Don’t Delay Breast Cancer Treatment Over Fertility Fears
For many young women with a diagnosis of breast cancer, deciding which treatments to pursue can be a complicated process. A new study from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute finds that a number of young women with breast cancer delay or forgo hormone-blocking therapy due to concerns about how the cancer treatment might affect their fertility.Source: Healthline
'Small Price To Pay’ – Doctors Learn More About COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects
As more people receive COVID-19 vaccines, more is being learned about their side effects. Yale Radiologist Dr. Regina Hooley told News 12 that some of the glands or lymph nodes in the armpit swell after receiving the vaccine, and that it could sometimes be mistaken as a sign of breast cancer.Source: News 12 Connecticut
Breast Cancer: Cost-Effectiveness of Neoadjuvant-Adjuvant Treatment Strategies
In HER2-positive early stage (stage I-II) breast cancer, several different preoperative (also called neoadjuvant) chemotherapy options exist, each of these is associated with a different rate of complete eradication of cancer from the breast and lymph nodes (called pathologic complete response or pCR). Patients who experience pCR have excellent long term survival.Source: MedicalResearch.com
Positively Pink: Technology Making Mammogram Callbacks Less Frequent
Doctors at the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center in Waterford look at family and medical history as well as mammogram images when women get their annual screenings. Sometimes doctors spot an area that looks abnormal.Source: WTNH News 8
Smilow Shares Waterford and Westerly to Host Virtual Sessions on Breast Cancer Awareness and Treatment Advances
Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers in Waterford and Westerly will be hosting a virtual Smilow Shares program on “Breast Cancer Awareness and Treatment Advances” on Tuesday, October 28 at 7pm.
Smilow Shares Fairfield and Trumbull to Host Virtual Sessions on Breast Cancer Awareness and Treatment Advances
Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers in Fairfield and Trumbull will be hosting a virtual Smilow Shares program on “Breast Cancer Awareness and Treatment Advances” on Tuesday, October 21 at 7pm.
Breast Cancer Treatments Less ‘Radical,’ More Effective than Ever, Doctors Say
It’s been years, even decades since breast cancer was considered a death sentence, and advancements occurring at virtually every stage of its detection and treatment frequently generate more welcome news.Source: The Day
Finding Purpose By Paying Breast Cancer Patients’ Expenses
Roberta Lombardi’s nonprofit Infinite Strength Foundation supports patients with stage one, two or three breast cancer who are in active treatment and whose income is 200% of the federal poverty guideline or less. Since its inception, Infinite Strength has helped 130 women.Source: Next Avenue
She Knew It Was Breast Cancer. So Why Didn't Doctors Believe Her?
Research from the American Cancer Society shows that while Black and white women are diagnosed with breast cancer at similar rates, Black women are more likely to be diagnosed both at younger ages and at later stages of the disease. Breast cancer advocate Jessica Florence opens up about her experiences with medical racism.Source: Elle
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Awards Fourth Research Grant at Yale
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation has awarded a 1-year, $175,000 research grant to Yale Cancer Center to study reducing re-excisions for breast conserving therapy for women following surgery for breast cancer.Source: OncLive
Yale Cancer Center Study Shows Immunotherapy Prior to Surgery May Help Destroy High-Risk Breast Cancer
A new study led by Yale Cancer Center (YCC) researchers shows women with high-risk HER2-negative breast cancer treated before surgery with immunotherapy, plus a PARP inhibitor with chemotherapy, have a higher rate of complete eradication of cancer from the breast and lymph nodes compared to chemotherapy alone.