Breast Cancer News

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4/23/2012
Can Heavy Metal in Foods, Cosmetics Spur Breast Cancer Spread?

Preliminary study suggests danger from prolonged exposure to cadmium

4/19/2012
Healthy Lifestyle Choices Could Cut Cancer Rates: Report

But researchers say lawmakers, private industry need to do more to encourage change

4/14/2012
Exercise May Boost Breast Cancer Patients' Quality of Life

Study found physically active women were less likely to be depressed, fatigued during treatment

4/11/2012
Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects May Last for Years

Study finds lingering pain, swelling, fatigue, mobility problems in many women

4/9/2012
Teen Drinking May Boost Odds of Precancerous Breast Changes

The more alcohol consumed, the higher the likelihood, researchers say

4/5/2012
Follow-Up Procedures Common in Women After Breast-Conserving Surgery

Reason may rest with concerns about recurrence of disease, study says

4/5/2012
False-Positive Mammogram Results May Turn Out Not to Be: Study

Researchers urge women who have false-positive results to get regular follow-ups

4/4/2012
Depo-Provera Birth Control Might Raise Breast Cancer Risk

Study finds doubled risk with recent use of the injectable contraceptive for a year

4/3/2012
Ultrasound, MRI Might Spot Cancer in Dense Breast Tissue

Study suggests screening methods beyond mammograms may be useful in high-risk patients

4/3/2012
You Survived Cancer: Now Pay Attention to Your Overall Health

Half of cancer survivors die of other conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes

4/3/2012
Veggies Like Broccoli, Cabbage May Help Fight Breast Cancer: Study

High intake of cruciferous vegetables associated with lower death rate, researchers say

4/2/2012
Routine Mammography May Lead to Overdiagnosis: Study

Up to 25% of mammogram-detected breast cancers may not need treatment, researchers say

4/2/2012
Personal Gene Mapping Has Limits, Study Says

Commercial genome scans no substitute for healthy lifestyle, medical check-ups

4/2/2012
Immune-Based Drug Combo Might Extend Cancer Survival

Preliminary study found that IL-2 plus retinoic acid helped patients with advanced disease

4/2/2012
Early Study Hints That Breast Cancer Vaccine Might Work

Treatment aimed at stopping recurrence does trigger immune response, but true significance unknown

4/2/2012
Long-Term Estrogen Therapy Does Up Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Data from government-funded study contradicts earlier findings on menopause treatment

3/30/2012
Drugs Previously Thought to Be Toxic May Stop Spread of Cancer

Medications target cancer stem cells, which are resistant to most other drugs, study says

3/29/2012
Even a Little Drinking May Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Heavy consumption increases risk up to 50 percent, new review finds

3/28/2012
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report

But incidence of cancers linked to obesity increasing, researchers find

3/26/2012
'Freezing' Secondary Breast Cancer Tumors Shows Promise

Preliminary study suggests procedure may buy time for those with advanced disease

3/23/2012
Obese Women at Higher Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study

Researchers took weight-based chemotherapy dosage into account

3/22/2012
Dense Breasts May Be Linked to Cancer Recurrence

But researchers say it's too soon for these preliminary findings to influence practice

3/21/2012
Two Studies Find Routine Mammography Saves Lives

Decades-long look at Dutch screening program finds benefit, even as treatments got better

3/21/2012
Pregnancy Safe for Women With Estrogen-Sensitive Breast Cancer

Early study finds these women were no more likely than others to have disease recur

3/15/2012
Cadmium in Diet May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Study found women who consumed the most were 21% more likely to develop disease

3/9/2012
FDA OKs 3rd Silicone-Gel Breast Implant

Manufacturer must conduct extensive studies to gauge health risks

3/7/2012
Estrogen-Only Therapy May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Study looked at women with hysterectomy taking hormones for menopause symptoms

2/27/2012
'Chemo Brain' May Linger 20 Years After Breast Cancer Treatment

Some women who received a once-standard drug regimen still have memory problems, study says

2/24/2012
In Tougher Economy, Fewer Americans Get Colonoscopy

High co-pays lead many to skip life-saving screen, study finds

2/24/2012
Why Cancer Symptoms May Elude M.D.

Young age, vague complaints, language barriers may delay diagnosis, study says

2/22/2012
Researchers Spot New Gene Mutation Linked to Breast Cancer

Study suggests Abraxas gene variant acts in concert with BRCA1 to raise disease risk

2/22/2012
Mammograms Can Save Lives of Women in Their 40s: Study

More cancers spotted this way were found at early stages, were easier to treat

2/15/2012
Psychotherapy May Ease Hot Flashes After Breast Cancer

'Talk therapy' cut symptoms by 52 percent in small British study

2/10/2012
Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby

Study suggests treatment of expectant mothers is feasible after first trimester

2/8/2012
Fasting Plus Chemo May Help in Cancer Fight: Study

This study was in mice, but researchers are starting to test the strategy in human cancer patients

2/7/2012
Risk of Death From Certain Breast Cancers May Rise With Age

Research focused on estrogen-sensitive tumors; undertreatment might play a role, expert says

2/7/2012
Breast Cancer Drug May Weaken Bones, Study Finds

Researchers say postmenopausal women taking Aromasin need to be monitored

2/3/2012
Soy Supplements May Not Shield Against Breast Cancer

Study suggests no reduction in tumor risk, but one expert says more research may be needed

2/1/2012
Exercise a Good Pick-Me-Up After Cancer Treatment: Study

Aerobic, resistance and strength training improved weight and well-being

1/31/2012
Second Breast Cancer Surgery Sometimes Needed

After a partial mastectomy, almost one in four women requires re-excision, study finds

1/26/2012
Too Few Americans Getting Screened for Common Cancers: CDC

National targets for breast, cervical and colon malignancies still not being met

1/25/2012
Avastin May Be Helpful Before Breast Cancer Surgery

However, it's not clear which patients would benefit, studies find

1/23/2012
New Genetic Clues to Breast Cancer?

Researchers say they've identified three more genomic regions associated with the disease

1/20/2012
Breast Cancer Before 50 Linked to More Distress

Personalized treatment might improve health-related quality of life in younger patients

1/20/2012
Many Breast Cancer Patients Uninformed About Options: Study

Survey of survivors found that only about half were asked their preference for type of surgery

1/19/2012
Study Hints That Statins Might Fight Breast Cancer

But laboratory finding on tumor suppression hasn't been proven in real-world setting, researcher said

1/17/2012
Drug Duo May Help Fight Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer

Response rate increased with two-drug approach, researchers report

1/12/2012
Does Deodorant Ingredient Affect Breast Cancer Risk?

Small study finds suspect chemical even in women who never used the product, further muddying the debate

1/9/2012
Most Parents Tell Kids About Test Results for Breast Cancer Genes

Children can handle the information, study suggests, except very youngest

1/4/2012
Cancer Incidence, Death Rates Continue to Drop: Report

One million lives saved, largely because of improved prevention, detection and treatment