Women experience more cancer treatment side effects than men
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(Victoria Forster/ Forbes) — Previous research has shown that women typically experience more side effects from chemotherapy than men and now a new study shows that this is also the case with targeted therapies and immunotherapy.

The work published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology looked at data from   …

Sex after cancer: The midlife woman’s edition
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(Becky Upham/ Everyday Health) — When it comes to sexual dysfunction caused by cancer treatment, most women suffer in silence.

With significant advances in oncology care, the majority of women and girls diagnosed with cancer will go on to become long-term cancer survivors. An estimated 89 percent of female cancer survivors  …

Aggressive breast cancer hits black women harder
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(Paige Neal-Holder, Khadra Salad/ BBC News) — Researchers in the US have found a genetic link between people with African ancestry and an aggressive type of breast cancer. They hope their findings will encourage more black people to get involved in clinical trials in a bid to improve survival rates for people with the disease.

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From early menopause to fertility uncertainty, young women with cancer lack support
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(Michelle Butterfield, Alyssa Julie/ Global News) — Hilary Boswell was diagnosed with breast cancer just days ahead of her 40th birthday.

“I was in some of the best shape of my life. My body had never been more fit or looked better.”

Her cancer diagnosis would quickly change that. A unilateral mastectomy — a surgery  …

Cedars Sinai experts remind men of their breast cancer risk
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(News Medical Net) — Although breast cancer is more common in women, during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, experts from Cedars-Sinai Cancer are reminding men that they are at risk as well. One in every 100 breast cancers in the U.S. is diagnosed in a man, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  …

FDA warns breast implants may be linked to additional cancers
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(Tasmiha Khan/ Health) —  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning patients who have breast implants or are considering getting them of additional cancers linked to implants, according to an FDA Safety Communication issued Thursday.

The cancers—squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and various lymphomas—are  …

Cancer death rates fall steadily in the US, with more survivors than ever
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(Carma Hassan/ CNN News) — More people are surviving cancer than ever before in the United States, according to a new report from the American Association for Cancer Research.

In the past three years, the number of cancer survivors in the US – defined as living people who have had a cancer diagnosis – increased by more than   …

Cancer among those under 50 is rising dramatically
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(Jocelyn Solis-Moreira/ Heath) — The risk of cancer in young adults is rising at an alarming rate—and is expected to keep increasing with every new generation, according to new research.

A study published in Nature Reviews: Clinical Oncology that was focused on changes in the incidence of early-onset  …

Ants can learn to ‘sniff out’ cancer in patients
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(Chris Melore/ Study Finds) — Ants may be the answer when it comes to creating an affordable test for diagnosing cancer. Researchers in France say they have successfully trained these ordinary insects to sniff out cancer cells. In lab experiments, the tiny cancer screeners could actually tell the difference between the  …

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  …

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