Breast Cancer Blog

Stay up-to-date on breast cancer risk assessment, research, and treatment on the Cristine Meredith Miele Breast Cancer Blog. We'll post important new developments to keep you informed.

Low-Dose Aspirin Could Cut Breast Cancer Risk by One Fifth

Low-Dose Aspirin Could Cut Breast Cancer Risk by One Fifth

Aspirin has long been touted as a way to lower your chances of having a heart attack. But more recently, this long-used staple of every medicine chest was shown to potentially be effective for also reducing a woman’s chances of developing breast cancer. New research has shown that taking a low dose of aspirin three […]

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Breast cancer detection

New Blood Test Could Lead to Early Detection

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women worldwide. But it is also very responsive to treatment, especially if the cancer is detected early. Breast cancer doesn’t always produce obvious symptoms in its early stages, so eventual detection is usually later than optimum for effective treatment. Results from research on a new […]

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Putting Artificial Intelligence on the Case of Cancer Diagnosis

As with any disease, spotting breast cancer early is key to the best treatment delivery and outcomes. Imaging through mammograms provides high-quality images that can then be read by radiologists who look for telltale signs. Once a growth has been identified, the question then is whether it is benign or malignant. The best way to […]

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Garlic Wards Off Vampires…and Breast Cancer

Everyone knows that eating lots of garlic keeps pesky vampires away. While that may be the stuff of Bram Stoker’s imagination, a new study shows that eating garlic and onions can ward off a real demon — breast cancer. While several studies have explored the links between onion and garlic consumption and the risk of […]

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Thank you RFH Booster Club!

  A huge thank you to Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School’s Booster Club for making CMMF the beneficiary of their breast cancer awareness fundraising project this month. Your support means the world to us!

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Containing Cancer Versus Killing It

In breast cancer treatment the approach has always been to try and kill all of the cancer cells. But what if you instead tried to place metastatic cells in a state of dormancy, keeping them inactive and unable to give rise to new tumors? That’s the focus of a new study and it opens the […]

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Breast Sensitivity

Should You Worry About Breast Sensitivity?

Breast sensitivity isn’t unusual, nor is breast pain. Research has found that over half of women experience breast pain at times. The question is: Is this something to worry about? Could your breast pain be a sign of breast cancer, for instance? In this month’s blog, let’s get into why your breasts may be painful, […]

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Protons Therapy Creates Fewer Side Effects Than X-Rays

Both x-rays and protons are used to bombard cancer cells during treatment, and they have the same cure rates. But new research shows that proton therapy has much lower risk of serious side effects compared with x-ray therapy. According to the American Cancer Society, 1,762,450 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. […]

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Can Foods Protect You Against Cancer?

You don’t have to watch much TV to see the latest miracle supplement promising all sorts of health benefits. But if you pause the feed and read the incredibly small type on the bottom of the screen, without exception it says, “Statements not evaluated by the FDA.” This, of course, means there is no science […]

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