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Chemo before breast cancer operation increases likelihood of breast-preserving procedure

Patients with larger malignant tumors of the breast who undergo chemotherapy before a breast cancer operation are more likely to opt for a breast-preserving procedure and forgo a mastectomy (surgical removal of the breast), according to a new study.

Laurie Becklund: a reporter until the end

To the editor: It is with great sadness and admiration that I read former Times journalist Laurie Becklund's posthumous op-ed article on dealing with metastatic breast cancer. She was brave to tell all that the emperor had no clothes. ("As I lay dying," op-ed, Feb. 20)

Save Money, Save Lives: Why the Silence on the Fiscal and Fatal Consequences of Kidney Disease Matters

Saving lives is about more than media awareness of a disease. It is about doctors making sure their patients understand all risks for a disease. And ultimately that saves lives and money. Breast cancer awareness, for instance, is aided by high profile public efforts such as the Avon 39: The Walk to End Breast Cancer, or the Susan G. Show More Summary

As I lay dying

I am dying, literally, at my home in Hollywood, of metastatic breast cancer, the only kind of breast cancer that kills. For six years I've known I was going to die. I just didn't know when.

Germany’s Blind Breast Cancer Detectors

Science shows that many good ideas occur while in the shower. One morning, Frank Hoffman, a German doctor, was struck by the thought: would blind women do his job better than him? It’s fairly well known that blind people trained to read Braille have a highly developed sense of touch, even more so than their counterparts who do not read Braille. Show More Summary

As I lay dying

I am dying, literally, at my home in Hollywood, of metastatic breast cancer, the only kind of breast cancer that kills. For six years I've known I was going to die. I just didn't know when.

ESPN Anchor Shows Cancer Who's Boss By Publicly Shaving Her Head!

ESPN anchor Shelley Smith is one brave woman! After the sports journalist was diagnosed with breast cancer four months ago, she decided to face her illness head on by shaving her head… PUBLICLY. [ Related: Young Cancer Patient Dressed Up Like Wonder Woman And Then Got A Text From The O.G. Wonder Woman ] The longtime TV personality [...]

‘Smash’ Actress Krysta Rodriguez Has Breast Cancer Aged 30

“Smash” actress Krysta Rodriguez has revealed that she has been battling breast cancer since September 2014 but Broadway and television actress Krysta wasn’t about to let something like breast cancer beat her down. According to the Mail...Show More Summary

Genetic Anomalies Linked to Breast Cancer in African American Families

The “Jewels in our Genes” study, led by University at Buffalo researcher Heather Ochs-Balcom, has uncovered previously unknown segments of DNA shared by African American family members who have breast cancer. “The discovery of these regions supports our hypothesis that there are still undiscovered breast cancer genes that may be unique to African Americans,” says […]

Palbociclib Shows Promise in Patients with Hormone-Resistant Breast Cancer, Penn Study Finds

Palbociclib, an investigational oral medication that works by blocking molecules responsible for cancer cell growth, is well tolerated and extends progression-free survival in newly diagnosed, advanced breast cancer patients, including those whose disease has stopped responding to traditional endocrine treatments.

Former Smash Star Krysta Rodriguez Has Been Diagnosed With Breast Cancer — But She's Not Letting It Get Her Down!

Oh no!! This is such sad news for the former Smash star, but Krysta Rodriguez is taking it in stride! The 30-year-old Broadway and TV actress recently revealed that she's been diagnosed with 2B ductal carcinoma, otherwise known as breast cancer. [ Related: Former Double Dare Host Reveals He Had Cancer ] In medical terms, it sounds so scary! [...]

Women back idea of more breast screens for those at high risk of cancer

Most women (85 percent) would back the idea of more frequent breast screening if they are at higher genetic risk of developing breast cancer, according to research.

Smash’s Krysta Rodriguez, 30, Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Krysta Rodriguez who played Ana on Smash has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The 30-year-old took to her blog on Thursday to announce the news. The post Smash’s Krysta Rodriguez, 30, Diagnosed with Breast Cancer appeared first on Rickey - Entertainment News and Videos.

'Smash' Star Krysta Rodriguez Diagnosed With Breast Cancer At Age 30

"Smash" actress and Broadway star Krysta Rodriguez has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The 30-year-old actress made the announcement on her new blog, ChemoCouture, where she revealed she was diagnosed in September 2014 with the “Cadillac of tumors” — but she’s not letting it get her down.

FASTER, PLEASE: Breast Cancer Cocktail Buys More Than a Year of Life. “I can’t think of something …

FASTER, PLEASE: Breast Cancer Cocktail Buys More Than a Year of Life. “I can’t think of something that improves survival by this much. Often, we debate over changing practice for something that extends survival by a few months, so 15.7 months that is so impressive. And really that’s exactly what I see in the clinic.”

Breast cancer spread may be tied to cells that regulate blood flow

Tumors require blood to emerge and spread. That is why scientists believe that targeting blood vessel cells known as pericytes may offer a potential new therapeutic approach when combined with vascular growth factors responsible for cell death.

Smash's Krysta Rodriguez Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis at Age 30

Smash star and frequent Broadway actress Krysta Rodriguez has just revealed that she has breast cancer. The 30-year-old actress announced the news alongside her new blog, ChemoCouture, for women who are undergoing chemotherapy. “In addition to performing, I’ve always had a passion for art, fashion, decoration and overall beautification. I try to have fun with [...]

Breast Cancer Spread May Be Tied to Cells That Regulate Blood Flow

Tumors require blood to emerge and spread. That is why scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center believe that targeting blood vessel cells known as pericytes may offer a potential new therapeutic approach when combined with vascular growth factors responsible for cell death.

Drug/Chemotherapy Combination Lengthens Survival for Patients with Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer

Treatment combining chemotherapy with two drugs lengthens survival of patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer by an average of nearly 16 months, according to a study led by Sandra M. Swain, MD, medical director, Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Show More Summary

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