Posted on 16 April 2013.
Breast Cancer Drugs Can Reduce Risk
The risk of developing various cancers has been difficult to understand for many people. There is seemingly no connection between any health conditions and the development of cancers. Fortunately an independent task force released a study this week that has some promising news about breast cancer development.
According to the research panel, patients that are given small doses of two leading breast cancer treatments are significantly less likely to develop the cancer in the future. The study specifically targeted women that were considered high risk and much to the surprise of the medical experts the drugs did in fact have a very significant impact. This is absolutely great news because many doctors are hopeful that with some more research they will be able to effectively create a vaccine of sorts. Any sort of advancement in the field is great news because this is the next step towards eliminating the risk for breast cancer.
Many doctors and cancer research organizations are very hopeful that this will turn into a viable vaccine system. There is also some evidence that suggests this type of pre-treatment may work for risk reduction in a number of other cancers as well. Multiple follow up studies are being conducted right now to determine how effective this could be.
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Posted on 02 May 2012.
Breast Exams Prove Valuable
For years doctors and medical researchers have been fighting over whether or not breast exams and mammograms were worth the time, risk, and cost associated with them for women over 40 and today we have solid proof that they are worth it. The report published this week shows that those women that do receive consistent and frequent mammograms are significantly less likely to have major developers of cancer go undetected.
Breast cancer is a big problem and without routine screening it is nearly impossible to do anything about. That is precisely why doctors are now saying that mammograms and other screening methods are most definitely worth the time and money every single year. As more and more women have began to routinely get screened they’ve shown significant reductions in late detection of breast cancer which is great news for everyone.
Perhaps the only major drawback to frequent testing reported was the increased chance of false positive reports. Doctors say these are far from common and overall the risk is most definitely worth the time given how significant the potential reward can be. Doctors are now encouraging women to have a mammogram as often as possible to increase the length of their lives. A simple mammogram really can drastically change and save lives which is absolutely amazing news for anyone and everyone. Doctors and medical experts say this could be the best step forward in breast cancer research and it is also one of the simplest to do so do your part today.
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