Breast Cancer News

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12/13/2010
Stray Breast Tumor Cells During Early Chemo Could Be Bad Sign

The more of these cells you have, 'the worse you do,' expert says

12/10/2010
Certain Drug Combinations May Beat Back Aggressive Breast Cancer

Combined treatments appear more effective than any one drug or chemotherapy alone against HER-2 tumors, researchers report

12/10/2010
Rare Genetic Syndrome May Increase Colon Cancer Risk

People with Cowden syndrome should start colorectal screenings in their 30s, expert says

12/9/2010
Bone Drug Zometa Flops Overall as Breast Cancer Treatment

But effect in breast cancer survivors 5 years past menopause deserves further study, researchers say

12/9/2010
Estrogen-Only Hormone Therapy May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk for Some

But experts question finding that postmenopausal women with low risk of disease might benefit

12/9/2010
Certain Breast Cancer Drugs Linked With Heart Risks in Older Women

Study finds long-term use of aromatase inhibitors could up the odds slightly

12/9/2010
Only Half of Women Over 40 Get Annual Mammograms

This also holds true for those with insurance to pay for the procedure, study finds

12/9/2010
U.S. Failing to Meet Goals for Women's Health: Report

Survey gives nation unsatisfactory grade on most measures of well-being

12/9/2010
Weight-Lifting After Breast Cancer Won't Cause Lymphedema, Study Finds

And it might actually be beneficial, researchers say

12/8/2010
Radiation After Surgery Lowers Chances of Breast Cancer's Return

Study also found tamoxifen reduced risk of localized disease recurring

12/1/2010
Docetaxel May Boost Outcomes for Breast Cancers That Haven't Spread to Lymph

Study found that using the drug instead of fluorouracil seems to add benefit, although side effects rose

12/1/2010
Annual Mammograms May Cut Mastectomy Rate for Some

Study finds added benefit from yearly screenings for women younger than 50

11/30/2010
Breast Cancer Rates Lower With Less Hormone Therapy: Study

Drop in invasive breast cancer incidence seen among women over 50 after HRT use declined

11/29/2010
Women With Breast Cancer History Should Consider MRI: Study

Although not currently recommended, adding it to mammography can detect new cancers, researchers say

11/24/2010
Too Many Cancers Still Spotted Too Late: CDC

Screening rates for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers vary greatly among states, report finds

11/19/2010
Cough Syrup Might Help With Dosing of Breast Cancer Drug

Cold medicine's active ingredient is absorbed at similar rate to tamoxifen, study says

11/18/2010
British Study Supports Mammograms for Some Women Under 50

Screening spotted cancer earlier, upped chances of survival in women with moderate risk factors

11/16/2010
Cancer Risk From Radiation of Mammograms Is Slight: Study

Research finds benefits of expected lives saved outweigh the dangers

11/15/2010
Halaven Approved for Late-Stage Breast Cancer

Injected therapy believed to stifle cancer cell growth

11/10/2010
Long-Term Statin Use Won't Raise Cancer Risk: Study

In fact, U.S. team finds the cholesterol drugs might even lower odds for a few tumor types

11/9/2010
Soy Chemicals May Lower Risk for Invasive Breast Cancer

Other studies at cancer meeting look at effect on women of hormone therapy, exercise

11/9/2010
Obesity Not Tied to Breast Cancer Risk in Mexican Americans

Lower risk may be due to a shorter lifetime exposure to estrogen, researchers suggest

11/9/2010
Silicone Implants Preferred by Mastectomy Patients: Survey

Saline less satisfactory, according to breast cancer survivors who had reconstructive surgery

11/9/2010
Smoking May Raise Risk of Death in Women With Breast Cancer

Likelihood of dying from breast cancer or other causes was significantly higher, study found

11/1/2010
Researchers Spot New Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

Dense breasts, no lobular involution increase odds, researchers find

10/29/2010
Dad's Family History of Breast, Ovarian Cancer Matters, Too

But study found women with paternal family history 5 times less likely to be referred to counseling

10/28/2010
Study Finds Green Tea Offers No Protection From Breast Cancer

But latest finding doesn't answer the question definitively, experts say

10/27/2010
Women Urged to Reclaim Their Life After Breast Cancer

Tackling the fear of recurrence is a top priority, expert says

10/25/2010
Mammogram Visit a Good Time to Arrange Colonoscopy: Study

More poor, minority women might get colon cancer screening if procedure is set up then, experts say

10/21/2010
New Finding Suggests Safe Surgical Margins When Removing Breast Cancers

When 2mm margin of healthy tissue taken, no residual disease found in 98 percent of patients

10/20/2010
Fatalistic Attitudes May Keep Hispanic Women From Cancer Tests

Notion that health 'is in God's hands' could help explain low screening rates, study suggests

10/19/2010
Study Shows HRT Even Riskier Than Thought

Latest analysis finds combo of estrogen/progestin upped chances of more deadly breast cancer

10/18/2010
Soy May Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study

But benefit was only seen in postmenopausal women and the trial was small

10/15/2010
Latest Findings Back Mammograms for Women in Their 40s

Experts say earlier screening still a good idea despite debate about doing them later

10/12/2010
Cancer-Fighting Bone Drugs Might Raise Stroke Risk

But IV bisphosphonates can also benefit patients, researchers note

10/12/2010
Many With Terminal Cancer Still Getting Routine Screens

Advanced cancer patients should not be put through futile testing at end of life, experts say

10/12/2010
Insurance, Income Don't Explain 'Race Gap' in Breast Cancer Care

Study finds black, Hispanic women still get fewer services even after financial factors are considered

10/12/2010
Three Healthy Habits Cut Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Exercise, healthy weight, moderate alcohol benefit even women with a family history, experts say

10/7/2010
Denser Breasts Raise Odds of Second Breast Cancer, Study Finds

And risk looks stronger for the opposite breast

10/7/2010
Mammogram Guidelines Still Beget Confusion

A year later, experts disagree about who should be screened and when

10/7/2010
A Little Pain, a Life Saved

Maryland woman explains how early detection made critical difference

10/4/2010
Cancer May Run in Families of Young Breast Cancer Patients

Risk higher for close relatives of women who develop disease before age 35, study finds

10/4/2010
Insurance, Race and Poverty Affect Cancer Care, Researchers Report

Differences in diagnosis and survival noted in three studies for cancer meeting

9/30/2010
Most Men Unaware of Breast Cancer Risk in Males: Survey

None of those deemed at higher risk had been told by their doctor, small study found

9/30/2010
Mammograms Save Lives for Women in Their 40s, Study Says

Research in Sweden found lower death rates for those who got screened

9/28/2010
Scientists Detect Unique Marker for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

It may one day offer a more targeted therapy for the aggressive disease, but more study is needed, researchers say

9/27/2010
Physical Abilities May Affect Survival After Breast Cancer

Patients who struggle with daily activities more likely to die from other causes, study finds

9/27/2010
Male Partners of Breast Cancer Patients May Suffer Depression

These men were more likely than peers to be hospitalized for mood disorders, study finds

9/24/2010
Mixed Report on Women's Health Research

Fewer deaths from major killers like breast cancer, but little progress on debilitating diseases like dementia

9/23/2010
Sexual Problems May Arise After Breast Cancer

Two years after diagnosis, 70 percent of women report decreased desire, less lovemaking