Breast Cancer News

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10/18/2011
Factors Identified That May Raise Risk of Early Menopause

Studies suggest links to inflammatory diseases and breast cancer genes

10/17/2011
Less Frequent Mammograms May Lower False-Positive Results

But every-other-year screening may also raise risk for late-stage breast cancer diagnosis, study finds

10/14/2011
Genetic Profiling Adds New Dimension to Breast Cancer Treatment

Method allows doctors to determine what will work best for each woman

10/14/2011
Woman Describes How Breast Cancer Changed Her Life

Her advice to others: Take time to think about your decisions

10/11/2011
Mutant Gene That Ups Risk for Ovarian Cancer May Aid Survival

Study found patients with BRCA2 had better outcomes than those without it

10/11/2011
Women Say Mammograms Give Them Sense of Control: Survey

Mammography is currently the best tool available to screen for breast cancer, expert contends

10/11/2011
10/5/2011
Drug Combo Might Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer More Safely

Study suggests anthracyclines not needed to treat HER2-positive breast cancer, can pose heart risks

10/5/2011
Breast Cancer Appears Less Deadly for Men Than Women

But study notes male patients more likely to have advanced disease when diagnosed

10/4/2011
Exercise Tips for Breast Cancer Survivors

Regular physical activity offers survivors a slew of physiological and psychological benefits, experts say

10/4/2011
Poorer Women More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer

Less access to cancer screening and treatment is to blame, report says

9/26/2011
Bone Drug Fails to Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study

Routine use of Zometa not warranted, but some postmenopausal cancer patients may benefit

9/23/2011
Foreign-Born U.S. Women Getting Mammograms

But they're still less likely than U.S.-born women to get breast cancer screening

9/23/2011
Depression After Cancer Keeps Some From Follow-Up Care

Depressed Hispanic breast cancer survivors less likely to get checked for ovarian tumors, study finds

9/23/2011
Study Suggests Link Between Stress and Aggressive Breast Cancer

But research with minority women doesn't prove cause-and-effect

9/22/2011
Too Few Uninsured Women Get Info on Breast Reconstruction

All women should be informed of post-mastectomy options, researchers say

9/20/2011
Higher Risk of Second Breast Cancer Seen in Black Women

Those diagnosed under 45 also at greater risk for more aggressive form of disease, research shows

9/20/2011
The War on Cancer Continues

Report finds progress has been made fighting some, but not all, malignancies

9/20/2011
MRI Can Spot Breast Cancer in High-Risk Women: Study

Compared with mammograms, scans are better for those at-risk, but cost needs to be lowered

9/19/2011
FDA OKs Bone Drug to Prevent Fracture in Certain Cancer Patients

Prolia can be used in some cases of prostate cancer and breast cancer

9/15/2011
Breast Cancer Rates Jump Worldwide, Study Finds

More cases being seen in developing countries among younger women

9/14/2011
More Mammograms Equal More Mastectomies: Study

But experts urge women to continue to get screened

9/12/2011
Women With BRCA Mutations Get Cancer Diagnosis Earlier Than Before

Those at hereditary risk learn of tumors of breast, ovaries, earlier than past generations, study finds

9/9/2011
States Get Creative in Raising Money for Breast Cancer Programs

License plates, lotteries and the ability to make a donation on income tax forms generate millions

9/7/2011
Annual Breast Exams, Mammograms Still Key to Detecting Breast Cancer

Third of tumors were spotted in a breast exam by a doctor or a self-exam, study finds

9/7/2011
For Young Breast Cancer Patients, Breast-Conserving Therapy Appears Effective

Two studies find similar survival for women under 40 with a lumpectomy or a mastectomy

9/6/2011
Going Straight to Chemo May Be Better for Certain Breast Cancers

Women with BRCA1 gene mutation respond better than others, study finds

9/1/2011
Smoking Might Raise Sex Hormone Levels After Menopause

Elevated estrogens and androgens could be risk factors for breast, endometrial cancer, study contends

9/1/2011
FDA: Silicone Breast Implants to Remain on Market

Agency says it will work with manufacturers to improve monitoring of women who get the devices

8/31/2011
Some Older Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Hormone Therapy: Study

Shows risk of death not increased for women over age 60 with small tumors

8/30/2011
FDA Focuses on Silicone Breast Implant Safety Studies

Agency asking advisers to devise ways to gather better data on 'real-world' safety and performance

8/23/2011
Women Who Drink, Smoke Are Less Likely to Stick With Tamoxifen

Some prescribed the drug to prevent breast cancer may need help with adherence, researchers say

8/22/2011
Decline in Hormone Therapy Linked to Fewer Mammograms

As women stopped taking HT, they also stopped getting regular mammograms, researchers report

8/16/2011
Blacks at Higher Risk for Resistant Breast Cancer: Study

Having two or more children and not breast-feeding raises odds, researchers say

8/10/2011
Breast Cancer Drug Raises Risk of Heart Problems in Older Women: Study

Herceptin especially likely to raise the odds in patients with a history of heart disease or diabetes

8/5/2011
Counseling May Help Women at Risk for Breast Cancer Gene

Learning about options might relieve anxiety, improve survival in young women, researchers say

8/1/2011
Lymph Node Test Doesn't Improve Breast Cancer Care, Study Finds

Cancer cells found by special staining in first node to which disease typically spreads did not affect survival

7/29/2011
Drop in Breast Cancer Death Rates May Not Be Linked to Screening Rates

European study found better care, health systems at play, but experts not sure same is so in U.S.

7/29/2011
Tamoxifen Wards Off Breast Cancer's Return for More Than a Decade

Long-term study found women taking drug had one-third lower risk of dying

7/27/2011
Greater Breast Density May Raise Cancer Risk

Researchers pinpoint certain traits that play role in tumor aggressiveness

7/27/2011
Computer-Aided Mammography Doesn't Improve Breast Cancer Detection: Study

But imaging software makes it more likely women will need more testing, researchers say

7/25/2011
Many Doctors Ignore Cancer Genetic Testing Guidelines

Only 41% order testing, counseling for women at high risk of breast or ovarian cancer: study

7/21/2011
Study Contends Taller People at Heightened Cancer Risk

Backs up prior research suggesting a link between stature and malignancies

7/20/2011
Largest Ob/Gyn Group Backs Annual Mammograms in 40s

Yearly screening important, experts say, because cancers in younger women tend to grow faster, sooner

7/19/2011
Drug May Prevent Chemo-Linked Menopause in Breast Cancer Patients

But, experts say treatment may not preserve fertility, has drawbacks

7/12/2011
Family History of Cancer Needs to Be Updated as You Age

Study shows it can lead to needed changes in screening

7/12/2011
Contact Allergies Associated With Lower Rates of Some Cancers

Sensitivity to chemicals, metals may prime immune system against certain tumors, research suggests, but more study needed

7/6/2011
U.S. Database of Breast Cancer Treatment May Be Inaccurate

SEER registry lacked records of radiation after surgery in 1 in 5 cases in two cities studied

7/5/2011
Mammogram Schedule Should Be Customized, Study Finds

Timing should take into account a woman's health profile, not just age, researchers say

7/1/2011
Reconstruction Safe Right After Mastectomy: Study

Procedure doesn't unduly delay further cancer treatment, research finds