Breast Cancer News

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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

6/24/2014
3D Mammograms May Improve Breast Cancer Screening

Higher detection rates, fewer false alarms seen with newer technology, study says

6/23/2014
Women With Breast Cancer Genes More Likely to Choose Extensive Surgery

Nearly three-quarters of patients changed their plans after learning they had increased risk: study

6/18/2014
Mammography Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths by 28 Percent: Study

But experts say women still need risks, benefits spelled out

6/18/2014
Breast Cancer Surgery Rates Vary Greatly in Canada

Those living farther from radiation centers more likely to receive mastectomy, study finds

6/17/2014
MRIs Plus Mammograms Best for High-Risk Women, Study Finds

Canadian researchers say combination better for those at risk of breast cancer

6/16/2014
Older Breast Cancer Patients Do Follow Drug Therapy: Study

7-year review finds adherence to recommendations for preventing cancer return

6/11/2014
Tumor-Targeting Agent Attaches to Cancer Cells: Study

New molecule may lead to improvements in detection and treatment, researchers say

6/11/2014
Red Meat May Raise Breast Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

Eating more fish, nuts, poultry may help, but findings don't prove cause-and-effect

6/10/2014
Moles May Be Harbinger of Higher Breast Cancer Risk

Studies found that women with more moles on their arms had slightly higher chance of malignancies

6/10/2014
Breast Cancer Drug Herceptin Linked to Risk of Heart Problems: Study

But most of these effects reverse after women finish treatment, experts say

6/9/2014
Sophisticated Chest Scans May Raise Children's Lifetime Cancer Risk

These imaging tests expose kids with heart disease to high doses of radiation, researchers report

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