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Breast Cancer

Radiation for breast cancer isn't totally risk-free
This reduces damage to healthy tissue near a tumor, but it doesn't eliminate it completely. For example, radiation to the chest, as done during breast cancer treatment, can harm the heart muscle, arteries and valves. I spoke to my colleague Dr. Deepak ... [...]
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Targeted breast cancer drug shows promise with fewer side effects
For many patients, the cancer treatments, with all the debilitating side effects, feel like friendly fire. A new drug trial, though, helped one woman fight her breast cancer with a better quality of life. Amy Charney, 48, planned to run in last year's ... [...]
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Breast Cancer Treatment: Scientists Discover Protein That Stops Cancer Spread
SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 18: A breast cancer patient receives a trial medication treatment in the infusion center at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center August 18, 2005 in San Francisco, California. The UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center ... [...]
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Amber Arkell shares video detailing her battle with breast cancer and partial …
Instead, the sales and marketing manager is fighting stage one, grade three breast cancer, having been diagnosed and undergone a partial mastectomy in December 2015. Amber, from Auckland, New Zealand, lives a life that will this year be littered with ... [...]
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An unexpected diagnosis
Yet the men-plus-breast cancer equation is one that some struggle to master. Del Gardo, who has passionately agitated to raise awareness of men's risk of breast cancer after his own diagnosis, saw his surgery to treat his breast cancer — a double ... [...]
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CareOne Hosts Fundraiser to Support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF-funded investigators have been deeply involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. This year, BCRF is investing $54 million to support the work of 240 ... [...]
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News 4 Investigates gets results for family fighting cancer
(KMOV.com) - Wes and Missy Huff, a young couple in Troy, Illinois contacted News 4 after learning their health insurance provider would no longer cover treatment for Missy's breast cancer at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. [...]
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UPMC group try to demysticize clinical trials
“We want to demystify clinical trials,” said Dr. Carola Neumann, network co-leader and UPMC breast cancer researcher. “When surveys are done, it's often the feeling that the person doesn't want to be a guinea pig or lose current treatment. But ... [...]
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Oncologist: New one-day breast cancer treatment a
A Louisville cancer center will be the first in the state to offer a one-day surgery and radiation treatment for early-stage breast cancer patients. A local oncologist said the treatment will be a “game changer” for breast cancer patients as it will ... [...]
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Life-extending drug for breast cancer patients cleared for NHS use
A drug that can extend the lives of people with incurable breast cancer has been cleared for use within NHS Scotland. Fulvestrant is given to patients who have already been treated with other hormonal therapies which are no longer controlling the cancer. [...]
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When Men Get Breast Cancer, They Enter A World Of Pink
The lack of awareness, even among doctors, oncologist Giordano says, means less money for needed research to figure out how breast cancer in men differs from women especially when it comes to life saving treatment. Treatments for men are based on ... [...]
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Rwanda: Why Cancer Is Everyone's Concern
After too much suspicion, Nsabimana went to Butare where they checked and confirmed that she had breast cancer. The news was just bad enough, but she stood strong to begin treatment. Unlike most diseases, treatment of cancer follows phases and ... [...]
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