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Improving shoulder function in breast cancer survivors after surgery to remove lymph nodes

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if an exercise regimen improved shoulder function in breast cancer survivors who received surgery to remove underarm lymph nodes.  They found that both inflatable ball exercise and control standard exercise were beneficial for these patients.  Some background Breast cancer (BC) is the most common cancer...

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Patient-reported outcomes after breast-conserving treatment: what is the impact of radiotherapy?

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated patient-reported outcomes related to radiotherapy (RT) for breast cancer. They found that patients were dissatisfied with outcomes after RT but this was not a long-term effect. Some background Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. A number of strategies are used to treat BC. A lot of BC cases...

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Salvage stereotactic radiosurgery in patients with breast cancer that has spread to the brain

Posted by on Mar 22, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to analyze the outcomes of patients with breast cancer that has come back into the brain and who needed salvage radiotherapy to the brain. The study found that performing radiotherapy on the brain was effective in controlling the cancer in these patients.   Some background Breast cancer can often spread...

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Olaparib for treating breast cancer that has spread

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study determined whether treating breast cancer that has spread (metastatic) with olaparib (Lynparza) resulted in better outcomes and fewer side effects compared to chemotherapy. The study found that treatment with olaparib led to similar survival outcomes compared to chemotherapy.  Some background There are...

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Olaparib for treating breast cancer that has spread

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study determined whether treating breast cancer that has spread (metastatic) with olaparib (Lynparza) resulted in better outcomes and fewer side effects compared to chemotherapy. The study found that treatment with olaparib led to similar survival outcomes compared to chemotherapy.  Some background There are...

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Risk of blood clots in breast cancer patients treated with aromatase inhibitors or tamoxifen

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if the risk of patients with breast cancer developing a blood clot was higher if they were treated with aromatase inhibitors, or tamoxifen (Nolvadex). The study found that the patients treated with tamoxifen had a higher risk of developing blood clots compared to those treated with aromatase...

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