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Aspirin May Benefit Obese Breast Cancer Patients

Overweight and obese women with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer may benefit from daily non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin.

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a magical time that brings out the child in each of us. You can keep your Santa Claus and your Tooth Fairy, I believe in the warm and fuzzy feeling of breast cancer awareness.

Individualized counseling should begin before surgery and continue throughout treatment for breast cancer survivors fearful of developing lymphedema, says a new study.

Data from the CLEOPATRA trial show that pertuzumab adds nearly 16 months to median survival times when used with trastuzumab and chemo in HER2-positive breast cancer, according to final results presented at the ESMO 2014 Congress.

A large study bolsters the evidence that black women who breastfeed have a lower risk of being diagnosed with ER- and triple-negative breast cancer.

HER2-positive breast cancer patients treated with targeted therapy and chemo were less likely to have a pathologic complete response if they had a PIK3CA mutation.

This review will focus largely on the effects of systemic cytotoxic treatment on cognitive function, reflecting what has been most extensively studied in the literature.

Much of the existing research into the phenomenon commonly referred to as “chemobrain” has been descriptive, and we know enough now to identify some patients at risk for cognitive changes after a diagnosis of cancer.

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