What is cancer?
More than 150 years ago, Rudolf Virchow described cancer as “pathological cell growth.” However we still have no scientific consensus for the cause of this disease, which Hippocrates (460–370 BC), the father of medicine, is credited with naming the carcinoma.
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Since it’s PinkTober, you might be asking yourself, “What can I do to support breast cancer research?”
Before you buy any pink product or donate to any cause, first head to Charity Navigator. It turns out that the top-of-mind non-profit may not be the one you want to give your time or your money.
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It’s impossible to think about chemotherapy as a treatment for breast cancer without concurrently thinking:
The treatment should not be worse than the disease
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The most common forms of breast cancer are hormone-receptor positive (estrogen and/or progesterone). The goal of endocrine (hormonal) therapy is to reduce the amount of estrogen available to those cancer cells.
Continue reading “What is endocrine therapy?”