Topic: Breaking Research News from Breastcancer.org

Forum: Clinical Trials, Research News, Podcasts, and Study Results — Share your research articles, interpretations and experiences here. Let us know how these studies affect you and your decisions.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2012 12:33PM - edited Jun 22, 2022 01:34PM by moderators

Posted on: Apr 16, 2012 12:33PM - edited Jun 22, 2022 01:34PM by moderators

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May 17, 2014 10:03AM moderators wrote:

Aromasin Doesn’t Seem to Affect Quality of Life in Women Taking It Preventively
May 12, 2014

A study has found that Aromasin had only a slight effect on quality of life for most undiagnosed, high-risk postmenopausal women taking the medicine to reduce risk. Read more...

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May 21, 2014 11:57AM moderators wrote:

False Positive Mammogram Results Cause Anxiety, but It’s Short-Term
May 20, 2014

A study has found that while false positive mammogram results cause anxiety and stress, the anxiety is short-term and doesn’t affect a woman’s overall health and well-being. Read more...

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May 21, 2014 11:58AM moderators wrote:

ASCO Develops New Guidelines Addressing Issues Faced by Cancer Survivors
May 20, 2014

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has developed new guidelines on three problems that cancer survivors often deal with: fatigue, neuropathy, and anxiety and depression. Read more...

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May 21, 2014 05:11PM - edited May 21, 2014 05:12PM by gemini4

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Age 48 at Dx, pre-menopause / OncoType score 16, no chemo Dx 12/7/2012, ILC, 1cm, Stage IB, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/19/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 1/14/2013 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/10/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 4/3/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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May 21, 2014 05:14PM gemini4 wrote:

With regard to the study above about false positive mammograms, I think I can speak for the majority of us when I say that we would have been thrilled to have had our scans turn out to be false positives! ;-)

Age 48 at Dx, pre-menopause / OncoType score 16, no chemo Dx 12/7/2012, ILC, 1cm, Stage IB, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/19/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 1/14/2013 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/10/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 4/3/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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May 21, 2014 06:22PM grammakathy wrote:

Definitely!  And even though my cancer was missed in 2012 (noted but not identified as cancerous), it was caught in 2013 and had not spread to the lymph nodes.  Neither my doctor nor I could feel it.  If I hadn't had a mammogram, it would still be growing and possibly spreading.

Oncotype DX score of 11; 5'10" tall, 155#, Allergan 410 FF425 implants, diagnosed at age 63, 3D tattoos on 23 Jun 2015 Dx 10/2/2013, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-, IHC Surgery 10/24/2013 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Sentinel; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left) Hormonal Therapy 11/26/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 2/25/2014 Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Surgery 9/23/2014 Reconstruction (Left); Reconstruction (Right) Hormonal Therapy 12/18/2014 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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May 25, 2014 09:26PM sandra4611 wrote:

http://sheltonherald.com/14661/u-s-rep-delauro-works-to-end-drive-through-mastectomies/

One congresswoman is attempting to end "drive-thru mastectomies."

BMX w/ Direct to Implants. Hospital acquired staph infection led to 5 more surgeries over 15 months. Dx 7/18/2013, DCIS, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+ Dx 8/23/2013, LCIS, Stage 0, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 8/23/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 9/6/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Surgery 12/6/2013 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 3/21/2014 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 10/3/2014 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 12/19/2014 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting
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Jun 4, 2014 08:08AM moderators wrote:

Diet High in Saturated Fat Linked to Higher Risk of HER2-Negative, Hormone-Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer
May 28, 2014

A European study suggests that a diet high in fat, particularly saturated fat, is linked to a greater risk of hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer, as well as breast cancer that is HER2-negative. Still, there are questions about the study. Read more...

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Jun 4, 2014 08:10AM moderators wrote:

Follow-Up Care of Cancer Survivors Needs Improvement According to National Survey
May 30, 2014

Results from a national survey of oncologists and primary care doctors suggest that most cancer survivors are on their own when it comes to survivorship care. Read more...

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Jun 4, 2014 09:03AM moderators wrote:

Experimental Medicine Plus Standard Chemotherapy Helps Treat HER2-Positive, Hormone-Receptor-Negative Disease
May 30, 2014

An experimental targeted therapy medicine plus a standard chemotherapy regimen before surgery for HER2-positive, hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer offers more benefits than the standard chemotherapy regimen alone. Read more...

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