From black bile to precision oncology: Milestones in breast cancer research

In recent decades, breast cancer research has made groundbreaking progress: Breast cancer can now be detected ever earlier, and treated in a much more targeted way. As a result, this cancer has lost much of its former power to threaten – though it is still a serious opponent. Here is an overview of the fascinating history of breast cancer research, ranging from the ancient belief in the four humors, to a modern, tailored oncological approach.

By |2023-06-27T09:00:04+00:00Jun 27, 2023|Breast cancer diagnostics|

The most common factors to impact breast cancer risk

For women in the US and Europe, the absolute risk of developing breast cancer is about 13%. In fact, 1 in 8 women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. Yet, the individual likelihood of developing breast cancer varies from woman to woman. Research has discovered numerous risk factors – some of which can be influenced, while others can’t. Here’s an overview of the current state of research – and the consequences for early breast cancer detection.

By |2023-05-30T09:00:29+00:00May 30, 2023|Breast cancer diagnostics|

Breast cancer diagnosis: Serious mistakes to avoid

After confirming a breast cancer diagnosis, doctors face more major challenges: It’s an emotionally stressful situation, and patients need to be treated with sensitivity while being fully informed of what’s to come. As a team, doctors must develop a treatment plan according to medical guidelines. Any mistakes in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer can have grave medical – and legal – consequences.

By |2023-02-24T14:13:21+00:00Feb 14, 2023|Breast cancer diagnostics|
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