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Most Cancer Survivors Say Chemo Fears Unfounded (HealthDay)

HealthDay - FRIDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Although most cancer survivors polled in a recent survey said they had been fearful of undergoing chemotherapy, most also said the treatments were much less trying than they had expected.

Anemia Triples Risk of Local Recurrence in Breast Cancer Patients (HealthDay)

HealthDay - THURSDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who develop anemia during chemotherapy face almost three times the risk of a recurrence in the same area of the affected breast, new research suggests.

Fasting Before Chemo Protects Healthy Cells (HealthDay)

HealthDay - TUESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- Fasting for two days before chemotherapy might protect cancer patients against the toxic side effects of these powerful drugs by shielding healthy cells while dooming malignant cells to destruction, new research suggests.


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Doctor-Patient Talks Affect Use of Breast Reconstruction Surgery (HealthDay)

HealthDay - FRIDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- A lack of patient-doctor discussion may contribute to socioeconomic, age and race-related disparities in the use of breast reconstruction after mastectomy, says a study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Most Cancer Survivors Say Chemo Fears Unfounded (HealthDay)

HealthDay - FRIDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Although most cancer survivors polled in a recent survey said they had been fearful of undergoing chemotherapy, most also said the treatments were much less trying than they had expected.

Anemia Triples Risk of Local Recurrence in Breast Cancer Patients (HealthDay)

HealthDay - THURSDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who develop anemia during chemotherapy face almost three times the risk of a recurrence in the same area of the affected breast, new research suggests.


Cervical Cancer / HPV Vaccine News From Medical News Today

Quebec To Offer Schoolgirls Free HPV Vaccines

Girls from Quebec, Canada, in grades four and nine will be able to receive the HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine if their parents request it. This will bring Quebec in line with other Canadian provinces. Authorities say this move will cost Quebec approximately CA$50 million this year. The Quebec government said it hopes all young women will receive the HPV vaccine eventually.

Unnecessary Treatment Of Some Cervical Cancer Patients Can Be Prevented By MRI And PET/CT

MRI and PET/CT can help spare patients with clinically operable cervical cancer from unnecessary high-morbidity treatment, however, pretreatment imaging does not lead to increased survival of these patients, a new study shows."We developed a decision-analytic model to determine the value of pretreatment imaging in the patients with stage 1B cervical cancer," said Pari Pandharipande, MD, MPH, of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and lead author of the study.

First Of Its Kind: HPV Resource Created For Adolescents And Parents

Educating preteens and teenagers about their sexual health is no easy task, even for many health care professionals. The Association of Women' s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) hopes to change that, at least when it comes to talking about the human papillomavirus (HPV), with its newly released resource, " HPV Counseling: A Clinician Resource.


Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today

Stem Cell Marker Controls 2 Key Cancer Pathways: Discovery By Georgetown Researchers

Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have discovered that a gene associated with human breast stem cells can stimulate development of mammary cells by activating two critical cancer pathways.

Results From Breast Cancer Pilot Study Presented By NovoCure

NovoCure has announced that it presented the results from a single-arm pilot trial evaluating the Novo-TTF, a non-invasive portable medical device, combined with neo-adjuvant chemotherapy for the treatment of patients with locally advanced breast cancer. Tumor volume shrank by 86-100 percent in the first four patients treated with the combined therapy, and one patient has experienced a complete response.

Foundation Takes Steps To Stop Breast Cancer By Sponsoring 'Walk Of Life' On April 19, USA

The Joy to Life Foundation will host its seventh annual "Walk of Life" on Saturday, April 19, at Cramton Bowl in downtown Montgomery. Over 2,500 people are expected to participate this year. The "Walk of Life" is a fun-filled event that includes a 5 kilometer run/walk, the Mighty Kid's Dash, music, food and prizes.


MyBreastCancerNetwork.com - Latest Breast Cancer News

Detecting, Diagnosing Breast Cancers

Studies evaluate importance of imaging devices in prognosis, treatment of disease

Stem Cell Marker Controls Pair of Key Cancer Pathways

Work suggests, but does not prove, that stem cells drive breast cancer formation, researcher says

Breast Cancer Vaccine Works Against Deadlier Form of Disease

It reduced mortality among women with HER2 malignancies, study shows

Drinking May Raise Breast Cancer Risk

Effect was especially strong for estrogen-sensitive tumor types, study found


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