Breast Cancer News

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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

12/19/2005
Gene May Undermine Tamoxifen's Effectiveness

Ten percent of white breast cancer survivors carry the mutation, researchers say

12/16/2005
Radiation After Lumpectomy Improves Survival Odds

International trial found it made a difference 15 years later

12/16/2005
Study That Discredited HRT Was Flawed, Experts Say

More research would be needed to overturn those findings, however

12/9/2005
Breast Cancer Survivors Face Increased Cancer Risk

But experts stress the absolute odds of a future malignancy are small

12/8/2005
Frequent, Low-Dose Chemo Fights Advanced Breast Cancer

Given in combination with Avastin, it delayed progression by 5.5 months

12/7/2005
Low-Dose Estrogen May Fight Breast Cancer

It could aid patients whose tumors have become resistant to hormone therapy, reseachers say

12/2/2005
High-Dose Chemo Effective for Advanced Breast Cancer: Study

German researchers find better recurrence and survival rates

11/29/2005
Powerful Breast Cancer Drug Carries High Price

Herceptin fights malignancy -- but at $40,000 a year, experts say

11/29/2005
Mammograms Move to the Web

'Telemammography' could be a boon to rural women, study finds

11/28/2005
New Technology May Improve On Mammography

Tomosynthesis cuts down on false-positives, study shows

11/28/2005
Distance Can Decide Breast Cancer Care

Rural women often face mastectomy if radiation isn't a near-by option, study finds

11/15/2005
Placenta Size May Affect Breast Cancer Risk

Heavier weight might indicate an increased risk, Swedish researchers report

11/15/2005
Long-Term Study Proves Tamoxifen Helps Prevent Breast Cancer

Final results of 13-year-study confirm drug a preventive for healthy women at high risk

11/11/2005
New Drug Might Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Mouse studies of tamoxifen-like agent look promising

11/2/2005
Soy Safe for Postmenopausal Women

Studies suggest it's an effective alternative to HRT in easing menopausal symptoms

10/31/2005
A Shopping Cart of Cancer Fighters

Research sheds light on possible tumor-taming properties of vegetables and herbs

10/30/2005
U.S. Mammography Rates Falling

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month ends, one expert warns of disturbing trend

10/28/2005
Study Will Look at Minority Breast Cancer Survival

Research to focus on why minority patients face a higher death risk

10/28/2005
Gene Boosts Breast Cancer Risk

Mutation raises odds in women with strong family history, study finds