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Trastuzumab emtansine plus pertuzumab in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer

Posted by on Jul 14, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out which treatment was better before surgery for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer, trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcycla) plus pertuzumab (Perjeta), or a standard treatment. The study found that patients treated with trastuzumab emtansine plus pertuzumab (TEP) were more likely to have cancer...

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Radiation after mastectomy in patients with breast cancer and positive lymph nodes

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

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if performing radiation therapy on patients with breast cancer who have had surgery results in a lesser quality of life. The study found that the patients who had radiotherapy had a higher chance of having pain, swelling, skin problems and sensitivity in the area of the breast. Some background Breast cancer...

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Effects of breast reconstruction compared to mastectomy only on survival and risk of recurrence of breast cancer

Posted by on Jul 16, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

Layman Title Effects of breast reconstruction compared to mastectomy only on survival and risk of recurrence of breast cancer In a nutshell This study aimed to find out if breast reconstruction using deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap reconstruction resulted in higher levels of recurrence compared to mastectomy alone. The authors found that...

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Looking for patients with breast cancer who will be undergoing mastectomy to examine the incidence of chronic pain when Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF) and Pectoral (PEC) Interfascial Blocks are used.

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

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness of pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) or an anesthetic bupivacaine in lowering the incidence of chronic pain after surgery. The main outcome to be measured will be the incidence of chronic pain after each treatment. This study is being conducted in New York City.  The...

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The accuracy and relevancy of sentinel lymph node biopsy before neoadjuvant systemic therapy in breast cancer

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the accuracy and reliability of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SNLB) before neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NAST) has begun in breast cancer patients. The study concluded that SLNB before NAST is highly reliable. The authors suggested that patients with a negative SLNB may be able to avoid lymph node removal and...

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Therapy before surgery: What are the benefits?

Posted by on Jul 25, 2015 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the advantage of neo-adjuvant (treatment given before surgery) therapies in terms of eligibility for certain surgeries. Some background Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) is often provided to patients prior to surgery in an attempt to first shrink the tumor. This type of treatment is known to increase the...

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Breast cancer; what are the risks of cancer returning following surgery?

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to assess the overall risks of breast cancer recurrence (return of the cancer) following two types of breast cancer surgery. Some background Breast cancer treatments may include surgery; a mastectomy is the removal of the entire breast while breast-conserving surgery is the removal of the breast cancer but not the...

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Radiation to the lymph nodes in stage II and II breast cancer; is it necessary?

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to assess the effectiveness of radiotherapy treatment (uses high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells by damaging their DNA) on women with breast cancer who have previously had surgery. Some background Breast- conserving surgery (removes the breast cancer but not the breast itself) is just one method of breast...

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Preventing depression in breast cancer patients after surgery; can melatonin help?

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the effectiveness of melatonin (Circadin) to treat women with breast cancer who have depressive symptoms. Some background Depression or depressive symptoms (anxiety, sleep disturbance, fatigue, pain and dizziness) can occur in up to 50% of women with breast cancer. This can occur following surgery and...

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Cancer spread; do age and tumor type affect the risk?

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine if there was a link between patient age, tumor type and the spread of cancer.  Some background Breast cancer metastasis is the spread of the cancer to other parts of the body; following original cancer of the breast. Age at original diagnosis and the area affected by the tumor are just two of the...

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