Breast Cancer News

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5/3/2011
Tumors Spotted Between Mammograms Often More Aggressive: Study

And cancers that didn't show up in regular screenings grew faster than ones radiologists missed

4/29/2011
Breast Cancer Recurrence Rates Appear Different When Radiation Used

Early finding shows fewer local recurrences in short term, more invasive recurrences in long run

4/29/2011
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to More Aggressive Breast Cancers

Study supports notion that maintaining healthy levels of the nutrient is key to patient outcomes

4/29/2011
Most Cancer Survivors Would Sacrifice Healthy Breast Again: Study

20 years after double mastectomy, 97% say they would make same decision

4/29/2011
Study: Implants Affect Breast Cancer Diagnosis But Not Survival

It found higher rate of false negatives, cancer that had spread to lymph nodes among women with implants

4/29/2011
Mammograms Can Save Lives of Women in Their 40s: Studies

New research, though preliminary, could reignite debate on best time to start routine breast cancer screening

4/28/2011
Payment Rates May Affect Breast Cancer Treatment

Study reports variation in use of expensive therapy by region and Medicare coverage

4/27/2011
Removing Ovaries During Hysterectomy Won't Raise Other Health Risks: Study

It lowered chances of ovarian cancer, didn't raise rates of heart disease, osteoporosis, other cancers

4/25/2011
Pushing Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Risk of Chronic Disease for Blacks: Study

Healthy behaviors reduced diabetes, heart disease in couples with one HIV-infected partner

4/21/2011
ACE Inhibitors Seem to Raise Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

But another blood pressure medication has a protective effect, preliminary research suggests

4/19/2011
Genome Scans May Reveal Life-Saving Alternatives for Cancer Patients

2 case studies show full scans can rapidly pinpoint origins of disease and steer treatment

4/19/2011
Breast Implants, Lymphoma Link Seen

RAND researchers don't find cause and effect, however

4/15/2011
Estrogen's Role in Breast Cancer Can Fluctuate

Experts explain how timing is everything, turning hormone into friend or foe of the disease

4/14/2011
Nervous System Imbalance May Cause Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors

Researchers find high levels of stress hormones, systemic inflammation

4/6/2011
Overall Health May Be Key to Beating Breast Cancer

Poorer wellbeing linked to a 65% raised risk of death from any cause in study patients

4/5/2011
Soy Foods OK After Breast Cancer: Study

Preliminary research finds no increased risk of recurrence

4/5/2011
Risks of Estrogen Hormone Therapy Seen to Fade After Treatment Ends

Increased odds of stroke, blood clots dissipate, as do most benefits, researchers find

4/5/2011
Severe Weight Gain After Breast Cancer May Threaten Health

Risk of recurrence increased with 10% gain, researchers found

4/4/2011
Breast Milk Cells May Someday Help Predict Cancer

Genetic markers in epithelial cells seem to warn of later disease, researchers say

4/4/2011
Study Links Smoking, Breast Cancer in Older Women

But the cancer risk only showed up in female smokers who were not obese, researchers find

4/4/2011
Most Breast Tumors Have Unique Genetic 'Fingerprint,' Study Finds

Helps explain why it's difficult to predict outcomes, find new treatments, researchers say

3/31/2011
U.S. Cancer Rates Continue to Fall

Report suggests that better screening, diagnosis and treatments are paying off

3/30/2011
Benefits of Radiation Therapy Outweigh Risks of a Second Cancer: Study

Likelihood that radiotherapy will cause another tumor is low, researchers say

3/28/2011
Some Women Worry More About Cancer Recurrence Than Others

Identifying traits can lead to better coping and care strategies, expert says

3/23/2011
Genes' 'On/Off' Switches Yield Clues to Breast Cancer

'Epigenetics' research suggests ways to predict which tumors will likely spread, study says

3/22/2011
Tamoxifen May Offer Long-Term Heart, Cancer Protection

Benefits of five-year treatment seen 15 years out, researchers say

3/18/2011
Smoke-Free Environments Linked to Less Breast Cancer

States with more workplace bans, non-smoking homes have fewer cases of the disease: study

3/14/2011
Breast Cancer Drug Tamoxifen Saves Lives, Medical Costs: Study

For some high-risk women, medicine's benefits outweigh hazards, researchers say

3/10/2011
Almost 12 Million Cancer Survivors Living in U.S., Report Shows

Trend largely driven by an aging population, CDC researchers say

3/4/2011
Chemo May Raise Risk of Falls in Breast Cancer Survivors

Changes in system that regulates balance may be to blame, researchers suggest

3/4/2011
Tissue Analysis May Help Predict Breast Cancer Outcome

Researchers say changes seen in collagen could signal worse prognosis, but more study needed

3/3/2011
New Chemo Drug May Benefit Some Breast Cancer Patients

Eribulin increased median survival by 2.5 months in those with metastatic disease, study finds

3/2/2011
Study Finds Smoking Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

Association becoming more apparent as smoking women age, researchers say

3/1/2011
Obesity May Boost Odds of Aggressive Breast Cancer in Older Women

Mechanisms besides estrogen appear to play a role, researchers say

2/28/2011
Drop in Breast Cancer Among White Women May Have Stalled

Population-wide benefit from patients abandoning hormonal therapies may be ebbing, study finds

2/27/2011
Higher Vitamin D Intake Could Cut Cancer Risk

Adults need at least 4,000 IU a day, study suggests

2/25/2011
Herceptin May Boost Long-Term Survival After Aggressive Breast Cancer

4-year study finds the drug cuts recurrence in women with specific type of tumor

2/22/2011
Mammograms May Not Be Fool-Proof at Catching Second Cancers

Finding points to need for vigilance in watching for symptoms between screenings, expert says

2/22/2011
Mammography Expertise May Improve With Practice

The more doctors review, the better they get at detecting noncancerous lesions, study finds

2/21/2011
Study Finds Too Many Surgical Breast Biopsies Performed

More U.S. women with abnormal mammograms should be getting less invasive needle biopsies, experts note

2/16/2011
Sexual Issues Often Unaddressed in Women Who Survive Cancer

Doctors discuss sex with prostate cancer survivors, but not women who have cancer, researchers say

2/15/2011
Popular Bone Drugs Linked to Reduced Colon Cancer Risk

People taking Fosamax, other bisphosphonates had lowered odds compared to non-users, study found

2/14/2011
FDA Approves First 3D Mammogram Device

Should 'significantly enhance existing diagnosis and treatment approaches,' agency says

2/11/2011
First 3-D Mammography Test Cleared

To help screen for breast cancer

2/8/2011
Removing Many Lymph Nodes in Early Breast Cancer Not Always Needed: Study

With lumpectomy and radiation, only taking out one or two did not harm survival

2/4/2011
Breast Cancer Treatment May Lead to Hip Fracture

Survivors found to have bone loss and breaks at younger-than-normal age

2/4/2011
Healthier Lifestyles May Prevent 340,000 U.S. Cancers a Year: Study

Regular exercise, balanced diet, limited alcohol help ward off disease, researchers find

2/1/2011
More Evidence Cancer Drug Avastin May Cause Harm

Increased risk of death seen in review of 16 trials

2/1/2011
Blacks Still Hit Hardest by Cancer

Report shows overall death rate has dropped, but still higher than other groups

1/31/2011
With Hormone Therapy, Starting Later May Be Less Risky

Breast cancer odds do not rise when treatment is delayed, U.K. study finds