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  • Older Women Can Benefit From Mammograms, Study Finds

    May 15, 2016
    Regular mammogram use in elderly women can have a positive effect on lowering the likelihood a woman will die from breast cancer. Those are the results found by researchers who analyzed Medicare data from 1995 to 2009. The patients included in the data sample where all aged 69 or older and amounted to nearly 5,000 black women and almost...read more
  • Patients Frustrated By Lack Of Information On Neuroendocrine Tumors

    April 24, 2016
    While most people are familiar with breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer, few have heard about the dangers neuroendocrine tumors pose. After all, with only about five out every 100,000 Americans affected by this disease, the frequency of its diagnosis hasn’t exactly put it in the spotlight. The low frequency rate, however, is seen as a double-edged sword by...read more
  • Breast Conserving Surgery Does Not Compromise Survival, Studies Find

    April 12, 2016
    For the thousands of women diagnosed with breast cancer annually in the United States, a number of recent studies have indicated that rushing in for a mastectomy might not be the only option available to successfully battle the disease. Breast conserving surgery, known as a lumpectomy, has stood up well when used in conjunction with chemotherapy and radiation both. One...read more
  • More Information About Neuroendocrine Tumors Needed

    March 25, 2016
    Neuroendocrine tumors are among the rarest types of cancer diagnosed in the United States. Only about 8,000 people each year are diagnosed with a tumor of this nature that typically develops in the gastrointestinal track. With very vague symptoms at onset and such a low diagnosis rate, many patients find the amount of information available to them is limited....read more
  • Breast Conserving Surgery May Be A Viable Option

    March 15, 2016
    For thousands of women diagnosed with breast cancer each year, treatment recommendations may include a mastectomy or a double mastectomy. This aggressive form of treatment, however, may not be the only course of action available for some women. Researchers are finding that the breast conserving option of a lumpectomy does not hamper long-term survival rates when it is coupled...read more
  • Protein Biomarker May Offer Insights for Skin Cancer Prognosis

    February 25, 2016
    A simple protein biomarker long considered a strong biomarker of cancer stem cells in many forms of the disease may also offer insights in relation to advanced-stage cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, researchers have found. While the protein, known as CD133, has long been used to help gauge prognosis of other forms of the disease, its relation to cSCC has...read more
  • Fertility Concerns Surround Tamoxifen Use in Breast Cancer

    February 13, 2016
    While many women are diagnosed with breast cancer in their post-menopausal years, this is not always the case. Younger women may contract this potentially fatal disease during their childbearing years, often throwing up major roadblocks for those interested in creating their own families. Successfully treating the disease while helping women keep their family building options open has long been a...read more
  • Aromatase Inhibitors May Lower Breast Cancer Risk for BRCA Carriers

    January 28, 2016
    Women who present with a specific genetic mutation may find themselves at a much higher risk for developing breast cancer down the road. While some women take the step of undergoing prophylactic mastectomies, not all are interested in this option. Researchers are finding, however, that there may be a way to help these women lower their breast cancer risks....read more
  • Cancer Remains Leading Cause of Death for American Hispanics

    January 11, 2016
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rates heart disease as the leading cause of death for the American population as a whole. With an estimated 611,105 deaths attributed to this cause in 2013 alone, it outpaces cancer, respiratory disease and even accidents and strokes. That’s not the case, however, for America’s Hispanic population. Cancer in this racial/ethnic...read more
  • Aromatase Therapy May Lessen Contralateral Breast Cancer Risk

    January 1, 2016
    Women who are diagnosed with breast cancer may find their risk for developing the disease in their healthy breast rises. While prophylactic mastectomies are sometimes recommended, a different form of therapy may offer hope for those who wish to avoid this eventuality. Researchers have found that aromatase inhibitors may help reduce the risk of contralateral breast cancer in women...read more

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