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Breast Cancer Statistics
Unfortunately, it is estimated that there will be 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer among ...
Breast Pain Lumps and Cysts
Breast Cancer is a scary disease affecting women across the world. Lucky for us, this particular type of cancer is very curable if it is caught ...
New Study Having a Large Baby Raises Risk of Breast Cancer
Having a large baby can increase your risk of getting breast cancer? Sounds outrageous, right? Well new research shows that women who give birth ...
Everyone has heard that breastfeeding provides the best nutrition for babies and it's good for the mother's health too, but there can be a lot to ...
Many women know that the quickest way to look thinner and younger without going on a diet or having to start a new exercise program is to buy a ...
Breast Cancer Vaccines
There is some very good news for breast cancer survivors on the horizon with the fact that some researchers are now predicting that a vaccine to prevent relapses in breast cancer patients could be ready for public distribution in as few as five years from now. Several clinical trials for a breast cancer vaccine are now in their final testing phases, and most are aimed at targeting patients with Her2 type breast cancer. Her2 type breast cancer is particularly aggressive, it doesn't respond well to hormone treatments and it affects nearly one third of all breast cancer patients today.
Developing an effective cancer vaccine has been a difficult task made even more difficult because vaccines stimulate a person’s immune system to recognize and attack any invasive elements. However, because cancers actually consist of a person’s own body cells, creating a vaccine that will stimulate the immune system to attack only selected elements of the body itself has not been easy. Now scientists and medical researchers are taking parts of a patient’s own cancer cells to make the vaccines that will prevent a recurrence of their own previously active cancers.
The researchers say the new vaccines are more like tetanus shots than traditional chemotherapy treatments because they don’t cause nearly the same degree of unpleasant side effects that radiation therapy nearly always does. Breast cancer vaccine patients will probably have to undergo a series six vaccine injections per visit and the treatments may take up to a month to administer completely. In addition to the new vaccine that prevents breast cancer relapse, researchers are also busy working on other types of vaccines that will ultimately prevent breast cancer before it can develop at all. All that stands in the way are time, money, research and many clinical trials. The dates are not firm, but some estimates put the relapse-prevention vaccine on the market in five years and the total prevention vaccine about five years behind that.
Breasts and Men
Because men’s bodies were never designed to be able to breastfeed infants, men do not share the same complex breast growth and development that ...
Whats a Mammogram
A majority of young, and old, women around the world do not get their mammograms consistently enough to effectively prevent breast ...
Breast Cancer Risk Reduced by Exercise
A new study has established a link between physical activity and reduced breast cancer risk for postmenopausal women who engage in at least 10 to ...
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