Health News

Ancient Practice Brings New Energy to Cancer Patients
Fatigue can be part of the new normal for breast cancer survivors. An ancient practice may help to bring these ladies new energy.
Can We Protect the Heart from Chemo?
Adriamycin ( doxorubicin ) can be a good chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. But, for some women, it can lead to heart damage. A recent study found a way to predict who is at risk.
The Power of Belief
The magic of this time of year is all about beliefs. Kids believe that Santa’s on his way. Cultural and religious customs are based on beliefs. And a new study shows that a woman's beliefs are powerful in moving her beyond cancer.
Mother’s Age May Impact Breast Cancer Risks
Younger women are more prone to what’s known as triple-negative breast cancer. There aren’t any good treatments for this very bad cancer. Delaying childbirth and breastfeeding, though, may be ways to ward it off.
Cancer Coping with Mindful Art Therapy
The body and mind go hand-in-hand. Coping and managing stress are essential to beating disease and coming out on top. Mindful practices and artful expression may help.
Does Breast Cancer Increase Diabetes Risks?
Scientists have found that diabetes and cancer like to interact. A new study suggests women who’ve had breast cancer and their doctors need to be aware that developing diabetes is a real risk.
One Equals More Than Two
Herceptin is the standard medication for treating HER2-positive breast cancer. There has been some question about how long this treatment should last. A new study has answered that question.
Cancer Stats Don’t Add Up, But Numbers Do
By the time breast cancer spreads, women have usually had a number of different treatments. They may have been through more than one round of chemotherapy. A study of different chemotherapies has found somewhat puzzling results.
Less Is More In Breast Radiation
After breast cancer surgery, radiation therapy is commonly given. Radiotherapy is used to get rid of cancer cells that can linger after surgery. Typically, the therapy is given daily for five weeks. Shorter and lower dose radiotherapy may become the new standard.
Young Breast Cancer Patients Respond Better
Breast cancer is rare in young women under the age of 35. Unfortunately, it’s generally more aggressive in these women. The good news is that youth has its advantages in fighting breast cancer.