L ianne Kraemer had been living with metastatic breast cancer for more than a year when I met her in December at the Henry B. Inside the main exhibition hall, it seemed that every major pharmaceutical company was putting on its best come-hither show. A pair of young, lithe dancers whipped flowing fabric through the air at a booth for the drug Faslodex, a new injectable from Astra-Zeneca used to treat women with estrogen-fueled advanced breast cancer. Novartis had free cupcakes.
Characteristics and survival of de novo and recurrent metastatic breast cancer in New Zealand
Watch: Report provides a snapshot of failing cancer care in New Zealand. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty. Breast cancer has overtaken lung cancer as the most common form of the disease, accounting for nearly 12 percent of new cases each year worldwide, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday local time. Lung cancer was the most common type for the past two decades, but is now in second place, ahead of colorectal cancer, which is the third most widespread, Ilbawi said.
New Zealand Ellie and Jess Holly Bates expecting first child shattered by breast cancer diagnosis
Background: We aim to examine the characteristics and survival of patients with de novo metastatic breast cancer dnMBC and recurrent metastatic breast cancer rMBC in New Zealand. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to examine cancer-specific survival. Cox proportional hazards regression was used to estimate the adjusted hazard ratio HR of cancer-specific mortality by ethnicity, age, year of diagnosis, socioeconomic deprivation, site of metastases, number of metastatic sites, biomarker subtype and MBC subgroup. There were no differences in breast-cancer specific mortality by ethnicity or socioeconomic deprivation. The adjusted HR for patients with visceral metastases compared to patients with non-visceral metastases was 1.
A young couple who were overjoyed to be expecting their first child together have had their world turned upside down by a devastating cancer diagnosis. Ellie, 34, and Jess Holly Bates, 35, married in a fairytale ceremony in their native Auckland in March, days before the covid crisis hit New Zealand shores. Four months later, Ellie found a lump in her right breast while showering but wasn't immediately concerned because she felt no pain or fatigue.