11 February 2019 Half a million breast cancer deaths averted! That’s certainly a headline that will get attention. A study just published in Cancer concluded that approximately 500 million deaths from breast cancer among women in the United States (US) have been averted over the past 30 years due to screening mammography and improved therapy. […]

6 February 2019 The US FDA just issued a letter to healthcare providers, to increase awareness of breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). BIA-ALCL is a rare type of T-cell lymphoma, not a type of breast cancer. Approximately 457 cases have been reported and there have been 9 associated deaths. It is estimated […]

23 January 2019 A recent New York Times article discussed some of the cautions that cancer patients should be aware of when they turn to “Dr. Google” for advice and information. According to Pew research, close to 85% of US adults are online, and 72% of internet users have searched for health information. The information […]

15 January 2019 The US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released draft recommendations for the use of medications to reduce the risk of breast cancer development in women who are at increased risk. The draft document, which is open for public comment until February 11, 2019, is an update of their 2013 recommendation – […]

14 January 2019 The article discussed below is behind a paywall. If anyone would like to receive a full copy, please email me: contact at drattai dot com and I will be happy to share. The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (founded by a physician who was treated for cancer), the National Cancer Institute, and […]

9 January 2019 The American Cancer Society has just published their updated “Cancer Facts and Figures”, documenting cancer incidence and mortality rates. When combined by disease site, cancer death rates have decreased by 27% from 1991-2016, resulting in approximately 2.6 million cancer deaths avoided. From 2007 – 2016, cancer death rates have declined approximately 1.8% […]