Women with breast cancer do not receive timely genetic test results or have adequate access to effective genetic counseling, which may compromise treatment decisions, according to research from Stanford and the University of Michigan. A recent survey of over 2,000 women newly diagnosed with breast
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Even before tumors develop, with a few defined molecular alterations, breast cancer can spread to organs and remain quiet for long periods of time. They can then awaken to form aggressive, deadly breast cancer metastasis, says a team of investigators led by researchers at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the University of Regensburg
Previous studies have linked drugs such as aspirin to reduced breast cancer risk, however long-term use can bring about side effects in the general population. Adelaide researchers may have found a better way to use anti-inflammatory drugs to prevent breast cancer. The Hospital Research Foundation has identified a protein that causes inflammation and increased breast
Over the last 25 years, the detection and management of breast cancer has changed significantly. A new analysis shows that, over this period, rates of breast cancer deaths have fallen in most of the 47 countries examined. However, it also highlights some significant exceptions, particularly in South Korea and parts of Latin America. women wearing pink
Researchers say chili pepper compound could help slow a sub type of breast cancer. Research has identified different sub types of breast cancer that respond to varying treatment types. Of these, the so-called triple-negative breast cancer is particularly aggressive and difficult to treat. However, new research may have uncovered a molecule that slows down this kind of
Your brain and spinal cord are command central for almost everything your body does, so keeping them out of harm’s way is pretty important. They’re both covered by a membrane, called the meninges, which helps protect them from germs. Sometimes, though, meninges get infected by a bacteria or virus. That’s meningitis. Viral meningitis is much
Every year, more than 20,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, per the American Cancer Society. That’s less than one-tenth the number of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. While breast cancer is much more common, ovarian cancer is much more lethal, says Ron Drapkin, MD, PhD, director of the Ovarian Cancer
Ever notice that girls are getting their periods and developing breasts at younger and younger ages? Ever wonder why? The average age for the onset of menstruation in the past fifteen years has dropped from 12 years to around 10 years of age. Breast development typically blossomed in the tween years, and now is seen
For every 100 women who are diagnosed with breast cancer, one man will be diagnosed as well. Those may seem like pretty good odds. However, it still means that this year in the U.S. alone, about 2,600 cases of invasive male breast cancer will be diagnosed, and approximately 440 men will die of the dis-ease.