Mercy Hospital & Health Services Contact Us
MyChart
About Mercy
Join Our Team
set font size large set font size medium set font size small
email this page print this page
Health Article Banner
Women's Health

Mercy Women's Care at St. Anne
3404 W. Sylvania Avenue
Toledo, OH 43623
419-407-1616

Mercy Women's Care at St. Charles
Navarre Medical Plaza
2702 Navarre Avenue
Suite 101
Oregon, OH 43616
696-7900

Mercy Women's Care at St. V's
2213 Cherry Street
Toledo, OH 43608
419-251-4340

Findings from the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

separator Here are some findings from the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, held in May in Orlando, Florida:

  • There’s some indication that a low-fat diet—comprising 15% of daily calories—may help increase the time between recurrence of breast cancer, as indicated in a study in post-menopausal women with primary breast cancer. More research needs to be done on this, but there has been evidence previously that overweight women have higher rates of breast cancer and poorer outcomes after treatment.

  • Childhood cancers now have a cure rate of about 78 percent. This is wonderful news, but it’s important for these survivors to know that the cancer itself or the necessary toxic effects of treatment can have long-lasting effects. For example, the cancer survivors were 4.2 times more likely to have a chronic condition than their siblings were. Survivors who had had both chemotherapy and radiation had a higher rate of chronic conditions.

  • Herceptin, a new-generation breast cancer drug, has already been known to prolong survival in women with advanced breast cancer. But clinical trials have shown that Herceptin also has a strong benefit for women in the early stages of breast cancer. (For more about this, read the article in our February Cancer E-magazine, “Recent Findings about Breast Cancer Treatment.”


Source:
Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.



www.mercyweb.org
follow us online
facebook youtube


Contact us
Home  |  Sitemap

Disclaimer & Terms of Use  |  Privacy Statement  |  Notice of Privacy Practices
Copyright ©2013 Mercy. Last modified 9/27/2010