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Feb 14, 2014 12:43PM voraciousreader wrote:
I think readers of the link should know who at bco wrote the position attached to the Canadian study and should disclose their affiliations.
Feb 14, 2014 02:29PM - edited Feb 14, 2014 02:52PM by Kathy044
I agree voracious, wasn't one of the key points in the discussion section of the study about mortality of the women with non palpable lumps found with the mammograms compared with the control group? Better mammography equipment or radiologist training wouldn't have made any difference here.
Full disclosure - I was a part of this study, joined after turning 40 in 1984. I was dx with ILC at age 65 through a screening mammogram.
Feb 27, 2014 07:48AM Moderators wrote:
FDA Says Ductal Lavage Shouldn't Be Used in Place of Mammograms
February 20, 2014
The FDA has warned women and doctors that ductal lavage, also known as a nipple aspirate test, isn’t a replacement for mammograms, other breast imaging tests, or breast biopsy and shouldn’t be used by itself to screen for or diagnose breast cancer. Read more...
Feb 27, 2014 07:51AM Moderators wrote:
Research Suggests Lumpectomy Plus Radiation Leads to Better Survival for Early-Stage Breast Cancer but There Are Questions About Study
February 20, 2014
A study suggests that women diagnosed with stage I or stage II breast cancer who have lumpectomy followed by radiation have better survival rates than women who have mastectomy alone or mastectomy plus radiation. Read more...
Feb 27, 2014 07:53AM Moderators wrote:
Best to Start Chemotherapy Within 30 Days of Surgery
February 20, 2014
A study suggests that women who wait more than 60 days after surgery to start chemotherapy are more likely to have the cancer come back someplace in the body away from the breast (metastasize) and also are less likely to survive compared to women who start chemotherapy within 30 days of surgery. Read more...
Feb 27, 2014 07:56AM Moderators wrote:
Counseling Plus Hypnosis Helps Ease Fatigue in Women Getting Radiation Therapy
February 21, 2014
A small study has found that a specific type of counseling called cognitive behavioral therapy, along with hypnosis, can help ease the fatigue that often can be a side effect of radiation therapy to treat breast cancer. Read more...
Mar 11, 2014 08:27AM Moderators wrote:
Benign Breast Disease Increases Risk
March 7, 2014
A study has found that two types of benign breast disease -- atypical ductal hyperplasia and atypical lobular hyperplasia -- increase the risk of breast cancer in the same breast by about the same amount. Read more...
Mar 11, 2014 08:31AM Moderators wrote:
Long-Term Survivors Need All-Encompassing Care
March 7, 2014
A study suggests that whether or not older women who’ve been treated for breast cancer develop high blood pressure, heart disease, or osteoporosis is affected by the breast cancer treatments they receive, as well as their weight and age. Read more...
Mar 11, 2014 08:32AM Moderators wrote:
Women With Abnormal BRCA1 or BRCA2 Gene Benefit From Ovary Removal But at What Age?
March 7, 2014
A study suggests that women with an abnormal BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene have an 80% lower risk of ovarian cancer if they have both ovaries removed preventively. Read more...
Mar 28, 2014 07:23AM - edited Mar 28, 2014 07:24AM by Moderators
Mar 28, 2014 07:26AM Moderators wrote:
Radiation After Mastectomy Offers Benefits if Breast Cancer Has Spread to One to Three Lymph Nodes
March 26, 2014
Research suggests that women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer that has spread to one to three lymph nodes are less likely to have a recurrence and more likely to survive breast cancer if they have radiation after mastectomy. Read more...
Apr 1, 2014 07:02AM Maureen1 wrote:
This conclusion is an analysis that involves women from "14 studies that started between 1964 and 1982" - a lot has changed in the way we treat breast cancer, particularly hormone positive breast cancer since these women were treated - did we even have Tamoxifen and Aromatase Inhibitors way back then? 1964 is 50 years ago...
Apr 1, 2014 09:06AM Girlstrong wrote:
Maureen, that is a limitation to this study and the authors stated that as well.
Apr 2, 2014 03:35PM - edited Apr 2, 2014 03:35PM by Moderators
New Guidelines Say Lumpectomy Margins Can Be Small as Long as Tumor Has No Ink on It
April 2, 2014
To establish a standard for lumpectomy margins, the American Society for Radiation Oncology and the Society of Surgical Oncology issued new guidelines saying that clear margins, no matter how small as long as there was no ink on the cancer tumor, should be the standard for lumpectomy surgery. Read more...
Apr 2, 2014 04:01PM PoohBear-61 wrote:
I saw this article a few weeks back and was so relieved as I was left with a 0.4MM margin last year after my lumpectomy . My surgeon was already following the new guidelines of "no tumor on the ink " . She did not recommend a re-incision. She was aware of these new guidelines last yr. after some convention that she had attended . I was so glad to finally read about this as i have been having anxiety about the close margins ever since. This article make me feel soooo much better . Thanks Mods for posting .
Apr 3, 2014 01:45PM MinusTwo wrote:
Mods - let me add my thanks for this thread. I look forward to your new articles and appreciate you doing the research to find them.
Apr 10, 2014 09:07AM gemini4 wrote:
I might have overlooked it, but does the article define "advanced stage"? Was this study on women with metastic breast cancer?