Breast Cancer News

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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

10/24/2011
Breast Reconstruction Boosts Women's Emotional Well-Being: Study

Surgery using abdominal tissue led to rapid psychological recovery, but had physical side effects

10/21/2011
Breast Cancer Risk May Rise With High Hormone Levels

Women with elevated estrogen, testosterone and other hormones likelier to get breast disease, study finds

10/21/2011
Femara May Beat Tamoxifen at Preventing Breast Cancer's Return

Estrogen-sensitive cancer responded better to Femara in study funded by drug maker

10/20/2011
Breast Radiation After Lumpectomy Saves Lives: Study

Recurrence rate halved compared to those who undergo breast-conserving surgery alone, research shows

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