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Exercise most important lifestyle change to help reduce risk of breast cancer recurrence

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) For patients with breast cancer, physical activity and avoiding weight gain are the most important lifestyle choices that can reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and death, according to an evidence-based review published in CMAJ.

Exercise reduces death from breast cancer relapse by 40 per cent

A quarter of women with breast cancer will die from cancer spreading around the body – exercise is the most important lifestyle factor in preventing this

Exercise most important lifestyle change to help reduce risk of breast cancer recurrence

For patients with breast cancer, physical activity and avoiding weight gain are the most important lifestyle choices that can reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and death, according to an evidence-based review.

The Way Breast Cancer Genes Act Could Predict Your Treatment

A Michigan State University breast cancer researcher has shown that effective treatment options can be predicted based on the way certain breast cancer genes act or express themselves.

Tattoo artist beautifully explains why women cover their mastectomy scars

Every mastectomy scar is unique.  The way it feels and looks depends on the woman who is wearing it, and what her body endured before and after the removal of one or both breasts.  SEE ALSO: Breast cancer survivor gets tattoo over scars,...Show More Summary

Screening MRI benefits women at average risk of breast cancer

(Radiological Society of North America) MRI screening improves early diagnosis of breast cancer in all women-not only those at high risk-according to a new study from Germany.

BRCA Gene Plus Breast Cancer History Leads to Preventive Strike Against Pancreatic Cancer

More than three decades after surviving breast cancer, Susanne Calabrette faced a second scare. In June 2016, an MRI for an unrelated condition revealed she had pancreatic cysts, giving her a chance for a pre-emptive strike against this killer cancer.

Biomarker Predicts Poor Prognosis in African-Americans with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, Study Finds

Having high levels of a certain biomarker is linked to poor prognosis in African-American patients with triple-negative breast cancer, while the same biomarker doesn't influence disease outcomes in white patients, according to a new study.

“Luckily, medicine is a practice that ignores the requirements of science in favor of patient care.”

Javier Benitez writes: This is a paragraph from Kathryn Montgomery’s book, How Doctors Think: If medicine were practiced as if it were a science, even a probabilistic science, my daughter’s breast cancer might never have been diagnosed in time. Show More Summary

Chris Martin Pays Tribute to George Michael at Charity Event (Video)

Chris Martin to the rescue! The 39-year-old Coldplay frontman made a last minute appearance at a Women’s Cancer Research Fund/Breast Cancer Research Foundation event after another singer pulled out of the event, Page Six reports. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Chris Martin Inside the event, Chris performed hits from David Bowie, Prince, and [...]

Looking beyond cancer cells to understand what makes breast cancer spread

A new study identifies a protein in that micro-environment that promotes the spread of breast cancer cells. It's part of a well-known family of receptors for which promising inhibitors are being developed.

Cooling caps help women keep hair during breast cancer chemo

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Studies show that chilling the scalp may ameliorate one side effect of cancer treatment.

Breast cancer strikes men, too: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Though it’s thought of as a disease that strikes women, men also battle breast cancer. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Kathryn Ruddy explains who’s most at risk and what symptoms to watch for with breast cancer in men. To listen, click the link below. Breast Cancer Strikes Men Too

Homeopathy for breast cancer surgery? Isn’t it bad enough that the patient has cancer and needs a mastectomy?

I like to refer to homeopathy as The One Quackery To Rule Them All, so much so that I almost always call it that within the first two paragraphs of any post I write about some tasty bit of homeopathy pseudoscience. It’s also a wonderful tool for teaching critical thinking because it’s easy to explain…

These Fashion Week Models Show What Breast Cancer Really Looks Like

Post by Maressa Brown. During New York Fashion Week, the stars and fashionistas come out to gawk over a bevy of new styles from many of the world's most lauded designers. But this past Sunday, one show focused on more than just couture. Show More Summary

More patients with early-stage breast cancer may be able to avoid chemotherapy in the future

Women with early-stage breast cancer who had an intermediate risk recurrence score (RS) from a 21-gene expression assay had similar outcomes, regardless of whether they received chemotherapy, a new study has found.

Looking Beyond Cancer Cells to Understand What Makes Breast Cancer Spread

A new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center identifies a protein in that microenvironment that promotes the spread of breast cancer cells. It's part of a well-known family of receptors for which promising inhibitors are being developed.

Looking beyond cancer cells to understand what makes breast cancer spread

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center identifies a protein in that microenvironment that promotes the spread of breast cancer cells. It's part of a well-known family of receptors for which promising inhibitors are being developed.

Radiotherapy for invasive breast cancer increases the risk of second primary lung cancer

(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) East Asian female breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy have a higher risk of developing second primary lung cancer.

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