Recent Breast Cancer News and Updates Patients May Have Missed

A roundup of some of the latest news and updates for patients with breast cancer from CURE®

There have been multiple updates in the field of breast cancer over the past several weeks. Here, CURE® looks back at some of the latest news and updates affecting patients with that cancer type.

  • The use of herbs and supplements not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration during and after treatment with chemotherapy among patients with prostate or breast cancer is prevalent, and may put patients at risk of potential negative drug interactions that could be harmful, according to recently published data. READ MORE.
  • Most patients — 73.7% — who underwent a mastectomy without breast reconstruction reported that they were satisfied with their surgical outcome, according to study results published in Annals of Surgical Oncology. READ MORE.
  • Breast cancer survivor and Evofem Biosciences founder and CEO Saundra Pelletier shares her thoughts on a new hormone-free contraceptive gel that could improve sexual quality of life in patients with cancer. WATCH HERE.
  • The Society of Breast Imaging has recommended women wait four to six weeks after receiving their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to get a screening mammogram. However, experts differ on whether women should wait to get a screening mammogram following their vaccine. READ MORE.
  • Ahead of the release of their book, “Off Our Chests”, Dr. John Marshall and his wife, Liza, look back on the trials and tribulations of Liza’s triple-negative breast cancer diagnosis – from the perspective of a patient and her husband, the caregiver and oncologist. WATCH HERE.

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