Breast Cancer Chemo: Tips for Dealing With Neutropenia

When you get chemotherapy for breast cancer, you’ll very likely run low on white blood cells called neutrophils. Doctors call this neutropenia. It’s a normal part of going through chemo. With neutropenia, you’re more likely to get infections and fever. That’s because neutrophils are part of your body’s front-line immune response. So with fewer of … Read more

What to Say to Your Partner Who Has Prostate Cancer

When you find out that your partner has prostate cancer, both of you probably have a lot of questions about what comes next. There will be plenty you need to talk about. But what do you say — and what shouldn’t you say — as you face the disease together? Before you choose your words, … Read more

Easing Tamoxifen, Aromatase Inhibitors’ Side Effects for Breast Cancer Treatment

Many people who’ve had breast cancer take medications – tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors – to help prevent the cancer from coming back. Doctors prescribe them for people with “hormone positive” tumors, which accounts for about 2 out of 3 breast cancers. This approach saves lives. “It is extremely effective in reducing the risk of cancer … Read more

WSJ News Exclusive | Merck Explores Purchase of Biotech Seagen

Merck MRK -0.32% & Co. is eyeing a purchase of biotech Seagen Inc., SGEN 12.72% according to people familiar with the matter, a move that would beef up the pharmaceutical giant’s cancer-drug portfolio. Talks have been under way for a while, and a deal isn’t imminent, the people said, cautioning that pulling one off could … Read more

Breast Cancer Mammography vs. Thermography

Women should continue to get regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer and not turn to thermography, the FDA and other breast cancer experts say, because thermography hasn’t been shown to be effective at detecting breast cancer. Some health spas, homeopathic clinics, and others have touted the use of thermography as an alternative to mammography. … Read more

Plant-Based Diet May Help Keep Breast Cancer Away

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Women who follow a healthy plant-based diet after menopause appear to face a substantially lower risk for breast cancer, new French research indicates. After tracking more than 65,000 women for two decades, investigators found those who consumed a healthy, primarily plant-based diet saw … Read more

Weight-Loss Surgery May Greatly Lower Odds for Many Cancers

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Dropping a load of pounds through weight-loss surgery can significantly decrease your risk of developing or dying from cancer, according to three new studies. Obese folks who underwent bariatric surgery were at least two times less likely to develop certain types of cancer … Read more