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Palbociclib and Fulvestrant in Advanced Breast Cancer.

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the overall survival rates of people with breast cancer who were treated with either palbociclib (Ibrance) plus fulvestrant (Faslodex), or just fulvestrant. The study found that the patients who received both palbociclib and fulvestrant had a longer overall survival compared to the group who only received...

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Using atorvastatin to help prevent side effects from radiation therapy in breast cancer

Posted by on Oct 26, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if using a cream containing atorvastatin (Lipitor) on the skin of women who had radiation treatment for breast cancer would help with some of the negative side effects. The study found that using atorvastatin reduced itching, swelling and pain in patients receiving radiation therapy for breast cancer. Some...

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10 years of treatment vs 5 years of treatment with hormone therapy in patients with early stage breast cancer.

Posted by on Oct 22, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if continuing hormone therapy for 10 years was more effective than doing it for 5 years in patients with early stage breast cancer. The study found that the patients who continued treatment for 10 years survived for longer without the disease coming back compared to those who were only treated for 5...

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Surgery to remove the main tumor in patients with breast cancer that has spread

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if removing the main tumor in women with cancer that has spread to other organs leads to greater survival than not removing the main tumor. The study found that the patients who had the surgery survived 47% longer than patients without the surgery. Some background Breast cancer can sometimes be caught quite...

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Taking metformin to prevent problems caused by tamoxifen in women with breast cancer

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study wanted to find out if taking the drug metformin (Glucophage) prevents insulin resistance and issues with the womb caused by tamoxifen (Novaldex) in women with breast cancer. The study found that metformin was able to prevent changes in the womb caused by tamoxifen, and also resulted in weight loss and lower...

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Imaging and Biopsy After Mastectomy

Posted by on Oct 5, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to determine how many patients were going for imaging and biopsy after their mastectomy following breast cancer diagnosis. The study found that between 10-15% of patients underwent imaging after mastectomy, and 6-8% underwent biopsy, and in a small number of these cases, remaining cancer cells were...

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Breast Reconstruction Following Breast Cancer Treatment

Posted by on Oct 5, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This is a 2018 update on breast reconstruction following breast cancer treatment. It has been found that nearly 40% of women who undergo a mastectomy will have a breast reconstruction. Some background It was estimated that in 2017 106000 reconstructive breast surgeries were done. The main reason for this is to do with the psychological...

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Impact of muscle volume on breast cancer outcomes

Posted by on Sep 15, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study analysed if the volume of muscle or the volume of fat in a patient with breast cancer had any impact on their survival. The study found that patients with breast cancer who had higher volumes of muscle survived better than patients with low volumes of muscle. Some background It is well known that obesity can have an...

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Radiofrequency Ablation and Surgery vs Lumpectomy for Breast Cancer Treatment.

Posted by on Sep 15, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated how safe radiofrequency ablation combined with surgery is in comparison to lumpectomy as a treatment for breast cancer. The study found that there was a higher likelihood of having no cancer left in the breast with radiofrequency ablation and surgery compared to lumpectomy. Some background Radiofrequency ablation...

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