Breast Cancer

Healing series
Screening increases the chances of detecting certain cancers early, when they might be easier to treat. Join us for free cancer screening and prevention from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 13. Learn about prevention for many types of cancer, tour the giant colon, receive a free skin cancer screening and radon kit and talk with our health care professionals and registered dietitian. Learn more.

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Interactive kitchen
Coborn Healing Center is now open! See the variety of services offered to cancer survivors and caregivers to support the Mind, Body and Spirit. This month we are featuring our Interactive Kitchen and healthful eating class called, Dietitian’s Dish. Join our registered dietitian to learn the basics and make healthy recipes. Class topics rotate and include Healthful Eating, Ancient Grains, Eating Well on a Budget and more. Classes are held the first Tuesday and third Thursday monthly. Free for cancer patients of Coborn Cancer Center and their caregivers.

Learn about our Hope Chest Support Group offered at CentraCare Health.
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Therapeutic Vaccine Shows Promise Against a Range of Cancers

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 -- A personalized vaccine held an aggressive group of cancers in check among more than half of patients who received it in a small, preliminary trial, researchers report.

HER2-positive cancers are cancers that have too much of the HER2 protein on their surface. In that setting, a cancer can grow rapidly and be more likely to spread to other areas of the body. Areas known to have HER2-positive cancers include the breasts, bladder, pancreas, ovaries and stomach.

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Breast Cancer Treatment Adherence Rates Vary by Race

TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 -- Black women are more likely than white women to skip important hormonal breast cancer treatments, new research indicates.

Endocrine therapy is used to add, block or get rid of naturally occurring hormones like estrogen and progesterone that trigger certain types of breast cancer, the study authors explained. Previous studies have shown that 10 years of endocrine therapy reduces the odds for disease recurrence.

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