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Unfounded fear prompts young breast cancer patients to remove healthy breasts

Despite evidence that contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) does not improve survival rates, an increasing number of young women with breast cancer elect to remove their healthy breast to avoid recurrence and improve survival. Researchers surveyed 123 women aged 40 or … Continue reading

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Cancer ‘prehabilitation’ can reduce complications and improve treatment outcomes

Time between diagnosis and treatment provides ‘window of opportunity’ to optimize health For patients with cancer, “prehabilitation”— interventions given between the time of diagnosis and the start of treatment—has the potential to reduce complications from treatments and improve physical and … Continue reading

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Evidence for ‘chemo brain’ in breast cancer survivors

A large meta-analysis conducted by researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center has concluded that breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy are at risk for cognitive deficits after treatment. The meta-analysis, or analytic review of previously published studies, found that study participants … Continue reading

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