Are transgender women at risk for breast cancer?
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(S. Behring/ Healthline) — Until recently, the medical community didn’t have data on breast cancer rates in the transgender community. Transgender people have historically faced large amounts of discrimination, and data often wasn’t taken or recorded appropriately.

Discrimination and barriers to care still exist  …

Breast cancer drug trial results in ‘unheard-of’ survival
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(Gina Kolata/ New York Times) — The patients had metastatic breast cancer that had been progressing despite rounds of harsh chemotherapy. But a treatment with a drug that targeted cancer cells with laserlike precision was stunningly successful, slowing tumor growth and extending life to an extent rarely seen with advanced  …

Magnets made by soil bacteria offer hope for breast and prostate cancer
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(Robin McKie/ The Guardian) — Scientists are developing magnetically guided microscopic projectiles that can be injected into patients’ blood to attack breast, prostate and other tumours.

The project – led by researchers at Sheffield University – builds on progress in two key medical fields. The first involves viruses  …

A single genetic mutation made humans more susceptible to cancer
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(Alice Klein/ New Scientist) — A tiny change in our DNA that occurred after we evolved away from other primates has made us more prone to getting cancer, new research suggests.

Cancer is relatively rare in other primates. For example, autopsies of 971 non-human primates that died at Philadelphia Zoo in Pennsylvania between  …

Cancer treatment and diagnosis backlogs may affect cancer survival
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(Timothy P. Hanna/ The Conversation) — Unlike the COVID-19 pandemic, the cancer pandemic has raged on for centuries, though it similarly afflicts people in all corners of the world. In 2020 alone, over 19 million people were diagnosed with cancer globally, and almost 10 million people die from cancer every year.

The COVID-19  …

Withheld information on Quebec mammograms putting patients at risk
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(Christine Long/ CTV News) — Annie Slight’s breast cancer battle began a decade ago. Since then, she’s endured a bilateral mastectomy, a full hysterectomy, 16 chemotherapy treatments and more.

The Saint-Constant resident wonders if it all could have been avoided if her cancer diagnosis came earlier — if she had been told  …

‘Cancer won’t wait’: Patients frustrated as surgeries postponed due to COVID overload
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(Elizabeth Payne, Blair Crawford/ The Ottawa Citizen) — Just weeks after learning she had an aggressive form of breast cancer, an Ottawa woman has received more shattering news: Her surgery to remove that cancer has been postponed.

The 51-year-old public health professional with the federal government is one of up to   …

The Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation tackles diagnostic delays
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(The Canadian Press) — Exasperated by the wait to obtain a breast cancer diagnosis, the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation is launching a pilot project to determine where the bottlenecks are, support women awaiting such a diagnosis and, to ultimately, reduce waiting times.

The foundation launched, Friday in Montreal,   …

Exercise can help fight ‘chemo brain’ in breast cancer patients
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(Health Day News) — For breast cancer patients battling “chemo brain,” regular exercise may be a powerful prescription, a new study suggests.

The term “chemo brain” refers to thinking and memory problems often experienced by patients who undergo chemotherapy.

It’s “a growing  …