Breast Cancer News

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12/11/2013
New Look at Past Studies Highlights Importance of Mammograms

However, review didn't include women in their 40s, so debate may not end

12/9/2013
Bigger Breasts, Lack of Exercise Tied to Breast Cancer Mortality

But getting more exercise appeared to offer a level of protection, 11-year study found

12/9/2013
Money Problems Can Compromise Breast Cancer Care

Study found gaps in health insurance, lower income and debt reduced chances of recommended therapy

12/6/2013
Obesity, Smoking Might Threaten Implants After Mastectomy

Doctors should counsel patients about the risks, researcher says

12/4/2013
Frequent Mammograms Tied to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer Spread

Patients who had scans at shorter intervals had less lymph node involvement, study found

12/3/2013
Breast-Density Changes May Be Tied to Cancer Risk: Study

Breast tissue that developed cancer tended to undergo more varied density changes over time, research shows

11/27/2013
Even When Breast Cancer Gene Test Is Negative, Risk Can Persist: Study

BRCA screening has its limits in assessing dangers for women with a family history of disease, experts say

11/22/2013
Study Compares Treatments for Arm Swelling Due to Breast Cancer

Costly massages worked no better than simple compression bandages

11/18/2013
Use of Breast MRIs Way Up, Studies Find

But many high-risk women who should get scanned don't, experts add

11/15/2013
Most Men With Breast Cancer Undergo Mastectomy, Study Finds

Surgery, radiation decisions differ between men and women, researchers say

11/14/2013
Many Women Suffer Persistent Pain After Mastectomy

Study suggests that psychological factors may be to blame

11/11/2013
'One-Stop' Radiation Treatment Might Offer Breast Cancer Care Alternative

Study patients received radiation during surgery rather than after

11/11/2013
Poorer Women Delay Examination of Breast Lumps, Study Suggests

Expert says reducing co-pays and doctor's office parking costs might result in more timely evaluation

11/8/2013
Exercise May Help Breast Cancer Survivors Battle Bone Loss

Aerobics and strength training known to counter bone loss in older women, researchers say

11/6/2013
Health Tip: Performing a Breast Self-Exam

Check for lumps, hard knots or thickened areas

10/31/2013
Some Women Cite Personal Growth After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Many in study felt more appreciation for life, closeness with family, friends

10/30/2013
Hormone Levels May Help Predict Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Higher blood concentrations of testosterone, estrogens seem tied to higher odds for the disease

10/29/2013
Breast Cancer Diagnosed at Later Stage in Rural Patients: Study

These women also more likely to undergo a mastectomy, researchers say

10/28/2013
Radiation for Breast Cancer May Raise Heart Risks: Study

But experts say risk of cancer recurrence outweighs small chance of heart disease years later

10/28/2013
Tests May Someday Show Which Breast, Prostate Cancers Will Turn Aggressive

'Markers' in blood, tissue might help determine best treatment for each patient, studies suggest

10/25/2013
After Breast Cancer Surgery, Patient Assistance Programs Can Help

Study found women who turned to these programs were more likely to receive other needed treatments

10/22/2013
Being Web-Savvy Tied to Better Health in Seniors: Study

Nonusers were less likely to exercise, eat a healthy diet or get colon cancer screening

10/21/2013
'Body Clock' May Explain Why Some Body Parts Age Faster Than Others

Nature has a way of keeping time within the human anatomy, study suggests

10/16/2013
Health Tip: Exercising After Breast Cancer

Get your doctor's OK, and don't overdo it

10/15/2013
Anesthesia Technique May Affect Survival After Breast Cancer Surgery: Study

Adding nerve block seemed to reduce recurrence rate

10/14/2013
Could a Neck Injection Ease Tough-to-Bear Hot Flashes?

Small study suggests treatment may offer non-hormonal relief after menopause

10/10/2013
Breast Cancer Patients Have Unrelated Plastic Surgery After Reconstruction

Women who've had a mastectomy sometimes seek procedures such as facelifts, study says

10/7/2013
Experts Urge Routine Test for All Patients With Invasive Breast Cancer

Standardized HER2 screen would help ensure women get appropriate therapy, guideline authors say

10/7/2013
Study Questions Use of Less-Invasive Lymph Node Surgery for Breast Cancer

Sentinel node surgery leaves women with few side effects, but its accuracy may be lacking, experts say

10/4/2013
Mexican Women's Breast Cancer Risk Tied to Breast-Feeding?

Having more than 3 children also appeared to raise risk for aggressive breast disease, study suggests

10/4/2013
Daily Walk May Cut Your Breast Cancer Risk

Study findings are good news for postmenopausal women, experts say

10/1/2013
New Analysis Confirms Hormone Therapy Won't Prevent Disease After Menopause

But follow-up research shows that short-term use for hot flashes remains an option

10/1/2013
Blood Pressure Drug Might Boost Chemo Success, Mouse Study Suggests

Trial under way on patients with pancreatic cancer

10/1/2013
More Black Women in U.S. Diagnosed With Breast Cancer, Report Finds

Whites still have highest rates, but blacks more likely to die

9/30/2013
Perjeta Approved for Early Stage Breast Cancer

Previously used for advanced disease

9/30/2013
FDA Approves First 'Pre-Surgical' Drug for Breast Cancer

Perjeta, which seems to shrink early-stage tumors, can now be used before surgery

9/27/2013
Diabetes Ups Risk for Death From Breast, Colon Cancer, Study Finds

Best defense: Maintain healthy diet, normal weight, one expert says

9/27/2013
Can Eating Peanut Butter Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Later Life?

Regular consumption in childhood tied to 39 percent lower odds of benign breast disease by age 30

9/27/2013
Stem Cells From Fat Might Improve Plastic Surgery

Early study found 'enriched' transplants from liposuction appeared to last longer

9/23/2013
Daily Tasks a Challenge for Many Older Breast Cancer Patients

Physical therapy could help these women, study authors say

9/20/2013
Women Vets May Need More Access to Breast Cancer Services

Improved screening raised demand on system for follow-up care, study suggests

9/19/2013
Shorter Radiation Course Appears Effective for Early Breast Cancer

New protocol could replace current standard, experts say

9/17/2013
Tamoxifen's Mental Side Effects Are Real, Study Shows

But researchers also found drug that may counteract problem from breast cancer treatment

9/17/2013
Report Sees Continued Advances in War Against Cancer

Millions more survive today, and experts say science is paying off

9/16/2013
Unfounded Fear Prompts Some Preventive Mastectomies: Study

Many young women with breast cancer overestimated risk of recurrence in opposite breast

9/16/2013
First Generic Version of Xeloda Approved

To treat colorectal or breast cancers

9/12/2013
Researchers Focus on Likelihood of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Seven tumor-specific genes appear to yield accurate prognosis, study says

9/10/2013
Novel Drug Shows Promise for Early Stage Breast Cancer

Perjeta might gain quick FDA approval

9/9/2013
Most Breast Cancer Deaths Occur in Younger, Unscreened Women: Study

Mammograms should begin at age 40, researcher says

9/4/2013
Most Women Don't Understand Their Breast Cancer Risk: Survey

White women overestimated their odds while other groups underestimated, researcher found