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BRCA Mutations: Who Should Get Tested?
BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations increase breast cancer risk. So how do you know if you have these gene mutations?
Several New Medications Approved
As a new year begins, we celebrate the beginning of something new and exciting. This year, that includes several new medication approvals from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Detecting Breast Cancer Early
Performing regular breast self-exams can make all the difference in women's health.
More Exercise, Less Disease
Many past studies have shown that physical activity provides health benefits, but exactly how much physical activity provides the most benefit?
Cancer Screening: It Could Be Hard to Get the Facts
Most people would agree that cancer screening is a good thing. After all, you're either preventing cancer or catching it early. Unfortunately, the majority of cancer screening guidelines may be lacking in important patient information.
Device to Reduce Chemo Hair Loss Cleared for Marketing
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared for marketing in the United States the first cooling cap to reduce hair loss (alopecia) in female breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Metastatic Cancer: How Cancer Spreads
Learning that a cancer has metastasized may be one of the scariest things you can hear from your doctor. Metastatic cancers are responsible for 90 percent of all cancer-related deaths. Here is an introduction to the fundamentals of how cancer develops and spreads.
Standard Medication for HER-2 Breast Cancer Remained Top Rx
The approval of a new medication represents new options for patients. But the new option isn't always the best option. When it comes to treating HER-2 positive breast cancer, the standard medication still appears to beat the newer option.
Call for Genetic Screening to Become New Norm
Gene mutations associated with higher rates of breast and ovarian cancer may pose a serious risk to Ashkenazi Jewish (AJ) women, even those without a family history of cancer. This prompted a call for more genetic cancer screening.
Understanding Breast Cancer Genes
Between 5 and 10 percent of breast cancer cases have a genetic basis. While it might be tempting to know whether you have a mutated breast cancer gene, genetic testing is only recommended for people with certain risk factors.