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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080186/satisfaction-with-sex-life-in-sexually-active-heterosexual-couples-dealing-with-breast-cancer-a-nationwide-longitudinal-study
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Nina Rottmann, Dorte Gilså Hansen, René dePont Christensen, Mariët Hagedoorn, Morten Frisch, Anne Nicolaisen, Niels Kroman, Henrik Flyger, Christoffer Johansen
BACKGROUND: A breast cancer (BC) diagnosis can profoundly affect the sex life of patient and partner within a couple. The purpose of the present study is to examine whether individual and partner sexual functioning, affectionate behavior, emotional closeness and depressive symptoms are associated with change over time in satisfaction with sex life of sexually active heterosexual couples dealing with BC and to explore whether the associations differ between patients and partners after adjustment for basic sociodemographic characteristics, comorbidity and BC treatment...
January 12, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079851/corticosteroid-and-cyclophosphamide-in-acute-exacerbation-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-a-single-center-experience-and-literature-review
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Luca Novelli, Roberto Ruggiero, Federica De Giacomi, Alice Biffi, Paola Faverio, Luca Bilucaglia, Silvia Gamberini, Grazia Messinesi, Alberto Pesci
Acute Exacerbation (AEx) is a frequent and severe complication of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). In the absence of consensus regarding treatment, studies evaluating the efficacy of specific therapies, such as corticosteroids and immunosuppresant agents, are needed. In this case series we evaluated the outcome in terms of survival of intravenous pulse doses of high-dose corticosteroid (methylprednisolone 1000 mg per day for 3 consecutive days) followed by montlhy cyclophosphamide administration (maximum 6 doses) in a cohort of patients with AEx-IPF referred to the Respiratory Unit, San Gerardo University Hospital, Monza, Italy, from 2009 to 2013...
December 23, 2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073972/awareness-and-attitude-regarding-reproductive-options-of-persons-carrying-a-brca-mutation-and-their-partners
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J J G Gietel-Habets, C E M de Die-Smulders, I A P Derks-Smeets, A Tibben, V C G Tjan-Heijnen, R van Golde, E Gomez-Garcia, C M Kets, L A D M van Osch
STUDY QUESTION: To what extent are BRCA mutation carriers and their partners in the Netherlands aware about preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and prenatal diagnosis (PND) as reproductive options and what is their attitude towards these options? SUMMARY ANSWER: Awareness of PGD (66%) and PND (61%) among BRCA mutation carriers and their partners is relatively high and 80% and 26%, respectively, of BRCA carriers and their partners find offering PGD and PND for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) acceptable...
January 9, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070998/successful-treatment-of-accessory-breast-cancer-with-endocrine-therapy
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Chun-Xi Wang, Shu-Li Guo, Li-Na Han
Accessory breast cancers in males are extremely rare, and only a few cases have been reported in the literature. In this paper, an 87-year-old male patient was diagnosed with an accessory breast cancer by means of computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT), and immunohistochemistry based on needle biopsy, and has undergone successful resection and postoperative adjuvant endocrine therapy. He was the oldest male patient with an accessory breast cancer reported in the Chinese Hospital Knowledge Database and PubMed literature from 1975 to 2015...
2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069161/the-value-of-routine-screening-mammography-in-women-aged-35-39-years-in-a-symptomatic-breast-unit
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A Buckley, N Healy, A Quinn, S A O'Keeffe
AIM: To determine the breast cancer detection rate at routine bilateral screening mammography in women aged 35-39 years attending a symptomatic breast clinic, in women of population-risk profile with a normal clinical examination. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A retrospective analysis of all mammograms performed on patients aged 35-39 years at St James's Hospital from 2011-2015 was carried out. Patients with moderate or high familial risk of breast cancer, personal breast cancer history or chest radiation, males, general practitioner (GP) and internal hospital referrals, and those with abnormal clinical examinations were excluded...
January 6, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068959/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-with-metastasis-to-the-spleen-a-case-report
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Yasunaru Sakuma, Yoshikazu Yasuda, Naohiro Sata, Yoshinori Hosoya, Atsushi Shimizu, Hirofumi Fujii, Daisuke Matsubara, Noriyuki Fukushima, Atsushi Miki, Misato Maeno, Alan Kawarai Lefor
BACKGROUND: Long-term term survival in patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors has been reported, even in patients with metastatic disease. Metastases to the spleen are extremely rare, but have been reported from a number of primary malignancies, such as breast cancer, lung cancer, melanoma and ovarian cancer. This is the first report of a splenic metastasis from a primary pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient presented as a 53 years old white male with anemia and fatigue...
