Tag Archives: breast cancer

How to Help Your Wife Face Breast Cancer

Sadly, one in eight women born in the United States will suffer from breast cancer at some point during her lifetime, according to a Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Report. Even more grim, breast cancer is also one of the top 10 leading causes of death among American women. Continue reading

Breakthroughs in Breast Cancer – Screening – Drugs – Biopsies – Stem Cells – Genetics

Major advances in the treatment and detection of breast cancer in the last two decades have saved the lives of millions of women. Since 1990, mortality rates have decreased dramatically—by 3.3 percent a year in women under 50 and by 2 percent a year in older women. Experts say that breakthroughs made in the past few years, however, may have an even greater impact in the fight against breast cancer. Here are five reasons researchers are excited—and hopeful. Continue reading

Breast Surgical Oncology – Choosing a Surgeon

Once you have been told that you have breast cancer or might have breast cancer, you will be referred to a surgeon. There are many doctors who perform breast cancer surgery, but most do not specialize in breast cancer. They may just do a handful of cases a year. Continue reading

Cancer Symptoms in Men – The Early Warning Signs

Annual checkups and tests such as colonoscopies and PSA assays are important, but it’s not a good idea to rely on tests alone to protect you from cancer. It’s just as important to listen to your body and notice anything that’s different, odd, or unexplainable. (You should also listen to those close to you, such as a wife or partner, because others sometimes notice things we’re unaware of—or don’t want to admit.) You don’t want to join the ranks of cancer patients who realize too late that symptoms they’d noticed for a long time could have sounded the alarm earlier, when cancer was easier to cure. Continue reading

Study Shows Resveratrol Stops Growth of Breast Cancer Cells

Resveratrol, the antioxidant in red wine and grapes that has been associated with protecting against heart disease, may be effective against breast cancer as well. A team of American and Italian scientists discovered that resveratrol stops the growth of breast cancer cells by blocking the effects of estrogen. Continue reading