Tag: Breast cancer

  • Cancer cells can change their size to survive drugs, research reveals

    Cancer cells can change their size to survive drugs, research reveals

    Researchers believe that smaller cells may be more vulnerable to DNA-damaging agents such as chemotherapy combined with targeted drugs, while larger cancer cells may respond better to immunotherapy. The study was published in the journal Science Advances. It combined innovative high-performance image analysis with the study of DNA and proteins to study the size control […]

  • Pele’s Obituary: From Humble Origins to Immortality

    by Michael Place RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) — Pele was three months shy of his 10th birthday when he made a promise to his father Dondinho. The pair had just listened to a radio broadcast of Uruguay’s 2-1 victory over Brazil in the deciding match of the 1950 World Cup at Rio de […]

  • 952 people died from the coronavirus and six from a reaction caused by the covid vaccine in Finland in 2021

    952 people died from the coronavirus and six from a reaction caused by the covid vaccine in Finland in 2021

    Most of those who died from the coronavirus were elderly people, and the highest number of deaths were between the ages of 85 and 89. Pajunen adds: “Although the majority of those who died from the coronavirus were elderly people, the dead were younger than the previous year.” According to the Statistics Finland report, six […]

  • New discovery offers hope for fighting metastatic cancer

    New discovery offers hope for fighting metastatic cancer

    Gothenburg [Sweden]Nov 17 (ANI): Fighting cancer that spreads to new organs all over the body makes it much more challenging. The metastatic tumors that spread from the original have now been shown by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology to adapt their metabolism to the tissue they thrive in. The discovery is an important piece […]

  • Science Round-Up: Study finds bias against female politicians in Denmark

    Science Round-Up: Study finds bias against female politicians in Denmark

    The latest election represented a historic moment for women’s representation in Danish politics, where the proportion of 44 percent of elected women in the Folketing exceeded 40 percent for the first time. However, this is most likely the result of women’s sheer willpower in a society that continues to stack the deck against them, a […]

  • Most women unaware of symptoms of aggressive breast cancer: Study

    Most women unaware of symptoms of aggressive breast cancer: Study

    Less than half of the women considered redness of the breast (44%), bumpiness/thickening of the skin (44%) or one breast that feels warmer or heavier than the other (34%) as possible symptoms of breast cancer. a very aggressive form of the disease known as inflammatory breast cancer. An online survey of 1,100 US women aged […]

  • 10,000 women around the world die from breast cancer every week

    10,000 women around the world die from breast cancer every week

    Pink ribbon. This ribbon is the international symbol of breast cancer. Its origins go back a long way, but in 1992 it became the symbol of breast cancer in the United States, signifying the urgent need to bring this health issue to the fore. Hope in symbolism. Although the color pink may seem soft and […]

  • Researchers find higher risk of sexual problems in women who survive cancer

    Researchers find higher risk of sexual problems in women who survive cancer

    Washington [US]Sep 30 (ANI): Researchers found that young women who survive cancer are at a much higher risk of sexual problems such as loss of libido and discomfort. The results of the research were published in the journal Acta Oncologica. The study – one of the largest of its kind to date – also suggests […]

  • Grease star Olivia Newton John has died

    Grease star Olivia Newton John has died

    Olivia Newton-John suffered from breast cancer in the early 90s and then worked actively to support cancer research, among other things. She fell asleep on her farm in Southern California after a long battle with the disease. Hear the director Staffan Götestam, who staged the musical Grease in Sweden. The feature comes from Studio Ett […]

  • Research identifies protein that can predict future diabetes risk, cancer death

    Research identifies protein that can predict future diabetes risk, cancer death

    Washington [US]Aug 6 (ANI): New research suggests that people with elevated levels of the protein prostasin (mainly found in epithelial cells that line the body’s surfaces and organs) may be at higher risk of developing diabetes. The results were published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) The […]

  • Danish News Round-up: Lung overtakes the breast as the most common cancer in Denmark

    Danish News Round-up: Lung overtakes the breast as the most common cancer in Denmark

    ‘Cancer in Denmark’, a new report published by the Danish Cancer Society, showed that cancer of the lungs, bronchi and trachea has overtaken breast cancer as the most common form of the disease in Denmark. In 2020, more than 5,000 people in Denmark were diagnosed with lung cancer against 4,800 cases of breast cancer. Most […]

