Monthly Archives: December 2011

WhatNext.com, a website for people with cancer, matches people down to the stage of the cancer and the type of treatment they opted to pursue. WhatNext describes itself as: A growing online support network of people and organizations striving to … Continue reading

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Sites dedicated to breast cancer information appear to have a high level of accuracy, a study shows, as reported in the New York Times. The study, published online in the medical journal Cancer, remains as relevant today as when first … Continue reading

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According to a new study appearing in Health Services Research Journal, breast cancer patients are more satisfied with care they receive from doctors who actively co-manage patient care with other specialists, compared with doctors who manage patients’ treatment independently or … Continue reading

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This provocative headline is the topic of a report in Newsweek, saying that hoped-for miracle cancer treatments have gone nowhere, but now scientists say vaccines could hold the key—not just to a cure but to wiping out cancer forever: “Could” … Continue reading

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“My Mom Looks Like a Turtle,” the new children’s book from author Yvette VanDerBrink, is available nationally this week. According to this report: VanDerBrink was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, and underwent chemotherapy, radiation, and multiple surgeries before becoming … Continue reading

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Women concerned about breast cancer should worry less about cellphones and hair dyes and worry more about weighing or drinking too much, exercising too little, using menopause hormones and getting too much radiation from medical tests. So says a new … Continue reading

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As reported by NBC Nightly News, a new study presented at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium reveals a genetic test called Oncotype Dx can help with decisions about how to treat breast cancer on a basis tailored to … Continue reading

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Treatment for advanced breast cancer could significantly improve if doctors prescribe combinations of medications that attack tumors in different ways, two large clinical trials suggest, as reported in the Los Angeles Times: The findings, reported Wednesday at the annual San … Continue reading

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