Breast Cancer News

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4/1/2014
New Review Suggests Benefits of Annual Mammograms Are Overstated

Analysis of 50 years of clinical data adds to controversy over who should be screened, how often

3/30/2014
Many Breast Cancer Survivors Suffer Financially, Study Finds

Doctors urged to consider treatment implications for their patients

3/27/2014
Slight Drop in Rate of Advanced Cancers, CDC Says

Number of cases where tumors have spread beyond origins declined, but experts say more can be done

3/24/2014
New Guidelines Might Limit Need for Lymph Node Removal for Breast Cancer

Recommendation could spare many women discomfort from painful arm swelling, experts say

3/24/2014
Targeted Radiation Might Help Fight Advanced Breast Cancer: Study

Therapy kills small vessels that feed liver tumors linked to breast cancer's spread

3/21/2014
Routine Mammograms Found Not Helpful for Most Women Over 70

More harm than good can result, and decision should be made case by case, study says

3/20/2014
Daily Exercise Lowers Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Benefit varies by tumor type, but it's another reason to encourage physical activity, researchers say

3/19/2014
Study Supports Radiation When Breast Cancer Spreads to Few Lymph Nodes

Experts say new study may clear up questions as to whether the treatment is beneficial

3/11/2014
Whole-Genome Scans Not Quite Ready for Widespread Use: Study

Tests are promising but not yet reliable enough, experts say

3/4/2014
Yoga May Help Breast Cancer Patients During Radiation Therapy

Study found it lowered levels of stress hormones, reduced fatigue, improved quality of life

2/26/2014
Necks, Butts Growth Areas for U.S. Plastic Surgeons

More than 15 million cosmetic surgeries and minimally invasive procedures performed in 2013

2/24/2014
Ovarian Cancer Gene May Point to Early Removal of Ovaries: Study

In particular, women with BRCA1 mutation should have surgery by age 35, researchers say

2/19/2014
Avastin Shows Mixed Results Against Different Cancers

Drug improved survival by 4 months with cervical cancer, but no such benefit seen with brain tumors

2/18/2014
More Breast Cancer Patients Choosing Reconstructive Surgery, Study Finds

But rates vary widely from state to state, and doctors worry that not all women have equal access to procedures

2/12/2014
Annual Mammograms Don't Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths, Study Contends

But some outside experts cite flaws in the 25-year review of screening's effects on women

2/12/2014
Double Mastectomy May Benefit Some Women With Inherited Breast Cancer

Study found procedure might cut risk of death in half for those with certain genetic mutations

2/11/2014
Gene Exam Might Predict Breast Cancer Progression

Behavior of 55 genes linked to likelihood of disease spreading, study suggests

2/7/2014
Running Might Beat Walking for Breast Cancer Survivors

Runners were less likely than walkers to die of the disease during nine-year study, but the findings aren't foolproof

2/7/2014
Expanded DNA Testing Might Allow Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment

Researchers were able to pinpoint specific therapies for some women in study

1/30/2014
Doctors May Need to Revise How They Evaluate Breast Biopsy Results

One form of abnormal breast cells does not present lower risk after all, study finds

1/27/2014
Yoga May Reduce Fatigue, Inflammation in Breast Cancer Survivors

Researchers think improved sleep may be the key to benefits

1/20/2014
Progress Against Cancer May Be Greater Than Thought

Gains in saving patients' lives are obscured by increase in lifespans, study says

1/20/2014
'Sleep Hormone' Tied to Possible Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

Preliminary study measured levels of melatonin in Icelandic men

1/7/2014
U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Again: Report

Better prevention, screening and treatment are keys to continued progress, experts say

1/2/2014
Many Women Still Have Pain One Year After Breast Cancer Surgery

Methods needed to identify those who would benefit from preventive treatments, researchers say

1/2/2014
Troubled Launch of 'Obamacare' Tops Health News for 2013

Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines

12/23/2013
Only High-Risk Women Need Breast Cancer Gene Test: Experts

Even those with family history of BRCA mutations should talk with professionals first, panel says

12/23/2013
Acupuncture No Better Than 'Sham' Version in Breast-Cancer Drug Study

Findings suggest any benefit resulted from placebo effect

12/19/2013
Angelina Jolie's Story Didn't Boost Knowledge of Breast Cancer Risks: Study

Star underwent preventive mastectomy because of genetic vulnerability

12/18/2013
80 Percent of Cancer Docs Have Faced Drug Shortages: Survey

Many report using substitute chemo meds or delaying treatment

12/16/2013
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline: Report

But researchers added that people with other health problems have lower odds of survival

12/13/2013
Bones Benefit From Exercise After Breast Cancer, Study Finds

Older survivors should include physical activity in long-term care plan, researchers suggest

12/13/2013
FDA Warns Against Nipple Test for Breast Cancer Screening

Mammogram is still the gold standard, agency says

12/13/2013
2 Pre-Surgery Drug Treatments Show Promise Against Aggressive Breast Cancer

In studies, combo regimens produced better results for 'triple-negative' disease

12/12/2013
Drug May Help Slow Advanced Breast Cancer

But more research is needed before Sprycel could become part of standard treatment

12/12/2013
Drug Arimidex Cuts Risk for Breast Cancer in Older, High-Risk Women: Study

It could be welcome addition to other preventive meds such as tamoxifen, experts say

12/12/2013
Exercise Might Ease Joint Pain Caused by Breast Cancer Drugs

Side effects, such as stiffness and pain, are common reasons patients stop taking medications

12/12/2013
Exercise Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women

Regular, brisk activity seems to help prevent some aggressive tumors that resist hormone therapy, study says

12/11/2013
Chemo for Advanced Breast Cancer Might Be Enough

Study finds no survival benefit in treating original tumor with surgery, radiation

12/11/2013
New Treatment for Aggressive Breast Cancer Shows Some Promise

Early studies found small improvement with combo therapy for HER2-positive disease

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