2 results for tag: Breast Cancer Studies


Exercise can ease pain from breast cancer drugs

by Liz Szabo, USA TODAY Article Originally Published by: www.usatoday.com And women who exercised more had better results. Supervised exercise may help relieve treatment-related pain among breast cancer patients, a new study finds. The study focused on hormonal therapies called aromatase inhibitors, which certain post-menopausal breast cancer patients take for up to five years after surgery. Aromatase inhibitors, or AIs, can reduce the risk of relapse by up to half, said co-author Jennifer Ligibel of Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Many women who take AIs experience joint pain or stiffness. In fact, joint pain is the leading reason ...

Studies: Some breast cancer treatments can be skipped

By MARILYNN MARCHIONEThis article was originally published: www.nbcnews.com Tens of thousands of women each year might be able to skip at least some of the grueling treatments for breast cancer — which can include surgery, heavy chemo and radiation — without greatly harming their odds of survival, new research suggests. The research is aimed at curbing overtreatment, a big problem in cancer care. Treatments help many women beat the disease, but giving too many or ones that aren't really needed causes unnecessary expense, trauma and lifelong side effects, such as arm swelling and heart troubles. Radiation can even raise the risk of new cancer...