Obesity in Early-Stage Breast Cancer May Increase Risk for Cardiotoxicity

Breast Cancer Obese patients with early-stage breast cancer treated with anthracyclines and/or trastuzamab (Herceptin) may be at a higher risk of experiencing drops in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), according to a study published in PLOS Medicine . Researchers suggested that these results should encourage further research into the [...] Click here to view [...]

The Financial Burden Of Breast Cancer

Getty Medicine has made remarkable progress in battling many diseases that were once a certain death sentence. Conditions like HIV, heart disease and many types of cancer are now treated as chronic conditions — with patients living 20 or 30 years, or longer, after diagnosis. However, there’s an ongoing [...] Click here to view [...]

Older Breast Cancer Survivors May Experience Higher Symptom Burden

Breast Cancer Cancer and its treatments were associated with a higher level of actionable symptoms and greater loss of well-being over time in older breast cancer survivors than in comparable noncancer populations, according to a study published in Cancer . These data suggest a need for survivorship care guidelines [...] Click here to view [...]

Virtual realities: research reveals promising intervention in cancer treatment

Research led by Temple’s Sbarro Institute shows that use of virtual reality can reduce anxiety and improve mood in women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. The Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, led by Antonio Giordano (pictured), recently published results of a study demonstrating that virtual reality [...] Click here to view [...]

New Study Reveals Main Reasons Older Women With Breast Cancer Use Cannabis (It’s Not Nausea)

Getty Cannabis to alleviate the nausea and vomiting associated with cancer treatments is considered one of the medical applications most strongly supported by research, according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s report on the Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids. But cancer encompasses an entire range [...] Click here to view [...]

What to expect after a breast cancer diagnosis, including breast cancer stages and treatments

If you, or someone you know, has received a breast cancer diagnosis, it's likely you feel incredibly overwhelmed and have lots of questions about what happens next. It’s important to remember the resources which are available to support you through your breast cancer diagnosis and cancer treatment, including your [...] Click here to view [...]

Registered nurse turned medical tattoo artist gives back to breast cancer survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Thousands of women are thrown into the fight of their life against a cancer diagnosis. For many, treatment includes the removal of one breast or both. Pan Duby beat cancer, but she didn’t feel normal. A 3D tattoo artist and registered nurse, Christin Dottolo, [...] Click here to view [...]

Speaking awareness: Breast cancer support group reaching across cultures

Reyna Machado, seen on Dec. 19, will become executive director of the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program this month, with plans to expand its outreach, educational and support programs in both English and Spanish. Credit: Howard Schnapp For years, many Spanish-speaking immigrants on Long Island [...] Click here to view [...]

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Lenexa woman reveals mental health challenges that cancer patients face

LENEXA, Kan. — Everyday, simple pleasures like the scent of a candle and a refreshing glass of water are filled with new meaning for one local breast cancer survivor. Shalena Prude, of Lenexa, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 at 38 years old. Now, she's loving life. But [...] Click here to view [...]