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Is Mammographic Breast Density Related To Blood Hormone Levels?

Is Mammographic Breast Density Related To Blood Hormone Levels? Mammographic breast density (MD) refers to the amount of breast and fibrous tissue seen on a mammogram compared to fatty tissue. For instance, the mammogram on the left shows mostly fatty tissue seen as primarily grey. On the other hand, the mammogram on the right indicates…

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Low Risk Of Recurrence In Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy For DCIS

Low Risk Of Recurrence In Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy For DCIS Ductal carcinoma in situ (also called DCIS) is breast cancer, which has not invaded outside of the primary milk ducts. Consequently, it has no way to spread to other parts of the body or the lymph nodes. The reported cure rate for women diagnosed with DCIS…

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Breast Cancer Incidence Rising As Plunge In Death Rate Begins To Slow

Breast Cancer Incidence Rising As Plunge In Death Rate Begins To Slow There are currently 3.8 million women with a history of breast cancer living in the United States. Since 1989 the death rate has plunged 40%. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), these gains have begun to slow. Spokesmen for the ACS suggest…

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Tumor Gene Testing: Triumphs And Deficiencies

Tumor Gene Testing: Triumphs And Deficiencies A post on this website several weeks ago discussed the impact of examining breast cancer genes and how it has impacted treatment. It is important to remember that we are not talking about the presence of gene mutations that one inherits from a parent which are called germline mutations….

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Preoperative Hormonal Therapy: Chemotherapy Is Not the Only Preoperative Treatment Available in Patients with Advanced Disease

Preoperative Hormonal Therapy: Chemotherapy Is Not the Only Preoperative Treatment Available in Patients with Advanced Disease Between 1-2 women out of every 10 who developed breast cancer, have what is considered locally advanced disease. Locally advanced disease is generally considered tumors greater than 2 cm in diameter, involved axillary lymph nodes, and or tumors that…

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Immunotherapy Is Finding A Place In The Treatment Of Breast Cancer

Immunotherapy Is Finding A Place In The Treatment Of Breast Cancer For a tumor to grow or progress, the cancer cell must evade the immune system. In the past, it was thought that only melanoma and kidney cancers would respond to immunotherapy or treatment that affects the immune system. In recent years, our knowledge of…

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Repurposing Older Drugs For Cancer Treatment

Repurposing Older Drugs For Cancer Treatment We have long known that the body puts out special hormones or chemicals in response to stress and inflammation. The most important of these are epinephrine (Adrenaline™), cortisone, and hormones called prostaglandins. Most of you are familiar with epinephrine and cortisone but possibly not so much with prostaglandins. Prostaglandins…

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