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CureToday.com: Winter Supplement 2012 Article - "What is Metastatic Cancer?"

CureToday.com: Winter Supplement 2012 Article - "What is Metastatic Cancer?" | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Patients with metastatic cancer live with uncertainty.
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Research and Markets: Metastatic Breast Cancer - Pipeline Review, H2 2012 | Fort Mill Times - Fort Mill, SC

Research and Markets: Metastatic Breast Cancer - Pipeline Review, H2 2012 | Fort Mill Times - Fort Mill, SC | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ck46gt/metastatic_breast) has announced the addition of Global Markets Direct's new report "Metastatic Breast Cancer - Pipeline Review, H2 2012" to their offering.
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Petition Asks Victoria's Secret to Make Bras for Breast Cancer Survivors | Loop21

Petition Asks Victoria's Secret to Make Bras for Breast Cancer Survivors | Loop21 | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Lingerie giant Victoria's Secret is being asked to create bras for survivors of breast cancer who have undergone mastectomy surgery.
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I think this person means well, although I am not sure Victoria's Secret is the company that breast cancer patients want making special bras for them.

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Review of treatment for a number of breast cancer patients at Noble’s Hospital | Isle News : Isle of Man

Review of treatment for a number of breast cancer patients at Noble’s Hospital | Isle News : Isle of Man | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
The Medical Director at Noble’s Hospital, Mr Stephen Upsdell, has announced that the Hospital is currently undertaking a review of a number of patients who
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Breast Cancer Survivor Makes Easing Symptoms Of Lymphedema Her Work

Breast Cancer Survivor Makes Easing Symptoms Of Lymphedema Her Work | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

""I had a 2-year-old. I couldn't pick him up anymore because it was uncomfortable and painful," she says. So she scoured stores and the Internet for a better option, stumbling on an Italian company called Solidea, manufacturer of a new concept in compression garments made from a soft, wave-like fabric with a design for a sleeve that runs the entire length of the arm to the shoulder."

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Father, 50, diagnosed with breast cancer tells of struggle to convince friends disease was genuine

Father, 50, diagnosed with breast cancer tells of struggle to convince friends disease was genuine | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Paul Caine, from Bolton, initially thought the lump in his breast was a cyst. He is one of just 350 men who are diagnosed with disease every year in the UK.
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Heart Health and Breast Cancer | Yahoo! Health

Heart Health and Breast Cancer | Yahoo! Health | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Research was conducted at the University of Alabama confirming that early menopause (defined as an onset before age 46) doubled the risk of a woman having a heart attack or stroke.
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Breast cancer 'switch' discovered

Breast cancer 'switch' discovered | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Australian researchers find 'genetic switch' that has potential to open up new treatments for breast cancer.
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a fun fact i found by reading this article is that if you start your menstrual cycle early then you have a lower risk for breast cancer, due to the fact that  Oestrogen plays the key role in breast cancers. 

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Scientists 'put positive spin' on breast cancer studies

Scientists 'put positive spin' on breast cancer studies | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Scientists involved in breast cancer research tend to exaggerate the positives and underplay the negatives of their findings, a new study suggests.
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Are We Winning the War on Cancer? - The ASCO Post

Are We Winning the War on Cancer? - The ASCO Post | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"So what was the verdict? First of all it was felt that the phrase “war on cancer” should be abandoned, since this military terminology precludes a more nuanced assessment of the situation. Important progress has been made in extending survival and improving patients’ quality of life, which the dichotomy of “victory” or “defeat” fails to reflect. Furthermore, a war can only be won or lost, but cancer is many different diseases, and during the past decades, progress has been spectacular in some cancers (eg, testicular, early breast, pediatric), while in many others it has been only marginal or nonexistent."

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Research May Lead to First Breast Cancer Vaccine Pill

Research May Lead to First Breast Cancer Vaccine Pill | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Researchers have created a breast cancer vaccine with a virus that they believe may cut down on breast cancer recurrence.
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Ask a Doctor: Program helps address post breast cancer concerns

Ask a Doctor: Program helps address post breast cancer concerns | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Many describe post-treatment as a time of not so much getting back to normal as it is finding their own personal “new normal.” Concerns about the cancer coming back are often a part of this time. Even years after treatment, events like follow-up visits, new aches and pains, or the anniversary of the diagnosis can trigger worries. "

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CureToday.com: Winter 2012 Article - "Planning for Cancer Survivorship"

