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Category: Breast Cancer

October 17, 2016

Breast Cancer Myths vs. Facts

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to dispel some common myths about breast cancer that you often hear. Myth #1: All Lumps are Cancerous [read more]...

Breast Cancer, Cancer

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Bryce Reeve

September 20, 2016

Racial gaps persist in how breast cancer survivors function, feel d...

A UNC Lineberger study published in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment drew upon surveys that assessed health-related quality of life issues for women aged 20 to 74 years who lived in North Carolina and had breast cancer. The analysis was part of the third phase of the Carolina Breast Cancer Study.

Breast Cancer, Research, Treatment

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Illustration of a woman getting a 3D mammogram.

April 21, 2016

Women’s adherence to breast cancer screening guidelines varies foll...

A study led by UNC Lineberger researchers has found that for women who have had a false-positive mammogram result, their likelihood to get screened at recommended intervals depends on the timing of their last screen. Louise Henderson, PhD, will present the findings at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Monday, April 18.

Breast Cancer, Research, Treatment

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UNC Chapel

April 12, 2016

Older women, especially blacks, receive targeted breast cancer trea...

The advent of targeted drugs for a specific type of breast cancer – HER2 positive – has dramatically improved survival rates for women with the disease. But a study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center reveals low rates of use o

Breast Cancer, Social Justice, Treatment, Women's Health

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Clara Lee

January 7, 2016

Study finds gaps in patient knowledge of breast reconstruction surg...

In a study published in the journal Annals of Surgery, researchers report that breast cancer patients surveyed about their knowledge of breast reconstruction were only moderately informed about the procedure, and their knowledge of complications was low.

Breast Cancer, Research, Treatment

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Louise Henderson

December 2, 2015

False-positive mammograms may indicate increased risk of breast cancer

Findings suggest that radiologists studying mammograms observed suspicious markers that could have been indications of future cancer development.

Breast Cancer, Research, Treatment

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October 1, 2015

Breast Cancer Misconceptions

As October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, I thought it’d be a perfect opportunity to dispel some common misconceptions about breast cancer. Misconception #1: You’re only at risk of getting breast cancer if you have a family history of it. [Read more...]

Breast Cancer, Cancer

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Ralph and Nancy Raasch in the front yard of their home in Carrboro.

April 17, 2015

With Grace and Good Humor

Fifteen years ago, Nancy Raasch was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Then, in 2009, came multiple myeloma. Despite these malignancies, she refuses to let cancer define her.

Breast Cancer, UNC Stories

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Gary Johnson

April 9, 2015

Researchers find new approach to treat drug-resistant HER2-positive...

Using human cancer cell lines, UNC scientists identified various ways that HER2-positive breast cancer tumors resist therapy, and they discovered a potential combination therapy to overcome multiple mechanisms of resistance and kill cancer cells.

Breast Cancer, Research, Treatment

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Alison Stuebe

October 31, 2013

The Maternal Bond

Five questions for Alison Stuebe, a new Jefferson-Pilot fellow who studies the links between breastfeeding and maternal health, including the reduction of breast cancer rates.

Breast Cancer, Health, Physician Stories

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October 9, 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Day of a Navigator

This post is a composite representation of “A Day in the Life” of Rex Cancer Center’s three breast cancer navigators. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and they have Breast Cancer Awareness Days, every day. "reast biopsy results are shared with patients by the radiologist at the new Breast Care Center. I try to be there for each of them. I meet with a man reeling from newly diagnosed breast cancer and his surprised but supportive girlfriend; I meet with a mother of two young children and her recently laid-off husband; I meet with a woman in her 50's who “sort of knew it was coming” because of an extensive history of breast cancer in her family...."

Breast Cancer, Cancer

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