“The first step to addressing celebrity medicine is recognizing that it is a human vulnerability and a serious public health challenge. Doing that can empower us to think twice before we … Continue reading
https://cancerkn.com/oncofertility-referral-network/ Oncofertility is an interdisciplinary approach to address the reproductive future of young men, women, and children facing a life-preserving but fertility threatening cancer diagnosis. The CKN Oncofertility Referral Network is a … Continue reading
By Susan Gubar http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/02/missing-a-cancer-diagnosis/nl=health&emc=edit_hh_20140107&_r=0 Stories of misdiagnoses circulate throughout the testimonies of people contending with all sorts of cancers. Such errors, made by patients as well as doctors, bring in their … Continue reading
By Lisa Bonchek Adams, Cancer Survivor https://cancerkn.com/the-must-have-binder-my-key-to-being-an-organized-patient-or-caregiver/
The authors review the current data surrounding management strategies for younger women of child-bearing potential who wish to pursue fertility-sparing treatment for early-stage ovarian cancer. –
*Although 75% of women with BRCA1/2 mutations underwent risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy during follow-up, only 17% underwent the procedure prior to the NCCN recommended age of 40 years.
“To determine patient response, her team analyzed 80 human tumor samples and used a combination of in vitro and preclinical ovarian mouse models (human tumor cells injected in a mouse) to … Continue reading
“BRCA mutation testing should only be done for those patients who have either a personal or family history that suggests a role of inherited cancer susceptibility. Testing for these mutations are … Continue reading