Friday 28 September 2012

Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney-Older Americans

Analysis: For Romney, some troubling signs among older voters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even before his running mate was booed by a lobbying group for older Americans on Friday, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was losing support among such voters, whose backing is crucial to his hopes of winning the... read more..

Monday 24 September 2012

Breast Conserving Surgery-Treatment Decisions-Breast Cancer Care-Treatment Choice

Autonomy and reason: treatment choice in breast cancer

AbstractThe practice of offering choice to those women with breast cancer for whom either breast conserving surgery or mastectomy would be equally beneficial has come to be seen as an important aspect of medical care. As well as improving satisfaction with treatment, this is seen as satisfying the ethical principle of respect for autonomy. A number of studies, however, show that women are not always comfortable with such choice, preferring to leave treatment decisions to their surgeons. A question then arises as to the extent that these women can be seen as autonomous or as exercising autonomy. This paper argues, however, that the understanding of autonomy which is applied in current approaches to breast cancer care does not adequately support the exercise of autonomy, and that the clinic...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Have a look at The Breast Cancer Daily, the new breast cancer portal with all the latest breast cancer news and research powered by MedWorm, updated daily. read more..

Thursday 20 September 2012

Komen Foundation-San Francisco

Komen controversy drags down San Francisco breast cancer walk participation

Happy participants in the 2011 Susan G. Komen Foundation Race for the Cure event in San Francisco pose for photos after successfully completing the event, held along San Francisco's famous ... read more..

Saturday 15 September 2012

Breast Cancer Walk-Planned Parenthood-Fundraising Event-Colleen Sullivan

Planned Parenthood Battle Clouds Breast Cancer Walk

Fewer women walked in the annual Race for the Cure breast-cancer awareness and fundraising event on Sunday -- and much of the reason why is Planned ... read more..

Teens train for breast cancer walk in honor of aunt

ATLANTA - Two metro area teens are gearing up for one of the biggest challenges of their lives. They're going to walk 60 miles in three days to honor an aunt they lost to breast ... read more..

Watertowns Colleen Sullivan plans her 20th Jimmy Fund walk

Watertown residents Melissa Brown and Colleen Sullivan are among 9,000 people expected to participate in the Sunday, Sept. 9 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. The one-day fundraising event comes with ... read more..

Wednesday 5 September 2012

Robotic Exoskeleton-Restaurant Workers-Household Chores-Alcoholism Risk-Breast Cancer

UK paraplegic woman first to take robotic suit home

LONDON (Reuters) - A British woman paralysed from the chest down by a horse riding accident has become the first person to take home a robotic exoskeleton that enables her to walk. Although bionic exoskeletons have been used in hospitals and rehab... read more..

Greater alcoholism risk for bar, eatery staff: Swedish study

Bar and restaurant workers in Sweden run a higher risk of alcoholism than the rest of the population, with young women at greatest risk, a study published Tuesday showed. read more..

Housework could reduce the risk of breast cancer

Researchers found women who spent six hours a day doing household chores, going for a brisk walk or gardening were 13 per cent less likely to develop breast cancer than their sedentary ... read more..

Breast Cancer Risk-Physical Activity-Active Lifestyle-Cancer Research

Breast cancer risk reduces by gardening and housework, research finds

An active lifestyle can help protect against developing cancer, study of link between physical activity and the disease confirmsGardening, doing housework and walking the dog can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by up to 13%, according to research.The findings, from the largest ever study of the link between physical activity and the disease, have confirmed that an active lifestyle can help protect against developing cancer.In 8,000 women examined by researchers on the European Prospective Investigation of Cancer (Epic) those who were the most active were 13% less likely to get breast cancer than those who were inactive. Women who were moderately active run an 8% lower risk, added the study, published in the International Journal of Cancer and funded by Cancer Research UK.The re... read more..

Tuesday 4 September 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa-Bamako University-Prospective Study-Karger Publishers-Breast Cancer

High Incidence of Triple-Negative Tumors in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Prospective Study of Breast Cancer Characteristics and Risk Factors in Malian Women Seen in a Bamako University Hospital

Oncology 2012;83:257–263 (DOI:10.1159/000341541) (Source: Karger Publishers)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Have a look at The Breast Cancer Daily, the new breast cancer portal with all the latest breast cancer news and research powered by MedWorm, updated daily. read more..

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Cancer Genetics Program-Mammographic Density

Mammographic density 'unrelated to breast cancer death risk'

Although high-density breast cancer high breast density on mammography is an established risk factor for developing breast cancer, it is not associated with an increased risk for death, say US investigators who suggest different factors may affect risk at different times. (Source: MedWire News - Oncology) read more..

Diminishing the Pain of IV’s for Patients Using Herceptin? Maybe

For me one of the biggest pains of cancer treatment has been the IV.  I have never had veins that are easy to find, so waiting to see if the nurse can find an accessible vein for an intravenous medicine has always been a source of anxiety.  Many patients have a port which makes administration of IV solutions easier, but there is still the time in the treatment room that interferes with a normal day, and not everyone uses a... read more..

Diverse Metabolic Roles Revealed For PML Tumor Suppressor Gene

Two papers led by scientific teams from the Cancer Genetics Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) shed new light on the genetic mechanisms underlying cellular energy and metabolism and, at the same time, highlight both the challenges and opportunities of genetic approaches to cancer treatment... read more..

Monday 3 September 2012

Cancer Patients-Breast Cancer-Exercise

Few Doctors Discuss Exercise With Cancer Patients: Study

Daily activities by themselves are not enough, researcher says (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer) read more..

Sunday 2 September 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Month-Breast Cancer Walk-Intense Workouts-Moderate Levels

Intense workouts may be safe for heart patients: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Moderate levels of exercise are often prescribed for people recovering from a heart attack or heart surgery, but a new study finds that pumping up workouts to high intensity levels might be a safe option too. Among 4,80... read more..

Breast cancer walk gains support

WEIRTON - Athena's Closet is gaining support from the community as the organization prepares for the annual Breast Cancer Awareness walk. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this year ... read more..