Recent Supportive Care Breast Cancer News

ASCO Publishes Breast Cancer Survivorship Guidelines

(January 25, 2016)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), in collaboration with the American Cancer Society (ACS), have released updated guidelines regarding follow-up care for breast cancer survivors. The updated... Continue Reading

Breast Cancer Research: Have We Made Progress?

(January 27, 2015)

Published results from research studies in breast cancer in the last year represent several practice changing milestones. CancerConnect News coverage of advances in the management of breast cancer included... Continue Reading

Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence Doesn’t Increase with TNF Inhibitor Use

(August 28, 2014)

According to the results of a recently published study from Swedish investigators treatment with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNF) does not appear to increase the rate of breast cancer recurrence... Continue Reading

Ask the Expert: Making Informed Decisions about Breast Reconstruction

(June 18, 2014)

July 16, 2014 at 6:30pm EST CancerConnect live Web Chat with an Expert series presents:  “Making Informed Decisions about Breast Reconstruction.”  On July 16, 2014 at 6:30pm EST you will have the... Continue Reading

Ask the Expert: Breast Cancer, Diet and Exercise

(May 19, 2014)

CancerConnect recently partnered with Dana-Farber to provide you with the opportunity to engage with a breast cancer expert, Jennifer A. Ligibel, MD, of the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers... Continue Reading

Compression Bandage As Effective As Lymphatic Massage for Lymphedema

(December 13, 2013)

Lymphatic massage is no better than compression bandages for the treatment of lymphedema, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Lymphedema is the buildup of... Continue Reading

Risk of Heart Disease from Breast Cancer Radiation Declines

(November 27, 2013)

Although radiation exposure from breast cancer treatment is associated with a small risk of subsequent heart disease, the risk is lower than it was 20 years ago, according to the results of a study published... Continue Reading

Young Women Overestimate Risk of Secondary Breast Cancer

(October 2, 2013)

Young women with breast cancer often overestimate their risk of developing cancer in the other breast—and also tend to overestimate the protective effect of removing the second breast, according to the... Continue Reading

Acupuncture May Reduce Lymphedema in Breast Cancer

(July 25, 2013)

Acupuncture may be a safe and effective alternative for reducing arm lymphedema in patients with breast cancer, according to the results of a study published in Cancer. For women with early breast cancer,... Continue Reading

Increase in Number of Women Undergoing Reconstruction Immediately after Mastectomy

(January 22, 2013)

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of women undergoing immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy—and this increase correlates with an increase in the use of implants, according to... Continue Reading

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