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  • centers
  • Many women also have to commute long distances to and from the radiation centers daily. (latimes.com)
  • The new study, led by Drs. Jayant S. Vaidya of University College London and David Joseph of the University of Western Australia in Perth, enrolled 2,232 women with early-stage breast cancer at 28 centers in nine countries. (latimes.com)
  • Individualization, rather than standardization, marks the therapeutic effort in most cancer centers. (springer.com)
  • mammary
  • Mastitis is a common cause of tenderness, swelling and pain in breast, owing to inflammation in the mammary gland, Breast infection may occur in some cases. (medindia.net)
  • risk
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The radiation that might cure a breast cancer may also raise a woman's risk of having a heart attack or heart disease later in life, according a new study that looked back at the cases of 2,168 women in Sweden and Denmark. (reuters.com)
  • The researchers said the results should, in fact, be comforting to women because their risk of heart attack is so low to begin with and the data allow doctors to factor it into cancer treatment planning. (reuters.com)
  • For every unit of radiation, known as a "gray," the risk rose by 7.4 percentage points. (reuters.com)
  • Darby stressed that the increased risk associated with radiation should be considered in the context of where most women start out. (reuters.com)
  • But in an editorial accompanying the new study, Dr. Javid Moslehi said the results - and the fact that individual women who are already at risk for heart disease face an even greater risk with radiation - "suggests that cardiac risk factors should be assessed and aggressively managed - starting at the time of radiation treatment (or even before) and continuing throughout survivorship. (reuters.com)
  • Radiation therapy is an effective way to reduce your risk of breast cancer recurring after surgery. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Clinical trials have shown that these shorter regimens work as well as longer regimens at preventing recurrences of breast cancer and may reduce the risk of some side effects. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Radiation therapy is almost always given after breast-conserving surgery to lower the risk that cancer will come back in the breast. (cancer.ca)
  • You may also be offered radiation to the lymph nodes under the arm (called the axillary lymph nodes) because research shows that this may lower the risk that the breast cancer will come back and may improve survival. (cancer.ca)
  • In addition, there's a risk of lymphedema , swelling that generally occurs in the arms caused by the removal of or damage to lymph nodes following radiation and/or surgery. (virtua.org)
  • She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of breast abnormalities and high-risk breast cancer. (virtua.org)
  • LONDON - Mammograms aimed at finding breast cancer might actually raise the chances of developing it in young women whose genes put them at higher risk for the disease, a study by leading European cancer agencies suggests. (heraldnet.com)
  • Having such a mutation increases the risk of developing cancer five-fold. (heraldnet.com)
  • The breast cancer screening tests have been proven to save lives and are clearly beneficial for women aged 50 and over who have an average risk of breast cancer. (heraldnet.com)
  • If those genes are damaged by radiation, they may not be able to repair DNA properly, raising the cancer risk. (heraldnet.com)
  • Radiation after age 30 did not seem to affect breast cancer risk. (heraldnet.com)
  • It may be possible to reduce the risk of breast cancer in (high-risk) women by using MRIs, so we believe physicians and patients should consider that. (heraldnet.com)
  • This study is being done to find out what factors may be related to the risk of getting a second breast cancer among women who already have breast cancer in one breast. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • including radiation therapy, and the effects of different lifestyle activities, may affect the risk of breast cancer. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • It will use different processes to find genes that might increase the risk of breast cancer. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Persons at risk for lymphedema (breast cancer survivors) should moisturize their skin and prevent injury or open areas to avoid introduction of bacteria and therefore infection in the affected lymphatic quadrant. (oncolink.org)
  • People diagnosed with scleroderma have a higher risk of several types of cancer. (breastcancer.org)
  • The risk of RT-induced breast cancer after Hodgkin lymphoma is strongly associated with a PRS for breast cancer in the general population. (bloodjournal.org)
  • A PRS, based on nine SNPs interacting with RT in the occurrence of breast cancer after HL, also increased RT-induced breast cancer risk. (bloodjournal.org)
  • Chapters cover both acute and late toxicity of radiation for breast cancer, including tailored risk assessment for each of these potential toxicities, considerations for including risk of toxicity in management decisions, and toxicity management strategies. (springer.com)
  • These patients are no different in many ways than the general American population who is at risk as developing cancer as they age. (thebody.com)
  • This technique, also called Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH), is used to reduce the risk of injury to the heart when radiation is being delivered to the left breast. (roswellpark.org)
  • mammograms
  • From mammograms to personal hygiene, learn the truth about these deadly breast cancer rumors. (medhelp.org)
  • In the U.S., there is no specific advice from a leading task force of government advisers, but the American Cancer Society recommends yearly mammograms and MRIs from age 30 for women with BRCA gene mutations. (heraldnet.com)
  • We believe countries who use mammograms in women under 30 should reconsider their guidelines," said Anouk Pijpe of the Netherlands Cancer Institute, one of the study authors. (heraldnet.com)
  • genes
  • Some studies have suggested women with the genetic mutations could be more sensitive to radiation because the genes are involved in fixing DNA problems. (heraldnet.com)
  • Doctors
  • Doctors may not offer radiation therapy to women with lung problems, damaged heart muscles and certain connective tissue diseases. (cancer.ca)
  • Judy Stokes and her doctors credit her monthly breast self-exam with saving her life. (virtua.org)
  • Doctors can also now create individualized radiation plans for each patient, and give the treatment in "more convenient" schedules, McCloskey noted. (hon.ch)