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  • A genetic counselor can help women understand their risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer.  New guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) call for more women to be tested for mutations on the BRCA gene. Mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene can increase your risk of breast cancer by about...
  • Medical professionals are ramping up programs to help cancer survivors deal with the emotional, physical, and financial aftermath. There are now more than 15 million cancer survivors in the United States.  The number of cancer survivors is growing. And they’re living longer. While advances in diagnosis and treatment...
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Female cancer survivors exposed to potentially cardiotoxic treatments rarely develop new congestive heart failure (CHF) during pregnancy, researchers from Canada report. "The low incidence of cardiac complications in women without a prior history of cardiotoxicity was a very interesting...
  • As a breast cancer survivor, you may think of breast reconstructive surgery as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. However, if you choose breast implants for reconstruction, it’s important to know that they don’t always last forever. The time may come when you need to consider replacement or maintenance of your implants...
  • THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After surviving a diagnosis of breast cancer, women still need regular screening. But many of them, especially black women, aren't getting the mammograms they need, a new study finds. It's essential to screen for a return of cancer so it can be treated before symptoms appear...
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors are at increased risk for a variety of health problems, but a large percentage of them fail to seek appropriate follow-up care, a new study finds. "We know that young adults with cancer are at risk of long-term and late effects from treatment....
  • IN MANY CASES, THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SECOND CANCER RESULTED FROM THE SAME RISK FACTORS THAT LIKELY PRECIPITATED THE FIRST MALIGNANCY. Cancer can, and sometimes does, strike twice. It famously happened to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court, who was successfully treated for colon cancer in 1999 and then for...
  • WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women treated for early stage breast cancer still face a substantial risk of recurrence up to 20 years later, a large, new study shows. Cancer experts say the findings should help inform women's treatment decisions. Specifically, the researchers followed women with estrogen-...
  • Many non-hormone options and therapies are available for the treatment of estrogen-depletion symptoms in breast cancer survivors, and individualized treatment is important, according to a review published online Aug. 2 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Richard J. Santen, M.D., from the...
  • Cancer survivors in the United States reached record numbers this year -- 15.5 million -- and the American Cancer Society predicts they'll total more than 20 million in another decade.  But along with these success stories comes a growing demand for medical, emotional and psychological support to aid survivors' long-...
  • (Reuters Health) - Many people who survive cancer fear recurrence after their treatment ends, according to a study that suggests these concerns may lead to unnecessary tests.  Data from 12 previously published studies involving 849 patients show that after completing treatment, patients want as many follow-up exams...
  • (Reuters Health) - Treatment guidelines on care for survivors of the most common cancers often lack specifics or offer conflicting advice about when or how often to do certain tests, a review of recent recommendations finds. Researchers examined cancer guidelines from North America and Europe that have been published...