Breast Cancer Not Indicator of CVD Risk Among Older Breast Cancer Survivors, AJMC Study Finds

Factors such as smoking, diabetes and hypertension were far better indicators of an older woman’s likelihood of suffering a cardiovascular event than being a breast cancer survivor, according to a study published this month in The American Journal of Managed Care. Breast cancer survival rates are rising due to better screening and early detection. That means breast cancer survivors are … Read More

Barbara JacobyBreast Cancer Not Indicator of CVD Risk Among Older Breast Cancer Survivors, AJMC Study Finds

New Breast Cancer Surgical Guideline Offers Cost- and Life-Improving Recommendations

The Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) is proud to announce the release of a comprehensive consensus guideline for physicians treating breast cancer that will reduce healthcare costs and improve the course of treatment. Developed in conjunction with the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), it outlines an evidence-based surgical treatment path that will save patients from unnecessary surgery. “A significant … Read More

Barbara JacobyNew Breast Cancer Surgical Guideline Offers Cost- and Life-Improving Recommendations

Breast cancers prove deadly for men, too

Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death in women, but few people realize men are also at risk. A lack of awareness and screening programs compounds the problem for male breast cancer patients. Miguel Rein was completely unaware men could get breast cancer before being diagnosed in 2012. The 53-year-old Paraguayan import-export worker had no family history … Read More

Barbara JacobyBreast cancers prove deadly for men, too

Letter from the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network

By: Shirley Mertz, President For those of us who live with metastatic breast cancer, research does not move fast enough.  While patients focus on wanting more new, systemic therapies to stabilize our disease, we may not realize that some researchers and clinicians are looking at attacking metastatic disease using different approaches. One such approach was discussed at MBCN’s 2012 Metastatic … Read More

Barbara JacobyLetter from the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network