Tag: breast

80% of women don’t know alcohol causes breast cancer

Four fifths of women do NOT know alcohol causes breast cancer – and NHS staff ‘are afraid of being patronising’ by warning them Researchers from the University of Southampton surveyed a total of 238 people They included women  at breast screening appointments and NHS staff In a group of women at a screening clinic only

Researchers first to develop comprehensive models of ‘seeds and soil’ as a means to combat breast cancer metastasis

Scientists at VCU Massey Cancer Center have identified key biological pathways that regulate the spread of tumor cells to vital organs. These findings may have a significant influence on the development of new therapies that slow or prevent breast cancer metastasis. Metastasis refers to the spread of cancer cells to other organs, and the likelihood

Trial remedies racial disparities in treatment for early-stage lung and breast cancer patients

Results from a study published in the Journal of the National Medical Association show that a pragmatic system-based intervention within cancer treatment centers can nearly eliminate existing disparities in treatment and outcomes for black patients with early-stage lung and breast cancer. The treatment completion rates before this intervention were 87.3 percent for white patients versus

Rare Variants Associated With Interval Breast Cancers

MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 — Though common breast cancer variants indicate increased breast cancer risk, certain rare variants are associated with an increased risk for interval breast cancers and death, according to a study published in the Nov. 1 issue of Cancer Research. Jingmei Li, Ph.D., from the Genome Institute of Singapore, and colleagues assessed

Scientists trained a computer to classify breast cancer tumors

Using technology similar to the type that powers facial and speech recognition on a smartphone, researchers at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have trained a computer to analyze breast cancer images and then classify the tumors with high accuracy. In a study published in the journal NPJ Breast Cancer, researchers reported

So, You Need a Breast Biopsy — Now What?

Pin Getting any sort of health-related testing can be nerve-wracking: Odds are that you’re fine, but you know there’s always a chance of getting bad news. Sometimes, though, the results aren’t straightforward. In other words, you might get a call letting you know you need further testing. This is especially common after a mammogram, when

New way to determine whether metastatic cancer cells in breast cancer patients are dormant or soon to turn deadly

For the first time ever, Mount Sinai researchers have identified a protein as a marker that can indicate whether a cancer patient will develop a reoccurrence of lethal, metastatic cancer, according to a clinical study published in Breast Cancer Research in October. The researchers found that when cells from a breast cancer patient’s original tumor

Gisele Bündchen Put Her Breast Milk Where?

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen — wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady — definitely took breastfeeding to the next level. Convinced of her breast milk’s curative properties, Bündchen wasn’t shy about using it for just about everything. Hey, if you can’t get your hands on unicorn milk, we suppose supermodel milk is the next best thing.

Side effects of radiation for breast cancer: What to know

A doctor may recommend radiation therapy in combination with other treatments, such as surgery and chemotherapy. There are two main types of radiation treatment: External beam radiation: This involves a doctor applying radiation from an external machine to the breast and surrounding tissue. Internal radiation (brachytherapy): This involves placing a small radioactive pellet into the

Diet affects the breast microbiome in mammals

Diet influences the composition of microbial populations in the mammary glands of nonhuman primates, researchers report October 2 in the journal Cell Reports. Specifically, a Mediterranean diet increased the abundance of probiotic bacteria previously shown to inhibit tumor growth in animals. “We showed for the first time that breast-specific microbiome populations are significantly affected by

Gisele Bündchen Got Breast Implants After Stopping Breastfeeding

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen may be known for her looks, but she recently admitted she hasn’t always been happy about her appearance. In fact, in an interview with People, Bündchen said her self-esteem plummeted after breastfeeding her two children because her breasts ended up much smaller — and more uneven — than before she began