salk Institute has identified a master switch that appears to control the dynamic behavior of tumor cells that makes some aggressive cancers so difficult to treat. The gene Sox10 directly controls the growth and invasion of a significant fraction of hard-to-treat triple-negative breast cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers discover a novel role of protein in important pathways that lead to cancer malignancy
(Shinshu University) Japanese researchers have revealed for the first time that a specific protein, the fatty acid-binding protein 5 (FABP5), plays a critical role in the development and metastasis of highly aggressive prostate and breast cancer cells. They point out that a better understanding of the molecular pathways of specific cancers is a step in the direction of finding more effective therapeutic targets. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Are red spots on the breast a sign of cancer?
There are many possible causes of red spots or a rash on the breast, including allergic reactions, infections, problems with the milk ducts, and several other skin conditions. However, red spots can sometimes be an early sign of inflammatory breast cancer or Paget ’s disease of the breast. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

‘Remarkable’ discovery reveals how breast-cancer tumours stop THEMSELVES from spreading
Researchers from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney found that when breast cancer cells break away to settle in new parts of the body, the tumour can launch an immune response. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PARP Inhibitor Offers Improved Quality of Life in Advanced Breast Cancer
Treatment with talazoparib improved quality of life vs physician ’s choice of chemotherapy in patients with HER2-negative advanced breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 29, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Breast cancer surgery in frail elderly ‘linked to poor results’
Breast cancer surgery is associated with high rates of mortality and hospital readmission, along with loss of functional independence, for frail nursing home residents, according to US researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The Boss: Anna-Gene O'Neal does her relaxing through rosemary rolls
In 2012, Anna-Gene O ’Neal emailed the chairman of the Alive Hospice board on a whim and asked to be considered for their open CEO position. Ten days later, on the anniversary of O’Neal’s best friend’s death from breast cancer, the chairman called O’Neal and offered her the job. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 29, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Breast cancer survivors control their follow-up care in Maidstone
This case study show how the Open Access Programme at Maidstone hospital puts patients in control of their breast cancer recovery. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online tool can predict breast cancer relapse after hormone therapy
The new online tool‘CTS5’ can be used to determine if a patient is at risk of their breast cancer returning following hormone therapy, according to research published in theJournal of Clinical Oncology.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mounting evidence proves that higher vitamin D levels reduce the risk of breast cancer
(Natural News) When the New York Times recently published an article attacking a well-known doctor for being a vitamin D proponent, it was clear to many observers that Big Pharma likely had a hand in the piece. Now, there’s even more reason for pharmaceutical companies to be worried about this vitamin’s powers as a new... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online tool can predicts breast cancer relapse after hormone therapy
The new online tool‘CTS5’ can be used to determine if a patient is at risk of their breast cancer returning following hormone therapy, according to research published in theJournal of Clinical Oncology.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Primary breast cancer can 'shut down its own spread'
Groundbreaking research finds that primary breast cancers can stop their own spread. The findings may help prevent metastasis by 'freezing' tumors. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Breast cancer surgery in frail elderly women linked to poor results
(University of California - San Francisco) An analysis of more than a decade of U.S. nursing home data has shown that breast cancer surgery is associated with high rates of mortality and hospital readmission, along with loss of functional independence, for frail nursing home residents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 29, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HKBU scholars in world-first breakthrough for difficult-to-treat breast cancer
(Hong Kong Baptist University) Chemists at HKBU have discovered the use of a metal compound that inhibits the enzyme closely associated with triple-negative breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 29, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

CNIO researchers find first indicators of prognosis for the most aggressive breast cancer
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncol ó gicas (CNIO)) Researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) publish in Nature Communications a successful classification of triple breast cancer patients, which for the first time discriminates those who can be cured from those who might suffer a relapse. It also identifies new pharmacological targets, and indicates that in patients with these targets, combined treatments with existing drugs could be effective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Developments in Ovarian Cancer Treatment Are Showing Promise
Cancer is never an easy foe, but some types are more stubborn than others. Ovarian cancer is one of the hardest to treat. But there are signs of progress. Several recent studies have used new combination treatment strategies, including a drug that may make chemotherapy more effective and a drug originally designed to treat breast cancer. More research is needed, but the new studies provide hope for improving outcomes for women with advanced ovarian cancer, when there was little before. On its face, ovarian cancer isn’t actually more difficult to treat than other cancers like breast, prostate or lung. It is, technical...
Source: TIME: Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Innovation Health Source Type: news

