Nicole Katze MA
- Former editor and manager, content development, at LBBC
Debunking the Myths of Clinical Trials
Clinical trials are the main way new anticancer medicines and prevention and diagnosis techniques are tested and approved for use. Yet the number of adults who join cancer clinical trials is quite low. Concerns about safety and getting the best care, as well as unclear ideas of how research is done, may prevent people from enrolling.
Body Image, Sexual Satisfaction May Improve After Breast Reconstruction
Reconstruction of the breasts after their surgical removal to treat breast cancer may improve body image and sexual satisfaction among women, a study published in Psycho-Oncology suggests.
Body image and breast cancer: Tips and truths
Body image, what you think of your physical self and how you think others see your body, may play a role in your everyday emotional wellness. For some women, a changing body image has a strong effect on coping with breast cancer in the long-term.
Perjeta safe and effective for older women with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer
Women 65 and older received the same treatment benefit from the combination of pertuzumab (Perjeta), trastuzumab (Herceptin) and docetaxel (Taxotere) as women 64 and younger.
Getting your bearings after a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer
The initial shock of diagnosis may leave you feeling that there are too many questions and not enough answers. Know there are many ways to cope with the news, find the information you need to make informed decisions, and balance your emotions as time goes on.
Heavy weightlifting safe for women with lymphedema, study suggests
Women with lymphedema may perform upper-body strength training exercises with light and heavy weights, without worsening swelling or other lymphedema symptoms, Australian researchers say.
Breast Cancer After 60: Knowing Your Needs
Most people diagnosed with breast cancer are older than age 60. Your overall health, family support, marital status, financial ability, health insurance coverage and role in your community all may impact your treatment decision-making.
Cancer stage related to degree of depression in young African American women
Young African American women with breast cancer report more symptoms of depression than their healthy peers, even when they have good social support systems and an ability to adapt to new environments or situations.
Affordable Care Act covers cost of tamoxifen, raloxifene for high-risk women
Women at high risk of developing breast cancer should now be able to get two medicines — tamoxifen and raloxifene (Evista) — covered in full to help prevent it at no cost.