January 9, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068660/direct-to-consumer-genetic-testing-user-motivations-decision-making-and-perceived-utility-of-results
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J Scott Roberts, Michele C Gornick, Deanna Alexis Carere, Wendy R Uhlmann, Mack T Ruffin, Robert C Green
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To describe the interests, decision making, and responses of consumers of direct-to-consumer personal genomic testing (DTC-PGT) services. METHODS: Prior to 2013 regulatory restrictions on DTC-PGT services, 1,648 consumers from 2 leading companies completed Web surveys before and after receiving test results. RESULTS: Prior to testing, DTC-PGT consumers were as interested in ancestry (74% very interested) and trait information (72%) as they were in disease risks (72%)...
January 10, 2017: Public Health Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065989/atypical-presentation-of-axillary-web-syndrome-aws-in-a-male-squash-player-a-case-report
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Patrick Welsh, David Gryfe
Axillary Web Syndrome (AWS), also known as lymphatic cording, refers to a condition in which a rope-like soft-tissue density develops in the axilla. It usually appears in the 5 to 8 week period following breast cancer surgery and can lead to shoulder pain and restricted motion. We present a case of AWS in a male squash player with no history of breast cancer or surgery following a period of intense exercise. This case highlights the rare presentation of AWS in a male patient and raises awareness for the health care practitioner who may not suspect this condition in this population...
December 2016: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062545/a-review-of-estrogen-receptor-androgen-receptor-genomics-in-male-breast-cancer
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Tesa M Severson, Wilbert Zwart
Male breast cancer is a rare disease, of which little is known. In contrast to female breast cancer, the very vast majority of all cases are positive for Estrogen Receptor alpha (ERα), implicating the function of this steroid hormone receptor in tumor development and progression. Consequently, adjuvant treatment of male breast cancer revolves around inhibition of ERα. In addition, the Androgen Receptor (AR) gradually receives more attention as a relevant novel target in breast cancer treatment. Importantly, the rationale of treatment-decision making is strongly based on parallels with female breast cancer...
January 6, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049505/surgical-intervention-for-vertebral-metastases-may-benefit-lung-cancer-patients-no-less-than-other-patients-a-retrospective-study
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Takashi Kobayashi, Naohisa Miyakoshi, Toshiki Abe, Eiji Abe, Kazuma Kikuchi, Yoichi Shimada, Seiko Matsumoto, Shin Fukui
BACKGROUND: Spinal metastasis is considered to have a worse prognosis in lung cancer than in other cancers, but recent clinical studies report improved overall survival of lung cancer. We compared the postoperative prognoses of vertebral metastatic tumors from lung with other types of cancer. METHODS: From 2011 to 2015, 31 Japanese patients (mean age 73 years, range 55-88 years; 19 males, 12 females) underwent surgery for spinal metastasis at our center. We observed patients retrospectively in March 2016, dividing them into groups by cancer type: lung (LK group, n = 10); prostate, breast, or thyroid (PB group, n = 12); and other (OT group, n = 9)...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039597/vinorelbine-induced-perforation-of-a-metastatic-gastric-lesion
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W J Mullally, C B O'Súilleabháin, C Brady, S O'Reilly
BACKGROUND: Breast carcinoma metastasis to the gastrointestinal tract is rare and more frequently associated with lobular than ductal carcinoma (Borst and Ingold, Surg 114(4):637-641 [1]). The purpose of this article is to present a case based review of a unique gastrointestinal metastasis and literature review. METHODS: A 46 year old lady with metastatic invasive ductal breast cancer was admitted to A&E with sudden onset of epigastric and left shoulder pain. She completed the first cycle of capecitabine/vinorelbine 1 week previously...
December 30, 2016: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028198/sex-dependent-regulation-of-aromatase-mediated-synaptic-plasticity-in-the-basolateral-amygdala
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Roland A Bender, Lepu Zhou, Ricardo Vierk, Nicola Brandt, Alexander Keller, Christine E Gee, Michael K E Schäfer, Gabriele M Rune
: The basolateral amygdala (BLA) integrates sensory input from cortical and subcortical regions, a function that requires marked synaptic plasticity. Here we provide evidence that cytochrome P450 aromatase (AROM), the enzyme converting testosterone to 17β-estradiol (E2), contributes to the regulation of this plasticity in a sex-specific manner. We show that AROM is expressed in the BLA, particularly in the basolateral nucleus (BL), in male and female rodents. Systemic administration of the AROM-inhibitor letrozole reduced spine synapse density in the BL of adult female mice, but not in the BL of male mice...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019005/quality-of-working-life-of-cancer-survivors-associations-with-health-and-work-related-variables
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Merel de Jong, Sietske J Tamminga, Monique H W Frings-Dresen, Angela G E M de Boer
PURPOSE: This study aimed to (1) describe the Quality of Working Life (QWL) of cancer survivors and (2) explore associations between the QWL of cancer survivors and health- and work-related variables. METHODS: Employed and self-employed cancer survivors were recruited through hospitals and patient organizations. They completed the Quality of Working Life Questionnaire for Cancer Survivors (QWLQ-CS) and health- and work-related variables in this cross-sectional study...
