Articles on breat health and breast cancer
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How you can change the future of breast cancer
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in the United States.
When Mammograms Aren't Enough: New Innovations Help Catch Breast Cancer Early
Although annual mammograms are strongly recommended and are often the best way to detect breast cancer, additional screening methods may sometimes be necessary. The good news is that recent innovations in medical imaging are making it increasingly easier for doctors to detect and diagnose cancers at an earlier stage, which is often the key to long-term survival.
On the Move With a New Breast Cancer Resource
When a woman is first diagnosed with breast cancer, all kinds of questions go through her mind, and not all of them are about the cancer itself. "Will I be able to remain active? What kind of impact will treatment have on my lifestyle? Can I still be intimate with my significant other?"
One-Day Breast Cancer Treatment Saves Lives in Less Time
For many patients, a breast cancer diagnosis is no longer a fatal one. However, the comfort that a patient's condition is treatable is often accompanied by dread of the grueling treatment that will be needed to save his or her life. But a new therapy holds hope for treating some cancers in just a single day, rather than through months of harsh radiation therapy. The procedure, known as intraoperative electron beam radiation therapy, delivers a single dose of radiation at the time of surgery.
Is Your Breast Cancer Going Undiagnosed?
some women have known genetic makers which make them likely to develop breast cancer. These patients' cancers occur at a younger age and their cancers tend to be more aggressive. Aggressive cancers are faster growing and more malignant than normal making them harder to cure. These cancers need to be detected earlier to allow a better chance for cure. There is a modality and an exam available for years which has recently has gained much attention due to its great sensitivity for detecting early breast cancer.
When someone you love has breast cancer
When someone close to you has been diagnosed with breast cancer, you can feel helpless and powerless. Periods of worry, stress and concern are very normal, but it's important to remember that the role of family members and friends is an important one. When supporting someone with breast cancer, knowledge is power and communication is essential.
Maintaining a positive outlook: Women winning the fight against breast cancer
Canadian women face daunting statistics regarding breast cancer. One in every nine women in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her life. Fear, defeat and depression are not uncommon emotions for a woman to experience, but new advances in treatment are allowing for new hope and strength when facing the fight against breast cancer. A positive attitude is a key element to winning the battle, and breast cancer medical research is making that attitude easier to maintain.
Bright future for woman with breast cancer
One in nine women is expected to develop breast cancer at some point in her life, which means that most Canadians will know at least one woman - be it a wife, sister, mother or friend - who will be diagnosed with the disease. Yet with today's medical advances, many Canadian women are beating 'the big C,' and become shining examples of life after breast cancer.