Category Archive: Research

Younger women and breast cancer – latest research

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I debated posting this research as the aim of this blog is not to scare anyone, but to offer hope and evidence-based research on best practice.  However, the fact remains that re-occurence of… Continue reading

Quadruple screening best for mammogram review

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The following report appears in British Journal of Cancer and provides more evidence of the important role of Specialist Breast Centres. Radiographers can help examine screening mammograms, say Dutch researchers who believe their… Continue reading

Can fat fight cancer?

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A NEW WEAPON in the war against cancer could be found in humans if a new research project bears out. The work is being undertaken by Irish woman Lydia Lynch, who was recently… Continue reading

Early detection of second breast cancers improves prognosis in breast cancer survivors

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A group of international researchers has found the first reliable evidence that early detection of subsequent breast tumours in women who have already had the disease can halve the women’s chances of death… Continue reading

Diagnosis and treatment of early breast cancer

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A summary of “Diagnosis and treatment of early breast cancer, including locally advanced disease—summary of NICE guidance” appears in a recent edition of the British Medical Journal (BMJ).       This is… Continue reading

Waiting for breast cancer biopsy results causes distress

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The stress of waiting for a breast biopsy result may cause adverse health effects in women, the results of a new study indicate. “When women express how taxing it is to have to… Continue reading

Herceptin Proven To Benefit Women With HER2 Positive Early Breast Cancer

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Latest Results From The HERA Study confirms confirms Herceptin’s promise of extra years of living cancer free.The Breast International Group (BIG) in collaboration with Roche announced that women with HER2 positive early breast… Continue reading

How cancer survivors provide support on the internet

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Many cancer survivors use the Internet to seek informational and emotional support. I can testify to the crucial role that the Internet played as a health resource when undergoing my treatment for breast cancer and… Continue reading

Gene that plays key role in cancer identified

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Karolinska Institutet scientists have identified a gene that regulates the activity of another gene called p53, which protects against cancer. Writing about their work in the journal Molecular Cell, the researchers have revealed the… Continue reading

Breast cancer risk assessment and prevention must start earlier

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A recent study of risk factors for breast cancer in young women suggests risk assessment and prevention, using techniques that avoid radiation, such as MRI, should start much earlier in life. The study… Continue reading