If you’ve had a mammogram in the last few years, chances are you’ve heard of 3-D mammography or “tomosynthesis.” You may have even had one by now. But if you haven’t, consider looking into it prior to your next screening. Recent studies have shown that 3-D mammograms may be more effective than standard digital 2-D … Continue reading 6 questions about 3-D mammograms you need answered
It has been well established over the last 10 years that exercise is an important prescription for cancer prevention. But for breast cancer survivors, exercise has also been proving itself an integral component of survivorship as well. Exercise may and should become part of your “prescription” management plan as a breast cancer survivor. Studies have … Continue reading Exercise: A prescription for breast cancer survivors
How many of us have found a rash or discoloration on our skin and wondered what it was? Before going to a doctor, did you Google it, or maybe compare it to other images online? That’s what Jennifer Cordts did. A small rash on her breast had her curious and searching the web for answers. … Continue reading This woman’s small rash turned out to be a rare form of cancer
If you are a woman over 40, you should think about getting your annual mammogram in order to detect signs of breast cancer. Debra L. Monticciolo, MD, FACR, the section chief of breast imaging on the medical staff at Scott & White Clinic – Temple, answers some common questions you may have about mammograms, and … Continue reading What doctors look for in a mammogram
Back in the 1970s, mastectomy was the only accepted surgical option for breast cancer treatment. A lot has changed since then, including steadily increasing breast cancer survival rates, more sophisticated diagnostic techniques and a wide range of treatment options. What remains the same, however, is that the earlier you can catch cancer, the better your chances … Continue reading Therapeutic vaccine for triple negative breast cancer, a breakthrough in cancer research
Are you dense? Directed at your intellect, this question can be an insult – directed at your breasts, this question is vital to tailor your annual breast cancer screenings to maximize the early detection of breast cancer. Approximately 40 percent of women over the age of 40 have dense breast tissue by mammography. What are dense … Continue reading 40 over 40: How breast density affects your risk of breast cancer
As Anne Shirley, in Anne of Green Gables so classically said, “Marilla, do you think that I shall ever have a bosom friend in Avonlea?” “A bosom friend—an intimate friend, you know—a really kindred spirit to whom I can confide my inmost soul. I’ve dreamed of meeting her all my life. I never really supposed … Continue reading Fighting breast cancer for my best friend
There is no doubt that olives and olive oil are part of a healthy diet and this is a large controlled research project which gives it credibility. The oil itself is special because compared to the other monounsaturated fats it has around 72 percent oleic acid which is peri-oxidation resistant and has many other antioxidant … Continue reading Could olive oil cut the risk of breast cancer?
After battling cancer three times, Joan Katz, a Fort Worth resident and philanthropist, wanted a better way for people to make their way through the maze of doctors, hospitals and paperwork as she explained to the 360 Magazine for their April 2015 article “Guiding Lights”. Working with Dr. Alan Johns, her gynecologist and a fellow … Continue reading Charting a journey: Three-time cancer survivor on her mission to help others move forward
We know that vaccines have the power to prevent deadly diseases, but could they also prevent cancers from recurring? In a small but promising pilot study, Baylor researchers are investigating whether a vaccine made from a patient’s own immune cells could help prevent breast cancer recurrences in women at high risk. Plan of Attack The … Continue reading Could a New Vaccine Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrences?