Supportive Care Breast Cancer News
The daily breast cancer news is a unique cancer news service that evaluates all aspects of breast cancer research and reports on the developments that are most important to cancer patients and health care providers. The daily cancer news provides information about emerging options for breast cancer prevention, early detection and breast cancer treatment, as well as advances in supportive care and personalized medicine. Supportive care improves quality of life by making breast cancer treatment more tolerable, and personalized medicine offers the potential for improved treatment outcomes by using specific characteristics of the patient or the cancer to guide cancer treatment decisions. In addition, interested individuals can search the Cancer Consultants Breast Cancer News Archives to find the results of the cancer studies that led to the care they have been offered.
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Recent Supportive Care Breast Cancer News
Increase in Number of Women Undergoing Reconstruction Immediately after Mastectomy (January 22, 2013)
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... Continue Reading
Managing Lymphedema: Web Chat with Stephen Edge, MD, FACS and Kathleen Fassl, PT Access the Archived Version of the Web Chat here. Dr. Edge is the Alfiero Foundation Endowed Chair in Breast Oncology,... Continue Reading
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... Continue Reading
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... Continue Reading
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... Continue Reading
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... Continue Reading
In a study of women with bone metastases from breast cancer, Xgeva™ (denosumab) delayed bone complications for five months longer than Zometa® (zoledronic acid). These updated results from a Phase III... Continue Reading
Women diagnosed with breast cancer who have undergone mastectomy and breast reconstruction report somewhat higher satisfaction with silicone implants than with saline implants. These findings were published... Continue Reading
About 70% of breast cancer survivors reported in a recent study that they had difficulty having sex, according to an article published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. The many physical and emotional... Continue Reading
As the month of October brings breast cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options,... Continue Reading