Breast Cancer News

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2/8/2017
Breast Cancer and Genetic Testing

Many high-risk breast cancer patients are not receiving recommendations for genetic testing, study finds.

2/7/2017
Too Few High-Risk Women Tested for Breast Cancer Gene: Survey

Only half got BRCA screen, and more than half of those who didn't said doctors never recommended it

2/2/2017
Breast Density May Be Leading Indicator of Cancer Risk

Study suggests it outweighs obesity and family history, but oncologists say more research is needed

2/2/2017
Many Breast Cancer Survivors Don't Get Life-Extending Therapy

Study estimates nearly 15,000 lives saved over decade if all who needed hormone treatment got it

1/27/2017
Good News for Older Women With Early Form of Breast Cancer

A diagnosis of DCIS doesn't lower life expectancy in patients over 50, study finds

1/24/2017
U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Over Three Decades

But clusters of high death rates remain in some pockets of the country, study finds

1/24/2017
Half Report Severe Side Effects From Breast Cancer Therapy

Digestive troubles, pain, skin irritation and arm swelling among possible problems

1/23/2017
When Loved One Has Breast Cancer, Partner Suffers, Too

Anxiety is common even several years later, study finds

1/18/2017
Could Grilled, Smoked Meats Lower Survival After Breast Cancer?

Study can't prove cause and effect, but raises questions about beef, pork, lamb cooked at high temps

1/12/2017
Cooking Methods and Cancer

High intake of grilled or smoked meats may increase mortality risk among breast cancer patients, study finds.

1/11/2017
'Chemo Brain' Lasts for Months in Many Breast Cancer Survivors

Altered thinking must be acknowledged as 'one of the difficulties of treatment,' specialist says

1/9/2017
Study Casts More Doubt on Value of Mammograms

1 in 3 women diagnosed with breast cancer had nonthreatening tumors, while number of advanced cases didn't change

1/9/2017
Obamacare Boosts Breast Cancer Screening, Study Finds

Waiving costs appears to improve mammography rates, but not colonoscopy, even among the poor

1/5/2017
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report

Researchers credit declines in smoking, better detection and treatment

1/4/2017
Powerful Drug for Advanced Cancers May Need Less Frequent Dosing

Patients whose disease has spread to bone can cut side effects tied to zoledronic acid, researchers report

12/21/2016
Many With Breast Cancer Unnecessarily Choose Double Mastectomy: Study

Removing healthy breast is unlikely to extend survival, but some doctors don't mention this, researchers say

12/16/2016
Minority Women Less Likely to Get Breast Cancer Screening

More study is needed to understand the disparity, researchers say

12/15/2016
Angelina Jolie's Mastectomies Tied to Rise in Genetic Testing

But, researchers did not find a corresponding increase in breast removal surgeries

12/15/2016
Beating Breast Cancer But Still Paying a Price

Small study suggests few long-term survivors receive adequate symptom relief

12/12/2016
Loneliness May Sabotage Breast Cancer Survival: Study

Weak social ties linked to higher risk of recurrence, early death, researchers report

12/12/2016
Preventing Breast Cancer Recurrence

Drugs that lower estrogen levels in breast cancer patients may affect heart function, study finds.

12/9/2016
Breast Cancer Death Rates Vary Around the World

Study found many countries seeing declines, but some Latin American nations, South Korea seeing increases

12/9/2016
Strength Training May Prevent Side Effect of Breast Cancer Surgery

Women who worked out twice a week saw less swelling in arms and chest, small study finds

12/9/2016
Could a Computer Someday Guide Breast Cancer Care?

'Watson Oncology' agreed with doctors 90 percent of the time in many cases, study finds

12/9/2016
Certain Breast Cancer Drugs Tied to Blood Vessel Damage

But findings from small study are unlikely to change current practice, doctors say

12/9/2016
'Cold Caps' May Halt Hair Loss in Breast Cancer Patients: Study

Devices reduce blood flow to hair follicles during chemotherapy treatments

12/9/2016
Tamoxifen May Get Blamed for Unrelated Symptoms

Perceived side effects might lead some to stop taking the breast cancer preventative, study finds

12/8/2016
New Drug Combo Shows Promise Curbing Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer

New regimen helped women with metastatic, hormone-receptor positive disease in study

12/7/2016
Breast Cancer Cells May Change When They Spread to Brain: Study

Finding might lead to better treatment, researchers say

12/7/2016
Taking Breast Cancer Prevention Drug Beyond 5 Years May Not Raise Survival

Study found women who continued with letrozole did experience other benefits, however

12/5/2016
Worldwide Cancer Rates Up More Than One-Third in Past Decade: Report

Researchers cite population aging and growth

11/28/2016
Never Too Old for a Mammogram?

Researchers find benefits for some women up to the age of 90

11/25/2016
Rural Appalachia Faces Growing Cancer Crisis, Research Shows

It's the only region in the U.S. that hasn't made big progress in fighting the disease

11/18/2016
Depressed Women Less Likely to Get Best Breast Cancer Care: Study

Researchers aren't sure why, but urge doctors to monitor these patients carefully

11/17/2016
Exercise and Cancer

Exercise is safe and provides benefits for breast and prostate cancer patients, study finds.

11/16/2016
New Drug May Brighten Outlook for Advanced Breast Cancer

Palbociclib slows disease progression, study finds

11/15/2016
Exercise Good for Cancer Patients During, After Treatment

Studies show better physical function, quality of life for those who did strength training, aerobic activity

11/11/2016
Self-Exam of Breast Should Be Thorough

Breast cancer expert offers step-by-step advice to ensure monthly exams are effective

11/11/2016
Sexual Pain for Women With Cancer Should Not Be Overlooked: Report

Doctors should rule out physical causes before declaring discomfort is all in a patient's head, specialist says

11/10/2016
Vitamin D May Affect Breast Cancer Survival

Study link is strongest in women who have not entered menopause, researchers report

11/9/2016
Intense Chemo Offers Little Benefit for Early Breast Cancer: Study

U.S. cancer expert still sees role for the approach in certain patients

11/2/2016
Breast, Cervical Cancer More Deadly in Developing Nations: Report

But cost-effective treatments could improve access to care, researchers say

11/1/2016
Gene Test May ID Chemo Patients at Risk of Clots: Study

Venous thromboembolism is a serious complication of cancer treatment

10/28/2016
Breast Reconstruction Worthwhile for Older Women: Study

They had no greater risk of complications, benefited as much as younger breast cancer patients

10/18/2016
Rates of Preventive Mastectomy Doubled in a Decade, and Fear Is a Factor

Many patients also think it's the best treatment for breast cancer, study finds

10/13/2016
Breast Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline in U.S.

And the disparity between black and white women is narrowing, CDC says

10/12/2016
Another Study Questions Mammography Screening

But cancer and radiology specialists take issue with findings, say one study unlikely to change guidelines

10/12/2016
Freeze Therapy: An Alternative to Breast Cancer Surgery?

Cryoablation looks promising for small tumors, doctors say

10/10/2016
Cost of Breast Cancer Chemo Varies Widely in U.S.

Lower-priced options could save patients thousands of dollars, researchers say

10/6/2016
More Evidence Tamoxifen, Other Meds Help Limit Breast Cancer's Spread

6-year study finds follow-up therapy cuts survivors' risk for cancer in the other breast