Breast cancer: An innovative blood test could aid early detection

(Maria Cohut/ Medical News Today) — Researchers are developing a blood test that could help detect breast cancer 5 years before any symptoms become apparent. This method would also be less uncomfortable and more cost effective than traditional mammograms. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer is the most common type of cancer […]

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Lifestyle modifications prevent one in three breast cancer cases

(Health Europa) — A new report has estimated that one in three breast cancer cases could be prevented through lifestyle changes. Modifications such as weight management, physical activity, nutrition, and alcohol consumption can all contribute to a healthier lifestyle that can help to minimize risk of breast cancer. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer […]

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Sex after breast cancer can be painful (and we need to talk about it)

(Rachel Moss/ HuffPost UK) — Nearly half of women who have had breast cancer go on to experience sexual difficulties, but many are too embarrassed to seek help. This is the finding of a new survey, from Breast Cancer Now, suggesting more than 150,000 women in the UK have experienced sexual difficulties, including vaginal dryness, […]

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Angelina Jolie: medical advances in women’s health are important. but they’re only part of the picture

(Angelina Jolie/ Time) — I lost my grandmother and my mother to breast cancer. I remember once holding my mother’s hand, as she was receiving chemotherapy, when she started to turn purple and I had to race to get the nurse. Now there are new ways to identify which chemotherapy medication is best for each […]

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PARP inhibitor treatment giving new hope to breast cancer patients

(Benita Zahn/ WNYT.com) — One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. That’s 12-percent of all women. One percent of all men will also get that diagnosis. If they have a mutation of the BRCA1 and/or BRCA2 genes, their cancer can be difficult to treat. Enter a newer type of […]

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Surprise, you have early breast cancer

(Jenny Rose Ryan/ New York Times) — When you find out you have breast cancer, you might be pulling ramen from water with a pasta fork. Your son might be watching “SpongeBob,” so you might hear that dull drone of Patrick Star the starfish in your mind as you fall. You may, as you hear […]

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My friend wasn’t there for me during breast cancer. Here’s why I’m not bitter

(Sara Liyanage/ HuffPost UK) — “Sara, is that you?” she called after me as I walked along the high street. Yes, it was me – although I looked very different from when we’d last seen each other a year earlier. For starters I had a dog with me (he’d only arrived in my life a […]

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Tourist finds out she has breast cancer after ‘odd’ photo at Edinburgh visitor attraction

(ITV News) — A woman discovered she has breast cancer after spotting an unusual heat coming from her chest on a thermal imaging camera at an Edinburgh tourist attraction. Bal Gill was at Camera Obscura & World of Illusions in May with her family and took a photo of the thermal image having noticed a […]

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Angelina Jolie has “very moving” experience at French cancer centre

(Laura Gesualdi-Gilmore/ SurvivorNet) — Angelina Jolie is using her own experience with cancer to help others as they battle the disease. In 2013, when Jolie went public about her decision to undergo a preventative mastectomy because of an increased cancer risk — the 44-year-old actress brought an incredible amount of attention to the topic of […]

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Hormone therapy worse than chemo for quality of life in breast cancer patients: study

(Kate Anderton/ Medical Life Sciences News) — Analysis of the CANTO cohort published in the journal Annals of Oncology will upset received wisdom on the effects that hormone therapy and chemotherapy have on the quality of life in women with breast cancer. Contrary to the commonly held view, 2 years after diagnosis, hormone therapy, a […]

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