  • Estrogen levels linked to COVID-19 risk of death in older women, the study suggests

    Estrogen levels linked to COVID-19 risk of death in older women, the study suggests

    London [UK], February 15 (ANI): Estrogen is a category of sex hormone that is responsible for the development and regulation of the female reproductive system and secondary sex characteristics. New research has suggested that an older woman’s estrogen levels may be linked to her chances of dying from covid-19, with higher levels of the hormone […]

  • Science Round-Up: How Space Technology Could Help Detect Breast Cancer

    Science Round-Up: How Space Technology Could Help Detect Breast Cancer

    It may not be obvious what connects a violent collision between two distant neutron stars far out in the universe and a small lump of cancer in a human’s breast. But Irfan Kuvvetli, senior researcher at DTU Space, has invented something that could help discover them both. He argues that it makes it easier to […]

  • Nursing schools are struggling to attract applicants, without filling thousands of places

    Nursing schools are struggling to attract applicants, without filling thousands of places

    Finnish polytechnics struggle to complete nursing courses, despite the fact that there is a well-documented shortage of health care professionals in the country. "When you think about the current picture of nursing, frankly, it’s scary. It doesn’t attract people, it drives them out of the industry," Katri Ryttyläinen-Korhonen, Xamkin ‘s head of education told Yle. […]

  • Tuesday’s Issues: Government Debates, Slow Vaccination Rate and Breast Cancer Breakthrough

    Tuesday’s Issues: Government Debates, Slow Vaccination Rate and Breast Cancer Breakthrough

    Concerns about a new variant of the Omicron virus and the worsening Covid-19 situation in Finland once again dominated domestic headlines on Tuesday, with several newspapers reporting that the government will meet to discuss possible solutions on Tuesday. The topics of discussion include an assessment of the current epidemiological situation in the country, the progress […]

  • National Round-up: Mette Frederiksen strikes at the global asylum system

    National Round-up: Mette Frederiksen strikes at the global asylum system

    In a speech at the UN General Assembly on 24 September, PM Mette Frederiksen criticized the global asylum system. According to Frederiksen, the current system is not equipped to tackle the challenges it faces, but rather helps to promote issues such as human trafficking. She continued to announce that her government will work towards better […]

  • Women are absent from breast cancer screening

    Women are absent from breast cancer screening

    Figures from the Region of Southern Denmark show, according to DR, that in the first half of 2021, 16 percent of the women were absent from their agreed time in the region. Throughout 2018, it was about nine percent. According to Poul-Erik Svendsen (S), who is chairman of the Health Committee in the Region of […]

  • Every sixth woman does not show up for a cancer test

    Every sixth woman does not show up for a cancer test

    Many women do not show up for their regular checkup for breast cancer. Figures from the Region of Southern Denmark show, according to DR, that in the first half of 2021, 16 percent of women were absent from their agreed time. Throughout 2018, it was about nine percent. According to Poul-Erik Svendsen (S), who is […]

  • So many women do not show up for cancer screening

    So many women do not show up for cancer screening

    Many women do not show up for their regular checkup for breast cancer. Figures from the Region of Southern Denmark show, according to DR, that in the first half of 2021, 16 percent of women were absent from their agreed time. Throughout 2018, it was about nine percent. According to Poul-Erik Svendsen (S), who is […]

  • How to talk to children about difficult issues

    How to talk to children about difficult issues

    That we avoid this type of conversation can be based on an instinct to protect the children, not to “wake the sleeping bear” by bringing up things that they themselves have not begun to think about yet, says Maria Dufva, criminologist and author of the book Worst best hard talk – About porn, sex & […]

  • The Danish Cancer Society’s wait for waiting times: Should have been resolved earlier

    The Danish Cancer Society’s wait for waiting times: Should have been resolved earlier

    But while it is positive that something is now being done about the long waiting times in the Capital Region, something should have been done earlier, and the long-term problems will not be solved. This is what Jesper Fisker, director of the Danish Cancer Society, says. – You probably should have done something a long […]

