Isabel Ann Richardson, 12, from Norwich, tried to cope with her mother’s death from breast cancer. Her brother told her father that she posted distressing images on Instagram. She had been described as a “happy, funny” girl previously, and as a hard-working, pleasant, and polite student by her teachers. Show More Summary
In a study published August 17 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers updated their current breast cancer risk model, which includes density categories – an important factor in determining the possibility of developing the disease – to one that also includes benign biopsy results. The first version of the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium risk […]
Post by Christy Krumm Richard. At the age of 19, BBC Radio presenter Claira Hermet was diagnosed with BRCA1, a genetic mutation that increased her risk of contracting breast cancer to 85 percent. After losing both her mother and sister...Show More Summary
3D Tattoos are gaining in popularity on the body art scene, but now they're helping breast cancer survivors through the healing process.
"They save lives," she said. Breast cancer survivor and all around bad-ass Leigh Anne Woods let Roanoke County Supervisor Al Bedrosian have it at an "anti-abortion" event in front of the county administration building on Monday. "You have a problem because they perform abortions," a topless Ms. Show More Summary
A simple path to resilience From moving more and eating well to taking time to relax, discover simple things you can do to nurture your inner strength. Coping with pain after breast surgery Nerves are often cut in breast cancer surgery, possibly leading to different types of chest pain. See how to find relief. Melanoma […]
Use of the 21-gene recurrence test score was associated with lower chemotherapy use in high-risk patients and greater use of chemotherapy in low-risk patients compared with not using the test among a large group of Medicare beneficiaries, according to a new article.
Roanoke County Supervisor Al Bedrosian was interrupted by a breast cancer survivor as he was pushing to defund Planned Parenthood at a recent press conference in Virginia. According to The Roanoke Times, Bedrosian had been on a “crusade” to defund the United Way since a conservative...
A genetic test that helps predict whether some women's breast cancer will recur might influence how chemotherapy is used, according to a study from Duke Medicine. The study found that low-risk patients who had the test appeared to opt for more treatment, and high-risk patients who were tested got less.
A new study reports that a so-called ‘mutation-tracking' blood test can pick up valuable signs of cancer’s potential return, offering hope to patients with the disease.
In a few days, Texas will cut off all public funding for critical women's health screening at 17 Planned Parenthood clinics across the state. The provision to eliminate state and federal funding for breast and cervical cancer screenings as of September 1 was included in the 2016-17 budget that the Texas legislature overwhelmingly approved in May. Show More Summary
Our emotions can make the unlikely risks of early stage breast cancer feel highly probable, or cloud the perceived benefit of treatment.
Women who are obese have a higher risk and a worse prognosis for breast cancer, but the reasons why remain unclear. A new study explains how obesity changes the consistency of breast tissue in ways that are similar to tumors, thereby promoting disease.
An experimental blood test may be able to predict whether a woman with breast cancer will suffer a relapse months before new tumors would be detectable on scans, researchers said Wednesday. The technology, described in the journal Science Translational Medicine, works by detecting cancer DNA that...
Scientists have developed a blood test for breast cancer able to identify which patients will suffer a relapse after treatment, months before tumors are visible on hospital scans.The test can uncover small numbers of residual cancer cells that have resisted therapy by detecting cancer DNA in the bloodstream.
Women who are obese have a higher risk and a worse prognosis for breast cancer, but the reasons why remain unclear. A Cornell study published this month in Science Translational Medicine explains how obesity changes the consistency of breast tissue in ways that are similar to tumors, thereby promoting disease.
A new optical method promising faster, more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer is reported in a new article. The researchers used spatial light interference microscopy to obtain quantitative data for tissue analysis, in place of manual inspection.
It was not possible to look at or listen to any form of media over the past few days without being inundated by new claims about breast cancer. What sense can we make of the news that treating stage 0 breast cancer doesn't save lives?...Show More Summary
Researchers recently conducted the largest U.S. based study of BRCA mutation frequency in young black women diagnosed with breast cancer at or below age 50 and discovered they have a much higher BRCA mutation frequency than that previously reported among young white women with breast cancer.
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers recently conducted the largest U.S. based study of BRCA mutation frequency in young black women diagnosed with breast cancer at or below age 50 and discovered they have a much higher BRCA mutation frequency than that previously reported among young white women with breast cancer.