Breast Cancer News

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4/6/2009
Yale Plans Closer Look at Exercise and Cancer

Studies will chart recovery of active women with breast or ovarian disease

3/30/2009
Scientists Identify More Breast Cancer Genes

Findings should lead to deeper understanding of the disease, experts say

3/27/2009
Microsurgery May Cut Swelling After Breast Cancer Treatment

Technique reroutes lymphatic fluid to prevent buildup, experts explain

3/25/2009
Black Women at Higher Risk for Aggressive Breast Tumors

Triple negative growths 3 times more likely regardless of age, weight, study finds

3/24/2009
Soy May Help Shield Asian-American Girls From Breast Cancer

Early consumption seems most beneficial, but needs further study, experts say

3/18/2009
When Breast Cancer Recurs, Finding Pre-Symptoms Is Key

Early stage cancers are usually smaller and more contained, study finds

3/17/2009
Lymphedema Raises Cost of Breast Cancer Care

Painful swelling can require treatments for infections and depression

3/13/2009
Younger Women With Breast Cancer Face Added Peril

Disease is more aggressive, requiring more radical treatments, study suggests

3/9/2009
Wine Color Won't Change Breast Cancer Risk

Despite red wine's healthy reputation, study finds it won't lower cancer odds

3/9/2009
Women With Breast Cancer Gene Favor Preventive Mastectomy

Most carriers view the procedure as best security against the disease, study finds

2/27/2009
New Test May Mean Faster Breast Cancer Treatment

Genetic analysis method can be used on all women with diagnosis, study says

2/27/2009
Men With BRCA Gene Mutations Unaware of Cancer Risks

They need to be more aware of the threats to themselves and relatives, study says

2/26/2009
Yoga May Bring Calm to Breast Cancer Treatment

Women reported less stress, more peace after sessions, study finds

2/24/2009
Drinking Raises Cancer Risk for Middle-Age Women

Even one drink a day poses danger, large study finds

2/24/2009
Waiting Is the Hardest Part in Biopsies

Study finds stress hormone levels abnormal among women waiting for breast biopsy results

2/23/2009
Technique May Let More Women Use Tamoxifen

30% of breast cancers currently don't respond to this type of estrogen-linked drug

2/23/2009
Calcium Helps Ward Off Colon Cancer

Effect is strongest for women, study finds, doesn't extend to other malignancies

2/18/2009
Cancer Death Rates Decline Among Blacks, But Disparities Linger

Diagnosis still comes later than for whites and survival is poorer, new report finds

2/17/2009
One in Three Cancer Survivors on Unemployment Line

Lingering physical effects of cancer a likely cause, finds study

2/17/2009
Menopause Drug Tied to Breast Cancer Recurrence

Dutch study of tibolone, also used for osteoporosis but not available in U.S., was stopped early due to increased risk

2/16/2009
Hodgkin's Survivors Prone to Breast Cancer Later

Study found they were 37 times more likely to develop malignancies after radiation treatments

2/16/2009
Experts Release Guidelines on Use of Breast MRI

The technology can supplement, but not replace, standard screening, they say

2/9/2009
Pregnancy May Not Affect Breast Cancer Survival

But early diagnosis and treatment before birth are best, study says

2/6/2009
Minorities Distrust Medical System More

Study finds levels of skepticism correlate with lower cancer screening rates

2/5/2009
Statins Don't Cut Cancer Risk

Animal study found 2 popular cholesterol-lowering drugs had little effect on tumors

2/5/2009
Two-Thirds of Hispanic Women Discover Breast Cancer Themselves

But half wait at least a month before seeking help, research shows

2/4/2009
Drop in Breast Cancer Rates Due to Drop in HRT Use

Researchers say first two years of combined hormone therapy a 'safe' period

2/3/2009
2 Years of Hormone Use May Be 'Safe'

Cancer risk doesn't rise until third year, study finds

2/3/2009
Fewer Women Are Having Mammograms

CDC reports decline in two-thirds of the country

1/27/2009
Childhood Cancer Survivors Not Getting Recommended Mammograms

Chest radiation indicates need for earlier screening, study notes

1/26/2009
Why Cancer in One Breast May Affect the Other

Researchers identify certain factors that seem to increase risk

1/25/2009
Database Helps Assess Your Breast Cancer Risk

Lifestyle factors and environmental hazards are included in the searchable site

1/15/2009
More Americans Urged to Get Cancer Screenings

Rates hover around 50 percent, despite proven benefits, report says

1/13/2009
Ovary Removal Lowers Odds of Cancer in High-Risk Women

Study confirms women with BRCA mutations are wise to take preventive action

1/9/2009
Garlic as a Cancer Fighter? Maybe Not

Evidence that strong-smelling herb prevents cancer is said to be weak

1/7/2009
Heart Drug May Be a Cancer Fighter

Digoxin, used to treat heart failure, slowed cell growth, study says

1/1/2009
Genes Predict Chances of Breast Cancer's Spread

Finding could help docs tailor treatments even further, researchers say

12/31/2008
Grape Seed Extract Kills Leukemia Cells in Lab

Finding might lead to new treatment for blood cancers, researchers say

12/30/2008
High Insulin May Boost Odds of Breast Cancer

Finding may clarify the disease's connection to obesity

12/23/2008
Cancer Medicine Advances on Many Fronts

New drug approvals, more targeted therapies the highlights of 2008

12/18/2008
Marital Distress May Affect Breast Cancer Recovery

Outcome appears to be related to quality of marriage relationship

12/17/2008
Phenols in Quality Olive Oil Suppress Breast Cancer Gene

But study cautions lab findings were at levels unlikely to be achieved in real life

12/17/2008
'Mediterranean'-Style Diet Best for Blood Sugar Control

Another study finds type 2 diabetes increases cancer death risk

12/16/2008
New Genetic Analysis Might Boost Breast Cancer Care

Scientists say they've found a more accurate cell-based prognostic tool

12/12/2008
Progress Made in Predicting Breast Cancer Risk

Breast density, tumor characteristics help fine-tune treatment, study says

12/12/2008
Risk Info for Breast Cancer Patients Too Confusing

Could lead to bad treatment decisions, study shows

12/12/2008
HRT Users Who Get Breast Cancer Less Likely to Die

They tend to get type of tumors that have better prognosis, study finds

12/12/2008
Osteoporosis Drug Seems to Shrink Breast Tumors

Other drugs in pipeline also hold promise against the disease, researchers report

12/9/2008
Non-Hormonal Therapies Aid Breast Cancer Patients

This applies to women with metastatic or recurrent inoperable disease, report says

12/9/2008
Cancer to Surpass Heart Disease as World's Leading Killer

Biggest rise in cases and deaths coming in developing nations, report says