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Chemotherapy | Little Silver, NJ

The Good with the Bad — Chemotherapy Side Effects

Chemotherapy is a drug treatment that uses powerful chemicals to kill fast-growing cells in your body. That’s why it is used in most cancer treatments, especially breast cancer — because the cancer cells are growing and multiplying more quickly than normal cells. Depending on your individual situation, chemotherapy may be the main treatment option, or […]

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Immunotherapy Makes Inroads Against Aggressive Breast Cancer

A prognosis of triple-negative breast cancer has been something no one wants to hear, as it is the most aggressive and deadly form. But if a new study is any indication, there is new hope for patients receiving this news. The key is immunotherapy, which seems to boost survival rates. The results were recently reported […]

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Aspirin Could Help in Cancer Treatment Little Silver, NJ

Forget Heart Attacks, Aspirin Could Help in Cancer Treatment

Who knew that aspirin was such a powerhouse? For quite some time, aspirin has been used to lessen the risk of heart attack and stroke, both in patients who have had previous issues and in those at risk. But now a new study shows it may have equally powerful possibilities in the treatment of diagnosed […]

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Breast Cancer Basics Little Silver, NJ

Should You Worry About Red Spots on Your Breasts?

Women should always be cognizant of the warning signs of breast cancer, but sometimes over-vigilance can make you a nervous wreck. The question sometimes is — are these signs pointing to potential cancer or are they a side issue? Such is the case when you develop red spots on your breasts. Should you worry about […]

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Breast Cancer Basics Little Silver, NJ

Fruits and Vegetables Lower Risk of Breast Cancer

Your mother always told you to eat your vegetables. A new study shows she was onto something, especially if you include fruits. A large study published in The BMJ earlier this year found that people who have diets filled with ultra-processed foods have a higher risk of cancer. Conversely, diets rich in fruits and vegetables seem […]

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2018 Parker Family Health Center Gala

The Cristine Meredith Miele Foundation is proud to partner with Parker Family Health Center. Our work with them is aimed at helping women within our own community in the early detection of breast cancer. We understand the importance of early detection, especially for women at high risk to a family history of the disease. We […]

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Breast Cancer Basics Little Silver, NJ

More Vitamin D = Less Chance of Breast Cancer

Most people have heard that vitamin D is an “essential” nutrient for the human body. Vitamin D is necessary for the body to absorb calcium and promote bone growth. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to heart disease, depression, weight gain, and has proven helpful in treating or preventing autism, autoimmune disease, various cancers, chronic […]

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Breast Cancer Basics Little Silver, NJ

New Engineered Antibody Calls T-Cells to Kill Cancer Cells

Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute in Florida and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health in Maryland recently announced they had engineered a new kind of antibody that attaches to cancer cells and then calls T cells to come and kill the cancer cells. This is one of […]

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New Pill May Act As Accurate Diagnostic Tool

Differentiating between malign and benign tumors is a difficult task, as is knowing if the cancer is a fast-progressing or slow-developing type. This can result in initial diagnoses that lead to patients being referred for further procedures that could be invasive, yet prove to be unnecessary. For instance, a cancer that is so slow growing […]

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