Breast Cancer News

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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

9/23/2010
Breast Cancer Cases in Canada Drop With Decrease in HRT Use

Trend mirrors one seen in U.S., researchers note

9/23/2010
Recent Stress May Reduce Cancer Therapy Effectiveness

Protein involved in mental, physical exertion cut chemo and radiation benefits in lab study

9/22/2010
Mammograms Cut Breast Cancer Death Rates, But Only Modestly: Study

Norwegian study findings stir renewed debate over the value of routine screening

9/20/2010
Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy: Now or Later?

More complications in women who get immediate reconstruction but need radiation later, study finds

9/20/2010
Gene Study Adds to Research of Breast Cancer Risk

Findings may help scientists develop way to predict individual risk in BRCA1 mutation carriers

9/20/2010
Scientists ID 5 Gene Variants Linked to Ovarian Cancer

Findings could help advance prevention, treatment options for those most at risk, expert suggests

9/15/2010
Radiation Exposure Raises Likelihood of Second Cancer

Japanese who developed a cancer after atomic bomb blast at high risk of developing another, study finds

9/3/2010
Talks With Plastic Surgeon Urged Before Mastectomy

Where woman goes for treatment may influence breast reconstruction decision, study suggests

8/31/2010
Preventive Surgeries May Be Lifesaver for Women at High Cancer Risk

Study finds removing breast, ovaries greatly lower the odds, but decision can be a difficult one

8/30/2010
Moderate Drinking May Boost Risk of Breast Cancer's Return

But it could reduce the risk of dying from other causes, study finds

8/24/2010
Nicotine Can Fuel Breast Cancer, Study Suggests

Taiwanese researchers show a molecular connection

8/23/2010
Alcohol May Raise Risk for Certain Breast Cancers

Study found drinking associated with increase in hormone receptor-positive cancers

8/23/2010
Inner Workings of Gene Tied to Breast, Ovarian Cancer Revealed

In 3 studies, scientists isolate & analyze protein produced by BRCA2

8/10/2010
Weight a Factor in Breast Cancer Risk After HRT Use

Thinner women faced higher chance of malignancies, review found

8/4/2010
A New Marker to Spot Aggressive Breast Cancers?

Levels of a cellular protein seem to fall as tumor lethality rises, study finds

8/2/2010
Vaccine Shows Some Promise Against Advanced Cancers

But only a minority of patients benefited and more work may need to be done, experts say

7/29/2010
Breast Cancer's DNA Yields More Secrets

Another study shows that not all tumors are alike, pointing to better treatments

7/27/2010
Technology May Explain Mammogram's Poorer Performance in Younger Women

Worse detection rate not due to tumor biology in women under 50, study suggests.

7/27/2010
Genetic Risk Score Can Predict Odds For Breast Cancer

Scientists find different variants affect different tumor types

7/23/2010
Women of African Heritage May Face Greater Aggressive Breast Cancer Risk

Study found they are more likely to develop triple-negative form of disease