- Heat therapy with radiation helps control tumor reoccurrences.
Heat therapy can boost the effectiveness of radiation treatments in
people whose cancer has returned.
- Statins (Zocor & Pravachol) the popular medications used to
control cholesterol and stave off heart attacks, appear to reduce
the risk of colorectal cancer.
- Digital mammograms may be better than conventional film
mammograms at detecting breast cancer in some women, according to a
- The Look Good, Feel Better Program helps female cancer patients
do just that, by offering patient education, makeup kits, and tips
on wig care and other helpful information. You can reach this
program by calling 1-800-395-LOOK or
- A study by U.S. nurses has found that breast cancer patients
who walk or do other kinds of moderate exercise for 3 to 5 hours a
week are about 50% less likely to die from the disease than
- Scientists have discovered that oleic acid, the main
monounsaturated fatty acid in olive oil, suppresses one of the most
important genes involved in breast cancer.
- The largest study yet confirms the benefits of Letrozole in
- Women who gained more than 24 pounds after age 50 increased
their risk of postmenopausal breast cancer by 62% compared to women
whose weight was stable.
- Sentinel lymph node biopsy which is a new procedure to see if
breast cancer has spread to the lymph nodes may spare women some
troublesome side effects of surgery.
- St. John’s is a flagship sponsor of the
MAKING STRIDES walk against breast cancer. We have begun to
collect pledge forms. Please sign up!!! Get sponsors!!! And please
return your pledge forms to Newman Hall Room 155.
Walk with the St. John's University Community on Sunday October
Vice President for Community Relations
Community Relations Assistant