Here’s how artificial intelligence can help predict breast cancer risk

(Jennifer Kite-Powell/ Forbes) — For Dr. Denis Lacombe, CEO of the European Organisation Research Treatment Cancer (EORTC) to fight cancer you need big data. “Cancer is notoriously complex,” said Lacombe. “Not only is it more than 200 separate diseases, but it can express itself differently in each person and at each stage of its progression.” Lacombe belives […]

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Breast cancer diagnoses take months, a Quebec foundation is trying to change that

(Canadian Press/ CTV News) — Exasperated by delays, the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation is launching a pilot project to cut waiting times for people expecting a diagnosis. “In Quebec, a woman who suspects she has breast cancer, or has had an abnormal imaging test, can sometimes wait up to 17 weeks before having her diagnosis,” […]

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Breast awareness more than just a month

(Canberra Weekly) — Kelly Scherger had just left her family in their holiday caravan park at Victoria’s Apollo Bay. All she needed was salt for their homemade spaghetti. “I remember it to a T,” she says. Driving along the Great Ocean Road to the supermarket, she received a call from a home phone number, which […]

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What do the different stages of breast cancer mean?

(Gabriela Miranda/ USA Today) — US Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., announced Thursday that she’s recovering after a breast cancer diagnosis in February and treatment to combat it. In a statement, Klobuchar said doctors found signs of cancer at a routine mammogram, and a biopsy then confirmed it to be stage IA breast cancer. Months and procedures later, Klobuchar said […]

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The 9 biggest signs of breast cancer in women—and when to see a doctor

(Jennifer Larson/ Healthy Now) –– Next to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States. One in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in her lifetime, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  Some people are at greater risk than others, but it’s still important for all women to know […]

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Can exercise prevent ‘chemo brain’ in women with breast cancer?

(Leslie Orr-Rochester/ Futurity) — Chemo-brain, or brain fogginess, is a well-known side effect for some cancer survivors treated with chemotherapy. In prior studies, women with breast cancer have says that brain fog is a significant problem. The new research suggests that exercise may be a prevention tool, and lays the groundwork for clinical trials to […]

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Image visualization helped complement my cancer treatment

(Viney Kerpal/ The Cure) — The oncologist diagnosed me with stage 3 breast cancer. I felt flung into icy waters. Cancer hyphenated my life into “Before” and “After” eras. The “Before” era saw a confident, energetic 58-year-old professor travelling widely. The “After” era, however, saw a sick, diffident, depressed woman. The year was 2007. More […]

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6 overlooked signs of breast cancer

(Jennifer Bringle/ Healthline) — Everyone talks about the importance of catching breast lumps as early as possible. But did you know there’s a host of lesser known breast cancer symptoms that might not show up on a self-exam or mammogram? According to the American Cancer Society (ACA), breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, other than skin cancers, […]

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10 tips for coping with chemotherapy

(Sarah Lewis/ Healthgrades) — Chemotherapy—or chemo—affects everyone differently. It depends on the type and stage of cancer, your general health before starting chemotherapy, and the specific drug and dose. While there are countless drugs and combinations, there are a few common side effects and issues. Use these tips to help you cope with some of the […]

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For quality of life after breast cancer, combine diet and exercise

(Mya Nelson/ Cancer Health) — For breast cancer survivors who were overweight or obese, diet alone led to weight loss but a diet/exercise combo means more vitality, too. Exercising combined with eating a healthy diet may help breast cancer survivors having overweight and obesity improve their ability to carry groceries and perform other daily physical […]

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