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Breast Cancer

From Certified Nursing Assistant to Patient: Life on the Other Side of the Bed

Hearing the word ‘cancer’ often sends chills down the spine and sends goosebumps up the neck. It is one of the most intimidating diseases, especially as it can affect nearly any part of the body. Though for some, cancer is a normal part of daily life. Jenny Dziuba, who works…...

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Study links dietary fat consumption to breast cancer survival rate

It is undisputed that diet and nutrition are linked to the cause and perpetuation of cancer. Today, America faces an increasingly prevalent medical issue that affects more than 30% of its citizens: obesity. The number of obese Americans has dramatically increased in the past several decades, and if current trends…...

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Breast Cancer Linked to Bone Marrow Cells

“Our study shows that the recruitment of bone marrow-derived fibroblasts is important for promoting tumor growth, likely by enhancing blood vessel formation,” says Dr. Neta Erez of the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, discussing a recent discovery finding that breast cancer can “recruit” stromal cells originally formed…...

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Mary-Claire King: Sharpshooter with Breast Cancer in Her Sights

Cancer is complex. “Simple” is the last word that either layman or scientist would use to describe virtually any aspect of the disease. However, simply put, the health prospects of women worldwide have improved as a result of the laboratory work of Mary-Claire King, Ph.D., winner of the National Foundation…...

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Hormone Therapy: Influencing Breast Cancer Treatment and Beyond

While recent medical discoveries, from drugs to imaging techniques, continue to revolutionize cancer care, none of them would be possible without foundations having been laid years, or even decades, earlier. Groundbreaking work by the late endocrinologist Jack Gorski, Ph.D., who passed away in 2006 and was funded by the National…...

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National Mammography Day

October is coming to an end and pink ribbons have been flooding the streets all month long to promote breast cancer awareness. With one in eight females in the United States at risk of developing the disease, it is important that women are aware of ways in which to protect…...

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Breast Exams: At Home or Clinic?

There is a grim reality to both cancer research and funding: Each, to an enormous degree, is directed at early detection, not when metastasis has already taken place. Like most diseases, cancer is, in fact, fairly curable at its earliest stages. However, once a tumor begins to spread, mortality rates…...

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