Breast Cancer

 
Media Coverage of Celebrity Breast Cancer Makes a Mark
June 01, 2016

In this Medical News Minute, Dr Bobby Lazzara reviews a study on the influence of media bias on far-reaching medical decisions in the general public.

New Approaches to Women’s Health
September 28, 2015

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Check here for a brief roundup of the latest women’s health news.

Physical Activity Trims Breast Cancer Risk
June 15, 2015

Women who exercise may lower their risk, although those who have received hormone replacement therapy may not get the same benefit. Organized programs can help.

High Blood Sugar Elevates Breast Cancer Risks
June 09, 2015

Outcomes are poorer for young women and others with breast cancer when blood sugar levels reflect prediabetes or undiagnosed diabetes. What can you do?

Caring for Breast Cancer Survivors: 8 Things You Need to Know
March 13, 2014

We see survivors of breast cancer in primary care practice every day. Here, 8 guideline recommendations to help you ensure their continued health.

Medication Errors in Adults-Case #4: Chemotherapy Drug Interactions
October 25, 2013

This case highlights medication errors that can result from drug interactions noted with the use of tamoxifen or other chemotherapeutic agents.

FDA OKs Evista for Breast Cancer Prevention in High-Risk Women
September 17, 2007

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The FDA has approved the osteoporosis drug raloxifene (Evista) for prevention of invasive breast cancer in high-risk or osteoporotic postmenopausal women.

A Photo Quiz to Hone Dermatologic Skills
January 01, 2007

A 51-year-old woman has had a progressiverash on the trunk, proximalarms, and legs for 2 weeks, followingthe latest round of chemotherapy forbreast cancer. Around the time thatthe rash erupted, she was also takinglevofloxacin for a productive cough.Cutaneous lupus erythematosus wasdiagnosed years ago, but she hasbeen disease-free for the past 5 years.Chemotherapy is being withheldpending diagnosis of the rash.

Was the Cure Worse Than the Disease?
December 31, 2006

A 73-year-old man is admittedto the hospital with pulmonary tuberculosis.A 3-drug fixed combination-isoniazid, rifampicin, and pyrazinamide-and ethambutol are given.Within an hour, a global urticarialrash erupts (A and B).

Breast Cancer Survivor With Fatigue and Musculoskeletal Pain
December 31, 2006

For 2 weeks, a 58-year-old woman has experienced increasingfatigue with activity. She has needed to nap duringthe day, has not been able to perform her usual activities,and has missed 3 days of work. She also complains of“muscle aches”-mainly in her back. She denies headache,dyspnea, fever, hot or cold intolerance, and alteredmentation.