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Breast Cancer

Dense Breasts a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer Recurrence and Other Health News

A new study suggests that women with dense breast tissue are at greater risk of cancer recurrence, BBC News reports. Canadian researchers studied 335 patients who had surgery to remove invasive tumors from their breasts.

Breast Thermography- A Responsible Second Look

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

William Cockburn, D.C., D.A.B.F.E., F.I.A.C.T

Breast cancer and other breast diseases have become a tremendous issue in women's health today, particularly in advanced industrialized nations. Also note that approximately 1,000 men get breast cancer yearly.

A procedure which has gone largely unnoticed is Breast Thermography, also known as Breast Thermal Imaging. Breast thermography promises the opportunity of earlier detection of breast disease than has been possible with breast self examination, physician palpation, or mammography.

Breast Thermography

Digital breast thermography, or Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI), is a noninvasive screening procedure that detects and records infrared heat emissions from the breast. The visual image, or thermogram, maps variations in skin temperature that may indicate underlying vascular, muscular and neural disease. DITI is especially useful for detecting early lesions before they otherwise become clinically evident. These changes could accompany cancer, fibrocystic breast disease, local injury, infections or vascular disease.

Breast Cancer Risk Falls After Stopping Hormone-Replacement Therapy

December 15, 2008

Posted by Sarah Rubenstein

Scientists’ latest analysis of a big federal hormone-replacement therapy suggests that breast-cancer risk increases with long-term use of the drugs during menopause, and falls after women stop taking the drugs.

The study, called the Women’s Health Initiative, was halted several years back when researchers saw a higher risk for breast cancer among thousands of women taking Wyeth’s Prempro, a combination of the hormones estrogen and progestin.

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BREAST CANCER TREATMENT FAQ

I got back my pathology report on my tumor.  The report says a lot of

things about
the properties of my tumor.  What do they mean?

If you’re doing conventional therapy, your oncologist will factor in all the
elements of the pathology report and decide on a treatment course of radiation,
chemotherapy, hormone modulation, etc.  But most alternative and
complementary practitioners don’t believe the lion’s share of this information
is vital or relevant because they may reject the premise of chemotherapy's survival

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