Category: Breast Cancer
After breast cancer: 5 changes you can make to stay healthy
So, what can you do to improve your chances of living a longer, healthier life after a breast cancer diagnosis?
Cancer death rates fall among Black Americans but remain higher than other groups
Black men and women had higher rates of cancer death, both overall and for most cancer types, than White, Asian or Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Hispanic/Latino men and women.
Gene Screenings Hold Disease Clues, but Unexplained Anomalies Often Raise Fears
Many genetic findings are ambiguous, leaving doctors uncertain about whether a particular variant is truly dangerous.
At-home screening for ovarian, breast cancers is effective, UW-led study finds
The results indicate that at-home testing is a viable option for women to find out whether they have a propensity for these cancers.
AI improves radiologists’ readings of mammograms, UW study finds
Machine-learning algorithms could help improve the accuracy of breast cancer screenings when used in combination with assessments from radiologists,
Compression Garments Can Ease Lymphedema. Covering Costs? Not So Easy.
Lymphedema is incurable, but compression stockings, sleeves and gloves help prevent complications such as swelling and infection. But they’re expensive.
A Million-Dollar Marketing Juggernaut Pushes 3D Mammograms
Manufacturers have spend millions to market 3D mammograms even though they haven’t been shown to be more effective than traditional mammograms.
Will eating chicken reduce your risk of breast cancer?
The association between eating chicken and a lowered breast cancer risk may because of eating less red meat — not some protective factor in chicken.
Black Women More Likely to Die of Breast Cancer — Especially in the South
Breast cancer survival rates among all U.S. women have improved, but the gap between white and black women has grown: Black women are 40% more likely to die.
Komen Puget Sound Awards $590,000 to Local Breast Health Providers
The Susan G. Komen Puget Sound has awarded $590,000 to six local groups working to end disparities in access to breast cancer screenings and breast health care.
Gene-editing technique CRISPR identifies dangerous breast cancer mutations
CRISPR was used to introduce mutations into cells that see what effects these mutations have on the cell.
Top Cancer Researcher Resigns After Failing to Disclose Industry Ties
Dr. José Baselga resigned on amid reports that he had failed to disclose millions in payments from health care companies in dozens of research articles.
Is ‘Precision Medicine’ The Answer To Cancer? Not Precisely.
Doctors and hospitals love to talk about patients saved with precision medicine, and reporters love to write about them, but success is, in fact, rare.
Top Cancer Researcher Fails to Disclose Financial Ties to Corporations
One of the world’s top breast cancer doctors failed to disclose millions of dollars in payments from drug and health care companies in recent years.
For Nursing Home Patients, Breast Cancer Surgery May Do More Harm Than Good
For frail nursing home residents, breast cancer surgery can harm their health and even hasten death.