Tag: "breast" at medical news
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
... new clinical trial evaluating a novel approach to breast
cancer prevention launched in the United States an...ole of an aromatase inhibitor in the prevention of breast
cancer. Coordinated by the National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group (NCIC CTG), ...
Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo
...age than expected for patients with HER-2-positive breast
cancer, say researchers at The University of Texas...hemotherapy and used before surgery in early stage breast
cancer the drug proved so beneficial - eliminating 42 percent more tumors than chemotherapy alone - ...
Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment
...em on to their children across the placenta or via breast
milk, and children are also exposed to chemicals b...o an industrial chemical during pregnancy or while breast
feeding. Unfortunately, argue Lanphear and colleagues, the most basic toxicity tests in animals are...
Raw food vegetarians have low bone mass
.... High levels of IGF-1 have been linked to risk of breast
cancer and prostate cancer. And in spite of the fact that the raw food group didn't drink milk or eat cheese, they had higher vitamin D levels than people on a typical, Western diet. Fontana attributes the vitamin D levels to sun exposure. "These pe...
Massive weight loss conference Dallas April 1-2
...owth in body contouring. In 2004, more than 98,000 breast
lifts, 5,900 buttock lifts, 15,000 lower body lifts, 13,000 thigh lifts and 17,000 upper arm lifts were performed, according to ASAPS....
Employment prospects good for most cancer survivors -- but not all
...hat encouraging people to get mammograms to detect breast
cancer and PSA tests to check for prostate cancer has clearly had a positive effect. People diagnosed early with these cancers usually have a good quality of life four to five years after treatment -- including being fully employed. "However, there...
The European Society of Cardiology launches Women at Heart
...k that they are more at risk of cancer, especially breast
cancer. The under-estimation of the impact of CVD in women is however not confined to the public. Medical professionals equally need to improve the screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow up of women with CVD and its underlying risk factors. CV...
Epidemiologist Trichopoulos receives $5.8 million Department of Defense 'Innovator Award'
...fetal and early-life factors associated with adult breast
cancer, including whether exposure to hormones suc...mittedly been little progress in the prevention of breast
cancer, despite efforts in molecular, clinical, and epidemiological research, which have focused on ...
9.2 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in 2004 - up 5%
...e liposuction (325,000), nose reshaping (305,000), breast
augmentation (264,000), eyelid surgery (233,000), and facelift (114,000). Minimally-invasive procedures increased 7 percent to nearly 7.5 million procedures performed in 2004. The top five minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures were Botox (3 milli...
Disfigured patients may be forced to forego surgery
...econstructive procedures performed in 2004 include breast
reduction and reconstruction, tumor removal, cleft... Other procedures being excluded from coverage are breast
reduction and some breast
reconstruction techniques, which forces patients to make healthcare decisi...
Half-million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for Hispanics in 2004 - up 49% from 2000
...cedures for Hispanics in 2004 were nose reshaping, breast
augmentation, and liposuction. The most commonly ...for African Americans in 2004 were nose reshaping, breast
reduction, and liposuction. The most commonly requested surgical procedures for Asians were nose re...
Massive weight loss patients create mass appeal for body contouring procedures
...al techniques. Body contouring procedures include breast
(76,000), buttock (3,500), lower body (9,000), thigh (8,000) and upper arm lifts (10,000). There were 43 times more lower body lifts and 30 times more upper arm lifts in 2004 versus 2000. Plastic surgeons are treating increasing numbers of patients w...
Risk of cardiac death after radiotherapy for breast cancer has declined, study finds
...t disease that is associated with radiotherapy for breast
cancer has substantially decreased in the last 25 ...ancer Institute. In 2002, about 42% of women with breast
cancer received adjuvant radiation therapy after surgery. Adjuvant radiation therapy decreases a wom...
Study shows risk of cardiac death after radiation for breast cancer has dramatically decreased
...y, cardiac death following radiation treatment for breast
cancer has steadily declined over the last quarter...ve been telling women that receiving radiation for breast
cancer is so much safer today than it was before. People believed it, but there really was very litt...
Other highlights in the March 16 JNCI
...Differences in Breast Cancer Rates Differences in breast
cancer rates between racial and ethnic garoups can...en in ethnic and racial minority groups have lower breast
cancer incidence than white women. However, among women with breast
cancer, African American women a...
Study shows acrylamide in baked and fried food does not increase risk of breast cancer in women
...ion between acrylamide intake in foods and risk of breast
cancer among Swedish women. The findings appear in...aten in the diet did not pose an increased risk of breast
cancer among the women in the study. Animal and laboratory studies in the past have shown higher lev...
Researchers say breast cancer in Africa may provide clues to the disease in African-Americans
...es between the clinical presentation and course of breast
cancer in Africans and African-Americans, suggesti...ial differences encountered in the epidemiology of breast
cancer in America. The article, published in the April 15, 2005 issue of CANCER ( http://www.intersc...
Medicaid enrollment at late stages may partly explain poor outcomes for cancer
...tudy showed, for instance, that Medicaid-supported breast
cancer patients have similarly poor outcomes to uninsured patients. However, there is little research to explain the surprising lack of survival differences between Medicaid and uninsured patients. To further examine the contribution of Medicaid's po...
Postmenopausal breast cancer survivors at increased risk for bone fractures
CHICAGO Postmenopausal breast
cancer survivors may be at increased risk for frac...s have found low bone density among postmenopausal breast
cancer survivors and accelerated bone loss after chemotherapy for breast
cancer suggesting an increa...
Nursing mothers having surgery -- How long a wait to breastfeed safely?
...ion and advise the women to pump and discard their breast
milk for 24 hours after the procedure rather than ...l used to put the patient to sleep appeared in her breast
milk within 24 hours after drug administration because the dose is diluted by extensive distribution...
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