Breast cancer patients often display mild cognitive defects even before the initiation of chemotherapy. A new study now attributes the syndrome to post-traumatic stress induced by diagnosis of the disease.
Poorer outcomes for African-American women with estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer, compared with European-American patients, appears to be due, in part, to a strong survival mechanism within the cancer cells, according to a study.
ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we took a closer look at psychology across disciplines. We were fascinated that 18th-century doctors blamed women for their breast cancer diagnoses and disappointed thatShow More Summary
A growing number of states are requiring doctors to tell women when they have dense tissue, but some say the knowledge only causes unnecessary fear.
A review of two clinical trials that are a part of the Women's Health Initiative delves further into the association between hormone therapy and the risk of breast cancer.
The cost of false positive mammograms turns out to be not so much. For overdiagnosis of invasive breast cancer, I'd say it's zero for women 40 to 59 years old.
The CAP and Dr. Jean Simpson offer tips and questions for women who are diagnosed with breast cancer to better understand their diagnosis to make informed decisions about their health.
On April 30 at 7:30 PM, I’ll be part of a panel on Health Link with Benita Zahn, WMHT TV, to discuss the genetics behind the “Angelina Jolie effect” that has catalyzed testing for the BRCA mutations that increase risk for breast … Continue reading » The post Assessing Breast Cancer Risk: Beyond the Angelina Effect appeared first on DNA Science Blog.
By: Rachael Rettner Published: April 15, 2015 06:49pm ET Actress Rita Wilson attributes the early diagnosis of her breast cancer to the fact that she got a second opinion, a step that experts say is particularly important when the consequences...Show More Summary
Breastfeeding, corsets and aging: the mysterious dangers of womanhood
Forty percent of women have dense breast tissue, significantly increasing their risk of cancer. Should states be required to notify them—even if it causes unnecessary anxiety?
Our friend Rita Wilson is recovering after being diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing a double mastectomy.
Investigators tried to validate a previously reported molecular finding on triple negative breast cancer that many hoped would lead to targeted treatments for the aggressive disease. Instead, they discovered that the findings were limited to a single patient and could not be applied to further clinical work. Show More Summary
Elevated PARP1 polymerase in HER2+ breast cancer may confer susceptibility to PARP inhibitor drugs. This proof of concept study using breast cancer tissue from 307 cancer patients lays the groundwork for future clinical trials.
By analyzing a simple blood sample, scientists have succeeded in predicting if a woman will get breast cancer within two to five years. The method -- a metabolic blood profile -- is still in the early stages but over time the scientists expect it could be used to predict breast cancer and more generally to predict chronic disease.
Scientists have identified a way to potentially predict which patients with an early form of breast cancer will experience disease progression. Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a precursor of breast cancer where the cancerous cells are contained within the milk-making ducts. Show More Summary
A group of California teens battling cancer got a special prom makeover on Friday, April 10. According to Fox5, Rico’s on 3rd salon in Chula Vista, California gave a group of 30 girls, all diagnosed with some form of cancer, complimentary hair and makeup services. Show More Summary
Scientists in Manchester have identified a way to potentially predict which patients with an early form of breast cancer will experience disease progression.
As The Inquisitr revealed yesterday, the wife of actor Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, has cancer. And, in an effort to beat breast cancer she also underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Rita Wilson, 58, revealed she has cancer...Show More Summary
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