Breast Cancer News

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11/26/2014
Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows

Largest number of obesity-related cancers diagnosed in North America and Europe, researchers report

11/25/2014
New Device May Make Mammograms More Comfortable

Less pain was reported in study, while image quality was still preserved, researcher says

11/19/2014
Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy

Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend, one expert said

11/13/2014
Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients

Treatment-related discomfort, swelling helped by the approaches, studies find

11/12/2014
Guidelines Aim to Reduce 2nd Surgeries After Breast Cancer Lumpectomy

Currently, 1 in 4 women who undergo lump removal require a follow-up surgery, study finds

11/11/2014
Phone Counseling Helps Rural Women With Cancer Gene Tests

Telephone could be a lifeline for these patients, researchers say

11/7/2014
Are the Lactose Intolerant Safer From Some Cancers?

Researchers suspect diet may play role in possible reduced risk

11/4/2014
Breast Cancer Patients Might Prefer 'Invisible Tattoo'

Dark ink used to mark treatment area is a permanent reminder of the disease, researchers say

10/31/2014
Generic Drugs May Help Breast Cancer Patients Stick to Therapy

Cost a key factor for women to maintain hormone treatment regimen, researchers report

10/31/2014
Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, Hispanics

You can't change your genes, but you can control your weight, researcher says

10/28/2014
After Breast Cancer, Depression Risk Lingers

Study finds survivors more likely to need hospital care, antidepressants to cope than cancer-free women

10/21/2014
Gene May Help Shield Hispanic Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says

Genetic variation also linked to less dense tissue

10/20/2014
Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer, Study Reports

Taking drug in addition to chemotherapy also reduces risk of cancer recurrence

10/16/2014
Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Breast Cancer Survival

Proper diet, exercise, weight control among factors that may help, experts say

10/15/2014
Medicare Subsidy Helps Breast Cancer Patients Afford Treatment

'Extra Help' program leads to more women on hormone therapy, study reports

10/13/2014
Anesthetic During Breast-Removal Surgery May Reduce Long-Term Pain

Mastectomy patients benefit from lidocaine, study says

10/6/2014
Cancer Diagnosis Can Take Toll on Mental Health, Study Finds

Breast cancer particularly troubling, researchers report

10/3/2014
More Women Having Reconstruction Surgery After Breast Cancer Treatment

Study finds notable rise in number of women once considered at high risk for the procedure

10/1/2014
Rat Study Suggests Light at Night Might Hamper Breast Cancer Therapy

Tumors in rodents exposed to dim light seemed to develop resistance to a common cancer drug

9/30/2014
Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors

Finding is yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight, experts say

9/30/2014
Herceptin Best for Certain Breast Cancer Patients, Study Says

Drug should remain standard of care for HER2-positive tumors, doctors say

9/29/2014
Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer

Women with HER2-positive tumors gained an average 16 more months of life with Perjeta, study finds

9/26/2014
Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer in Black Women

Finding was specific to tough-to-treat estrogen receptor-negative tumors, researchers say

9/25/2014
Increasing Skirt Sizes May Hike Your Breast Cancer Risk: Study

British researchers suggest that going up a size every 10 years raised chances of disease by 33 percent

9/16/2014
Some Benefits of Screening Elderly Women for Breast Cancer Questioned

Mammograms for those aged 69 to 75 could result in overtreatment, researchers caution

9/9/2014
Can Prediabetes Raise Risk of Certain Cancers?

Study found link to breast, colon, liver and other tumors

9/5/2014
Bras Blameless for Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Contrary to media reports, researchers found no evidence wearing them boosted chances of disease

9/4/2014
Is Soy a Foe to Women With Breast Cancer?

Study raises questions about the effect of its estrogen-like properties

9/3/2014
Personal Reminders Seem to Boost Mammography Rates

Signed letter from family doctor generates greater response, study finds

9/3/2014
'Angelina Jolie Effect' Prompted More Testing for Breast Cancer Genes: Study

Women at greatest risk were the ones who sought genetic counseling, researcher said

9/2/2014
Complication Rates Low With Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction: Study

But there was slightly higher risk of complications with double mastectomy, researchers added

9/2/2014
New Guidelines for Treating Form of Advanced Breast Cancer

Four-fifths of advanced cases are HER2-negative tumors, doctors' group says

9/2/2014
Double Mastectomy Doesn't Improve Survival, Study Finds

But many more women in U.S. are choosing the radical procedure

8/20/2014
Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study

Most were satisfied with their decision, researchers noted

8/18/2014
Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests

Screening shouldn't be done when patients have less than a 10-year life expectancy, researchers say

8/15/2014
Exercise Helps Protect Black Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says

Research confirms findings previously noted for whites

8/14/2014
Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women: Study

Experts think anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin might help cancer treatments work better

8/12/2014
Bone Drugs Don't Lower Breast Cancer Risk After All, Study Finds

Instead, low estrogen might be the beneficial factor, researcher suggests

8/11/2014
Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women, Study Finds

But the effect quickly fades once workouts stop, researchers noted

8/7/2014
Millions Given Access to Breast, Cervical Cancer Screening: CDC

Report details success of CDC program for women with limited health care access

8/7/2014
New Cancer Classification System Might Boost Patient Outcomes

Categorizing tumors by cell type and not the organ they grow in may alter treatment, experts say

8/6/2014
Sharp Rise in Risk With New Breast Cancer Gene, Scientists Say

One in three women with PALB2 mutation will develop disease by age 70

8/5/2014
Women Over 75 May Benefit From Mammograms

Study says early-stage cancer detection is key, but another expert says it may lead to 'overtreatment'

8/1/2014
Some Birth Control Pills May Up Breast Cancer Risk

High-dose estrogen formulations linked to greater risk in women under 50, experts find

7/16/2014
Removing Healthy Breast of Little Benefit to Breast Cancer Patients: Study

Women choosing the procedure gained just one to seven extra months of life over 20 years, researchers say

7/9/2014
Breast Cancer Drug Aromasin May Be Option for Some Premenopausal Women

It produced lower 5-year recurrence rates compared to tamoxifen, but didn't boost overall survival, study finds

7/7/2014
Men Develop Breast Cancer, Too

But little research is done on male treatments, expert says

7/4/2014
Cholesterol Levels May Be Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

But research is still preliminary, experts say

7/2/2014
'Generally Reassuring' Findings on Fertility Drugs, Women's Cancers

But researchers still urge long-term monitoring

7/1/2014
Mammography Costs Soar for Seniors, But Detection Rates the Same: Study

Research hasn't shown expensive technologies benefit women over 65, researcher says