Breast Cancer News

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6/9/2014
Many Women With Breast Cancer Get Too Little Exercise

Physical activity linked to improved survival odds, experts say

6/4/2014
Medicaid Patients Get Worse Cancer Care, Studies Contend

Researchers found screening, treatments weren't as good as patients with private insurance

6/3/2014
Some Breast Cancer Patients May Get Drug-Linked Heart Failure: Study

But many aren't getting treated for the condition, researchers say

6/2/2014
Certain Breast Cancer Patients May Need Little Treatment After Tumor Removal

Study might provide an option to women with very small HER2-positive tumors

6/1/2014
Newer Anti-Estrogen Treatment May Benefit Younger Breast Cancer Survivors

Drug appears more effective than tamoxifen at reducing recurrence in premenopausal women: study

5/30/2014
Drug May Lower Odds of Early Menopause in Breast Cancer Patients

When added to chemotherapy, it also boosted survival rates, researchers report

5/27/2014
New Guidelines Recommend Longer Tamoxifen Treatment

Breast cancer survivors may benefit from taking the estrogen-blocking drug for up to 10 years, experts say

5/27/2014
Memory Problems After Chemo Linked to Brain Changes

Study finds drop in brain activity during multitasking in women who had chemotherapy for breast cancer

5/21/2014
Double Mastectomy Often Not Needed, Study Finds

Most women who have both breasts removed have low risk of opposite-breast cancer, researchers say

5/16/2014
Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer Nearly Twice as Common in Black Women: Study

Income differences didn't account for higher risk, researchers report

5/16/2014
Surgery Isn't Only Option for Women With Ovarian Cancer Genes

Breast-feeding, birth control pills and getting fallopian tubes tied may also cut cancer risk, study finds

5/15/2014
Could a Blood Test Predict Breast Cancer's Return?

Study suggests routine sample might provide information critical to treatment

5/15/2014
Obesity May Raise Breast Cancer Death Risk for Some Women

Study found younger, obese patients with estrogen receptor-positive disease were more likely to die

5/13/2014
Lung Cancer Not on Many Women's Radar: Survey

Although lung cancer is biggest cancer killer, women believe breast cancer is a bigger concern

5/7/2014
Ultrasound of Lymph Nodes No Less Accurate for Obese Women, Study Says

Findings are 'reassuring' for breast cancer patients, according to researcher

5/5/2014
Major Women's Health Study Paid Big Dividends

Scientists say HRT research has returned $140 for every $1 spent on the $260 million trial

5/5/2014
Experts Issue Treatment Guidelines for Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer

Up to one-fifth of patients will have these 'HER2-positive' tumors, oncologists' group says

4/30/2014
Radiation May Equal Surgery, With Easier Recovery, for Cancerous Lymph Nodes

Study of breast cancer patients found fewer complications with nonsurgical treatment

4/30/2014
'Freezing' Technique May Work for Some Women With Early Breast Cancer

Less invasive procedure destroyed all cancer cells when tumor was 1 centimeter or less

4/28/2014
Joblessness an Unwanted Side Effect of Chemo for Breast Cancer

Survey found over one-third who had the drug therapy were unemployed four years later

4/21/2014
False-Positive Mammograms Don't Deter Women From Future Screening: Study

While most experienced short-term anxiety, it was gone within a year, researchers say

4/18/2014
So-Called 'Apple Shape' Not a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer: Study

Overweight, not waist size, was tied to higher odds of developing disease in older women

4/15/2014
Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return

Study found DNA-based screen was more than 90 percent accurate in predicting recurrence

4/14/2014
Cheaper 'Gene Panel' Screening May Reveal Cancer Risks

Study suggests this as alternative to whole genome sequencing

4/11/2014
Vegetables in Childhood May Benefit Breast Health

Girls who ate carotenoid-rich foods less likely to have breast conditions, study finds

4/9/2014
High-Fat Diet May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Study found women who ate the most saturated fat were more likely to develop tumors

4/8/2014
Could Daughter's Cancer Risk Be Affected by Father's Age at Birth?

Early study tied younger dads to higher odds of breast, ovarian tumors, and older dads to increased risk of uterine disease

4/7/2014
4/3/2014
Fertility Drugs May Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

But subset of women who took Clomid for more than 12 cycles appeared more likely to get invasive breast cancer

4/1/2014
New Review Suggests Benefits of Annual Mammograms Are Overstated

Analysis of 50 years of clinical data adds to controversy over who should be screened, how often

3/30/2014
Many Breast Cancer Survivors Suffer Financially, Study Finds

Doctors urged to consider treatment implications for their patients

3/27/2014
Slight Drop in Rate of Advanced Cancers, CDC Says

Number of cases where tumors have spread beyond origins declined, but experts say more can be done

3/24/2014
New Guidelines Might Limit Need for Lymph Node Removal for Breast Cancer

Recommendation could spare many women discomfort from painful arm swelling, experts say

3/24/2014
Targeted Radiation Might Help Fight Advanced Breast Cancer: Study

Therapy kills small vessels that feed liver tumors linked to breast cancer's spread

3/21/2014
Routine Mammograms Found Not Helpful for Most Women Over 70

More harm than good can result, and decision should be made case by case, study says

3/20/2014
Daily Exercise Lowers Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Benefit varies by tumor type, but it's another reason to encourage physical activity, researchers say

3/19/2014
Study Supports Radiation When Breast Cancer Spreads to Few Lymph Nodes

Experts say new study may clear up questions as to whether the treatment is beneficial

3/11/2014
Whole-Genome Scans Not Quite Ready for Widespread Use: Study

Tests are promising but not yet reliable enough, experts say

3/4/2014
Yoga May Help Breast Cancer Patients During Radiation Therapy

Study found it lowered levels of stress hormones, reduced fatigue, improved quality of life

2/26/2014
Necks, Butts Growth Areas for U.S. Plastic Surgeons

More than 15 million cosmetic surgeries and minimally invasive procedures performed in 2013

2/24/2014
Ovarian Cancer Gene May Point to Early Removal of Ovaries: Study

In particular, women with BRCA1 mutation should have surgery by age 35, researchers say

2/19/2014
Avastin Shows Mixed Results Against Different Cancers

Drug improved survival by 4 months with cervical cancer, but no such benefit seen with brain tumors

2/18/2014
More Breast Cancer Patients Choosing Reconstructive Surgery, Study Finds

But rates vary widely from state to state, and doctors worry that not all women have equal access to procedures

2/12/2014
Annual Mammograms Don't Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths, Study Contends

But some outside experts cite flaws in the 25-year review of screening's effects on women

2/12/2014
Double Mastectomy May Benefit Some Women With Inherited Breast Cancer

Study found procedure might cut risk of death in half for those with certain genetic mutations

2/11/2014
Gene Exam Might Predict Breast Cancer Progression

Behavior of 55 genes linked to likelihood of disease spreading, study suggests

2/7/2014
Running Might Beat Walking for Breast Cancer Survivors

Runners were less likely than walkers to die of the disease during nine-year study, but the findings aren't foolproof

2/7/2014
Expanded DNA Testing Might Allow Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment

Researchers were able to pinpoint specific therapies for some women in study

1/30/2014
Doctors May Need to Revise How They Evaluate Breast Biopsy Results

One form of abnormal breast cells does not present lower risk after all, study finds

1/27/2014
Yoga May Reduce Fatigue, Inflammation in Breast Cancer Survivors

Researchers think improved sleep may be the key to benefits