Breast Cancer News

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4/1/2013
When Breast Cancer Spreads to Lungs, Surgery May Increase Survival

Study suggests patients who have tumors removed could live many extra months

3/29/2013
More Evidence Shows Hormone Therapy May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

In new analysis, researchers found risk highest when used just before menopause

3/27/2013
Nearly 14 Million Cancer Survivors in U.S.: Report

Many are people who had breast or prostate tumors

3/27/2013
More Genetic Insights Into 3 Types of Cancer

DNA 'typos' point to increased risk in breast, prostate and ovarian disease, large international study found

3/26/2013
Tofu-Rich Diet May Help Women With Lung Cancer Live Longer

Chinese study found eating high amounts before diagnosis boosted survival rates

3/19/2013
Genetics May Be Tied to Breast Cancer Risk in Unexpected Ways

Scientists found new connections among genes, hormone sensitivity and fat

3/19/2013
False-Positive Mammograms Can Trigger Long-Term Distress

For some, anxiety persisted up to 3 years after being declared cancer-free, study finds

3/18/2013
Mammograms Every Other Year OK for Women Over 50: Study

Researchers found similar risk for advanced disease as with yearly screening, but some experts disagree

3/18/2013
What's Good for the Heart May Also Prevent Cancer

Healthy lifestyles do double duty against 2 major disease groups, study finds

3/15/2013
New Analysis Says Evidence Lacking for HRT-Breast Cancer Link

Researchers took fresh look at three large studies, concluded data wasn't convincing

3/14/2013
High-Fat Dairy Foods Linked to Worse Survival After Breast Cancer

Connection may come from hormones found in animal fat, researcher suggests

3/13/2013
Breast Cancer Radiation Has Long-Term Heart Effects: Study

But expert says cancer-fighting benefits outweigh heart-disease risks

3/13/2013
DNA Test Shows Promise in Guiding Advanced Breast Cancer Care

Blood sample helps doctors assess treatment response, researchers say

3/13/2013
Lymphoseek Approved to Help Locate Lymph Nodes

Among people with certain cancers

3/12/2013
Medicare Spending Not Linked to Longer Cancer Survival

But U.S. patients in higher-spending regions have more, longer hospital stays

3/7/2013
Black Breast Cancer Survivors Face Higher Heart Failure Risk: Study

Findings may suggest need for closer monitoring

3/1/2013
1 in 4 Breast Cancer Diagnoses May Spur PTSD

Women who are younger, black or Asian at highest risk for short-term symptoms of stress disorder

2/28/2013
More Evidence That Smoking Raises Breast Cancer Risk

Study found strongest link for women who started smoking early in life

2/27/2013
Before Deciding on Breast Implants, Consider FDA Precautions

First, realize that future surgeries are likely, agency says

2/26/2013
More Younger Women Diagnosed With Advanced Breast Cancer: Study

Small, but steady, increase over past 30 years warrants further research, experts say

2/22/2013
Breast Reconstruction Using Women's Own Tissue Appears Safe: Study

Few short-term complications found with 'autologous' transplants

2/21/2013
Cancer Rates Vary Widely by State, Race: CDC Report

Latest data from 2009 cites 1.5 million new cases diagnosed; prostate and breast tumors most common

2/20/2013
Medical Marijuana: Voodoo or Legitimate Therapeutic Choice?

Doctors weigh wisdom of prescribing drug in hypothetical case involving woman with advanced breast cancer

2/14/2013
Alcohol Blamed for 1 in Every 30 Cancer Deaths: Study

Research suggests that even a little drinking can raise odds for malignancy

2/12/2013
Breast Cancer Research Needs More Focus on Environment: Report

Unlike family history, risk factors such as chemical exposure, obesity can be changed, experts say

2/8/2013
On-the-Job Stress Won't Raise Your Risk for Cancer, Study Finds

But it could lead to behaviors that increase the chances of disease, one expert says

2/5/2013
For Older Women, Mammograms Every 2 Years Found as Good as Annual Test

Study detects no differences in late-stage cancer diagnoses with 2-year interval

2/5/2013
Cancer Rates Dropping Among Black Americans

But they're still more likely to die from the disease than whites, study finds

2/4/2013
Hoping to Ease Shortage, FDA Fast-Tracks Generic Form of Cancer Drug

Agency says new availability of doxorubicin will help people battling malignancy

1/29/2013
Breast Cancer Gene May Be Tied to Early Menopause

Study finds women with this mutation may also have increased infertility risk, but more research needed

1/28/2013
For Early Cancer, Lumpectomy Beats Mastectomy for Survival: Study

Findings should reassure women who fear breast-conserving surgery, expert says

1/25/2013
Higher Fruit, Veggie Intake Tied to Lower Risk of a Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer

But study couldn't prove cause and effect, and risks for other forms of cancer weren't altered

1/22/2013
Many Suffer Chronic Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery, Study Finds

Researchers call for better pain management

1/22/2013
Blood Test Might Spot High-Risk Breast Cancer Genes

Further study is needed, but screen may get around more cumbersome, costly methods, researchers say

1/17/2013
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Have Dropped 20 Percent Since 1991

American Cancer Society report credits better screening, treatment for the gains

1/9/2013
Brief Life Expectancy Should Rule Out Certain Cancer Screenings: Study

Risks outweigh benefits for those with few years left, researchers say

1/7/2013
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report

But, for some hard-to-treat cancers, deaths are increasing

1/7/2013
Costly Breast Cancer Screenings May Not Help Seniors: Study

To determine benefit, more older women should be included in clinical trials, expert says

12/28/2012
Genes Linked to Effectiveness of Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer

A certain genetic trait limits how well the drug will work, research suggests

12/27/2012
Cancer-Related Fatigue Often Overlooked, Study Finds

Doctors should address helpful behaviors, treatments, researchers say

12/27/2012
U.S. Cancer Screening Rates Dropping: Study

Confusing guidelines, insurance gaps may discourage people from getting recommended testing

12/17/2012
Cancer Costs Billions Yearly in U.S. Worker Productivity: Study

Researchers call for supportive care programs to lessen disability

12/13/2012
Study Examines Link Between Breast Cancer and Diabetes

Chemo seems to play a role in early diagnosis of diabetes in postmenopausal patients

12/7/2012
No Benefit Seen in Extending Herceptin for Breast Cancer

One year of the drug was as effective as two in study of women with certain type of disease

12/7/2012
'Chemo Brain' May Occur Before Treatment Even Starts

Study suggests mental fog, fatigue tied to chemotherapy may be partly due to stress

12/7/2012
Avastin Won't Extend Breast Cancer Survival: Study

Costly drug comes with serious side effects, researchers say

12/6/2012
Nutrients in Fruits, Vegetables May Help Prevent Breast Cancer: Study

Carotenoids are found in carrots, tomatoes, peppers, experts note

12/6/2012
Chemo May Extend Survival After Breast Cancer's Return

Study showed benefit when tumor was confined to in or close to the breast

12/6/2012
For Aggressive Breast Cancer, Chemo May Work Better in the Young

Study supports early intervention, before surgery, for patients under 35

12/5/2012
10 Years of Tamoxifen Better Than 5: Study

Taking drug longer further reduced breast cancer recurrence, deaths, researcher says