Tag: advanced breast cancer

1. The Heart of the Matter

To fully appreciate the importance of following a heart-healthy lifestyle, it’s helpful to understand the impact that cardiovascular disease (a term that refers to conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels) has on the population of the United States. Consider these 2018 statistics from the American Heart Association (AHA):

Cardiovascular

Breast Cancer Treatment Options to Consider

Breast Cancer Treatment Options to Consider

Once you’ve received the sobering news that you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, the next step is to discuss a personalized breast cancer treatment plan with your medical team. Your doctor’s recommendations will involve many factors, including your age, medical history, the type, location, and size of the cancer, and

2018 WHA Index

BONES/JOINTS/PAIN

You can play a major role in the success of your hip replacement (Feb, 6)
Improve your understanding of osteoporosis (Apr, 1)
Feed your bones with vital nutrients (Apr, 1)
Hip joints: Is preservation or replacement the best option? (May, 3)
Reduce your risk of falls and fractures (May,

4. Fluids

Your body is mostly water. Water is essential to life: It transports nutrients, lubricates your joints, keeps body tissues moist, helps digest food, enables the kidneys to remove waste products from the body in urine, and maintains normal blood pressure and circulation. During exercise, water helps keep your body temperature

Hope, Options, and “Cures” for Cancer

Telling patients that their cancer could be cured has long been taboo in the oncology world. But in his remarks to the 2018 attendees of the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting, Norman Sharpless, MD, National Cancer Institute (NCI) director, said that’s changing. “We are, in fact, curing patients

Newsbriefs: Breast Cancer Drug; Junk Food Diet; Bone Fractures in Ethnic Women

Drug doubles positive effect in hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer
Researchers from UCLA recently announced final clinical trial results that showed the amount of time pa-tients were on treatment without their cancer worsening (called “progression-free survival”) was doubled in women with advanced breast cancer who took the experimental drug palbociclib. Palbociclib is an

High Insulin Levels Linked with Worse Prognosis in Breast Cancer Patients

Women with breast cancer that has metastasized (spread to other parts of the body) and who have higher-than-normal insulin levels have a significantly worse prognosis than women with normal insulin levels, according to a study presented in November 2015 at the Advanced Breast Cancer Third International Consensus Conference.

The researchers, who

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