Breast Cancer News

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

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

8/28/2013
Drinking Before First Pregnancy Raises Risk of Breast Cancer: Study

Experts urge alcohol moderation for women during this time of life

8/26/2013
Terms Docs Use Can Influence Patients' Cancer Choices

Clearer definitions might avoid unnecessary treatments, study says

8/15/2013
Breast-Feeding May Protect Some Women Against Breast Cancer

Study found tumors were discovered later in life in nonsmoking patients who breast-fed longer than six months

8/14/2013
MRIs May Spur Unneeded Mastectomies in Older Women With Breast Cancer

More aggressive surgery not always backed by evidence, study authors say

8/14/2013
More Women Consider Gene Test After Angelina Jolie Mastectomy Revelation

About 6 million women nationwide say they'd very likely consult with their doctor, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

7/30/2013
Can Some Women Safely Skip Breast Surgery?

Certain lesions probably won't progress to cancer, study finds

7/30/2013
Experts Call for Redefinition of 'Cancer'

Many growths are slow to progress and nonlethal, only leading to unnecessary treatment, panel says

7/25/2013
Family History of Cancer May Raise Risk for Other Types of Tumors

Large European study looked at people with close relatives who'd been affected

7/24/2013
Mammogram Recalls Higher at Hospitals Than Private Practices: Study

Repeat tests cause anxiety and additional costs for patients

7/23/2013
New Clues to Why Black Women Fare Worse Against Breast Cancer

Study found their tumors were more advanced at diagnosis and they were more likely to have other health problems

7/18/2013
Menopausal Hot Flashes Might Be More Intense for Cancer Survivors

But these women may cope better than others, study also found

7/9/2013
Women at High Breast Cancer Risk Should Consider Preventive Drugs: Experts

Tamoxifen, other meds worth discussing with doctors, new recommendations say

7/2/2013
Can Long-Term Night Work Raise Breast Cancer Risk?

Women who worked later hours for 30 years or more had double the chances of disease, study found

6/28/2013
Fish Habit May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

Researchers found that higher fatty acid intake cut chances of disease by 14 percent

6/27/2013
Rural Women Less Likely to Get Preferred Breast Cancer Treatment: Study

Radiation after lumpectomy less common in country than city, researchers find

6/13/2013
Which Women Might Benefit From Drugs to Prevent Breast Cancer?

New research suggests it depends on certain gene variations

6/11/2013
Mammography Doesn't Reduce Breast Cancer Death Rates: U.K. Study

But U.S. expert cites flaws in study, notes other research came to different conclusions

6/10/2013
Cutting Unneeded CT Scans in Kids Could Lower Future Cancer Risk

Reducing radiation dosage would also help, study found

6/9/2013
Healthy Grilling Tips for Summer Barbecues

Enjoy outdoor cooking while keeping cancer risk to a minimum, expert urges

6/6/2013
Low Breast-Feeding Rate Linked to Early Deaths, Illnesses: Study

Cost to U.S. is $17 billion a year, researchers say, but experts question findings

6/4/2013
Many Young Breast Cancer Patients May Opt for a Mastectomy

Disease stage and genetic factors may be related to women's treatment decisions, study shows

6/3/2013
Many Black Women Prone to Gene-Driven Breast Cancer: Study

Researchers say finding underscores need for DNA screening

6/3/2013
Fine-Tuning Breast Cancer Treatments: What Works Better?

Studies compared side effects with different Taxol schedules, and between radiation and surgery

6/2/2013
Doubling Time on Tamoxifen Cuts Odds for Breast Cancer's Return: Study

10 years on the drug did increase side effects, but survival gains may be worth it, researchers say

5/22/2013
American Cancer Society Celebrates 100 Years of Progress

One million cancer deaths avoided since 1990s, group says

5/15/2013
Cancer Patients May Face Higher Bankruptcy Odds

Washington state study found a nearly tripled risk, with younger adults most vulnerable

5/15/2013
Angelina Jolie Will Have Ovaries Removed to Lower Chances of Cancer: Report

Actress has already had double mastectomy due to gene linked to high risk for breast, ovarian cancer

5/14/2013
Metformin Won't Aid Breast Cancer Survival in Diabetics

Study counters prior research suggesting the medicine might help cancer patients

5/14/2013
Angelina Jolie Has Preventive Double Mastectomy

Testing revealed she carries a genetic mutation that left her susceptible to breast cancer

5/9/2013
Socializing May Ease Pain of Breast Cancer

Study found that women with the largest support networks reported best quality of life

5/8/2013
Just How Might Exercise Lower Breast Cancer Risk?

Scientists identify changes in estrogen metabolism as key factor

5/2/2013
Longer Wait for Mammogram After Benign Breast Biopsy May Be Warranted

Study suggests imaging tests done less than a year later find little cancer, drain health care dollars

5/1/2013
Implants May Delay Breast Cancer Detection, Raise Death Risk

Study found one-fourth higher odds of being diagnosed with later-stage disease

4/25/2013
Race, Income Tied to Breast Cancer Treatment Delays, Reduced Survival

Study of young women found big difference if treatment started within 2 weeks versus 6 weeks

4/23/2013
Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers Tied to Risk for Other Cancers

Findings come from two large, long-term studies of U.S. health professionals

4/22/2013
Mammograms Can Measure How Breast Cancer Drug Is Working: Study

Those on tamoxifen who showed reduction in breast density had 50 percent lower risk of death within 15 years

4/22/2013
Testing Lung Cancer Patients for Gene May Aid Treatment, Study Finds

For those with the gene, drugs appeared to extend survival without spread of disease by several months

4/19/2013
Mammo Rates Unchanged Despite Controversial Guidelines

Annual screenings continue as women, doctors appear to be ignoring task force recommendations, new data shows

4/18/2013
Your Autoantibody 'Profile' Might Someday Help Spot Illness

Differences showed up in study of people with conditions including Alzheimer's, breast cancer

4/17/2013
Scientists Create Breast Cancer Survival Predictor

Model shows which gene signatures are strong signs for survival

4/15/2013
Are Pricey Computer-Aided Mammograms Worth It?

Early breast cancer found more often in large study, but not more cases of invasive disease

4/15/2013
Drugs Can Cut Breast Cancer Risk for Some, Task Force Finds

Draft guidelines for doctors reflect findings, but it's hard to know who will benefit most, experts say

4/15/2013
Human Gene Patent Case Goes to Supreme Court

Decision could have wide-ranging implications for biotech industry, medical research, experts say

4/12/2013
Menopause-Like Woes Hinder Breast Cancer Treatment: Study

One-quarter of patients fail to start or complete recommended therapy, researchers find

4/11/2013
Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report

American Cancer Society looked at smoking, obesity, disease screening, tanning and more

4/9/2013
Estrogen Level in Pregnancy May Affect Breast Cancer Risk in Daughters

Too much of the hormone can disable tumor suppressor gene, researchers report

4/9/2013
New Clues to How Exercise May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Physical activity lowers estrogen levels in older women, study says

4/9/2013
Moderate Drinking May Not Affect Breast Cancer Survival: Study

Women who consume alcohol in moderation have lower risk of heart disease death, researchers add

4/8/2013
Breast Cancer Death Rates Higher for Black Women: Study

Traditional beliefs about survival rate upended in preliminary research