Warning Signs of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Breast cancer survivors who are in remission are often still worried about the breast cancer returning. To recognize a recurrence of breast cancer, it is important to understand your personal risk that cancer may return, as well as keeping an eye out for additional warning signs.

Understand Your Personal Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

The risk of breast cancer recurrence continues even after five years of therapy. The risk of breast cancer recurrence is unique to each individual and is based in part on the type of cancer that was originally diagnosed. For example, the risk of recurrence associated with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer differs from that of estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer. In addition, certain molecular characteristics of the tumor also contribute to an individual’s risk of breast cancer recurrence. Continue reading “Warning Signs of Breast Cancer Recurrence”

How to Lower Risk of Getting Breast Cancer

Prevention Of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most widespread women cancer around the globe. In 2012, 1.7 million new cases of breast cancer came to the fore worldwide. In America alone, this year American Cancer Society’s expects around 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer. Nevertheless, with the passage of time, medical science is getting better and better, which means it won’t be long before breast cancer becomes completely curable.

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How Do They Treat Different Types of Cancer?

Cancer is one of the humankind’s biggest nemeses, almost half of all people will be diagnosed with it at some point in their lives. However, modern medicine and research mean cancer treatments are more effective than ever, and survival rates have doubled in the last forty years. Cancer isn’t necessarily the life sentence that it used to be and depending on the type, you have a better chance than ever of beating it and going on to live a healthy life. Here are some of the most common types of cancer, and how they are treated. Continue reading “How Do They Treat Different Types of Cancer?”

Helpful Health Tips To Reduce Your Risk Of Developing Cancer

The latest statistics suggest that more than 14 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed in the world each year. With many forms of cancer becoming more prevalent, there’s no better time to take steps to reduce your risk of cancer, and boost your health.

Although many cases of cancer are not linked to lifestyle factors, a large proportion of cases could be prevented. Here are some useful tips to help you decrease your risk of developing this potentially deadly disease. Continue reading “Helpful Health Tips To Reduce Your Risk Of Developing Cancer”

The Good News About Early Stage Follicular Thyroid Cancer

Follicular thyroid cancer is the second-most common type of thyroid cancer. It accounts for 10% to 15% of all reported thyroid cancer cases. It is usually grouped together with Hurthle cell cancer due to the similarity of how they manifest and progress. Follicular cancer is more prevalent in women and those over the age of 40. Just like the most common type of thyroid cancer, papillary cancer, follicular thyroid cancer is usually discovered as a painless lump in the thyroid. Follicular cancer, though, is considered more aggressive. It can spread through the bloodstream and metastasize to the bone, brain, liver, and lungs.

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Wig Weaving Magic for Kids Undergoing Chemo

Light and joy aren’t terms that come to mind when you consider someone undergoing chemotherapy, but a former nurse is bringing light – and a touch of magic – to children suffering from cancer.

Holly Christensen has begun weaving Disney-style princess wigs for kids undergoing cancer treatment.

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