Researching breast implants can be overwhelming and confusing. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has online tools available to help women sort through the information and provides questions to consider before making the decision.
Silver was 38 in 2003 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Even though she is a physician, she was shocked at the toll chemotherapy and radiation took on her body. Silver was dealing with extreme fatigue, weakness and pain . . .
Overall death rates from cancer declined from 2000 through 2009 in the United States, maintaining a trend seen since the early 1990s. Among men, the overall rate of cancer incidence fell by an average of 0.6 percent annually from 2000 through 2009. Cancer incidence rates were stable among women during the same time period and rose by 0.6 percent per year among children.
Ask experts to predict the future of cancer screening, and you’ll get a range of answers. But all would agree that we need better ways to detect cancers early in the course of disease, and these new tools should improve on the benefits of screening while limiting the harms.
Over the last three decades, diagnoses of early-stage breast cancers soared, largely due to routine mammogram screening. But the incidence of late-stage cancers declined only slightly. ‘That leads some to question whether mammograms are really doing what they’re supposed to — catching early cancers before they progress.
To mark National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and its clinical care partner, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance have published a “baker’s dozen” of top beast health tips.
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What do you do when you’ve finished treatment?How do you coordinate your ongoing care with your primary care doc? How do you keep track of your medical records and get the right information to the right people about what you’ve been through? Gilda’s Club has some answers.
Seattle’s Swedish Medical Center will open a new cancer center that will provide services tailored specifically for women — next Tuesday, June 5th. The 23,600-square-foot True Family Women’s Cancer Center will occupy the fifth and sixth floor of the medical center’s Arnold Pavilion at 1221 Madison on Swedish’s First Hill campus. The goal is to [...]
Higher U.S. spending for cancer care pays off in almost two years of additional life for American cancer patients on average compared to their European counterparts — a value that offsets our higher costs.
Deaths from cancer in the U.S. declined from 1999 to 2008, maintaining a trend seen since the early 1990s. Mortality fell for most cancer types, including the four most common types of cancer in the United States — lung, colorectal, breast, and prostate –, although the rate of decline varied by cancer type and across racial and ethnic groups.
On Saturday, March 17, local health organizations are hosting a free mammogram screening event in southeast Seattle focusing on African American women.The event is this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Columbia Health Center, 4400 37th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118.
Mothers-to-be can reduce the risk their children will be be harmed by environmental toxins by takings simple steps to avoid exposure to certain chemicals before they conceive and during their pregnancies.
Facing a storm of criticism form women’s groups and abortion-rights supporters, the Susan G. Komen for a Cure foundation announced it would reverse its decision to cut its funding to Planned Parenthood.
The breast-cancer charity Susan G. Komen For the Cure is pulling about $700,000 in breast cancer screening and service grants from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.Komen’s reason: a new policy forbidding grants to organizations under official investigation. Planned Parenthood is the subject of an inquiry launched by a GOP congressman.