Breast Cancer – My Cancer Advisor

Breast Cancer

Dec 29 2010
Surgical Removal of Non-Cancerous Breast or Ovary Decreases Mortality Rate

Expert Analysis Highlights: There is continued evidence that prophylactic removal of the breast and ovaries decreases mortality rate This subject is not without controversy, but results of studies hav...

Oct 12 2010
The ABC’s of Clinical Trials
Sep 13 2010
Eat Better, Move More, and Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer

Previously, I have reported on studies that regular exercise may play an important role in prevention of depression among breast cancer survivors. (For more details, read “Lifestyle Makes a Differen...

Sep 12 2010
How Do I Get My Medical Records?

Expert Analysis Highlights: Below are a few basic principles that will allow you to know your rights and get the records you need The most critical medical records in your cancer care are usually your...

Sep 7 2010
Should I Travel Far to Get the Best Chemo or Radiation?
Aug 13 2010
Is the Media Just Telling Cancer Patients What They Want to Hear?

Expert Analysis Highlights: Lay media does a poor job of keeping a balanced perspective when reporting cancer information Study found that 95% reported exclusively on aggressive and expensive treatmen...

Jul 26 2010
What is Radiation Treatment Like?

Expert Analysis Highlights: This video provides patients with the chance to see what actually happens during the course of radiation treatment On a daily bases there is no pain or discomfort with the ...

Jul 22 2010
Acupuncture to Treat Hot Flashes Instead of Drug Therapy?

Expert Analysis Highlights: There is some evidence, although somewhat controversial, that acupuncture can be effective in reducing frequency of hot flashes A small, 12-week study concluded “Acupunct...

Jul 7 2010
The Day Before Surgery