Monthly Archives: December 2015

Long-term outcomes of preventing premature menopause during chemotherapy

Compared with receiving chemotherapy alone, women with breast cancer who also received the hormonal drug triptorelin to achieve ovarian suppression had a higher long-term probability of ovarian function recovery, without a statistically significant difference in pregnancy rate or disease-free survival, … Continue reading

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Why does tamoxifen work better in some women?

The anti-hormone therapy tamoxifen can reduce breast cancer recurrence by about half in women with hormone-sensitive breast cancer. But it works better in some women than others. Researchers are not sure why. “We do know that some tumors are inherently … Continue reading

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Thyroid cancer patients report poor quality of life despite ‘good’ diagnosis

Thyroid cancer survivors report poor quality of life after diagnosis and treatment compared with other patients who are diagnosed with more lethal cancers, according to new research from the University of Chicago Medicine. The findings, published ¬†in the journal¬†Thyroid, shed … Continue reading

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