Items Tagged ‘Supportive Care Breast Cancer’

January 25th, 2016

ASCO Publishes Breast Cancer Survivorship Guidelines

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), in collaboration with the American Cancer Society (ACS), have released updated guidelines regarding follow-up care for breast cancer survivors. The updated guidelines were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. There is an estimated 3.1 million breast cancer survivors alive today in the United States. At present, […]

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Tags: ACS, American cancer society, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Breast Cancer, Carcinoma In Situ Breast cancer, follow-up, guidelines, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer, News, Recurrent Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer


January 27th, 2015

Breast Cancer Research: Have We Made Progress?

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Published results from research studies in breast cancer in the last year represent several practice changing milestones. CancerConnect News coverage of advances in the management of breast cancer included the following key developments: 2014: Have we Made Progress? Recent Study Finds That African American Women Less Likely To Receive Standard Breast Cancer Treatment Breast Cancer […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, breast cancer research, Carcinoma In Situ Breast cancer, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer, News, Recurrent Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer, Supportive Care Breast Cancer


August 28th, 2014

Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence Doesn’t Increase with TNF Inhibitor Use

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According to the results of a recently published study from Swedish investigators treatment with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNF) does not appear to increase the rate of breast cancer recurrence among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  The study’s results should help to allay any concerns about the potential for tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors to […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Carcinoma In Situ Breast cancer, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, News, RA, Recurrent Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer, Supportive Care Breast Cancer, TNF


June 18th, 2014

Ask the Expert: Making Informed Decisions about Breast Reconstruction

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July 16, 2014 at 6:30pm EST CancerConnect live Web Chat with an Expert series presents:  “Making Informed Decisions about Breast Reconstruction.”  On July 16, 2014 at 6:30pm EST you will have the opportunity to engage with a breast cancer expert who will discuss and answer participants’ questions about reconstruction after breast cancer surgery during a […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, breast reconstruction, Carcinoma In Situ Breast cancer, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, News, Recurrent Breast Cancer, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer, Supportive Care Breast Cancer, surgery


May 19th, 2014

Ask the Expert: Breast Cancer, Diet and Exercise

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CancerConnect recently partnered with Dana-Farber to provide you with the opportunity to engage with a breast cancer expert, Jennifer A. Ligibel, MD, of the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber. On May 7 and 8, 2014, Dr. Ligibel guest-moderated on CancerConnect for a question-and-answer session on “Breast Cancer, Diet and Exercise.” CancerConnect […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Carcinoma In Situ Breast cancer, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer, News, Recurrent Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer, Supportive Care Breast Cancer


December 13th, 2013

Compression Bandage As Effective As Lymphatic Massage for Lymphedema

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Lymphatic massage is no better than compression bandages for the treatment of lymphedema, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Lymphedema is the buildup of lymph fluid in the tissues just under the skin, resulting in swelling, tightness, and discomfort in the affected limb. Lymphedema is caused by […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Carcinoma In Situ Breast cancer, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer, News, Recurrent Breast Cancer, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer, Supportive Care Breast Cancer


November 27th, 2013

Risk of Heart Disease from Breast Cancer Radiation Declines

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Although radiation exposure from breast cancer treatment is associated with a small risk of subsequent heart disease, the risk is lower than it was 20 years ago, according to the results of a study published early online in JAMA Internal Medicine. Approximately 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the United States […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer, News, Recurrent Breast Cancer, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer, Supportive Care Breast Cancer


October 2nd, 2013

Young Women Overestimate Risk of Secondary Breast Cancer

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Young women with breast cancer often overestimate their risk of developing cancer in the other breast—and also tend to overestimate the protective effect of removing the second breast, according to the results of a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Approximately 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the United […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Carcinoma In Situ Breast cancer, HBOC, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer, News, Recurrent Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer, Supportive Care Breast Cancer


July 25th, 2013

Acupuncture May Reduce Lymphedema in Breast Cancer

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Acupuncture may be a safe and effective alternative for reducing arm lymphedema in patients with breast cancer, according to the results of a study published in Cancer. For women with early breast cancer, determining whether the cancer has spread to the axillary (under the arm) lymph nodes is an important part of cancer staging—and this process […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Carcinoma In Situ Breast cancer, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, News, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer, Supportive Care Breast Cancer


January 22nd, 2013

Increase in Number of Women Undergoing Reconstruction Immediately after Mastectomy

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There has been a dramatic increase in the number of women undergoing immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy—and this increase correlates with an increase in the use of implants, according to the results of a study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. For some women, treatment of breast cancer involves a single or double mastectomy (removal of […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer, News, Recurrent Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer, Supportive Care Breast Cancer


September 14th, 2012

Some Evidence of Mild “Chemo Brain” in Breast Cancer Survivors

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Breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy are at risk for mild cognitive deficits (sometimes referred to as chemo brain) after treatment, according to the results of a study published early online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. A large portion of breast cancer patients will ultimately receive adjuvant chemotherapy. Patients undergoing chemotherapy have long complained of […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer, News, Recurrent Breast Cancer, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer, Supportive Care Breast Cancer


June 7th, 2011

Flaxseed Not Effective Against Hot Flashes

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Flaxseed does not reduce hot flashes among postmenopausal women. These results were presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Menopause—when menstrual cycles end and ovarian hormone production drops dramatically—produces symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats in up to 80% of women. When these symptoms are severe, they […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, News, Supportive Care, Supportive Care Breast Cancer


June 6th, 2011

Predicting Nerve Damage from Paclitaxel

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The chemotherapy drug paclitaxel can cause nerve damage in some patients. According to a study that will be presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, specific genetic markers may eventually allow doctors to know in advance which patients are most likely to experience this side effect. Peripheral neuropathy—a condition […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, News, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer, Supportive Care Breast Cancer


January 26th, 2011

Social Support May Improve Breast Cancer Outcomes

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Social well-being during the first year after a breast cancer diagnosis may have a beneficial effect on cancer outcomes. These results were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. A diagnosis of breast cancer often affects a woman’s quality of life, but it’s been less clear whether quality of life affects breast cancer outcomes. Quality […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Carcinoma In Situ Breast cancer, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer, Supportive Care, Supportive Care Breast Cancer


January 7th, 2011

Weight Lifting May Not Increase Lymphedema Risk Among Breast Cancer Survivors

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It may be safe for breast cancer survivors to lift weights, including upper-body exercises, without increasing risk for lymphedema. These results were reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Lymphedema refers to swelling of the arm due to an accumulation of lymph fluid. It commonly affects women who have had axillary (underarm) lymph […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, News, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer, Supportive Care Breast Cancer