A new study found that breast implants are linked to an increased risk of this rare type of cancer.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a warning reminding patients that thermography should not replace mammography for breast cancer screening.
A new study found that a combination of everolimus and fulvestrant doubled progression-free survival in these patients compared to fulvestrant alone.
- Would extending aromatase inhibitor (AI) treatment to 10 years would further reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence?
- Prolonged AI therapy avoid adverse effects of treatment with tamoxifen.
- Trial enrolled 1,918 women with early stage breast cancer.
- Extending AI treatment to 10 years significantly improved disease-free survival.
- Results were presented at 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology; not yet published in peer-reviewed journal.
- Systematic review included 5 studies comparing digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) plus full-field digital mammography (FFDM) versus FFDM alone for the detection of breast cancer lesion in asymptomatic women.
- DBT plus full field digital mammography detected cancer at a higher rate than conventional mammography alone.
- DBT plus conventional digital mammography “increases the effectiveness of breast cancer screening.”
- DBT was also found to increase patient convenience by reducing false positives.
- According to the CDC, the rate of usage of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC), such as IUDs, by American women has doubled since 2010.
- The rate of LARC usage has grown 6-fold since 2002.
- Currently 11.6% of American women use LARC.
- LARC usage is the fastest growing sector of the contraceptive market.
- This social movement represents an opportunity for clinicians to educate patients about optimal contraception.
- Breast cancer death rates are 42% higher in black women than white women.
- According to a recent study from the American Cancer Society, black and white women now have equal breast cancer incidences for the first time in record keeping.
- Black women die younger and sooner after diagnosis with breast cancer.
- Black women are often diagnosed with more aggressive cancers.
- Data show disparity in healthcare access is not a significant cause of mortality disparity.
- Ethnicity must influence clinical decision making.
- Numerous studies have found that one drink per day raised risk of breast cancer by as much as 15%.
- Breast cancer risk appears to be directly related to alcohol consumption.
- Alcohol seems to be disproportionately injurious to women.
- Alcohol consumption has been linked to increased risk of 10 or more cancers.
- Counsel even those patients who are moderate drinkers that abstinence is safest.
- As many as 25% of women report being raped or sexually assaulted while attending college in North America.
- College acquaintances are the most common perpetrators.
- A program designed to teach college women how to assess risk, acknowledge danger, and engage in verbal and physical self-defense significantly reduced the incidence of rape and sexual assault.
- The randomized, controlled, multicenter study included nearly 900 women on 3 university campuses.
- Researchers found 46% fewer rapes and 63% fewer attempted rapes in the group that followed the training program.