Monday, December 18, 2017

Women Reluctant to Take Tamoxifen to Prevent Breast Cancer, Says Study

Ninety-four percent of women studied said they were not likely to take Tamoxifen for breast-cancer prevention, even when they were well informed about the drugs benefits and side effects, with many women citing the side effects of the drug as a reason not to take Tamoxifen. Eighty percent of the participants worried about the drug’s […]


New Mammography Guidelines Issued

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a recommendation that women with no underlying risk factors for breast cancer wait until they are 50 before getting regular mammograms. Previously, the recommended age for the screening was 40. There has been widespread debate about the recommendation since the release of the report last week, and […]


How to Get the Best Cancer Care

Category: Cancer

You’ve always been calm and rational, a pillar of strength in times of adversity. Everyone has always said so. Of course, you’ve had some hard knocks in life. But they never got the better of you. You always picked yourself up and went on—to bigger and better things. But that fateful afternoon, when your doctor […]