Device Might Detect Breast Cancer-Linked Swelling Sooner

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Testing for small changes in the flow of lymph fluids after breast cancer surgery can spot the start of a painful swelling known as lymphedema before it becomes hard to treat, a new study suggests. Evaluating nearly 150 breast cancer patients considered at high risk for lymphedema, researchers…

Cutting Chemo Heart Risks for Breast Cancer Patients

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Two classes of blood pressure drugs show promise in preventing heart complications caused by chemotherapy for breast cancer, researchers report. One in four women who receives the chemo drug Herceptin develops potentially dangerous heart problems. However, the drug is highly effective at treating an aggressive form of breast…