Breast Cancer News
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Researchers found that postmenopausal women who started taking zoledronic acid when they began treatment with the aromatase inhibitor letrozole saw improved bone strength in the spine and hip compared with women who started zoledronic acid after their bone density dropped too low.
Women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer that begins in the lobules of the breast gain just as much benefit from treatment with trastuzumab (Herceptin) as women with early-stage cancer that starts in the ducts of the breast, researchers found.
Some premenopausal women are less likely than others to be told about, or pursue, fertility preservation before breast cancer treatment, a recent study showed.
About one-fourth of women show post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms soon after being diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, a new study shows. Young women and those who are black or Asian have higher PTSD risk.
Chemotherapy given after the first trimester to pregnant women diagnosed with breast cancer caused no significant treatment-related complications for infants or mothers, a European research study showed.
Young women may not be receiving radiation therapy after lumpectomy as often as would be optimal.
An analysis of previous clinical trials may help define situations with a higher risk of recurrence for women who have mastectomy without radiation therapy. The findings may help clarify when doctors should recommend radiation.
Qigong may help ease symptoms of depression in women undergoing radiation treatment for breast cancer and also lessen fatigue in those who reported symptoms of depression before beginning treatment, a study shows.
A retrospective analysis of 4,554 women treated with taxane-based chemotherapy found that though neuropathy is a common side effect, its presence does not predict better outcomes such as longer overall survival or lower risk of recurrence. Neuropathy is damage to the nervous system that causes pain, numbness, tingling or swelling of the hands or feet.
A study using the Oncotype DX test showed a relationship between Recurrence Score and chances of breast cancer recurrence and survival in women with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer that traveled to the lymph nodes in and around the armpit (axillary lymph nodes) who were treated with hormonal therapy and chemotherapy.