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Elena Boldo, Adela Castelló, Nuria Aragonés, Pilar Amiano, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Gemma Castaño-Vinyals, Vicente Martín, Marcela Guevara, Carmen Urtiaga, Trinidad Dierssen-Sotos, Guillermo Fernández-Tardón, Victor Moreno, Marta Solans, Rosanna Peiró, Rocio Capelo, Inés Gómez-Acebo, Jesús Castilla, Antonio José Molina, Xavier Castells, Jone M Altzibar, Virginia Lope, Manolis Kogevinas, Isabelle Romieu, Marina Pollán
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the relationship of the risk of breast cancer (BC) to meat intake, preference regarding degree of cooking ('doneness') and cooking methods, using data from a population-based case-control study (MCC-Spain). STUDY DESIGN: 1006 Histologically confirmed incident BC cases and 1370 controls were recruited in 10 Spanish provinces. Participants were 23-85 years old. They answered an epidemiological survey and a food frequency questionnaire. BC risk was assessed overall, by menopausal status and by pathological subtypes, using logistic and multinomial regression mixed models adjusted for known confounding factors and including province as a random effects term...
April 2018: Maturitas
Rebecca Glaser, Spyridon Marinopoulos, Constantine Dimitrakakis
Breast cancer treatment in women over the age of 80 remains a complex issue due to pre-existing comorbidities, therapy-related toxicities, and the lack of evidence-based data in this population, leading to both overtreatment and under treatment. The average life expectancy of an 80-year-old woman is 9.7 years and chronologic age alone should not be a factor in withholding therapy. Women over age 80 should be treated on an individual basis, taking into account their overall health and life expectancy, their risk of dying from breast cancer versus other causes, and the benefits versus toxicities of therapies for their tumor...
April 2018: Maturitas
Bunzo Nakata, Kenji Kuroda, Yasuhiko Yoshida, Nozomi Iimori, Go Masuda, Tomihiro Lee, Masashige Tendo, Takeshi Hori, Hiroshi Sato, Tetsuro Ishikawa
Here we report the case of a 77-year-old woman with a huge cancer of the right breast for which size was measured on computed tomography in our hospital preoperatively and in other hospital 3 years earlier. During the 3-year untreated interval, the tumor grew from 4 cm to 13 cm in maximum diameter, and the tumor-volume doubling time (TVDT) was calculated as 209 days. The patient underwent mastectomy with axillary lymph node dissection, with the large skin defect covered by autologous skin graft. The pathological diagnosis was pure mucinous carcinoma (MC) of the breast with a low MIB-1 index, no vessel invasion, and no lymph node metastasis...
March 16, 2018: Breast Disease
Philippe Rochigneux, Nicolas Schleinitz, Mikael Ebbo, Marie Aymonier, Bertrand Pourroy, Romain Boissier, Sébastien Salas, Jean-Laurent Deville
Docetaxel is an antimicrotubules cytotoxic agent prescribed widely by medical oncologists in multiple tumor types (breast, lung, prostate, stomach, head, and neck). However, the side effects of docetaxel are numerous (cytopenia, peripheral edema, myalgia, arthralgia, alopecia, and sensitive neuropathy) and recent concerns have been raised about neutropenic enterocolitis in France. Here, we report the case of a 57-year-old patient with metastatic prostatic cancer, who developed a severe myositis and fasciitis grade IV 1 week after his second docetaxel infusion...
March 20, 2018: Anti-cancer Drugs
Philip R Cohen
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin cancer. Myoepithelial cells are specialized epithelial cells. Basal cell carcinoma with myoepithelial differentiation is a rare tumor. A 71-year-old man with a basal cell carcinoma with myoepithelial differentiation that presented as an asymptomatic red papule of two months duration on his forehead is described. Including the reported patient, this variant of basal cell carcinoma has been described in 16 patients: 11 men and five women. The patients ranged in age at diagnosis from 43 years to 83 years; the median age at diagnosis was 66 years...
January 17, 2018: Curēus
Alaa Abd-Elsayed, Samuel Lee, Markus Jackson
Background: Intercostal neuralgia is a complex and difficult-to-treat condition. We present 2 cases that demonstrate the safe and effective use of thermal radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to achieve significant pain relief. Case Reports: Our first patient was a 62-year-old female who developed chronic chest pain following lumpectomy for breast cancer and failed conservative management. Two intercostal diagnostic nerve blocks were performed with good results. One block provided pain relief for 3 weeks, and the other provided pain relief for 5 weeks...
