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Dear Doctors: I’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer and really appreciate your recent columns on the subject. What can you tell me about Herceptin? My oncologist has suggested it for after chemotherapy is finished. What is it going to do?
Dear Readers: Herceptin is the brand name for a drug called [...]
Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a lesser-known disease that accounts for 1% to 5% of breast cancer diagnoses, and 10% of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. It gets its name because of the red, swollen look the breast develops, despite no injury or infection.What is inflammatory breast cancer?
Dear Doctors: We heard a story on the news that bee venom can cure breast cancer. Is that really true? How does stuff like that even get researched?
Dear Reader: It’s true that recent research has shown that an active component found in the venom from honeybees is toxic to certain [...]
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Cancer experts forecast health decline due to a drop in screening numbers
Dear Doctors: I keep hearing different things about at what age and how often a woman should be getting a mammogram. Can you please go over the latest advice?
Dear Reader: It’s true that screening guidelines regarding mammography have changed in recent years. These shifts arise when ongoing research, and the [...]
Sydney Siegel creates a program with a "ripple" effect for cancer patients
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