Breast Cancer News

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4/17/2006
Better Minority Cancer Screening a Phone Call Away

Reminding women it's time for mammogram or Pap smear works, experts say

4/17/2006
Fewer Mammograms May Boost Black Women's Breast Cancer Risk

Finding suggests more needs to be done to increase screening rates

4/11/2006
Estrogen Therapy Doesn't Cause Breast Cancer: Study

But treatment isn't risk-free, so women should consult their doctors, experts say

4/11/2006
Tumor Cell Receptors Key to Breast Cancer Care

Estrogen-negative cells more vulnerable to chemotherapy, study finds

4/10/2006
New Findings Challenge Standard Breast Cancer Care

Women with specific tumor types may need more aggressive treatment

4/9/2006
Sisters Study Seeks Breast Cancer Answers

U.S. researchers will look at potential genetic, environmental causes

4/7/2006
Scientists Seek Cancer's Early Warning Signs

A number of efforts could yield real rewards

4/7/2006
Food Antioxidants, Vitamin D Fight Breast Cancer

These compounds may also lower risk for ovarian tumors, studies find

4/5/2006
Soy Shows Small Reduction in Breast Cancer Risk

But association not strong enough to suggest women take supplements, study says

4/5/2006
Combo Therapy May Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer

Adding a drug to Herceptin could improve outcomes, researchers say

3/30/2006
Online Support Eases Breast Cancer Stress

Talking with others brings understanding, researchers say

3/29/2006
Scientists Spot Factor in Cancer's Spread

A key protein lures malignant cells to bone, study finds

3/28/2006
Ultrasound Spots Breast Cancer in Pregnant Women

Don't neglect breast exams, symptoms during pregnancy, experts warn

3/27/2006
Weight Training Benefits Breast-Cancer Survivors

Besides physical benefits, the women reported better quality of life, study found

3/21/2006
Two-Doctor Care Best for Breast Cancer Survivors

GP plus specialist helps them stay healthy, study finds

3/21/2006
Genetic Tests for Cancer Not Perfect

They missed 12% of mutations among breast-cancer patients, study finds

3/21/2006
Black Women More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer

U.S. study finds a lack of recommended care may be to blame

3/20/2006
Asymmetrical Breasts May Raise Cancer Risk

Study finds odds for malignancy rise when breasts are of differing size

3/17/2006
Preventive Mastectomy Offers Women Relief

Most had no regrets after opting for removal of unaffected breast, study found

3/6/2006
Could Antiperspirants Raise Breast Cancer Risk?

It's a question that needs investigating, experts say

3/2/2006
Mammograms Sometimes Spot Non-Threatening Growths

But this 'over-diagnosis' is no reason to forego regular screening, an expert says

3/1/2006
Gingko Biloba May Help Fight Cancer

Mouse study suggests promise, but researchers remain cautious

2/28/2006
Benign Breast Findings Can Still Pose Dangers

New findings suggest removing 'papillary lesions' is best

2/22/2006
Breast Cancer Drugs Limit Post-Surgery Recurrence

Promising findings on Taxotere and Herceptin in new trial

2/21/2006
Westernization Driving Up South Korean Breast Cancer Rate

Reseachers believe high-fat diets and other factors are behind the trend

2/20/2006
Gene Mutations May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Women with variants of LEP or LEPR genes face higher risks, study suggests

2/16/2006
HRT Raises Risk for Specific Breast Cancers

Odds for non-ductal malignancies, especially, rise with hormone use, study finds

2/15/2006
Younger Women With Hereditary Breast Cancer Risk Tumor in Other Breast

The chance could be six times higher than normal, study suggests

2/9/2006
Biopsies Still Best for Detecting Breast Cancer

They're more accurate than imaging tests like MRIs, study finds

2/7/2006
Low-Fat Diets Don't Protect Postmenopausal Women

Trio of studies found no effect on risk of breast and colon cancer, or heart disease

2/3/2006
New Cancer Treatment Targets Breast Ducts

The novel approach could be easier on patients, researchers say

2/2/2006
Chemotherapy Can Help Older Breast Cancer Patients, Too

If they're healthy, they stand to gain from the treatment, new research finds

2/2/2006
Variety of Breast Cancer Patients Turn to Web for Support

Age, income didn't predict who'd use online resources, study found

1/30/2006
Cancer Screening Rates Remain Unchanged

Despite effective tests, not enough people are taking advantage of them, report finds

1/30/2006
1/26/2006
Vaginal Dryness Meds May Counteract Breast Cancer Drugs

Small study raises a 'red flag' for patients, researchers say

1/25/2006
Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction Rate Remains Low

Study finds little change despite recent law mandating insurance coverage

1/24/2006
Timing May Be Key to Hormone Therapy

Starting HRT near menopause may boost its heart-healthy effects, study suggests

1/16/2006
Soy May Help Prevent Breast Cancer in Older Women

But monkey study suggests it's only true for postmenopausal women with higher levels of estrogen

1/16/2006
Elderly Breast Cancer Patients Have Poorer Survival

Their excess mortality isn't linked to other health woes, researchers note

1/13/2006
Doctors Test Shorter Radiation Therapies for Breast Cancer

Targeted techniques could benefit early stage patients, experts say

1/11/2006
Fatigue Persists for Some Breast Cancer Patients

More than 33% say they're tired or weak up to a decade after diagnosis, study finds

1/4/2006
Faulty Breast Stem Cells May Cause Tumors

Finding could explain why cancer can recur after chemotherapy, study says

1/4/2006
Right Amount of Radiation Improves Odds Against Breast Cancer

Giving it after mastectomy increased survival rates after 10 years

1/3/2006
Drug Approved to Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence

Study shows it's more effective than gold-standard preventive

12/29/2005
Breast Cancer Survivors Bounce Back Quickly

Only two weeks after treatment ends, most women adjust emotionally, researchers find

12/28/2005
Letrozole Improves Breast Cancer Survival

Offers better results than tamoxifen, but side effects may influence choice, experts say

12/28/2005
Vitamin D May Prevent Some Cancers

But many blacks, elderly aren't getting enough, study suggests

12/21/2005
Compressing Digital Mammograms May Improve Detection

It rids the screen of background "noise," expert explains

12/20/2005
Complications Common With Post-Mastectomy Breast Implants

Almost a third of women will encounter problems, a new study finds