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Women with Cancer: Cancer and My Marriage

Women with Cancer: Cancer and My Marriage | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

" While we celebrate relationships where love’s better nature rules, it’s also time to honestly share the kind of stress cancer and its associated treatment brings to many two-income families where jobs, children, carpools and chemotherapy all need to be balanced in the course of a day. I was asked by a woman whom I admire to publish this essay here. It is my honor to do so.

 --- Jody Schoger


I never thought I would write an anonymous blog post. Nonetheless, here I am, writing about cancer’s impact on my marriage after my late-night Google searches only yielded stories of marital triumph, replete with images of the devoted spouse proffering a tender kiss on his partner’s bald head. My hope is that the next despondent, lonely cancer patient might feel a little less crazy reading my story."
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Women's Exposure to Chemicals May Explain Unexpected Breast Cancer: Scientific American

Women's Exposure to Chemicals May Explain Unexpected Breast Cancer: Scientific American | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Vials of blood from the 1960s may help resolve why women without a family history still developed breast cancer
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Breast Cancer Tumour Growth Inhibited By OMEGA-3s

Breast Cancer Tumour Growth Inhibited By OMEGA-3s | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A lifelong diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can inhibit growth of breast cancer tumours by 30 per cent, according to new research from the University of Guelph.The study, published rece
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Men say their breast cancer was caused by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune

Men say their breast cancer was caused by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
By Ami Schmitz and Kristina KrohnRock Center
Mike Partain got the shock of his life five years ago when he was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 39. That he got breast cancer at all is surprising.
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CureToday.com: Blogs - Jon Garinn - The Cost of Cancer

CureToday.com: Blogs - Jon Garinn - The Cost of Cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Brill begins with a fairly simple premise: The problem with health care in America isn't so much about who should pay for it but how much it costs. He begins by looking at hospitals, starting with nonprofit institutions, where profits are huge and patients get gouged. Astronomical markups on everything from high-tech medical devices to humble gauze pads are simply beyond comprehension."

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"Brill begins with a fairly simple premise: The problem with health care in America isn't so much about who should pay for it but how much it costs. He begins by looking at hospitals, starting with nonprofit institutions, where profits are huge and patients get gouged. Astronomical markups on everything from high-tech medical devices to humble gauze pads are simply beyond comprehension."

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The Hardest Conversation

The Hardest Conversation | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
The conversation with my daughter was the hardest one I've had. The topics were gut-wrenching. But shining the light on them, on this disease, on what happens next, is the only way I know to cope, to help, to keep going.
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CureToday.com: Article - "Should Breast Cancer in Young Women Be Treated Differently?"

CureToday.com: Article - "Should Breast Cancer in Young Women Be Treated Differently?" | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
While breast cancer in young women appears to have similar characteristics, many experts agree that treating the type of breast cancer is more important than focusing on age at this point.
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Music’s Role in Reducing Stress for Cancer Patients

Music’s Role in Reducing Stress for Cancer Patients | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A new study is to investigate whether music affects the health of cancer patients by soothing them and making them less anxious.
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BEST OF ASCO Annual Meetings - Chicago - Los Angeles - Boston

BEST OF ASCO Annual Meetings - Chicago - Los Angeles - Boston | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Mark your calendar and join us for one of the 2013 Best of ASCO Meetings, to be held in Chicago (August 9-10), Los Angeles (August 16-17), and Boston (August 23-24). "

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Alterations in CYP2D6 Enzyme Affect Efficacy of Tamoxifen

Alterations in CYP2D6 Enzyme Affect Efficacy of Tamoxifen | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Genetic or drug-induced alterations of the enzyme CYP2D6 that result in reduced metabolism of tamoxifen are associated with a higher risk of recurrence and death in women with ER–positive breast cancer who receive the drug.
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FDA approves new targeted breast cancer drug

FDA approves new targeted breast cancer drug | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a new form of a best-selling breast cancer drug that targets tumor cells while sparing healthy ones.
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Prevention of Breast Cancer: An Urgent Priority

Prevention of Breast Cancer: An Urgent Priority | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
We are all exposed to environmental factors that might ratchet up the risk of cancer. This report offers all of us the hope of staving off a substantial number of breast cancer cases in the coming decades.
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Should All Women Over 40 Get Annual Mammograms?

