Breast Cancer News

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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

12/30/2011
Health Care Reform Battle Tops Health News for 2011

Debates over cellphone safety, cigarette-pack images also grabbed headlines

12/28/2011
Avastin May Help Some With Ovarian Cancer: Studies

Survival without disease getting worse rose slightly, but benefit on overall survival remains unclear

12/27/2011
Breast Cancer Radiation Linked to Raised Heart Risk

Risk was higher for women with left-sided breast cancers, but overall risk still small, research shows

12/23/2011
Breast Cancer Patients Face More Imaging Tests Today

Study finds multiple visits common in pre-op period, urges better coordination

12/21/2011
40 Years On, the Triumphs and Challenges of America's 'War on Cancer'

In many cases, what was a death sentence is now a manageable condition, although roadblocks remain

12/20/2011
Making Sense of Cancer Screening Updates

It's important to discuss testing schedule with your doctor

12/19/2011
Previous Cancer May Up Melanoma Risk

Findings suggest need to monitor melanoma survivors, researchers say

12/16/2011
Targeted Radiation for Breast Cancer May Be Overused: Study

More than third of women were not 'suitable' for treatment under current guidelines

12/12/2011
Are Too Many Older People Screened for Cancer?

Debate over testing should weigh health and life expectancy, expert says

12/12/2011
After Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction Is Safe for Older Women

As population ages, more women over 60 will face the choice, study notes

12/12/2011
Side Effects Cause Many Older Women to Drop Breast Cancer Drugs

Problems with recurrence-preventing aromatase inhibitors may be underreported, study suggests

12/12/2011
Radiation May Also Lead to 'Chemo Brain'

Mental fuzziness can last several years after breast cancer treatments, study finds

12/9/2011
Starchy Foods May Boost Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Women who ate more carbs, especially starches, more likely to get repeat cancer, study says

12/9/2011
British Study Suggests Mammograms Do More Harm Than Good

But U.S. experts say getting them annually, starting at age 40, saves lives

12/8/2011
Few Women Get Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy: Study

Older women, blacks, rural residents less likely to get procedure done immediately

12/8/2011
Breast Cancer Gene Puts Survivors at Higher Odds for Recurrence

Those first diagnosed before 40 even more likely to develop cancer in the other breast, study says

12/8/2011
Family Tree May Affect Diagnosis Age in Some Breast Cancers

In study of BRCA cancers, genes from father's side linked to diagnosis earlier in life

12/8/2011
Hispanic Women More Likely to Die of Breast Cancer

Disparity may be explained by biological differences in tumors, researchers say

12/8/2011
Obesity Linked to Worse Outcomes With Early Breast Cancer

But tamoxifen showed protective effect for heavy women, researchers say

12/8/2011
Avastin Boosted Survival for Type of Aggressive Breast Cancer: Study

Added to chemo treatment, the drug prolonged life an average of nearly 3 months, researchers say

12/8/2011
Two New Drug Combos May Fight Advanced Breast Cancers

Studies found disease-free survival was lengthened when two new drugs were added to standard regimen

12/7/2011
Bone Drugs May Also Battle Breast Cancer, Researchers Say

Two studies suggest zoledronic acid extends survival, reduces odds of recurrence

12/7/2011
Expert Panel Pinpoints Environmental Culprits in Breast Cancer

Unneeded radiation, hormone therapy, alcohol raise risk but hair dye, cellphones appear safe, report says

12/7/2011
Targeted Radiation May Not Be Better for Breast Cancer

Study found brachytherapy had double the risk of mastectomies, compared to radiation of entire breast

12/7/2011
New Tests Might Better Predict Breast Cancer's Return

Information locked in tumor's genes could help guide treatment for some patients, studies find

12/7/2011
Diabetes, Obesity After 60 May Drive Up Breast Cancer Risk

Study also finds low blood lipids linked to risk, but can't explain it

12/6/2011
Targeted Drugs, Lung CT Screening Top Cancer Advances in 2011

Report from leading oncologists' group finds strides were made against tough-to-treat tumors

11/30/2011
Lobular Breast Cancer Linked to Paternal Cancer History

If dad had cancer and daughter has breast cancer, it tends to be in milk-producing lobules, study finds

11/29/2011
Study Supports Mammograms For Women in Their 40s

It finds women with no family history as prone to develop breast cancer as higher-risk women

11/21/2011
New Canadian Guidelines Also Support No Routine Mammograms Until 50

Advisory mirrors controversial recommendations issued by U.S. panel in 2009

11/18/2011
FDA Revokes Approval of Avastin for Breast Cancer

Drug isn't safe or effective for women with metastatic disease, agency says

11/18/2011
Tender Breasts From Combo HRT Linked to Higher Cancer Risk

Symptom is significant in estrogen-progestin treatment, not estrogen alone

11/16/2011
Healthy Heart Habits May Also Guard Against Cancer

Good cholesterol, blood pressure levels and more appear to reduce tumor risk, study finds

11/16/2011
Side Effects May Spur Men to Drop Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer

Weight gain, loss of sex drive common complaints, study finds

11/15/2011
Alcoholics More Likely to Die of Cancer: Study

Alcohol itself and poor lifestyle choices both increase risks, researchers say

11/14/2011
Drinking Risky for Women With Family History of Breast Cancer: Study

Risk of breast disease rose with alcohol consumption

11/14/2011
Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Memory Troubles

Study adds credibility for women who report symptoms of 'chemo brain,' experts say

11/9/2011
Computer 'Pathologist' Could Help Assess Breast Cancer Survival

Model under study may someday help, not replace, physicians, researchers say

11/8/2011
Vaccine to Treat Breast, Ovarian Cancers Shows Promise

Patients with less advanced disease might benefit even more, small study suggests

11/8/2011
Advances in Breast Cancer Care May Not Be Reaching Older Women

Study finds patients 65 and older are not seeing same decline in death rate as younger patients

11/4/2011
Common Breast Cancer Gene Test May Be Flawed, Study Says

Researchers found high rate of false-negative results for HER2 gene

11/4/2011
11/3/2011
Too Much Sitting Raises Odds for Cancer: Study

Sedentary hours at workplace as bad as couch-potato lifestyle at home

11/3/2011
Health Tip: Perform a Breast Self-Exam

Seek to identify any changes

11/2/2011
Obese Women Face Higher Complication Risk After Breast Surgery

Post-op inflammation is 20 times more likely than in non-obese women, study finds

11/1/2011
As Few As 3 Drinks a Week May Up Breast Cancer Risk

But exposure is cumulative, and occasional drinkers shouldn't worry, expert says

10/31/2011
Not All Women at Higher Risk in Families Carrying Breast Cancer Gene

New research refutes earlier findings, should assure women, experts say

10/27/2011
Health Tip: Look for Suspicious Changes in the Breasts

Potential warning signs of breast cancer