Tag: Breast Cancer

'No One Told Me How Cancer Would Affect My Sex Drive'

Many things are discussed with breast cancer patients at the point of diagnosis and deciding on a treatment plan, but one thing that often isn’t discussed is the impact on a patient’s sex life and body image, and the psychological and relationship issues that can fall out from that. One breast cancer patient, Rebecca Angus,

Data Sharing to Improve AI Used in Breast-Imaging Research

A large dataset of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) images should help advance the artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms used for breast cancer imaging, researchers report. The curated dataset, which consists of 22,032 DBT volumes associated with 5,610 studies from 5,060 patients, was published online in JAMA Network Open. The studies were divided into types: normal studies

Study finds a significant link between statins and survival rates of triple-negative breast cancer patients

A study led by researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found a significant association between cholesterol-lowering drugs commonly known as statins and survival rates of triple-negative breast cancer patients. Since statins are low in cost, easy to access and produce minimal side effects, this could have an important impact on outcomes

Could Tamoxifen Dose Be Slashed Down to 2.5 mg?

Tamoxifen has long been used in breast cancer, both in the adjuvant and preventive setting, but uptake and adherence are notoriously low, mainly because of adverse events. Using a much lower dose to reduce the incidence of side effects would be a “way forward,” reasoned Swedish researchers. They report that a substantially lower dose of

New technology may help improve tissue restoration outcomes for breast cancer and other diseases

New technology from Purdue University innovators may help improve tissue restoration outcomes for people with breast cancer and other diseases or traumatic injuries. Purdue researchers, along with fellowship-trained breast surgeon Carla Fisher of Indiana University School of Medicine, teamed up with Purdue startup GeniPhys to develop and perform preclinical studies on a regenerative tissue filler.

Lymph node Removal

Swollen or affected lymph nodes may sometimes need to be removed for examination. This is called lymph node biopsy. Lymph node biopsy A biopsy involves removal of whole or part of the lymph node to look under the microscope for signs of infection, or cancer. Lymph nodes are filters located at intervals between the lymph

What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Skip to: Benefits of HRT Forms of HRT Cardiovascular risks with HRT Risk of increased breast cancer with HRT Menopause is a transition in women which can occur any time between the age of 45 and 55. It begins 12 months after a woman´s last menstrual bleeding and lasts 4 years on average. During the

Discovery offers novel possibilities to target drug-resistant HER2-positive cancers

SORLA is a protein trafficking receptor that has been mainly studied in neurons, but it also plays a role in cancer cells. Professor Johanna Ivaska's research group at Turku Bioscience observed that SORLA functionally contributes to the most reported therapy-resistant mechanism by which the cell-surface receptor HER3 counteracts HER2 targeting therapy in HER2-positive cancers. Removing

Why I Kept My Hair Short After Cancer

For people who‘ve undergone treatments for cancer, hair loss is a common but nevertheless stressful side effect. And, contrary to popular belief, the hard part isn’t over when your hair starts to return. Here, survivor Tali Aronoff opens up about how losing her hair changed her perspective — and why she ultimately never grew it

How to Take Care of Your Skin During Breast Cancer

This story is part of Survivor's Guide, a series on navigating the impact of breast cancer through beauty and self-care. Amid so many other transformations to your body, treatments such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and radiation therapy often cause dryness, itchiness, and sun sensitivity to the skin. "Studies show skin conditions are the most unexpected

A Guide to Managing Hair Loss Caused by Chemotherapy

This story is part of Survivor's Guide, a series on navigating the impact of breast cancer through beauty and self-care. Losing your hair is just one side effect of chemotherapy, but it's the most visible. In fact, "hair loss in breast cancer patients and survivors is considered one of the top side effects that affect

Combination therapies could help treat fatal lung cancers: Combining a new class of drug with two other compounds can significantly shrink lung tumors in mice and human cancer cells

Combining a new class of drug with two other compounds can significantly shrink lung tumours in mice and human cancer cells, finds a new study led by the Francis Crick Institute and The Institute of Cancer Research, London. The study, published in Science Translational Medicine, looked at G12C KRAS inhibitors. This new type of drug

Durvalumab combined with chemotherapy improves overall survival in patients with lung cancer: First-line treatment reduces mortality risk by 27%

Adding immunotherapy in the form of durvalumab to chemotherapy improves overall survival in patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer, according to research presented today at the IASLC 2019 World Conference on Lung Cancer hosted by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). The research was presented by Dr. Luis Paz-Ares, from

Electromagnetic fields may hinder spread of breast cancer cells: Early findings in lab show reduced ability of cells to migrate

Electromagnetic fields might help prevent some breast cancers from spreading to other parts of the body, new research has found. The study showed that low intensity electromagnetic fields hindered the mobility of specific breast cancer cells by preventing the formation of long, thin extensions at the edge of a migrating cancer cell. The research was