Breast Cancer News

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12/5/2012
Racial Disparities Still Seen in Use of Breast Cancer Treatments

Black women less likely than whites to undergo less invasive procedures for staging the disease, study finds

12/5/2012
New Drug Regimens May Slow Advanced Breast Cancer

Survival lengthened in studies of two experimental treatments

11/29/2012
New DNA-Based Blood Test May Spot Signs of Cancer

Early finding suggests it might become a routine screen in the future

11/28/2012
Most Women Who Choose Double Mastectomy Don't Need To, Study Shows

Worry about recurrence drives decision, experts say, but majority have low risk of cancer in the healthy breast

11/27/2012
Women With Dense Breasts Open to Additional Cancer Screening: Study

Routine mammograms can miss tumors in these women, researchers explain

11/27/2012
Study: Chest CT Scans May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Individual risk is small, but make sure test is necessary, expert says

11/27/2012
More Cancers May Be Missed Under Latest Mammogram Guidelines

Studies looked at impact of 2009 recommendations from U.S. task force

11/21/2012
Mammograms Do Not Prevent Advanced Breast Cancer, Study Suggests

But one expert says it's just too difficult to assess screening's role in breast cancer trends

11/15/2012
Strong Social Support Seems to Boost Breast Cancer Survival

Quality, not just quantity, of personal relationships linked to better outcomes, researchers say

11/15/2012
Herceptin May Carry Higher Heart Risks for Women Than Thought

Breast cancer drug showed even greater chances of heart failure, cardiomyopathy among older patients

11/14/2012
Black Women More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer: Report

They typically have subpar treatment and poorer access to care, CDC says

11/2/2012
Acupuncture Might Ease Fatigue Linked to Breast Cancer

Women in study had less physical, mental fatigue and better quality of life

11/2/2012
Eating Meat May Raise Breast Cancer Risk in Whites: Study

But no link found among black women; more research needed, researchers say

10/31/2012
Black Breast Cancer Patients May Have Higher Death Risk in First 3 Years

Study found biggest gap between black, white women with specific tumor type

10/30/2012
Quality of Life After Cancer May Depend on Tumor Type

Certain types leave survivors with worse mental and physical well-being, study finds

10/30/2012
Breast Cancer Survival Varies by Race, Ethnicity, Study Shows

Some, but not all, differences persist after taking socioeconomic status into account

10/29/2012
Study: No Long-Term Heart Risks From Breast Radiation

Findings based on 50 cancer survivors who were followed for 25 years

10/29/2012
Body Fat May Affect Death Risk Among Breast Cancer Patients

Study found that those who were obese or underweight had worst outlook

10/25/2012
10/24/2012
Targeted Radiation for Breast Cancer May Cause More Complications

Study found brachytherapy had higher rates of wound, skin problems than whole-breast treatment in older women

10/24/2012
Hormone Replacement Therapy: Safe or Not?

Most recent research suggests short-term use OK for younger menopausal women, but not for older women

10/23/2012
3-D Mammograms Might Be Safer, More Accurate, Early Study Shows

New technique produces better images at lower radiation dose

10/22/2012
Panel Rules Against HRT for Preventing Chronic Disease

Updated recommendations don't address relief of menopausal symptoms

10/18/2012
Blood Test May Help Define Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women

Early study suggests levels of certain hormones may add to list of disease risk factors

10/18/2012
Breast-Feeding Might Cut Risk for Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer: Study

Researchers found association between time spent nursing and risk of hormone-negative tumors

10/16/2012
Millions of Healthy Years of Life Lost to Cancer Worldwide

Study findings illustrate disease's burden 'quite starkly,' author says

10/12/2012
'Believing' Propels Cancer Survivors to Exercise, Study Finds

Experts suggest developing an activity schedule, signing a 'contract' with a supportive friend

10/11/2012
Service That Speeds Up Breast Cancer Diagnosis Pays Off: Study

Assistance from so-called 'patient navigators' may improve odds for survival, researchers say

10/9/2012
Blood Test May Spot Serious Health Risks in Women

New biomarker reveals odds of heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer, study says

10/5/2012
Rare Breast Cancer Poses New Set of Challenges

Experts say standard diagnostic and treatment methods don't work for inflammatory breast cancer

10/5/2012
Survivor of Aggressive Breast Cancer Stresses Need for Quick Action

'Listen to your body,' woman urges, to fight off inflammatory breast cancer

10/2/2012
Study: Digital Beats Film Mammography at Spotting Breast Cancer

Dutch research finds digital screening better at detecting life-threatening tumors

10/1/2012
Might Smallpox Virus Help Fight a Lethal Breast Cancer?

Promising results for triple-negative form of disease seen in tests with mice

10/1/2012
Novel Drug Approach Shows Promise Against Breast Cancer

3-pronged payload targets cancerous cells, reducing side effects and prolonging life, study says

9/28/2012
Breast Cancer Drug Linked to Sexual Problems in Older Women

Study found those on aromatase inhibitors reported more pain during intercourse

9/24/2012
Gene Study Yields New Clues to Breast Cancer

Research involving 348 tumors shows the disease is varied, but also points to treatments

9/24/2012
Study Links Another Gene Variant to Male Breast Cancer

Finding offers insight into causes of disease that kills several hundred men in US each year

9/21/2012
Cancer Portrayed Too Grimly in Movies, Study Suggests

Many popular films use death as plot device even though survival is much improved, researcher says

9/18/2012
First Ultrasound to Spot Cancer in Dense Breasts Approved

Mammography will help doctors decide which women should get new screen

9/18/2012
FDA OKs First Ultrasound Imaging System for Dense Breasts

Used in tandem with mammography, it should help spot tough-to-see tumors, agency says

9/18/2012
Least Aggressive Breast Cancer Still Poses Long-Term Risk, Study Finds

Women with common tumor types might die of disease a decade later, affecting treatment decisions

9/17/2012
Cancer Overtakes Heart Disease as Top Cause of Death Among U.S. Hispanics

But their total death rate for cancer has dropped in past 3 years, report shows

9/14/2012
Cancer Survivors Prefer to Stay With Cancer Doctors: Study

Findings highlight need for coordinated care for their unique health needs

9/13/2012
Mammography's Benefits Outweigh Harms for Older Women: Study

European review finds that screening every two years worthwhile for those aged 50 to 70

9/12/2012
New Device May Reduce Repeat Breast Cancer Surgeries

Tool could help surgeons determine if all cancerous tissue is excised in lumpectomy, study says

9/12/2012
Some Screens Miss Spread of Breast Cancer: Study

Bone scans, liver ultrasounds and chest X-rays only caught small number of cases

9/7/2012
'Chemo Brain' After Breast Cancer Backed by Study

Women's symptoms were typically mild, review found, and strategies exist to manage them

9/7/2012
X-Rays May Up Breast Cancer Risk for Women With Certain Genes: Study

Chest radiation before age 30 might be a risk for those with BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations

9/6/2012
Face-Down Position May Be Safer During Radiation for Breast Cancer: Study

Findings suggest prone position might reduce exposure of heart, lungs

9/2/2012
Few Doctors Discuss Exercise With Cancer Patients: Study

Daily activities by themselves are not enough, researcher says