Photo of a cancer survivor breastfeeding her son while displaying her mastectomy scar goes viral
Bo Smith, 32, from Sugar Land, Texas, posted the powerful photo of her with 10-day-old son James on Facebook. She was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does chemotherapy harm ability to function for older women with breast cancer?
This study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, investigates the effects of breast cancer and its treatments on older women's abilities to function. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 28, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

PARP Inhibitor Talazoparib Benefit in BCRA+ Breast Cancer PARP Inhibitor Talazoparib Benefit in BCRA+ Breast Cancer
The now published results from the EMBRACA study confirm that talazoparib prolongs progression-free survival in advanced BCRA-positive breast cancer patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Women who live near parks are less likely to develop breast cancer - but farms INCREASE the risk
Researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health found that the closer a woman lives to a park or public garden, the lower her risk of developing the life-threatening disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bills Mount for Breast Cancer Survivors
Title: Bills Mount for Breast Cancer SurvivorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/24/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/27/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - August 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast cancer takes financial toll beyond treatment
High healthcare costs continue to burden women after they have been treated...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Breast cancer patients face financial burdens Online tool offers breast cancer treatment education Women don't know about breast cancer treatment options Breast cancer treatment varies in cost-effectiveness ASTRO: Rad therapy doesn't increase lymphedema risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Breast cancer breakthrough: Some tumors can stop their own spread
(Garvan Institute of Medical Research) Certain types of breast tumors can send signals that freeze the growth of their own secondary cancers, according to a major new study co-led by Australia's Garvan Institute of Medical Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Investigating what keeps metastatic breast cancer in check
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) New evidence suggests that inflammation may help prevent growth of tumor cells that have spread, with important implications for clinical trials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers to test novel drug combination against toughest breast cancers
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have launched a phase Ib clinical trial to assess the safety and tolerability of cirmtuzumab, in combination with standard chemotherapy, to treat metastatic or locally advanced breast cancer that cannot be surgically removed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Novartis Trial Win Lifts Profile of New Breast Cancer Drug Novartis Trial Win Lifts Profile of New Breast Cancer Drug
Novartis's efforts to tackle an elusive gene mutation behind tough-to-treat breast cancer were rewarded on Thursday, as the Swiss drugmaker said one of its investigational medicines slowed disease progression.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Exposure to violence in breast cancer patients: systematic review - Aygin D, Bozdemir H.
RESULTS: The nine studies included were reviewed under two titles as descriptive and qualitative. Based on the results of six descriptive studies, it was determined that the majority of these studies focused on violence and abuse in childhood; depression i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A New Study Says Any Amount of Drinking Is Bad for You. Here ’s What Experts Say
A new study concludes there’s no amount of alcohol consumption that’s safe for overall health — a finding that’s likely to surprise moderate drinkers, and that has left some experts unconvinced. For years, public health officials have said that, while no one should pick up drinking in search of better health, moderate drinking (defined as up to a drink per day for women and up to two per day for men) probably won’t hurt anyone who already imbibes, and may even confer some benefits. This standard is written into the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and is supported by organizations including th...
Source: TIME: Health - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Bills Mount for Breast Cancer Survivors
On average, breast cancer survivors get hit with an extra $1,100 in yearly out-of-pocket cancer-driven costs, researchers have found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bills Mount for Breast Cancer Survivors
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

New Online Tool Aids Decisions on Breast Cancer Endocrine Tx New Online Tool Aids Decisions on Breast Cancer Endocrine Tx
A simple online risk tool to help clinicians decide whether women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer should continue hormone therapy after 5 years has been developed by UK researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Bills Mount for Breast Cancer Survivors
FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 -- Surviving breast cancer is certainly its own reward, but a new study finds that many who do are saddled with thousands in out-of-pocket expenses for years. On average, breast cancer survivors get hit with an extra $1,100 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chemotherapy for HER2-Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer Chemotherapy for HER2-Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer
Choice of chemotherapy for HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer depends on tumor burden, health status, prior treatments, and patient preferences.Chinese Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Bills Mount for Breast Cancer Survivors
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - August 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news