  • New measures must eradicate long waiting times in the breast cancer area

    New measures must eradicate long waiting times in the breast cancer area

    It writes Berlingske. An international recruitment effort is also being launched, where an attempt will be made to get radiologists from Southern Europe to work in Copenhagen, where there is a shortage of them. And across the country, a comprehensive effort is being made to try to get more staff, says also Minister of Health […]

  • Young people in grief must have legal claims for help

    Young people in grief must have legal claims for help

    – The research points out is that people who need help and do not get it, live with anxiety, have difficulty concentrating in school and on education. – Because you are in an eternal state of emergency, says Preben Engelbrekt, psychotherapist and director of the National Grief Center. But the study also shows that far […]

  • Thousands are scanned too late for breast cancer in Region Zealand

    Thousands are scanned too late for breast cancer in Region Zealand

    By the end of the year, up to 17,000 women in Region Zealand may have received a delayed screening for breast cancer. It writes Jyllands-Posten. The region has struggled to live up to the national deadline for preventive and routine screening for breast cancer for healthy women between the ages of 50 and 69. They […]

  • Right now

    Right now

    There have been several new treatments for widespread breast cancer and more are expected to be approved soon. “Research is progressing and the new treatments have fewer side effects and increase patients’ quality of life,” says Antonios Valachis, chief physician at the oncologist at Örebro University Hospital. Every year, 9,000 women suffer from breast cancer […]

  • The gene that made us discover the heredity of cancer

    The gene that made us discover the heredity of cancer

    Thirty years ago, the American biologist Mary-Claire King named the breast cancer gene BRCA1 – the first specific gene that in mutated form could be linked to an increased risk of cancer. When it comes to breast cancer, fewer than one in ten cases is hereditary, but for those who carry the genetic changes, the […]

  • The Nineties star is not finished yet

    The Nineties star is not finished yet

    – Our lives do not end just because we have been diagnosed. We still have a lot of life left to live, she says in an interview with the American TV show “Good Morning America”. Among other things, she has shared information about breast cancer on social media and been open about her own course […]

  • Lena Hallengren is being treated for breast cancer

    Lena Hallengren is being treated for breast cancer

    Minister of Social Affairs Lena Hallengren is being treated for breast cancer. She told this herself during an interview in TV4’s Nyhetsmorgon. Hallengren recently underwent surgery and will now undergo chemotherapy. How the ministerial job is affected is currently unclear, and even though Hallengren herself expresses in the interview that she is feeling well, she […]

  • Long vaccine wait for cancer patients: “No consideration is given”

    Long vaccine wait for cancer patients: “No consideration is given”

    Many cancer patients have weakened immune systems, but despite this, only a small group has begun to receive vaccines. In a survey conducted by Ekot, managers at cancer clinics testify about patients’ concerns that infection could affect treatment. “No consideration is given to us who risk dying earlier, if we do not receive treatment because […]

  • Several patients were treated during the second wave of the epidemic

    Several patients were treated during the second wave of the epidemic

    More patients who had diseases other than corona received treatment in the health care system during the second wave of the epidemic than was the case during the first wave. This is shown by a new so-called monitoring report from the Danish Health and Medicines Authority, which maps the activity in the health service up […]

  • Big differences in rehabilitation after breast cancer

    Big differences in rehabilitation after breast cancer

    The availability of rehabilitation after breast cancer varies greatly across the country. This is what the Breast Cancer Association and the Cancer Foundation write in a report presented today. This includes providing patients and relatives with conversational support and physiotherapy. Although both legislation and national guidelines give cancer patients the right to do so, according […]

  • Important message to the public in Björklinge, Skuttunge, Läby in Uppsala municipality, Uppsala county.

    Important message to the public in Björklinge, Skuttunge, Läby in Uppsala municipality, Uppsala county.

    A patient had to wait for over a year and a half to receive care for his cancer, due to a misanalyzed tissue sample. The sample was judged to be benign, but a new analysis made it clear that it was malignant breast cancer. The routines have now been tightened and the incident has been […]

  • Fewer breast cancer screenings worry health minister

    Fewer breast cancer screenings worry health minister

    Minister of Health Magnus Heunicke (S) expresses concern in consultation in the Folketing that at the end of 2020 there was still a reduced activity within screenings for breast cancer. – The decline in activity is, of course, worrying. Because we know that time is an important factor when it comes to diagnosing cancer, he […]

  • Breast cancer: Is milk a risk factor?

