Items Tagged ‘Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer’

June 19, 2013

Longer-Term Tamoxifen Improves Breast Cancer Outcomes

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For women with early-stage, estrogen receptor-positive (ER-positive) breast cancer, ten years of adjuvant tamoxifen appears to be more effective than the standard five years. These results were presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Tamoxifen is a hormonal therapy that interferes with the effects of estrogen. It is […]

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


March 28, 2011

Diagnosis of Early Breast Cancer Doesn’t Shorten Life Expectancy of Older Women

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Among women age 67 or older, a diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) or Stage I breast cancer doesn’t appear to worsen survival; survival is similar to that of older women without breast cancer. Diagnosis of more advanced breast cancer, however, is linked with worse survival. These results were published in the Journal of […]

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


January 26, 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


December 2, 2010

Effexor Preferred over Neurontin for Hot Flashes Among Breast Cancer Survivors

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Women with a history of breast cancer appear to prefer the antidepressant Effexor® (venlafaxine) over the antiseizure drug Neurontin® (gabapentin) for treatment of hot flashes. These findings were recently released in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Hot flashes can be a significant problem in women with a history of breast cancer. Given concerns regarding the […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Recurrent Breast Cancer, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer


November 23, 2009

Dense Breasts Linked with Higher Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

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After breast-conserving surgery for invasive breast cancer, women with high breast density tend to have a higher risk of local (within the breast) cancer recurrence than women with low breast density. The effect of breast density is most apparent among women who do not receive radiation therapy. These results were published in the journal Cancer. […]

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


February 5, 2009

Exercise, Yoga Benefit Breast Cancer Survivors

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Exercise—whether traditional aerobic or resistance exercise or yoga—provides important benefits to breast cancer survivors. Two recent studies provide additional information about the effects of exercise during and after breast cancer treatment. In the first study, women receiving adjuvant chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer were assigned to participate in supervised aerobic or resistance exercise or to […]

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


November 10, 2008

Oncotype DX® Influences Treatment Decisions in Large Portion of Breast Cancer Patients

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Oncotype DX® Influences Treatment Decisions in Large Portion of Breast Cancer Patients Results from Oncotype DX® affect treatment decisions in a large portion of breast cancer patients who undergo the test. These results were recently published in the American Journal of Surgery. Although chemotherapy is recommended for many women with early-stage, node-negative breast cancer, the […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer


November 6, 2008

Breast Cancer Patients Suffering Side Effects from Hormone Therapy Have Reduced Risk of Recurrence

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Breast Cancer Patients Suffering Side Effects from Hormone Therapy Have Reduced Risk of Recurrence Patients with hormone-positive breast cancer who are treated with hormone therapy and suffer from joint or vasomotor symptoms (contracting or dilating of blood vessels that can affect nerves and muscles) have a reduced risk of a recurrence. These results were recently […]

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