December 26, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008555/male-breast-cancer-in-a-multi-gene-panel-testing-cohort-insights-and-unexpected-results
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Mary Pritzlaff, Pia Summerour, Rachel McFarland, Shuwei Li, Patrick Reineke, Jill S Dolinsky, David E Goldgar, Hermela Shimelis, Fergus J Couch, Elizabeth C Chao, Holly LaDuca
PURPOSE: Genetic predisposition to male breast cancer (MBC) is not well understood. The aim of this study was to better define the predisposition genes contributing to MBC and the utility of germline multi-gene panel testing (MGPT) for explaining the etiology of MBCs. METHODS: Clinical histories and molecular results were retrospectively reviewed for 715 MBC patients who underwent MGPT from March 2012 to June 2016. RESULTS: The detection rate of MGPT was 18...
December 22, 2016: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008166/effect-of-fu-zheng-xiao-liu-granules-on-expression-of-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2-her-2-and-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-breast-cancer-cell-line-skbr-3
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Ting Mo, Shuangbing Yue, Huan Tian, Hong Lin, Guanglu Zhang, Zili Zhang
BACKGROUND Previous research showed that granulized Fu-Zheng-Xiao-Liu has a significant effect on breast cancer. However, it remains unclear whether HER-2 plays a role in this anti-cancer effect. MATERIAL AND METHODS Serum of male SD rats administered Fu-Zheng-Xiao-Liu granules (SF) was prepared and used to treat HER-2 positive breast cancer cell line SKBR-3. PBS and herceptin were used as negative and positive controls, respectively. MTT was used to detect the proliferation of SKBR-3 cells. Flow cytometry was used to measure the apoptosis of SKBR-3 cells...
December 23, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007294/-the-frequency-of-cancer-in-france-most-recent-data-and-trends
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Laureen Ribassin-Majed, Gwénaël Le-Teuff, Catherine Hill
We present and discuss recent data on the frequency of cancer in France and on cancer survival. In the male population, the incidence of prostate and head and neck cancers diminishes rapidly and the incidence of the other common cancers: lung and colorectal diminishes less markedly; cancer mortality decreases for most sites. In the female population, the incidence of breast cancer diminishes rapidly, the incidence of colorectal and uterus cancers diminish less markedly and the incidence of lung cancer increases very fast: the mortality trends are similar...
December 19, 2016: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006719/male-breast-cancer-modified-radical-mastectomy-or-breast-conservation-surgery-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Gabriele Giunta, Matteo Rossi, Francesca Toia, Gaetana Rinaldi, Adriana Cordova
INTRODUCTION: Male breast cancer (MBC) is a rare disease that accounts for <1% of breast cancer cases. The most common treatment is modified radical mastectomy (MRM). Recently, breast conservative surgery (BCS) is getting popular for MBC treatment. We report a case and reviewed the literature to investigate whether emerging BCS can be considered as an alternative of a more radical surgery. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 46 y.o. patient, presented with a painless left breast lump over a period of six months...
November 19, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002821/cutaneous-metastasis-a-study-of-138-cases-diagnosed-by-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology
#18
Uma Handa, Reetu Kundu, Kislay Dimri
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous metastases can occur in a wide variety of internal malignancies and may be the first sign of a clinically silent visceral cancer. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective analysis was made of 138 cases diagnosed with cutaneous and subcutaneous metastasis on fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). Primary tumors of the skin/subcutis were excluded. RESULTS: Of 138 cases, the primary was known in 101 cases and unknown in 37 cases. The age of the patients ranged from 5 to 86 years, and 76 (55...
December 22, 2016: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002240/longitudinal-computed-tomography-monitoring-of-pelvic-bones-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-using-automated-bone-subtraction-software
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Marius Horger, Wolfgang Maximilian Thaiss, Benjamin Wiesinger, Hendrik Ditt, Jan Fritz, Konstantin Nikolaou, Christopher Kloth
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to optimize computed tomography (CT) surveillance of skeletal metastases in patients with breast cancer through the use of osseous subtraction maps between baseline and follow-up examinations created by a novel software algorithm. The new postprocessing algorithm segments the original bone followed by image intensity-based rigid alignment creating gray-shaded maps that highlight focal or diffuse loss or increase in bone attenuation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional review board was obtained for this retrospective data evaluation...
December 20, 2016: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998656/impact-of-primary-tumor-surgery-in-stage-iv-male-breast-cancer
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Mahvish Muzaffar, Swapnil Kachare, Nasreen Vohra
BACKGROUND: Primary tumor surgery (PTS) is not a standard treatment modality in stage IV breast cancer. Retrospective studies in female breast cancer show improved survival in women undergoing PTS; however, data regarding the impact of surgery in male breast cancer are lacking. The objective of this study was to analyze the impact of PTS on survival among men with metastatic breast cancer. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted of men diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at diagnosis were identified from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database from 1988 to 2011...
November 22, 2016: Clinical Breast Cancer
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