Should All Women Over 40 Get Annual Mammograms? | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Much of the medical establishment agrees that annual mammograms should be routine for women over 40. But critics argue that screenings create too many false positives, leading to needless anxiety and unnecessary treatment.
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Thanks Nancy for bringing this really good article that taclkles the question.

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Vicki Channing Tashman's comment, February 22, 2013 11:28 AM
I saw this in the Wall Street Journal the other day. They both make a good argument for each side, but I have to remember that I found my breast cancer from a mammogram at the age of 44.
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Promising Method to Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer Ignored by Government Study | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Promising Method to Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer Ignored by Government Study | Virtual-Strategy Magazine | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
While warning of the danger of using light at night, this report, funded by the National Institutes of Health, failed to include reference to the possible benefit of using light bulls that filter out the blue rays known to suppress melatonin, that...
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As understanding of breast cancer changes, so does treatment

As understanding of breast cancer changes, so does treatment | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Over the past 30 to 40 years, substantial progress has been made in the understanding of the biology, diagnostic approaches and treatment of breast cancer.
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Breast Cancer-Detecting Bra Could Be New Option For Women - CBS Chicago

Breast Cancer-Detecting Bra Could Be New Option For Women - CBS Chicago | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A new screening device may soon be on the market that can detect breast cancer earlier and more easily than ever. As CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports, it is a cancer-detecting bra.
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I don't really think this is going to catch on.

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Breast Reconstruction Using Women's Own Tissue Appears Safe: Study

Breast Reconstruction Using Women's Own Tissue Appears Safe: Study | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Women who have breast reconstruction surgery using a transplanted flap of their own tissue have a low rate of short-term complications, a new study says."

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Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us | TIME.com

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us | TIME.com | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
How outrageous pricing and egregious profits are destroying our health care
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Breast Cancer Patients More Satisfied When Specialists Share Care Management | Center for Advancing Health

Breast Cancer Patients More Satisfied When Specialists Share Care Management | Center for Advancing Health | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Patients with breast cancer report greater satisfaction with care when their cancer doctor co-manages their care with other specialists. However, some specialists are more like...."

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Breast practices: The mammogram dilemma

Breast practices: The mammogram dilemma | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
There is growing evidence that screening mammograms aren't all they've been cracked up to be.
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A Triumph In Breast Cancer -- And Another Expensive Drug - Forbes

A Triumph In Breast Cancer -- And Another Expensive Drug - Forbes | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
When there was a bit of debate about whether the Food and Drug Administration should withdraw Avastin's accelerated approval in breast cancer, I and others observed that the real complaint should have been that the FDA did not grant accelerated...
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Aeterna treats first patient in phase II trial with AEZS-108 in triple-negative breast cancer

Aeterna treats first patient in phase II trial with AEZS-108 in triple-negative breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Aeterna treats first patient in phase II trial with AEZS-108 in triple-negative breast cancer
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Breast cancer tests: an interview with Dr Steven Quay, CEO of Atossa Genetics

Breast cancer tests: an interview with Dr Steven Quay, CEO of Atossa Genetics | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Breast cancer is a major concern throughout the world. It is the number 1 cancer among women and in the Western world it generates approximately one new case per minute: 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
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Omega-3s inhibit breast cancer tumor growth, study finds

Omega-3s inhibit breast cancer tumor growth, study finds | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A lifelong diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can inhibit growth of breast cancer tumors by 30 percent, according to new research from the University of Guelph.
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New late-stage breast cancer treatment approved

New late-stage breast cancer treatment approved | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A drug that presents a new way to knock out cancer cells was approved Friday to treat patients with a certain type of late-stage metastatic breast cancer.
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