Fat injection safe for breast reconstruction after mastectomy in breast cancer patients

For women undergoing breast cancer surgery, a technique called lipofilling — using the patient’s own fat cells to optimize the results of breast reconstruction — does not increase the risk of recurrent breast cancer, revealed by American surgeons. The study published in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of … Read more

Breast cancer screening – biennial mammography starting at age 50 is optimal

New and comprehensive analyses from six independent research teams examining breast cancer screening intervals have produced a unanimous finding — that mammography screening every two years for average risk women ages 50 to 74 offers a favorable balance of benefits to harm. The findings, presented to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force as part of … Read more

False positive mammogram means increased breast cancer risk

Women with a history of a false-positive mammogram result may be at increased risk of developing breast cancer for up to 10 years after the false-positive result. This is revealed by Louise M. Henderson, PhD, assistant professor of radiology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in the Journal – Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers … Read more

New blood test predicts breast cancer risk

New test predicts the risk of non-hereditary breast cancer — A simple blood test is currently in development that could help predict the likelihood of a woman developing breast cancer – A simple blood test is currently in development that could help predict the likelihood of a woman developing breast cancer, even in the absence of a high-risk BRCA1 gene mutation. This new research is published in the Genome Medicine.

Mammography screening for breast cancer needs individualized approach

The mammography dilemma — Complex benefits and harms of mammography require individualized approach – A comprehensive review of 50 year’s worth of international studies assessing the benefits and harms of mammography screening suggests that the benefits of the screening are often overestimated, while harms are underestimated.

Yoga improves quality of life in breast cancer women

Yoga regulates stress hormones and improves quality of life for women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy – For women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy, yoga offers unique benefits beyond fighting fatigue. Researchers found that yoga exercises counteracted fatigue and improved ability to engage in their daily activities, better general health and better regulation of cortisol (stress hormone).

Computer algorithm may predict breast cancer type

Researchers turn to machines to identify breast cancer type – Researchers have created a computer algorithm that successfully predicts whether estrogen is sending signals to cancer cells to grow into tumours in the breast. By finding this hormone receptor, known as estrogen receptor positive, physicians can prescribe anti-estrogen drug therapies, improving patient outcomes.

High cholesterol may lead to breast cancer in post menopausal women

High cholesterol fuels the growth and spread of breast cancer – A byproduct of cholesterol functions like the hormone estrogen to fuel the growth and spread of the most common types of breast cancers, revealed researchers. They also found that anti-cholesterol drugs such as statins appear to diminish the effect of this estrogen-like molecule.

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