Breast Cancer News

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4/23/2015
Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal

Better pre-surgical chemotherapy means more of the breast can safely be saved, researchers say

4/23/2015
4/22/2015
New Technology Tests Tumors Inside the Patient to Find Best Treatment

Experimental devices might reduce risk of side effects, lower costs, researchers say

4/20/2015
Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s, Panel Says

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every 2 years for all after 50

4/20/2015
Black Women More Likely to Have Dense Breast Tissue, Study Shows

Finding may help explain greater breast cancer risk in this population, researchers say

4/20/2015
U.S. Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise 50 Percent by 2030

Elderly women will account for growing proportion of cases, study predicts

4/15/2015
Chemo for Breast Cancer Erases Woman's Fingerprints

Side effect is very rare, tied to drug-linked inflammation of hands, experts say

4/7/2015
Genes Linked to Breast, Ovarian Cancers Act Differently in Each Woman: Study

Angelina Jolie's decision for surgery might not be right for everyone carrying BRCA mutations

4/6/2015
Costlier Breast Cancer Treatments Linked to Better Survival

Study shows recent advances help improve odds, but medical bills are rising

4/6/2015
Breast Cancer Patients Concerned About Genetic Risk, Survey Finds

But almost half don't have conversation with doctor about potential for future problems

4/3/2015
Breast Cancer Surgery Now Often Involves Fewer Lymph Nodes

2010 study led to a change in practice

3/30/2015
Breast Cancer Is Not One Disease, Experts Say

New focus on tumor subtypes could help patients, according to medical groups

3/30/2015
Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer

Small, but steady declines in deaths seen over past decade

3/27/2015
Connection Between Diabetes, Advanced Breast Cancer Detected in Study

Findings suggest need to modify screening methods

3/19/2015
Study Finds Racial Differences in Choices for Breast Cancer Care

Blacks, Hispanics more likely to be guided by referrals, health plan limits

3/17/2015
Dietary Dioxins Don't Seem to Increase Breast Cancer Risk: Study

But, researchers say more study needed to confirm findings

3/17/2015
Study Questions Accuracy of Many Breast Cancer Biopsies

Abnormal cells are misidentified in one-fourth of cases, research suggests

3/11/2015
Transgender People Do Not Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk, Study Shows

Research based on VA medical records finds no bump up in risk, despite use of hormone therapy

3/10/2015
More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women's Hearts

Review also found raised risk of stroke for some, although timing of use may be a key factor

3/9/2015
Study Links Family History of Prostate Cancer to Breast Cancer Risk

Doctors should ask about medical history of first-degree male relatives, researchers say

3/6/2015
New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes

But other experts warn it's too soon to say the treatment is safe

3/6/2015
Breast Cancer Survivors May Have Higher Thyroid Cancer Risk

It's unclear how the conditions might be connected; experts recommend caution

3/4/2015
Drug May Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Avoid Early Menopause

Standard chemo can end fertility, but adding goserelin helped some survivors go on to conceive, study found

2/19/2015
Mammogram Rates May Fall When Women Learn of 'Overdiagnosis' Risk

Study found patients were more reluctant to undergo the screen if told it often caught less harmful disease

2/19/2015
More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago

Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

2/17/2015
Too Few Breast Cancer Patients Getting Radiation After Mastectomy: Study

More than a third with 'locally advanced' disease don't get treatment aimed at preventing tumor's return

2/11/2015
U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests

Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

2/5/2015
2 Genetic Variants for Breast Cancer Identified

London scientists say variants most strongly linked to estrogen receptor-positive disease

2/4/2015
FDA Approves New Breast Cancer Drug

Ibrance is targeted for postmenopausal women with advanced disease

2/4/2015
Lung Cancer No. 1 Cancer Killer of Women in Wealthy Nations

It has been the leading cancer killer of American women for many years

2/4/2015
1/30/2015
Breast Reconstruction Complications Similar for Older, Younger Women

But risk of blood clots higher with use of seniors' own tissue instead of implants

1/29/2015
Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds

Effect was more pronounced if cancer had a grim prognosis

1/28/2015
Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests

Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say

1/26/2015
Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Their Cancer

Problem more pronounced among minority women, study finds

1/15/2015
Unhealthy Insulin Levels May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Study of postmenopausal women suggested hormone levels mattered more than excess weight

1/13/2015
Race, Ethnicity Affect Breast Cancer Survival, Study Shows

New research finds biological differences in tumor type, behavior

1/7/2015
Herceptin May Benefit Some Women With Early Breast Cancer

Drug-chemo combo yields low rate of recurrence after three years, study says

1/7/2015
Study Finds Link Between Cancer Diagnosis, Stroke Risk

Threat was highest first three months after diagnosis, researchers say

12/31/2014
Common Breast Biopsy Finding May Be More Dangerous Than Thought

Thirty percent of women with 'atypical hyperplasia' eventually developed breast cancer, study found

12/31/2014
Falling Cancer Death Rate Means 1.5 Million Lives Saved Over 20 Years

American Cancer Society report finds a 22 percent drop in deaths

12/24/2014
Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk

Blood cancer arises later in about a half-percent of early stage breast cancer patients, study finds

12/21/2014
FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Agency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients

12/12/2014
No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says

Since both involve hormone levels, researchers suspected a possible connection

12/12/2014
Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Women without estrogen-dependent disease benefited most in study

12/12/2014
Gene Test May Help Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor, Study Says

Idea is to identify women who do and don't need further treatment

12/11/2014
New Treatment Shows Promise in Younger Breast Cancer Patients: Study

Suppressing the ovaries and adding an anti-estrogen drug reduced recurrence in premenopausal women

12/10/2014
Many Breast Cancer Patients Get Too Much Radiation Therapy, Research Suggests

Studies show that a shorter course of treatment yields similar benefits, but it remains underused, experts say

12/10/2014
Preliminary Studies Target Advanced Breast Cancers

Combination treatment for estrogen-receptor-positive tumors shows promise, researchers say

12/9/2014
Male Breast Cancer Is Different

Men's tumor types differ; survival is increasing but not as much as for women, study finds