This Breast Cancer Treatment Could Take Less Time

 

By: Neda Bencun The statistics are high: Breast cancer affects approximately 237,000 women in the United States each year and remains the second leading cancer and cause of death in women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many people have a family member or someone they know who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Advances in treatment […]

 

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Seven Things to Know About Getting a Mammogram

 

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, check out this infographic from the American Cancer Society to learn seven things to know about getting a mammogram.

 

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Accelerated Breast Radiation Therapy Following Mastectomy Shortens Treatment Time While Maintaining Tumor Control

 

According to research presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the world’s largest radiation oncology society, radiation therapy following mastectomy for intermediate-stage, high-risk breast cancer can be shortened from five to three weeks while maintaining tumor control rates in the breast and surrounding region that are equivalent to […]

 

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Targeted Radiotherapy Limits Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment

 

According to study results published in The Lancet, a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal, breast cancer patients who have radiotherapy targeted at the original tumor site experience fewer side effects five years after treatment than those who have whole breast radiotherapy, and their cancer is just as unlikely to return. The researchers at 30 radiotherapy […]

 

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Illinois CyberKnife Now Accepting Patients for Partial Breast Irradiation Study

 

According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. Survival rates from breast cancer have been increasing since about 1989, with more prevalent increases in women younger than 50.  These increases are believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and […]

 

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National Women’s Health Week: 2015 ACS Women’s Cancer Statistics

 

The 16th annual National Women’s Health Week is celebrated May 10-16, with the goal of empowering women to make their health a priority. This week also serves as a time to help inform women of critical steps they can take to improve their health. Breast and lung cancer are among the cancers that most often […]

 

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Metastatic Breast Cancer: CyberKnife for Brain and Lung Lesions

 

The American Cancer Society estimates 9,230 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in Illinois this year, some of which may also be facing the spread of the disease to other organs. Patients with metastatic breast cancer often require a secondary or adjuvant treatment option for tumors that have spread to other parts of the […]

 

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Benefits of SBRT for Metastatic Breast Cancer

 

Breast cancer is known universally to be one of the most common diagnoses for American women today, but what many may be unaware of is the potential for recurring or metastatic breast cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year. In some cases, […]

 

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Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

 

Each October, the breast cancer community gathers to raise awareness and garner support for the fight against breast cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates 232,340 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2013 and one in eight women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October 13 is dedicated […]

 

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Treatment Options When Breast Cancer Spreads

 

As the second-most diagnosed cancer in women in the U.S., it’s tough to find someone who hasn’t been impacted by breast cancer in some way. The American Cancer Society estimates 230,480 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year. When breast cancer is discovered after it starts causing symptoms, the cancer is likely […]

 

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