Tag: early stage breast cancer

Ask the Doctor: Is Gout Hereditary; Post-Surgical Radiotherapy

Q: Is gout hereditary? My father and several other relatives have gout, and I am hoping that my family history doesn’t raise my risk.

A: If other members of your family have had gout, you’re more likely to develop the disease. Researchers have identified several genes associated with gout, but it’s

For Most Breast Cancers, Preventive Double Mastectomy Is Unnecessary

For Most Breast Cancers, Preventive Double Mastectomy Is Unnecessary

In 2013, actress Angelina Jolie announced that she had both of her breasts removed after genetic testing indicated she was at increased risk of breast cancer. Her announcement came about five years after actress Christina Applegate underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with early-stage cancer in one breast. Media

Maximize Information, Minimize Stress After a Cancer Diagnosis

News that you have cancer can be overwhelming. Feelings of anxiety, sadness, and confusion are completely normal. The shock of the diagnosis also can affect your ability to process information clearly and to ask the right questions about testing and treatment that lie ahead.

Because you may face important decisions about

Frontline: Lumpectomies; UTIs vs. STIs; Menopause

More Women Having Breast-Conserving Surgery
An increasing number of women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer are having lumpectomies, surgeries that remove the cancerous tissue but preserve the breast, rather than mastectomies, in which the entire breast is removed, according to findings published online June 17, 2015 in JAMA Surgery. The researchers

Research Roundup: January 2012

Antioxidants have different effects on breast cancer patients. In a five-year study of nearly 2,300 women with early-stage breast cancer, those who used either vitamin C or E had a lower risk of recurrence than those who did not use them, while women who regularly used a mix of carotenoids

Keeping Cancer at Bay with Diet

Cancer is stubborn; ask anyone who’s had it. You hope it’s gone for good and then it comes back. But thanks to advances in medicine and early detection, the future is much rosier than it used to be for cancer victims. The cancer death rate in this country has declined

What Latest Breast Cancer Study Really Said

The effect of diet on breast cancer generated quite a bit of news recently, as results from a large multi-center study were released. The findings were just the latest in a line of reports from the seven-year Women’s Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) trial on the effect of diet in

Low-Fat Diet Prevents Breast Cancer Recurrence

For years, researchers have studied and debated a possible link between fat intake and breast cancer. For a while, experts accepted as fact that a high-fat intake increased the risk of breast cancer. Then came disappointing research results that caused nutritionists to back away from the fat-breast cancer link.   

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