CureToday.com: Winter 2012 Article - "Planning for Cancer Survivorship" | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
The road to long-term health begins with a survivorship care plan.
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METASTATIC BREAST CANCER RETREAT

METASTATIC BREAST CANCER RETREAT | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Participants were in a welcoming supportive environment where they can found understanding and support. The retreat offers an opportunity to look at the issues surrounding their breast cancer, gather information, and move beyond an intellectual understanding of the disease. Exploring feelings and fears is an essential part of the healing process.  They enjoyed guided discussions about issues specific to women with metastatic breast cancer, including dealing with difficult feelings, living with advanced breast cancer, decreasing stress. There were discussion groups, writing workshops,"

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Steel Valley educator honored for commitment to students during cancer battle

Steel Valley educator honored for commitment to students during cancer battle | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it


"She took sick days for chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and other treatments, but for the most part she has continued her life as normal, working at Park Elementary School in Munhall and organizing special programs for her students and their parents to promote literacy.

"She really wants to be as normal as possible," said Michelle Blasko, a Park Elementary special education teacher. "She always says that she has cancer -- cancer doesn't have her."

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Breast Cancer Study Finds Racial Disparity

Breast Cancer Study Finds Racial Disparity | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A recent study from the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas says there is a disparity in breast cancer care between Caucasian
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SleekSleeves Provide Those With Breast Cancer Style and Comfort
During Recovery

SleekSleeves Provide Those With Breast Cancer Style and Comfort<br/>During Recovery | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Breastcancer.org is happy to welcome SleekSleeves to its community of products for individuals facing breast cancer," said Rita Lusen, VP Partnerships & Marketing of Breastcancer.org. "The PICC line dressing covers give women an opportunity to celebrate their style through the many colors and patterns offered while on the road to recovery."

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Aethlon Medical (AEMD) Note: An Emerging Strategy to Treat Metastatic Breast Cancer - The Sacramento Bee

Aethlon Medical (AEMD) Note: An Emerging Strategy to Treat Metastatic Breast Cancer - The Sacramento Bee | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"In 2012, researchers published the discovery that small particles known as exosomes are secreted by tumors to seed the creation and spread of cancer metastases.  These same tumor-secreted exosomes have also been implicated in death of immune cells necessary to combat cancer and they facilitate the ability of tumors to create their own blood supplyfor survival."


Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/01/15/5115755/aethlon-medical-aemd-note-an-emerging.html#storylink=cpy
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Higher carotenoid levels may reduce breast cancer risk | Hematology Oncology

Higher carotenoid levels may reduce breast cancer risk | Hematology Oncology | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Hematology Oncology | Women with higher circulating levels of carotenoids, including alpha-carotene and beta-carotene, were at a reduced risk for breast cancer, according to results of a pooled analysis.
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New state law may add to angst, confusion over breast screening

New state law may add to angst, confusion over breast screening | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Mammography clinics must notify women if they have dense breast tissue, which can hide tumors.
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How do you know if cancer treatment is working?

How do you know if cancer treatment is working? | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Here is what I tell my patients. I tell them that first the side effects will fade from their bodies and their memories.
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Does Health-care Quality Translate to Value? - The ASCO Post

Does Health-care Quality Translate to Value? - The ASCO Post | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Dr. Newcomer began his presentation with a graph showing that unless qualitative cost measures are implemented in health care, by 2018 it will take half of a family’s income to pay for insurance premiums and out-of-pocket expenses. “Naturally, we can’t let that happen, so it’s incumbent on people like those of us here in San Diego to do something about it. To that end, I’m going to talk about a solution we attempted at UnitedHealthcare called the ‘episode payment’ project,” said Dr. Newcomer."

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Expert Point of View: Peter Ravdin, MD and Sandra M. Swain, MD, FACP

Expert Point of View: Peter Ravdin, MD and Sandra M. Swain, MD, FACP | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Putting these results in perspective, Peter Ravdin, MD, moderator of a San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium press conference where ATLAS findings were discussed, said that in the United States, there is currently a different strategy for pre- and postmenopausal women. Tamoxifen is used as primary hormonal therapy in premenopausal women, because aromatase inhibitors are not effective, he continued."

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Battling and Beating Cancer TV Show starts season with program on breast cancer

Battling and Beating Cancer TV Show starts season with program on breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

The 2013 Season of the Battling and Beating Cancer Television Show kicks off on Thursday January 24, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Central Time with an important episode en

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