2018: Ochsner Journal
Ronald E Gangnon, Natasha K Stout, Oguzhan Alagoz, John M Hampton, Brian L Sprague, Amy Trentham-Dietz
OBJECTIVE: Breast cancer simulation models must take changing mortality rates into account to evaluate the potential impact of cancer control interventions. We estimated mortality rates due to breast cancer and all other causes combined to determine their impact on overall mortality by year, age, and birth cohort. METHODS: Based on mortality rates from publicly available datasets, an age-period-cohort model was used to estimate the proportion of deaths due to breast cancer for US women aged 0 to 119 years, with birth years 1900 to 2000...
April 2018: Medical Decision Making: An International Journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making
Ramya Vangipuram, Tiffany Hinojosa, Daniel J Lewis, Christopher Downing, Caleb Hixson, Julio César Salas-Alanis, Stephen K Tyring
A 75-year-old African-American man presented with a 3-year history of painless, fluid-filled blisters, for which his primary care physician had treated him with doxycycline, cephalexin, and topical corticosteroids, with no significant improvement. The blisters had ruptured spontaneously and healed with scarring. He denied antecedent trauma. His medical history was remarkable for insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, primary cutaneous melanoma status-post excision, and breast cancer status-post mastectomy and chemotherapy...
2018: Skinmed
María Del Mar Sáez Freire, Adrián Blanco Gómez, Sonia Castillo Lluva, Aurora Gómez Vecino, Julie Milena Galvis Jiménez, Carmen Martín Seisdedos, María Isidoro García, Lourdes Hontecillas Prieto, María Begoña García-Cenador, Francisco Javier García Criado, María Carmen Patino Alonso, Purificación Galindo Villardón, Jian-Hua Mao, Carlos Prieto, Andrés Castellanos Martín, Lars Kaderali, Jesús Pérez Losada
The incidence of breast cancer increases with age until menopause, and breast cancer is more aggressive in younger women. The existence of epidemiological links between breast cancer and aging indicates that both processes share some common mechanisms of development. Oxidative stress is associated with both cancer susceptibility and aging. Here we observed that ERBB2-positive breast cancer, which developed in genetically heterogeneous ERBB2-positive transgenic mice generated by a backcross, is more aggressive in chronologically younger than in older mice (differentiated by the median survival of the cohort that was 79 weeks), similar to what occurs in humans...
March 14, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
Roberto Angioli, Daniela Luvero, Grazia Armento, Stella Capriglione, Francesco Plotti, Giuseppe Scaletta, Salvatore Lopez, Roberto Montera, Alessandra Gatti, Giovan Battista Serra, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici, Corrado Terranova
As growing of old women population, menopausal women will also increase: an accurate estimation of postmenopausal population is an essential information for health care providers considering that with aging, the incidence of all cancers is expected to increase. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has proven to be highly effective in alleviating menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, dyspareunia, sexual disorders, and insomnia and in preventing osteoporosis. According to preclinical data, estrogen and progesterone are supposed to be involved in the induction and progression of breast and endometrial cancers...
April 2018: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
Maioli E, Daveri E, Maellaro E, Ietta F, Cresti L, Valacchi G
In the past few years, we focused the interest on rottlerin, an old/new natural substance that, over the time, has revealed a number of cellular and molecular targets, all potentially implicated in the fight against cancer. Past and recent literature well demonstrated that rottlerin is an inhibitor of enzymes, transcription factors and signaling molecules that control cancer cell life and death. Although the rottlerin anticancer activity has been mainly ascribed to apoptosis and/or autophagy induction, recent findings unveiled the existence of additional mechanisms of toxicity...
March 12, 2018: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Anita Lwanga, Michael Anis, Mohamed Ayoubi, Jaya Sharma, Pam Khosla
Myiasis is the infestation of humans with dipterous larvae. Traditionally, myiasis was thought to affect individuals living in tropical regions, however, several cases in temperate zones have been reported. We encountered two patients with histories of malignancies that presented with complaints of myiasis, in Chicago, in the spring and summer of 2016. The first patient, a 54-year-old female with a history of breast cancer, presented with complaints of maggots infesting her postsurgical chest wounds. She was diagnosed with sepsis, cellulitis, and wound myiasis...
January 10, 2018: Curēus
Rajender Kumar, Bhagwant Rai Mittal, Anish Bhattacharya, Harmandeep Singh, Shrawan Kumar Singh
The male breast cancer is very less common as compared with the female breast cancer. We report a case of 64-year-old man who presented with the history of lower urinary tract symptoms. The digital rectal examination revealed hard and nodular prostate, and serum prostate-specific antigen level was 23.4 ng/mL. Ga-labeled prostate-specific membrane antigen PET/CT revealed prostate-specific membrane antigen-expressing lesions in the prostate, axillary tail of the right breast, and axillary lymph nodes. Histology from prostate revealed prostate carcinoma, whereas fine-needle aspiration from the breast revealed invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast...
