New mammogram measures of breast cancer risk could revolutionize screening

(Imaging Technology News) — World-first techniques for predicting breast cancer risk from mammograms that were developed in Melbourne could revolutionise breast screening by allowing it to be tailored to women at minimal extra cost. Published in the International Journal of Cancer, the University of Melbourne-led study found two new mammogram-based measures of risk. When these measures are combined, they […]

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Increased breast cancer risk in obesity linked to fat cell chemicals

(Medical XPress) — Obesity increases the release of tumor-promoting molecules from fat tissue and is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a study published in Endocrine-Related Cancer. The study found that fat tissue from people with obesity released increased amounts of extracellular vesicles (EV’s) enriched in harmful and inflammatory molecules into the […]

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Mindfulness might help ease the pain of breast cancer survivors

(Neuroscience News) — A study led by University of Ottawa researchers provides empirical evidence that mindfulness has a significant impact on the brain of women suffering from neuropathic pain related to breast cancer treatment. The researchers showed that mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) helps modulate neuropathic pain. Their findings could make a difference in the lives […]

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Breast tumour scan reveals what cancer cells ‘feel’ before disease becomes aggressive

(Chris Mellore/ Study Finds) — Many people may equate breast cancer with finding a noticeable lump on a patient’s body. Researchers from McGill University say a new technique for examining cancer cells finds invasive tumours may only have a tiny and previously undetectable “hot spot” in them. Their study reveals what cancer cells are actually […]

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Sharon Stone’s bedside mammogram reminder is spot-on

(Anne McCarthy/ Survivornet.com) — From her hospital bed, superstar Sharon Stone, 62, shared a picture as she was getting ready to get screened for breast cancer. She posted it as a way to urge other women to get themselves checked out. Over 2,000 followers commented on Stone’s post, with messages of support, and also, acknowledgment […]

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Uncovered: How a new campaign is helping Black women come to terms with breast cancer surgery

(Natalie Kalata/ CBC News) — Michelle Audoin sat in the doctor’s office in 2017 going over her surgical options. Diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, the Toronto mother of two found herself sifting through copious pamphlets, desperate to find out what her body and scars would look like after surgery. But nearly all of the pictures […]

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Women encouraged to still get mammograms during COVID-19 pandemic

(La Presse Canadienne) — COVID-19 forced the cancellation of many mammograms last spring, but they are now back on and women should not put off their screening appointments because breast cancer can’t be put on “pause mode,” warns the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR). Dr. Jean Seely reports seeing more and more patients who put […]

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Why fear is keeping the breast cancer community from coming together

(Dana Donofree/ My Health Story/ EverdayHealth) — “You’re lucky you caught it early,” said just about everyone I encountered after I was diagnosed with breast cancer a day before my 28th birthday. I believed them. I thought they must know something I didn’t know. It was early — stage 1, to be exact — a […]

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When breast cancer spreads

(WebMD) — If your cancer spreads beyond your breast and the nearby lymph nodes, it’s considered advanced, or metastatic. The most common places it spreads to are the lymph nodes, liver, lungs, bones, and brain. Even if it isn’t curable, there are treatments that can help manage your cancer so you’re able to do everyday […]

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Breast cancer awareness: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

(Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD/ Medecine.net) — The outlook for women with breast cancer is improving constantly. Due to increased awareness, opportunities for early detection, and treatment advances, survival rates continue to climb. In the U.S., October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the campaign is designed to increase breast cancer awareness. There are many organizations […]

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