Tag Archives: breast cancer

Balance, gait negatively impacted after chemotherapy treatment

A single chemotherapy treatment can result in a significant negative impact on walking gait and balance, putting patients at an increasing risk for falls, according to a new study involving breast cancer patients conducted by researchers at The Ohio State … Continue reading

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Recovering Latina breast cancer patients report big gaps in ‘survivorship’ care

Breast cancer patients in one of the United States’ largest and fastest-growing ethnic minority groups are likely to experience numerous gaps in care following their primary treatment, research from Oregon State University suggests. Seventy-four Latina women who had breast cancer participated … Continue reading

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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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Acupuncture reduces hot flashes in breast cancer survivors

Findings also highlight acupuncture’s ability to induce a stronger placebo effect than oral medications. Acupuncture may be a viable treatment for women experiencing hot flushes as a result of estrogen-targeting therapies to treat breast cancer, according to a new study … Continue reading

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New study finds black women have higher frequency of BRCA mutations than previously reported

The higher BRCA mutation frequency in young black women may contribute to higher rates of aggressive breast cancer Women who have inherited mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes are more likely to develop breast cancer or ovarian cancer, especially … Continue reading

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Smoking may impact survival after a breast cancer diagnosis

Researchers have found that smoking may increase the risk of dying early in premenopausal women with breast cancer. In a prospective study of 848 women with breast cancer who were followed for a median of 6.7 years, premenopausal women who … Continue reading

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Stress management techniques improve long-term mood and quality of life in women diagnosed with breast cancer

A new study shows that providing women with skills to manage stress early in their breast cancer treatment can improve their mood and quality of life many years later. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer … Continue reading

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