    Breast cancer: Is milk a risk factor?

    Breast cancer has now surpassed lung cancer as the world’s most often diagnosed cancer, and which leading cause of cancer-related deaths for women in many countries. While genetics can really increase the risk of the disease, for most women lifestyle factors, such as alcohol or obesity or obesity, is a major influence on the development […]

  • Over 350,000 live with cancer or have become cancer free

    The number of people who either live with a cancer diagnosis or who have been declared cancer-free is increasing year by year. At the end of 2019, the number was 351,747, and that is 12,000 more than the year before, shows the report “New Cancer Cases in Denmark 2019”, which the Danish Health and Medicines […]

  • Stories from adolescent psychiatry are awarded the Cavling Prize

    Journalist Anders Legarth Schmidt from Politiken receives this year’s edition of the Cavling Prize for his stories from child and adolescent psychiatry, which he has written for Politiken. The article series by Anders Legarth Schmidt is called “Forbandet Ungdom” and spans eight chapters. It follows life as a hospitalized teenager and employed at a psychiatric […]

  • Stories from adolescent psychiatry receive this year’s Cavling Prize

    Anders Legarth Schmidt from Politiken receives this year’s edition of the Cavling Prize for his stories from child and adolescent psychiatry, which he has written for Politiken. The Cavling Prize is awarded by a committee that selects one or more journalists who have shown talent and initiative in a special way during the year. The […]

  • Microwaves should detect breast cancer

    Microwaves should detect breast cancer

    Breast cancer can be detected in the future using microwaves; research on new technology is currently underway at several universities in Sweden. “It is not a method where you squeeze the breast – then it is non-ionizing radiation that is used”, says Nikola Petrovic who is project manager for the research project Microwave technology systems […]

  • Mammography saves lives even at a late age

    Mammography saves lives even at a late age

    Mammography saves lives even if it is performed at a late age, shows a large Swedish study from Umeå University. In many countries, women up to the age of 69 are invited for screening for breast cancer with mammography, while in Sweden, women up to the age of 74 are called. The new study, which […]

  • Leena did not go for mammography – developed breast cancer

    Leena did not go for mammography – developed breast cancer

    Södertälje and Botkyrka are the municipalities in Stockholm County where the smallest proportion goes to the mammography examination, seen from the average over the past six years. Leena Smolander from Botkyrka did not go for mammography in 2012, a year later she was told that she had developed breast cancer. “I think if I had […]

  • Researchers propose new rapid diagnostic method for breast cancer

    Researchers propose new rapid diagnostic method for breast cancer

    In many low- and middle-income countries with a weak healthcare system, patients do not receive their breast cancer diagnosis on time, which leads to high death rates. Can a new invention be the solution? In the journal Science Translational Medicine, researchers are now writing about a new, resource-efficient and fast diagnostic method for breast cancer. […]

  • Cancer coordinators want to discuss paused cancer screening

    Cancer coordinators want to discuss paused cancer screening

    The number of newly discovered cancer cases decreased by one-eighth between March and August this year compared with the same period the year before. Hans Hägglund, who is the cancer coordinator at Sweden’s municipalities and regions (SKR), believes that it should now be discussed whether it was the right decision to pause certain screening activities […]

  • Thousands of cancer cases are at risk of being missed during the pandemic

    Thousands of cancer cases are at risk of being missed during the pandemic

    Around 3,500 cancer cases are estimated to be undetected as a result of the pandemic, according to a report from the country’s regional cancer center. That people did not seek care to the same extent as normal, and that certain screening was canceled is believed to be explanations. – We have fewer diagnosed cancer cases […]

  • Cancer gave Egholm a new wild heroine

    Cancer gave Egholm a new wild heroine

    Crime Queen has almost become a job description in line with the genre’s enormous popularity. Among them is Aarhus resident Elsebeth Egholm, who turns 60 on 17 September. She is one of the most firm female detective stories in Denmark and especially known for the successful novels about the crime reporter Dicte from Aarhus. Egholm, […]