"About 65% of breast cancer patients develop mild to severe anemia due to illness or chemotherapy," says Dr. Veronika Pasquinelli, a hospital specialist at the Inselspital in Bern. The consequences are mainly depletion states that can result in the so-called "cancer fatigue syndrome".
The right quantity and combination are essential: a blend of minerals, trace elements, vitamins and secondary plant substances can be an effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer. The teacher. Dr. Gerd Nagel, oncologist and president of the Patientenkompetenz Foundation, explains why it is important to help one another.
We think very little about breast cancer: in the metastatic stage, breast cancer is almost never curable. This situation affects a large number of women, of whom there is very little talk: women over 50.
A recent survey showed that most people do not know that advanced breast cancer is almost always fatal. The European campaign "Here & Now" of the pharmaceutical group Novartis aims to improve the information on this fact and thus to support the women concerned.
Due to a hereditary genetic defect, Birgit Steiner * has had breast cancer. We talked about her experience and her treatment with her and with Dr. Dr. Knauer, the surgeon of breast surgery at the Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen.
She is a prime example of the "happy" outcome of breast cancer. "Happy" because Julia Jansen's cancer was detected at an early stage. "Happy" also because this retiree was so little intimidated by his illness: we explain it to you in a conversation with Julia Jansen and her doctor the Prof. Dr. Knauer, Chief Medical Officer of Breast Surgery at the Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen.
From the initial diagnosis, Rosemarie Graf * 's breast cancer had already spread to the axillary ganglia. She followed chemotherapy, then the operation and finally other treatments. Years later, this woman approaching her sixties struggled a second time against breast cancer.
"Cytostatics inhibit the metabolic cycles responsible for growth or cell division. Their goal is to destroy rapidly growing cancer cells as quickly as possible, but they reach other healthy cells with rapid division, such as skin cells or mucous membranes, "explains Professor Robert Hunger, dermatologist at Of the Inselspital of Bern.
After chemotherapy, patients with breast cancer may suffer for a long time from apathy and fatigue. The good news is that it is possible to do something against this cancer-related fatigue, also called Cancer Related Fatigue (CRF). Dr. Morant, FMH specialist in oncology-hematology and medical director of Tumorzentrum ZeTuP St. Gallen, Rapperswil and Chur, describes the context and treatment possibilities.