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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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Breast cancer treatment with Tamoxifen and its relation to Fatty Liver Disease

Posted by on Aug 19, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the risk factors and protective factors surrounding non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in relation to tamoxifen (Novaldex) therapy for women with breast cancer. The authors found that a high BMI was a risk factor for tamoxifen related fatty liver disease, while exercise was a protective factor. Some background...

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Cancer in post-menopausal women; determining outlook

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

In a nutshell The authors aimed to assess the prognostic (treatment outlook) factors associated with breast cancer in post-menopausal women with specific tumor characteristics. Some background Lymph nodes are tiny bean shaped organs and are often the first site to which cancer will spread. This is known as lymph node involvement. Adjuvant...

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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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Can adverse events after hormone therapy predict survival in patients with breast cancer?

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between survival outcomes and specific adverse events (AEs) in patients after menopause (postmenopausal) with breast cancer treated with hormone therapy. Some background Most breast cancers grow in response to estrogen, the main female sex hormone. Therefore, hormone therapy...

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Can breast tissue density change at mammography predict survival in patients with breast cancer treated with tamoxifen?

Posted by on Jun 27, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article evaluated whether a reduction in tissue density at mammography after tamoxifen treatment can predict survival in breast cancer patients. Some background Mammography uses x-rays to look at the breasts for signs of cancer. This diagnostic method is generally used for women over the age of 50. Younger patients usually have...

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Does radiation therapy improve survival in early stage breast cancer patients treated with lumpectomy and tamoxifen?

Posted by on Jun 2, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated whether there is any benefit from radiation therapy (RT) in women over the age of 70 with early stage breast cancer treated with lumpectomy (surgical removal of the cancerous lump) and tamoxifen. Some background Breast cancer in older patients is often fueled by estrogen, a female sex hormone. These cancer...

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The use of genetic testing for selecting the best treatment for early-stage breast cancer

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this article was to discuss the way in which the latest results on cancer DNA research apply to early-stage breast cancer. Genome analysis is highly likely to play a growing role in the future but more clinical trials are needed. Some background Breast cancer is a disease with multiple symptoms and consequences that are...

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