Archive for Month: May

Susan Love’s Illness Gives New Focus to Her Cause

During a talk last spring in San Francisco, Dr. Susan Love, the well-known breast cancer book author and patient advocate,chided the research establishment for ignoring the needs of people with cancer. “The only difference between a researcher and a patient is a diagnosis,” she told the crowd. “We’re all patients.”  It was an...

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Emerging Controversies in Breast Imaging: Is There a Place for Thermography?

This article excerpt describes breast thermography and calls for further research into its potential value.   The Technology Infrared imagery or thermography is a painless, noninvasive, relatively inexpensive technology that, like mammography, has FDA approval. Despite this, thermography has never been accepted as clinically useful by most cancer organizations,...

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The Science Behind Vitamins and Natural Compounds for Breast Cancer Prevention

This review highlights the role of vitamins and natural compounds in breast cancer prevention, with a particular focus on Vitamin D. In the last decades, both encouraging and discouraging results about the association between antioxidant supplementation and cancer have been reported to public and scientific community. Their safe and...

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Abolishing Mammography Screening Programs? A View from the Swiss Medical Board

n January 2013, the Swiss Medical Board, an independent health technology assessment initiative under the auspices of the Conference of Health Ministers of the Swiss Cantons, the Swiss Medical Association, and the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences, was mandated to prepare a review of mammography screening. The two of...

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