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Women More Likely To Have Severe Side Effects From Cancer Treatment

Women are 34% more likely to have severe side effects during and after cancer treatment than men.

Mar 23, 2022 | Side Effects
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
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.

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.

Exercise Reduces Joint Pain Caused by Aromatase Inhibitors

A new study has found that exercise eases joint pain that's a common side effect of aromatase inhibitors.

Memory Problems After Chemotherapy Linked to Changes in Brain Activity

A small study suggests that changes in brain activity may be the cause of chemo brain.

Jun 24, 2014 | Diagnosis, Chemotherapy and Side Effects
Black Women More Likely To Develop Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Treatment Than White Women

A study suggests Black women are about 3.5 times more likely to develop lymphedema than white women.

Mindfulness Meditation, Survivorship Classes Ease Depression in Younger Women Treated for Breast Cancer

Mindfulness meditation and survivorship education classes eased symptoms of depression in younger women treated for breast cancer.

Untreated Long-Term Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment Can Lead to Anxiety, Depression

When long-term side effects such as fatigue or joint pain go untreated, they can lead to anxiety and depression among breast cancer survivors.

Jan 13, 2017 | Diagnosis and Side Effects
Acupressure Reduces Fatigue in Diagnosed Women

A small study has found that acupressure can help relieve long-term fatigue in women who've been treated for breast cancer.

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
Electroacupuncture Helps Ease Fatigue, Anxiety, and Depression in Women Taking Aromatase Inhibitors

Electroacupuncture – a type of acupuncture where a small electric current passes between pairs of acupuncture needles – has been found to ease fatigue, anxiety, and depression in women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer who are taking an aromatase inhibitor.

Heart Medicines Seem to Reduce Risk of Serious Cardiac Damage in Women Taking Herceptin

A small study suggests that heart medicines, such as beta blockers or ACE inhibitors, taken along with Herceptin can reduce the risk of serious heart damage in women diagnosed with early-stage, HER2-positive breast cancer.

Antidepressant Duloxetine Eases Joint Pain Caused by Aromatase Inhibitors

The antidepressant duloxetine can ease joint pain in women diagnosed with early-stage, hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer who are taking an aromatase inhibitor.

"Heart Healthy" Lifestyle Important for Survivors

Researchers urge women who have had breast cancer treatment to keep their heart health in mind as they build long-term health.

Different Hormonal Therapies Cause Different Side Effects

Hormonal therapy medicines used to reduce the risk of recurrence have different side effects.

Non-White Women Have More Breast Cancer Pain

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

Infections Following Breast Cancer Surgery More Common Than Expected

While most women having breast cancer surgery won't develop an infection, research shows that infections after breast surgery happen more often than expected.

Arimidex Doesn't Seem to Cause Thinking or Memory Problems

A small study shows that women who took the aromatase inhibitor Arimidex (chemical name: anastrozole) for 2 years didn't have any more thinking and memory problems than women who took a placebo pill for 2 years.

Arm/Shoulder Problems Common After Breast Cancer Surgery

Most women who have breast cancer surgery have some type of arm problem, even more than a year after surgery.

Sep 9, 2008 | Diagnosis, Surgery and Side Effects
Hormonal Therapy Side Effects Linked to Lower Risk of Recurrence

New research suggests a link between hormonal therapy side effects (hot flashes, night sweats, joint pain) and a reduced risk of breast cancer coming back.

Factors Besides Treatment Likely Contribute to Survivors' Bone Loss

A small study shows that other factors besides breast cancer treatment contribute to bone loss in post-menopausal women.

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.

Menopausal Symptoms, Chemo Side Effects Linked to Lower Quality of Life

Lower quality of life during and after breast cancer treatment seems to be closely linked to two factors: menopausal symptoms and chemotherapy side effects.

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