Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Expedited breast cancer treatment

During the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing that hasn’t stopped is the need for cancer treatment. While patients might be hesitant to leave their homes for weeks at a time for treatment, there is a fast-track treatment option at Mayo Clinic for some breast cancer patients. Certain low-risk breast cancer patients can now complete their surgery and radiation […]

Expedited breast cancer treatment

Expedited breast cancer treatmentJune 2, 2020 During the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing that hasn’t stopped is the need for cancer treatment. While patients might be hesitant to leave their homes for weeks at a time for treatment, there is a fast-track treatment option at Mayo Clinic for some breast cancer patients. Certain low-risk breast cancer patients can now complete […]

Cancer can’t wait: Why some patients may benefit from expedited breast cancer treatments

When 62-year-old Diana Canty of Converse, Texas was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in February, 2020 she made plans to travel to Mayo Clinic in Minnesota because of the organization’s reputation for excellence in cancer treatment. Diana’s first experience with Mayo Clinic was a video appointment in April with breast surgeon, Tina Hieken , M.D. Then […]

Consumer Health: Soy and breast cancer risk

It once was thought that soy foods increase the risk of breast cancer. However, studies show that a lifelong diet rich in soy foods reduces the risk of breast cancer in women. In addition, soy contains protein, isoflavones and fiber — all of which provide health benefits. So where did the idea come from that […]

Breast cancer risk for men: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among American women. Nearly 250,000 are diagnosed with the disease in the U.S. every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But, as Dr. Kathryn Ruddy tells us in this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, breast cancer isn’t exclusive to women. To listen, click […]

Mayo researchers recommend all women with breast cancer diagnosis under age 66 be offered genetic testing

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A study by researchers at Mayo Clinic published this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that all women with a breast cancer diagnosis under the age of 66 be offered germline genetic testing to determine if they have a gene mutation known to increase the risk of developing other cancers and […]

Women’s Wellness: Stay heart-healthy during breast cancer

A diagnosis of breast cancer is never easy to hear. Thanks to early diagnosis and better treatments, more women are surviving the disease. Dr. Jordan Ray, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, urges all cancer patients to also pay attention to their heart health during and after treatment. Watch: Stay heart-healthy during breast cancer. Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0:59) is […]

Women’s heart health and cardio-rheumatology / ISCHEMIA trial / health risks for breast cancer survivors

Women’s heart health and cardio-rheumatology / ISCHEMIA trial / health risks for breast cancer survivorsFeb. 1, 2020

Mayo Clinic Radio: Women’s heart health and cardio-rheumatology / Ischemia trial / health risks for breast cancer survivors

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. While men and women are affected by heart disease, the warning signs and symptoms can be quite different. The most common heart attack symptom in women is the same as in men — some type of chest pain, pressure or discomfort that lasts more than a few […]

Study reveals major health issues U.S. breast cancer survivors face following diagnosis

Researchers found most women who survive breast cancer beyond 10 years are at risk to develop serious medical conditions including heart disease, cerebrovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease Overall survival of patients with breast cancer in the U.S. has significantly improved over the past two decades. However, as breast cancer survivors live longer, their risk of […]

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