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Cancer Survivors Have Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Cancer survivors have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, including heart failure and stroke, than people with no history of cancer.

Jul 12, 2022 | Side Effects
Two Types of Acupuncture Ease Pain Better Than Usual Care in Cancer Survivors

Two types of acupuncture were better than physical therapy, steroids, and pain medicine usually used to ease ongoing muscle and/or joint pain among cancer survivors.

People Taking Hormonal Therapy for Breast Cancer Have Higher Risk of Heart Disease, Monitoring Recommended

People taking hormonal therapy medicine to treat breast or prostate cancer have a higher risk of heart attack and stroke as they get older and should be monitored regularly to detect any problems.

Pilot Study Suggests Optimal Lymph Flow Program May Help Reduce Lymphedema Risk

A study suggests lifestyle changes aimed at getting to and maintaining a healthy weight as well as promoting the flow of lymph fluid can help reduce lymphedema risk in women who've been treated for breast cancer.

Jun 25, 2014 | Diagnosis, Surgery and Side Effects
Non-White Women Have More Breast Cancer Pain

Non-white women have more severe pain with advanced breast cancer than white women.

Counseling Plus Hypnosis Helps Ease Fatigue in Women Getting Radiation Therapy

A small study has found that a specific type of counseling called cognitive behavioral therapy, along with hypnosis, can help ease the fatigue that often can be a side effect of radiation therapy to treat breast cancer.

Xgeva More Likely to Cause Osteonecrosis of the Jaw in Women Diagnosed With Advanced-Stage Breast Cancer

Research suggests that people diagnosed with advanced-stage breast or prostate cancer who get Xgeva are about twice as likely to develop osteonecrosis of the jaw compared to people with other advanced-stage cancers treated with Xgeva.

Chemotherapy-Linked Neuropathy Can Affect Balance, Gait Even Years After Treatment Ends

Neuropathy caused by chemotherapy increases the risk of falling.

Jun 15, 2017 | Diagnosis, Chemotherapy and Side Effects
Being Younger, Axillary Node Surgery Linked to Chronic Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery

Having axillary lymph node surgery and being younger are associated with pain lasting 2 months or more after breast cancer surgery.

Controversial Microsurgery May Ease Lymphedema, but Long-Term Results Aren't Certain

A very small study shows that lymphaticovenular bypass surgery can ease lymphedema, but the procedure requires special training and is controversial because it may make lymphedema worse if done by an inexperienced surgeon, and it's unclear if the benefits last over time.

Mar 24, 2009 | Diagnosis, Side Effects and Surgery
Exercise Can Help Women Avoid Some Radiation Side Effects

Anemia is one of several side effects that radiation can cause. While small, a study found that exercise helped women avoid anemia. This is another reason for women diagnosed with breast cancer to incl...

Light Therapy May Ease Fatigue and Improve Sleep for Breast Cancer Survivors

Wearing a light therapy visor cap at home improved sleep and eased fatigue in women who completed treatment for early-stage breast cancer.

Apr 1, 2022 | Diagnosis and Side Effects
Lexapro May Ease Hot Flashes

Research suggests that Lexapro, an antidepressant medicine, can lower the number and severity of hot flashes in some menopausal women.

ASCO Publishes Special Series of Articles on Pain in People With Cancer

To provide practical approaches to managing cancer pain, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) developed a special series of 14 articles on pain in people with cancer, including breast cancer.

Society for Integrative Oncology Issues Guidelines on Complementary Therapies

To help doctors and patients understand which complementary therapies are safe and effective for people diagnosed with breast cancer, the Society for Integrative Oncology has published guidelines.

Bioimpedance Spectroscopy Seems Better Than Tape Measure for Detecting Lymphedema Early

Using bioimpedance spectroscopy to measure lymph fluid build-up seems better than using a tape measure to keep track of arm circumference for detecting lymphedema, according to interim study results.

May 8, 2019 | Side Effects
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Can Mean Fewer Skin Issues

Women who received radiation therapy using a special technique known as intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), were 17% less likely to develop scaling or peeling skin in the area exposed to radiation compared to women who got radiation therapy using traditional techniques.

Older Women More Likely to Have Chemo-Related Cognitive Problems

Being older and having lower cognitive reserve levels may increase the risk of cognitive problems during and after chemotherapy.

Tool May Help Predict Fatigue After Breast Cancer Treatment

Researchers have developed a tool that may help doctors figure out who has the highest risk of fatigue after breast cancer treatment.

Mar 24, 2022 | Side Effects
Online Program Seems to Help Ease Chemo Brain

A study suggests that a web-based program called InSight, sold as BrainHQ, can ease cognitive problems in people who've been treated for cancer.

Nov 18, 2016 | Chemotherapy and Side Effects
Weight Loss May Reduce Lymphedema Risk

Losing weight may help ease lymphedema in obese women after breast cancer surgery.

Nov 13, 2007 | Diagnosis, Surgery and Side Effects
Women Stop Taking Hormonal Therapy Too Soon Because of Side Effects

Side effects cause many women to stop taking hormonal therapy medicine earlier than prescribed a new study reports.

Older Women Treated With Herceptin Need Better Heart Monitoring

Herceptin may cause heart problems; still, a study has found that most older women being treated with Herceptin don't receive heart monitoring that follows current guidelines.

Modern Radiation Therapy Less Risky for Heart

A research letter estimates that modern radiation therapy techniques are less likely to cause heart problems than radiation therapy techniques used 20 or more years ago.

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