March 13, 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Andrea A Cohee, Silvia M Bigatti, Cleveland G Shields, Shelley A Johns, Timothy Stump, Patrick O Monahan, Victoria L Champion
BACKGROUND: Partners of breast cancer survivors experience the effects of a spouse's cancer years after treatment. Partners of younger survivors (YPs) may experience greater problems than partners of older survivors (OPs), just as younger survivors experience greater problems than their older counterparts. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to (1) compare quality of life (QoL) in YPs and OPs and (2) determine contributing factors to each group's QoL. METHODS: Cross-sectional data were collected from YPs (n = 227) and OPs (n = 281) through self-report...
March 13, 2018: Cancer Nursing
Yakup Bozkaya, Gökmen Umut Erdem, Nebi Serkan Demirci
Arthralgia, myalgia, paresthesia, reduced bone mineral density, vasomotor side effects including hot flashes and night sweats, genitourinary symptoms including decreased libido, vaginal dryness and dyspareunia are common side effects of aromatase inhibitors. Unlike the common side effects, the information on neurological side effects like hallucination of aromatase inhibitor was limited in literature cases. Herein, we reported a case of hallucination related to anastrozole in a patient with metastatic breast cancer...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
J J Zhu, D C Jiao, J H Qiao, L N Wang, Y Z Ma, Z D Lu, Z Z Liu
Objective: To explore the expression of androgen receptor (AR) in the tissues as well as its association with the clinicopathological factors of primary breast cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC), and analyze the effect of AR in the prediction of pathologic complete response (PCR) rate. Method: A total of 668 breast cancer patients treated with NAC in Henan Cancer Hospital between March 2014 and June 2017 were retrospectively reviewed. The relationship of AR expression and clinicopathological characteristics was calculated using chi square test...
February 27, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Karan Lal, Travis J Morrell, Michael Cunningham, Patrick OʼDonnell, Nikki A Levin, Kristine M Cornejo
Cutaneous mixed tumor (chondroid syringoma) is the cutaneous counterpart of pleomorphic adenoma of salivary glands, comprised of both epithelial and mesenchymal components. Malignant transformation is exceptionally rare, with only a few cases reported. We report a case of a malignant cutaneous mixed tumor in an 86-year-old white man who presented with a pink indurated plaque on his left scapula. He had a history of nonmelanoma skin cancers, a stage IB malignant melanoma of a lower extremity and Gleason 4 + 3 prostate cancer treated with brachytherapy, external beam irradiation, and bicalutamide...
March 6, 2018: American Journal of Dermatopathology
H Y Khoo, W J Tan, Y T Cheong
Patients with breast cancer normally present with breast lump or abnormal mammogram. Dermatomyositis is rarely the first presentation. We present a case of a 63-year-old woman who had generalised dermatitis, progressive fatigue and muscle weakness. She was first diagnosed as dermatomyositis and subsequently breast cancer. Her rash and muscle weakness progressed drastically over a month. Tumescent mastectomy and axillary surgery was performed, which led to gradual regression of her dermatomyositis over six months...
February 2018: Medical Journal of Malaysia
Tsutomu Sugihara, Mitsuru Koizumi, Keiko Hayakawa, Yoshinori Ito, Naohiro Sata
Atypical femoral fractures (AFFs) occur in both osteoporosis patients and cancer patients who receive long-term bisphosphonate treatment. Denosumab offers an alternative approach for the treatment of bone metastases. We describe a 59-year-old woman with a history of breast carcinoma and bone metastasis who was prescribed denosumab for 4 years. The patient had no history of any prior bisphosphonate use. Bone scintigraphy showed an abnormal uptake in the right femur, which was confirmed as an impending AFF or atypical femoral stress reaction...
March 7, 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Amnon A Berger, Cathleen E Matrai, Tessa Cigler, Melissa K Frey
Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in the United States. With an increasing rate of survivorship and extended life span for patients with metastatic disease, the demand for palliative care is increasing. Although uncommon, metastases to gynaecologic organs have been reported and are often present with post-menopausal bleeding. Post-menopausal bleeding can become clinically significant and have a detrimental effect on quality of life. We report the case of a 70-year-old woman with symptomatic vaginal bleeding caused by breast cancer metastatic to her uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes and ovaries...
2018: Ecancermedicalscience
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