Annie Krause moved into a nursing home in Detroit inwhen she was 98 years old. She had grown frail. Arthritis, recurrent infections and hypertension had made it difficult for her to manage on her own.
M ississippi is one of ten states with the lowest breast cancer screening rate for older women. More than one-quarter of Mississippi's women do not receive regular screening that could save their life. This year alone, more than 2, Mississippi women could be diagnosed with breast cancer.
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Ever since I started annual mammography screenings 18 years ago, I have held the thought in the back of my mind that one day I might have to face breast cancer. That anxiousness has slowly been displaced by the humdrum daily management of symptoms and drug side effects. Just like most things in life, those small tragedies that erode our daily quality of life in the form of bladder incontinencefallinglimb weakness, painfatigue and scores of other indignities, have become as banal a part of my day as brushing my teeth. But these do not qualify as catastrophic events.
Cancer occurs when changes called mutations take place in genes that regulate cell growth. The mutations let the cells divide and multiply in an uncontrolled way. Breast cancer is cancer that develops in breast cells.
However, you may have some long-term side effects. New side effects may occur months or even years after treatment ends. Talk with your health care provider about any health issues you have.
Individuals with multiple sclerosis may have an increased risk of developing any type of cancer, with an especially high risk of developing breast cancer. That is the conclusion of a recent study published in European Journal of Neurology. Because the findings contradict earlier studies, additional research is needed to determine whether a true link exists between multiple sclerosis and cancer.
If scary newspaper headlines are to be believed, then most things give us cancer — from lounging around in the sun too long to eating too many fried foods why does it always have to be our favourite things? So when a headline comes along with some good news for a change, we all want to believe it. For example, the recent reports that having multiple sclerosis lowers your risk of cancer. We know the immune system plays a central role in both MS and many cancerswhich is why scientists are so interested in the link between them.
The research community has observed in several studies a possible correlation between autoimmune diseases and cancer, however, little correlative data exists between cancer and Multiple Sclerosis. The previous research, which looked at several types of autoimmune disease, did find a connection with an increased rate of cancer. However, those same studies found no link between cancer and multiple sclerosis.
A diagnostic test developed at The University of Queensland might soon determine if a breast cancer patient requires chemotherapy or would receive no benefit from this gruelling treatment. Breast cancer survivor Joy Jensen said such a test would give control back to those who felt helpless about their situation. Diagnosed with high-grade invasive lobular breast cancer in JuneMs Jensen underwent a mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation and hormone therapy. Invasive lobular breast cancer is the second most common type of breast cancer with Australian women diagnosed every year.