An international study has found that a newly developed one-time targeted-at-the-tumor site radiation treatment for breast cancer is just as effective as the traditional radiation treatment that involves a daily exposure of the entire breast to radiation.
Breast cancer kills an estimated 39,500 women a year; yet if it’s detected early enough, the five-year survival rate is over 95 percent. Now, the new Breast Tissue Screening Bra provides women continuous screening in the comfort of their own clothes. In over three clinical trials, the bra correctly identified 92.1 percent of tumors, compared to the 70 percent accuracy of routine mammograms.
According to an American study of smoking and cancer, researchers found that continuing to smoke after being diagnosed with cancer results in more pain when compared to people who have cancer but do not smoke.