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Biomarker may predict which formerly treated cancer patients will develop highly fatal form of leukemia

(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Patients successfully treated for breast, colon and other cancers can go on to develop an often-fatal form of leukemia, sometimes years after completion of treatment, due to a genetic mutation leading to secondary malignancies known as therapy-related myeloid neoplasms (t-MNs).

EXCLUSIVE: Janice Dickinson opens up about fiance Dr. Robert Gerner, gives update on cancer battle

Janice Dickinson says she's "been reborn." ET recently sat down with the 61-year-old supermodel, where she opened up about her breast cancer battle, and how her fiancé, Dr. Robert "Rocky" Gerner, helped her fight the disease. WATCH:Show More Summary

Quack Quack

The new nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services is a longtime member of a far-right medical group with a lengthy reputation for peddling conspiracy theories about everything from the causes of breast cancer to Vince Foster's suicide.

Acupuncture aids easy recovery after breast cancer surgery: Study

Women who have acupuncture treatments after breast cancer surgery have a greater reduction in pain, nausea, and anxiety and are better able to cope on the first post-operative day The post Acupuncture aids easy recovery after breastShow More Summary

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Breast Cancer Survivor WIth Husband Courtesy of Maggie Paxton

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Breast Cancer Survivor Courtesy of Maggie Paxton

Recovering Latina breast cancer patients report big gaps in 'survivorship' care

(Oregon State University) Breast cancer patients in one of the United States' largest and fastest-growing ethnic minority groups are likely to experience numerous gaps in care following their primary treatment.

Proposed biosimilar drug shows potential as breast cancer treatment

(The JAMA Network Journals) Among women with metastatic breast cancer, treatment with a drug that is biosimilar to the breast cancer drug trastuzumab resulted in an equivalent overall response rate at 24 weeks compared with trastuzumab, according to a study published online by JAMA.

This Is How Shannen Doherty Recovered From Her First Radiation Treatment

We continue to be amazed with Shannen Doherty as she bravely fights breast cancer. As you know, the ailing actress courageously showed off her beautiful bald head just before her first radiation therapy treatment on Monday — and now we're seeing how she recovered shortly after. Taking to Instagram, the 45-year-old revealed she hopped back into the [...]

Taxotere Multidistrict Litigation Transferred

In 1996, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) approved Taxotere “for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer after failure of prior chemotherapy.”  However, women claim that Sanofi- Aventis breast cancer drug Taxotere has caused them to permanently lose their hair. Show More Summary

Women’s Wellness: Screening tool for dense breasts

A breast cancer screening tool developed at Mayo Clinic may benefit women with dense breasts. It's called molecular breast imaging (MBI), and research shows the technology detects more breast cancers in this group of women than mammography. Up to half of women have dense breast tissue. MBI is a test that uses a radioactive tracer […]

Mount Sinai Health System Launches DigniCap Scalp Cooling System for Women with Breast Cancer

The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) announced the launch of the DigniCap(r) scalp cooling system, which was recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce the likelihood of chemotherapy-induced hair loss in women with breast cancer, in three of its cancer center locations.

Treatment Combination to Improve Survival in HER2-Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer

The study, "A Real-World Multicentre Retrospective Observational Study of Paclitaxel-Bevacizumab and Maintenance Therapy as First-Line Treatment for HER2-Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer," was recently published in the Journal of Cell Physiology an international.

New strategy may drop cancer's guard

A drug used now to treat Type 2 diabetes may someday help beat breast and ovarian cancers, but not until researchers decode the complex interactions that in some cases help promote tumors, according to Rice University scientists.

A Heartwarming and Surprising Thank You!

As long-time readers of this blog know, I went through a cancer adventure nearly six years ago. I don’t think about it too much these days, because my bloodwork says I’m free of both breast cancer and melanoma. Yay! On a recent visit to AFP Northeast Indiana in Ft. Show More Summary

Pfizer's Herceptin biosimilar succeeds in key breast cancer study

(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc said on Wednesday its experimental biosimilar of Roche Holding AG's blockbuster breast cancer treatment Herceptin met the main goal in a key study.

Older women still benefit from a mammogram

A new study suggests that mammogram benefits can extend to women in their 90s. Some women feel as they get older, they don’t need to have mammograms as they may be too old for breast cancer screenings. This is not … The post Older women still benefit from a mammogram appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

Potential new tool to aid breast cancer surgery

(University of Adelaide) Australian researchers have developed an optical fiber probe that distinguishes breast cancer tissue from normal tissue -- potentially allowing surgeons to be much more precise when removing breast cancer.

Drugs prevent heart damage during breast cancer treatment, study show

(University of Alberta) Clinical trial shows heart medications prevent damage during chemotherapy for patients with breast cancer.

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