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Guidelines on Bone-modifying Agents in Metastatic Breast Cancer Updated Guidelines on Bone-modifying Agents in Metastatic Breast Cancer Updated
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) have updated their joint recommendations on bone-modifying agents (BMAs) for women with metastatic breast cancer, with an emphasis on dosing intervals and management of bone pain.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Zebra Medical vision looks to offer AI-assisted imaging scans for $1
Israeli machine-learning radiology firm Zebra Medical Vision said today it plans to launch its AI1 automated imaging analytics tools to healthcare providers for approximately $1 per scan. The company said it has developed a deep learning engine platform that can detect various medical findings from image scans on its own, including the detection of liver, lung, cardiovascular and bone disease. Zebra Medical Vision said it is also planning to introduce new capabilities that would cover breast cancer, lung cancer, brain trauma, hypertension and other clinical areas. “With this new model, we hope to facilitate adop...
Source: Mass Device - October 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Zebra Medical Vision Source Type: news

80% of women with high breast cancer risk are not screened
Doctors at Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington believe the reason may be they are 'too busy', rather than fearing what an MRI scan might show up. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa:Minister Susan Shabangu Leads Breast Cancer Awareness Imbizo in Duduza, Ekurhuleni, 29 Oct
[Govt of SA] Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Ms. Susan Shabangu, will lead a Cancer Awareness Imbizo on Sunday, 29 October 2017, in Duduza, Tsakane Township, Ekurhuleni. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Screening: Thermogram No Substitute for Mammogram
Thermography should not be used in place of mammography, which is still the most effective tool for detecting breast cancer. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nipple Aspirate Test Is No Substitute for Mammogram
Some companies are marketing the nipple aspirate test as the latest and greatest tool in early breast cancer screening. But FDA warns that the nipple aspirate test is no substitute for a mammogram. Find out why. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mammography: What You Need to Know
Mammograms are still the best tool for breast cancer screening. As we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, learn how FDA certifies facilities that perform mammography, and clears and approves mammography devices, to help keep you safe. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Joan Lunden's Breast Cancer Journey: 'You Feel So Vulnerable'
Title: Joan Lunden's Breast Cancer Journey: 'You Feel So Vulnerable'Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/26/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/27/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 27, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Many High-Risk Women Skip MRI Breast Cancer Screenings
Title: Many High-Risk Women Skip MRI Breast Cancer ScreeningsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/26/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/27/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 27, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

High-risk women not necessarily getting breast MRI
Even when common barriers to access such as cost are removed from breast MRI...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Rads conflicted about additional dense breast imaging Screening breast MRI alone OK for high-risk women Breast MRI effective for postpartum breast cancer MRI + mammography detects recurrent breast cancer Breast MR hits benchmarks in community practice (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pregnancy does not increase ‘risk of breast cancer recurrence’
Pregnancy poses no greater risk to breast cancer survivors, according to Belgian researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Many High-Risk Women Skip MRI Breast Cancer tests
Researchers studied more than 1,000 women in a U.S. military health system who had a 20 percent or greater lifetime risk of breast cancer due to genetics or personal or family history. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Joan Lunden ’ s Breast Cancer Journey: ‘ You Feel So Vulnerable ’
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Breast cancer breakthrough: Having THIS test could rule out DEADLY condition
BREAST cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK, but scientists have discovered a blood test could help them with diagnosis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many High-Risk Women Skip MRI Breast Cancer Screenings
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Health Screening, MRI Scans (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Breast Cancer Risk Gene Variants Discovered More Breast Cancer Risk Gene Variants Discovered
Scientists have discovered new gene variants that may increase the risk of developing breast cancer.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Joan Lunden's Breast Cancer Journey:'You Feel So Vulnerable '
THURSDAY, Oct. 26, 2017 -- Joan Lunden -- co-host of " Good Morning America " for nearly two decades and a long-time health advocate -- is now also a breast cancer survivor. By sharing her experience, Lunden hopes she can help other women facing a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many High-Risk Women Skip MRI Breast Cancer Screenings
THURSDAY, Oct. 26, 2017 -- Knowing they're at increased risk for breast cancer isn't enough to persuade many women to get MRI screenings -- even if they're free. Researchers studied more than 1,000 women in a U.S. military health system who had a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria:Five Lifestyle Changes That Can Reduce Cancer Risk
[Guardian] Throughout this month of October, there have been various campaigns and events targeted at Breast Cancer Awareness as it is done annually at this time of the year. These events and campaigns aim to educate people on preventive measures they can take in order to decrease their chances of getting cancer. In addition to this, there have also been a lot of conflicting information on this matter as well, and these remedies and alternative treatments such as aromatherapy or use of certain herbs as treatments to (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

