October 8-14, 2014 - Original Health Articles

Should Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer Have Surgery?

Roughly 10 percent of breast cancer patients already have metastatic cancer by the time they are diagnosed. Metastatic disease is advanced cancer that has spread from the original (primary) site to other areas of the body. Oncologists (doctors specializing in treating cancer patients) typically treat metastatic patients with chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, or targeted therapy, which targets a certain protein in the cancer cells.

Breast Cancer and Calorie Restriction

Can reduced calorie intake (and weight loss) help reduce breast cancer risk? The answer is unclear, but as Joseph Sparano, MD, Vice Chairman of Medical Oncology, Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care and Associate Director for Clinical Research at Albert Einstein Cancer Center in the Bronx, New York, puts it, "There may be a role for dietary and lifestyle interventions in reducing the risk of breast cancer and breast cancer recurrence.

Don t Let Allergies Come Between You and Your Pet: 7 Helpful Hints to Reduce Symptoms

As many people who have dogs or cats know, pets are beloved members of the family. So it can come as a nasty surprise when handling or just being around Fido or Mittens starts to cause sneezing, sniffling, and itchy eyes. Allergies can strike at any time—even if you never had them when you were a child.

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