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Ways to Support Someone With Breast Cancer

Ways to Support Someone With Breast Cancer

Posted by on Oct 7, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer | 0 comments

You’re at a loss.  You’ve just learned your friend or loved one is diagnosed with breast cancer.  What do you do?  How do you act?  What do you say? As I look back at my own actions under these circumstances, I know that I came up short.  I said the wrong things and made some basic mistakes.  Partly I could blame youth.  But mostly I...

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Comparing whole-breast radiotherapy and partial-breast radiotherapy for breast cancer patients who have undergone breast conservation surgery

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare the outcomes for patients who received whole and partial breast radiotherapy after undergoing breast conservation surgery. This study concluded that partial breast radiotherapy and lower dose radiotherapy had similar outcomes for patients when compared to whole breast radiotherapy. Some background...

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A treatment for fatigue in breast cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the effect of therapeutic care for fatigue in breast cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. This study concluded that therapeutic care may decrease fatigue in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.  Some background The standard of care treatment option for breast cancer and...

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Looking at sexual health of breast cancer survivors

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare the sexual health of breast cancer survivors to that of women from the general population. This study concluded that breast cancer survivors had poorer sexual health when compared to women from the general population.  Some background Post-treatment care is becoming more important in cancer patients...

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Can Video Gaming Build Resilience? You Decide…

Can Video Gaming Build Resilience?   You Decide…

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke | 0 comments

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a recent news story discussed the mental health consequences of disasters. Researcher Jean Rhodes of University of Massachusetts Boston studied the mental health of young parents living in New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina. RISK- Resilience In Survivors of Katrina is the project’s name. An...

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Highlights of the European Society of Medical Oncology Meeting

Highlights of the European Society of Medical Oncology Meeting

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Lung cancer, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

From September 8 through 12th, over 24,000 oncologists and oncology researchers attended the European Society of Medical Oncology Meeting (ESMO), the equivalent of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting (ASCO) held in the US. This year’s event focused on connecting researchers to practitioners in a meaningful way. Here are some research...

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Comparing neoadjuvant options for HER2+ breast cancer

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare the pathological complete response (pCR) rates of two neoadjuvant therapy combinations for HER2 positive (HER2+, dependent on HER2 for growth) breast cancer. This study concluded that the combination of pertuzumab (Perjeta), trastuzumab (Herceptin) and chemotherapy resulted in higher pCR rates than...

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