Ask ten medical professionals whether or not chemo brain is real and you'll likely get a variety of answers. Ask ten cancer patients and the response might be, "Wait, what was the question? Oh yeah, chemo brain. You bet it's real!" Whether it's the result of physiological changes, chemical imbalances or a stress response, chemo brain remains one of the inheritances of facing the cancer challenge.
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Treatment given to weaken and destroy breast cancer BEFORE surgery is called neoadjuvant treatment. Treatment before surgery isn't routinely used to treat early-stage breast cancer, but may be used if the cancer is large or aggressive.
Treatment given to kill any few cancer cells that might remain AFTER surgery and reduce the risk of the cancer coming back (recurrence) is called adjuvant treatment.
In 2012, results from the NeoALTTO trial found that giving ... [..] Read more
Over the past few decades, as breast cancer has increasingly been treated as a systemic disease, the number of surgeries performed on the most serious cases has plummeted. With better drugs and radiation techniques available, the proportion of women with Stage 4 breast cancer who had surgery dropped from 67.8 percent in 1988 to 25.1 percent in 2011, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Surgery.
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Bring the family and join us yet again for an exciting night of hockey that celebrates the commitment the Charlotte Checkers have shown year after year to our local survivors and the organizations that serve them! The event has become so popular that is has expanded to two nights!
Saturday, February 13th
See more and purchase your ticket here be sure to use the promo code CBF
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Many studies have shown a link between exercise and a lower risk of being diagnosed with a first breast cancer or breast cancer coming back (recurrence). As a result, the American Cancer Society and many doctors recommend that women who've been diagnosed with breast cancer exercise regularly -- about 150 minutes per week at a moderate intensity level or 75 minutes per week at a vigorous level.
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In the study, the researchers studied the effects of low doses of 85 common chemicals classified as non-cancerous to humans. The chemicals included bisphenol A (BPA), which is used in many rigid plastic products and on the shiny side of paper cashier receipts; rotenone, a chemical used to kill many insects; and triclosan, an antibacterial compound used in soaps, hand sanitizers, and cosmetics.
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Come to our Monthly Survivor Meeting
Meet & Greet is at 6:00
Program starts at 6:30
Antoinette R. Tan, MD, MHSc, is the Chief of Breast Medical Oncology and Co-Director of the Phase I Program at Levine Cancer Institute, Carolina's Health Care System. She is also a Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of North Carolina. [..] Read more
The first comprehensive national review of breast-conserving therapy (BCT) shows that over the last 13 years rates of this treatment modality for early-stage breast cancer have increased at a steady pace. However, the review also highlights important demographic factors that impact which patients have access to BCT. Read More Here [..] Read more
Taking aspirin daily may cut a woman's risk of ovarian cancer by 20%, according to a study published February 6, 2014 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. This new research adds to the large number of studies conducted in recent years showing aspirin may help prevent certain types of cancers. Read More [..] Read more
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The emotional and physical results of breast cancer are very different now from what they were in the past. Much more is known about breast cancer and its treatment. New treatments, as well as improved reconstructive surgery, mean that women who have breast cancer today have more choices and better outcomes.
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Proton therapy has become a viable option for breast cancer patients because it limits radiation exposure and potential damage to surrounding areas, including the heart, lungs and healthy breast tissue... Read More Here [..] Read more
How would you like to make breast cancer research history? There's now an app for that, and we hope everyone we know will download and use it.
The app is the "Share the Journey" breast cancer app, introduced Monday by Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple's Spring Forward event. Share the Journey is a free download and a game-changer in breast cancer research designed to help breast cancer patients today and for ... [..] Read more
Gail Morse shares why it's important to share her journey as a breast cancer survivor. Read more
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A new study has linked deficiency in a gene that controls autophagy a process that recycles cell waste with triple-negative breast cancer. The researchers suggest increasing activity of the gene could be an effective way to treat patients with this most aggressive and stubborn cancer. Click Here [..] Read more
There are a lot of unhealthy foods that claim to be healthy but with unhealthy ingredients. Harvard University has great information on how to boost your immune system. Find more information here
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Over the last 20 years, the preventive effects of the breast cancer drug tamoxifen have remained constant, having reduced breast cancer rates by almost a third, reveals a new analysis published in The Lancet Oncology. Click this link to find out more [..] Read more