More Breast Cancer Risk Gene Variants Discovered
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pregnancy poses no greater risk to breast cancer survivors
(Oxford University Press USA) A recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicates that pregnancy does not incur a greater risk of relapse for survivors of breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cleveland Clinic leads development of new guidelines for radiation in breast cancer
(Cleveland Clinic) Cleveland Clinic researcher Chirag Shah, M.D., led the development of updated guidelines for the appropriate and safe utilization of accelerated partial-breast irradiation (APBI). The guidelines are published online in the journal, Brachytherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Many High-Risk Women Skip MRI Breast Cancer Screenings
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - October 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Joan Lunden's Breast Cancer Journey: 'You Feel So Vulnerable'
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - October 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast cancer risk HIGHER in western parts of time zones
In America, California has a higher risk than Nevada. In the UK, Cornwall and Wales have a higher risk than Norwich. Why? In those western edges of time zones, they use more artificial light at night. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Diagnosed With Breast Cancer
2 days ago ... Olivia Newton-John takes on new cancer battle · Explore the full list of benefits available to you as an AARP Member; WATCH: How one breast ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - October 25, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New genetic variants associated with breast cancer identified
Conclusion This large analysis of data has identified 65 more SNPs associated with an increased risk of developing breast cancer. These variations hadn't previously been associated with overall breast cancer risk. A second, smaller study published at the same time identified another 7 variations specifically associated with an increased risk of oestrogen receptor negative breast cancer, a type of breast cancer that's notoriously hard to treat. In total, these studies bring the number of SNPs associated with breast cancer to about 180. Although these are interesting findings, there are a few points to bear in mind: The vari...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

The Painful Side of Positive Healthcare Marketing The Painful Side of Positive Healthcare Marketing
Lori Wallace is dying of breast cancer. As her cancer has progressed over the past 7 years, she has become more critical of what she sees as excessive positivity in health care marketing.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Pfizer, Others Unite Against Breast Cancer in Abuja
[Vanguard] Every year, October is dedicated as the month of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BCAM, a global campaign designed to raise awareness on the prevalence of breast cancer in the society and the devastating impact the disease has on women, families, and communities worldwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A higher risk of breast cancer does not motivate many women to have screening checks
(American College of Surgeons) According to new findings presented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2017, the vast majority of women in one health system who are at higher risk of breast cancer choose not to get MRI screenings, even when the service was available to them at no cost. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blood test can effectively rule out breast cancer, regardless of breast density
(Provista Diagnostics) A new study published in PLOS ONE demonstrates that Videssa ® Breast, a multi-protein biomarker blood test for breast cancer, is unaffected by breast density and can reliably rule out breast cancer in women with both dense and non-dense breast tissue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Swedish Massage May Reduce Cancer - Related Fatigue
For breast cancer survivors, larger drop in fatigue scores with Swedish massage than light touch (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Wellesley firm developing breast cancer surgical device raises $21M
Lumicell's lead product is designed to ensure that all of a patient ’s cancer is removed, thereby eliminating the need for repeat surgeries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 24, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

I Had No Clue Men Could Get Breast Cancer — Until I Was Diagnosed
By Ronnie Pace as told to Sarah Klein In 2013, I had a CT scan after seeing a couple of specialists about a dry cough. When (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ Damaged for the rest of my life ’: Woman says surgeons mistakenly removed her breasts and uterus
Elisha Cooke-Moore had been told she had cancer-causing genes. The 36-year-old mother said an obstetrician-gynecologist noted that the results of her genetic testing showed she had a 50 percent chance of getting breast cancer and up to an 80 percent chance of getting uterine cancer, so she underwent a recommended double mastectomy and hysterectomy to try to beat the odds. But Cooke-Moore, […]Related:World leaders rehearse for a pandemic that will come ‘sooner than we expect’Conjoined twins survived one of the world’s rarest surgeries. Now they’re preparing t...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Award-Winning Journalist And Cancer Survivor Joan Lunden Partners With Amgen To Launch 'At Home With Joan' To Empower Patients Battling Cancer
Unique Campaign Highlights the Importance of Understanding Your Treatment and Building a Support Community, With Advice From Joan Lunden, Cancer Survivors and Healthcare Professionals Campaign Encourages Patients to Advocate for Themselves When Facing Strong Chemotherapy and Associated Risks THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced the launch of At Home with Joan, a campaign led by breast cancer survivor and advocate Joan Lunden. This campaign aims to empower patients diagnosed with cancer to be active participants in their treatment plan in order to understand an...
Source: Amgen News Release - October 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

