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Breast Cancer

Prevention

Understanding The Difference Between Primary And Secondary Prevention Of Breast Cancer

At least 30% of all breast cancer is deemed preventable using known and proven risk reduction strategies, yet less than 2% of the funds spent on breast cancer research are devoted to this public health endeavor. The difference between primary and secondary prevention is summarized below....(more)

Cleveland Clinic's Pink Vaccine Effective Against Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

A preventive breast cancer vaccine against triple-negative breast cancer has been developed at the Cleveland Clinic and is being advanced into clinical studies to see if it is safe and effective for use in women....(more)

Anastrazole: A Drug That Treats Breast Cancer Also Prevents It

Women considered to be at high risk for breast cancer can lower their risk considerably by taking a drug called anastrazole. Anastrazole is commonly used to treat post-menopausal, estrogen receptor positive breast cancer but has now been shown to also prevent these type of tumors. ...(more)

Drinking Organic Milk May Lower The Risk For Breast Cancer

Organic milk contains a higher percentage of omega 3 fatty acids than regular milk. Since women whose diets are high in omega 3 fatty acids have a lower risk for breast cancer, choosing organic milk seems a better choice for women who are interested in breast cancer prevention. ...(more)

Early Diagnosis

Mammogram Screening Reduces Breast Cancer Mortality

The overall value of mammogram screening for reducing the risk of death from breast cancer has been the subject of heated debate for more than thirty years. Recent data presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium on December 11, 2013 confirms that mammogram screening saves lives....(more)

Breast Cancer Screening Efforts Fall Short In African-American Women: The Result Is Decreased Survi

African-American women with breast cancer clearly have an increased risk for death compared to white women diagnosed with the same stage disease. A recent study also shows that mammogram screening has been less successful in the black community, which has resulted in higher mortality rates....(more)

What is Angiogenesis and How can You Affect It?

The most common definition of angiogenesis refers to the natural process in the human body represented by the growth of new capillary blood vessels. Angiogenesis-based medicine is a new and comprehensive approach to fighting diseases like skin cancer, vision loss, and breast cancer. Doctors use this new approach in order to restore the body's natural control of angiogenesis, engaging in treatments that either inhibit or stimulate it. For instance, angiogenic therapy can be used to literally starve cancerous tumors of their blood supply by interfering with the body's natural process of releasing angiogenic growth factor proteins which usually provide oxygen and nutrients to the tumor, stimulating its growth. Besides undergoing angiogenic treatments, you can influence the angiogenesis in your body by taking into consideration the following tips....(more)

Treatment

Spread Of Breast Cancer Halted In Mice

Metastasis is the spread of cancer cells from the original tumor to other tissues and organs in the body. Metastasis is the most common cause of death in women with breast cancer. Fortunately, scientists at Johns Hopkins have recently discovered a way to prevent breast cancer metastasis in mice....(more)

New Drug Shows Promise In Slowing The Growth Of Some Forms Of Metastatic Breast Cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute, the five-year survival rate for women diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer is 22%. Thus, new drugs are desperately needed to slow the growth of tumors in women with advanced disease. Dasatinib is one that shows promise in doing just that....(more)

A Compound Found In Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts Is Effective Against Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is the most aggressive form of the disease. It is very difficult to treat and is associated with a very high mortality rate. No targeted therapies are currently available for TNBC, but nutrients found in broccoli and brussels sprout appear promising. ...(more)

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Kathleen T. Ruddy

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Dr. Kathleen Ruddy is an internationally recognized breast cancer surgeon trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She is Founder and President of the Breast Health & Healing Foundation (501c3), the only philanthropy whose mission is the "Pure Cure" - breast cancer prevention. Dr. Ruddy is especially interested in research on... Read More

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