Chemo for Breast Cancer Erases Woman’s Fingerprints

April 15, 2015

WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A 65-year-old breast cancer patient ran into an unexpected problem with her bank: She was denied a transaction because her fingerprints had disappeared.
Reporting in the April 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, doctors in Mexico said the woman’s unusual case was due to the effects […]


Genes Linked to Breast, Ovarian Cancers Act Differently in Each Woman: Study

April 7, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who carry mutations in certain genes face a much higher risk of breast and ovarian cancers, but the impact varies depending on the type and location of the mutation, new research finds.
Film star Angelina Jolie, who carries a BRCA1 mutation, weighed that risk last […]


Breast Cancer Patients Concerned About Genetic Risk, Survey Finds

April 6, 2015

MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Although many women with breast cancer are concerned about their genetic risk for other cancers — as well as their relatives’ risk for breast cancer — almost half of these patients don’t get information about genetic testing, a new study finds.
Researchers surveyed more than 1,500 breast cancer patients […]


Costlier Breast Cancer Treatments Linked to Better Survival

April 6, 2015

MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More expensive breast cancer treatments are linked to a greater chance of survival, new research suggests.
“Our findings indicate that in some instances, newer and costlier approaches may be leading to improved outcomes in breast cancer patients,” study senior author Dr. Cary Gross, director of Yale University’s Cancer Outcomes […]


Breast Cancer Surgery Now Often Involves Fewer Lymph Nodes

April 3, 2015

FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Compared with five years ago, women with breast cancer and just one cancerous lymph node are less likely to have most underarm lymph nodes removed, a new study reports.
The results of the analysis of data from 2.7 million breast cancer patients highlight a major change in breast […]


Breast Cancer Is Not One Disease, Experts Say

March 30, 2015

MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer isn’t the same for every woman, even at the cellular level, according to a new statement from four major medical groups focused on the disease.
The report was issued Monday by the American Cancer Society, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. National Cancer […]


Report Shows Progress in America’s War on Cancer

March 30, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — America is making slow but steady progress against cancer, with a continuing decline in cancer deaths, according to a new report.
The overall cancer death rate fell an average 1.5 percent per year between 2002 and 2011, representing improved survival for men, women and children, the […]


Connection Between Diabetes, Advanced Breast Cancer Detected in Study

March 27, 2015

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women with diabetes may have an increased risk of being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, a new study from Canada shows.
“Our findings suggest that women with diabetes may be predisposed to more advanced-stage breast cancer, which may be a contributor to their higher cancer mortality,” Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, […]


Study Finds Racial Differences in Choices for Breast Cancer Care

March 19, 2015

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to choosing a surgeon and hospital for breast cancer treatment, white patients are more likely to make their selection based on reputation than black and Hispanic patients are, a new study shows.
The findings suggest that minority patients may be more dependent on doctor referrals and […]


Dietary Dioxins Don’t Seem to Increase Breast Cancer Risk: Study

March 17, 2015

TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Consuming low levels of chemicals called dioxins in food doesn’t increase the risk of breast cancer, contends a new study that challenges a widely held belief about the effect of dioxins.
Dioxins are a byproduct of industrial activity that have been linked to a number of types of cancer. […]



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