WATCH: Girl raises more than $4K after mom's breast cancer diagnosis
Olivia Ohlson, 10, began selling pink lemonade and pink ribbon cookies to donate to a local cancer center. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle Source Type: news

Breast cancer symptoms: Eating THIS 85p ingredient could reduce your risk of disease
BREAST cancer risk could be reduced by eating sesame seeds, studies have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You can "turn off" aggressive breast cancer genes and make tumors treatable by eating Brussel sprouts and drinking green tea, according to new study
(Natural News) A new study finds that eating brussel sprouts and drinking green tea can “turn off” aggressive breast cancer genes and make tumors treatable, as reported by The Daily Mail. The researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) conducted an experiment on laboratory rats with estrogen receptor (ER)-negative breast cancer. Trygve Tollefsbol... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The childhood maltreatment influences on breast cancer patients: a second wave hit model hypothesis for distinct biological and behavioral response - Bandinelli LP, Levandowski ML, Grassi-Oliveira R.
Stress and cancer are two complex situations involving different biological and psychological mechanisms. Their relationship have long been studied, and there is evidence of the impact stress has on both, development and disease progression. Furthermore, e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda:You Can Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer
[Monitor] For any girl, the development of breasts is a keen indicator that one is a woman in waiting. And because it is a sign that a girl is maturing into adolescence, they will admire and do all sorts of things to keep them in good shape. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Researchers advocate for single-cell diagnostics for breast cancer
(Cell Press) Women diagnosed with breast cancer may benefit from having the molecular subtype of different cells within their tumors identified, argue two researchers in an opinion article published in Trends in Cancer. While breast cancer is often treated as a whole, they discuss the growing consensus that cancer cells within a tumor can have multiple origins and respond variably to treatment. The authors advocate for more accurate diagnostic tests to capture molecular irregularities between tumor cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast health tips
People commonly think of breast cancer when they hear about breast health, especially in October ? Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But breast health encompasses so much more. Breast health begins with the awareness or sense of what is normal for your breasts. Regular breast self-exams can help you learn what your individual breast tissue normally [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 24, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Genetic test may help fight secondary breast cancer
Study shows benefits of using bone strengthening drugs Related items fromOnMedica Big data advances breast cancer research by ‘decades’ Experts recommend anastrozole for postmenopausal women with family history of breast cancer Women with incurable breast cancer receiving insufficient care Research reveals age-specific cancer risk with BRCA1/2 The genetics of breast cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Over 70 New Breast Cancer Genetic Variants Identified (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Scientists have identified new genetic variants related to breast cancer risk, nearly doubling the … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

UAB Hospital voted one of the nation ’s breast cancer centers
UAB Hospital has received a 2017 Women ’s Choice Award for being one of America’s Best Breast Centers in the United States. The designation was given to UAB based on clinical excellence and patient satisfaction.  “We take great pride in receiving this honor, especially since it comes from the women we have cared for,” said Dr . Helen Krontiras, director of the UAB Division of Surgical Oncology and medical director of the UAB Breast Health Center. “We now know that breast cancer is not… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

1 in 5 women have variant that raises breast cancer risk
The Cambridge University study has shed more light on the BRCA1 gene, which Hollywood star Angelina Jolie famously inherited, before she had a mastectomy to reduce her risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UAB Hospital voted one of the nation ’s breast cancer centers
UAB Hospital has received a 2017 Women ’s Choice Award for being one of America’s Best Breast Centers in the United States. The designation was given to UAB based on clinical excellence and patient satisfaction.  “We take great pride in receiving this honor, especially since it comes from the women we have cared for,” said Dr . Helen Krontiras, director of the UAB Division of Surgical Oncology and medical director of the UAB Breast Health Center. “We now know that breast cancer is not… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does excess weight drive breast cancer? Study sheds light
Researchers reveal how obesity increases the release of cytokines into the blood, triggering a number of processes that fuel breast cancer metastasis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news