Diane Radford, M.D.

Posts Tagged ‘breast cancer’

July 29, 2014
Ann Pietrangelo

Ann Pietrangelo   Ann Pietrangelo is the author of No More Secs! and Catch That Look. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and her work is published on sites all around the web. Ann and her husband, Jim, are partners in WebCamp One, LLC, a website development and content creation company. When they’re not working or hanging out with their cat, Smokey, Jim and Ann can be found strolling the…

April 25, 2013
A portion of the heart is included in the radiated field with free-breathing radiation

The paper by Darby and others published March 14th 2013 in the New England Journal of Medicine has caused a firestorm of media coverage. The authors report on over 900 women who had been treated for breast cancer in Scandinavia who suffered a major coronary event and compared them with over twelve hundred control individuals. The Swedish women were treated between 1958 and 2001, the Danish women 1977 to 2000. The authors concluded that the risk…

October 13, 2012
Less Axillary Surgery for Breast Cancer: Minimizing Harm

Cancer survival rates are increasing in the US. The American Cancer Society reported recently that by 2022 the number of survivors will soar to almost 18 million, up from 13 million in 2010. In my field, breast cancer, death rates have been decreasing since 1990. A 25% increase in the number of breast cancer survivors between 2010 and 2020 is predicted. These figures mean that those who have been diagnosed with and treated for cancer are living…

January 20, 2012
The Screening Mammography Furor: My Viewpoint as a Breast Surgeon

“I am in a reflective mood as I lie here in the sunshine at the end of my life.” So began the article by Dr M. Maureen Roberts, published posthumously, in the British Medical Journal on 4th Nov 1989, in which she considered the efficacy of the mammography screening program in the UK (1). She continued “Breast cancer has caught up with me, after eight good years.” Maureen Roberts was the clinical director of the Edinburgh Breast…