Breast Cancer News

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12/23/2004
Breast Implants Don't Hurt Survival of Mastectomy Patients

Study finds they may actually improve long-term outlook

12/15/2004
How Blood Platelets Speed Cancer's Spread

Study describes two ways they help tumors travel to bone

12/15/2004
Biennial Mammograms OK for Some Women

No higher risk of late-stage cancer found in those aged 50 and older

12/15/2004
Tamoxifen's Side Effects Scare Away Some

Women hesitant to take it as a preventive measure against breast cancer

12/10/2004
Celebrex Could Help Fight Breast Cancer

Arthritis drug appears to regulate cell's use of estrogen, small study finds

12/10/2004
Genetic Test Helps Predict Breast Cancer Recurrence

But at least one expert says it's not ready for widespread use

12/10/2004
Possible Link Between Folic Acid and Breast Cancer Found

But even researchers say connection is probably a fluke

12/8/2004
New Breast Cancer Drug Bests Tamoxifen

Anastrozole reduces the chances of tumors recurring and spreading, study finds

12/8/2004
Breast MRIs Won't Obviate Need for Biopsy

Cancer screens sensitive, but they don't catch everything

12/7/2004
Hand-held Breast Scanner May Help Women Spot Potential Problems

Device meant as a pre-screening tool, to encourage self-examination

12/1/2004
Some Breast Cancer Screens Better Than Others

Study says MRI catches tumors missed by mammography in high-risk women

11/30/2004
Osteo Drug May Prevent Breast Cancer

Study finds decrease in tumors in women with bone loss

11/29/2004
Nonsurgical Biopsy Identifies Breast Cancer

Procedure finds malignant lymph nodes without more operations

11/22/2004
Risks Outlined for Women With Breast Cancer Gene

Recurrence unlikely in affected breast after lumpectomy, study finds

11/19/2004
Discovery Could Produce Tamoxifen Alternative

Fast-acting pathway may have fewer side effects

11/16/2004
Aromatase Inhibitors Recommended for Breast Cancer

These drugs offer alternative for postmenopausal women, new guidelines say

11/15/2004
Breast Cancer Genes Tied to Other Malignancies

But risk of pancreatic, prostate, stomach cancer still low, study finds

11/15/2004
Stopping Breast Cancer in its Tracks

Chemical attraction behind spread of malignancies could be drug target

11/9/2004
Supplement May Melt Belly Fat in Seniors

Early study finds DHEA spurs weight loss, improves insulin activity

10/30/2004
Decline in Number of Breast Imaging Centers Worries Doctors

Women in poor or rural areas are at increasing risk, experts say

10/25/2004
Mammography Escapes Poor, Rural Women

Study finds problem more acute among blacks, Native Americans

10/25/2004
Key Protein in Breast, Ovarian Cancer Found

Discovery could lead to better prognosis, treatment

10/22/2004
Cancer Deaths Drop Among Asian Americans in California

But rate of breast cancer greater than any other group in state

10/20/2004
Tamoxifen Doesn't Increase Stroke Risk

But chemotherapy does in breast cancer patients, study finds

10/19/2004
Minimally Invasive Breast Screening Has Limits

But experts say ductal lavage still has a role in finding cancer

10/19/2004
Breast Cancer Drug May Do Double Duty

Toremifene shows promise against prostate cancer, researchers report

10/18/2004
Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk

Study finds relative rate higher in radiation patients

10/18/2004
HRT Raises Risk of Abnormal Mammograms

Treatment increases odds that screen will be hard to interpret

10/15/2004
Fertility Concerns Impact Breast Cancer Therapy

Researchers say doctor-patient communication would help

10/13/2004
Breast Cancer Risk Tied to Early Growth Patterns

Even birth weight determines odds, study finds

10/12/2004
Support Groups Help With Breast Cancer Fears

Women with genetic mutations find solace in sharing fears with others

10/11/2004
Tamoxifen Might Cause Slight Increase in Stroke Risk

Researchers stress finding should not panic breast cancer patients

10/11/2004
Botox Eases Pain of Breast Reconstruction

Injecting wrinkle treatment into pectoral muscles reduces discomfort, study finds

10/6/2004
Obesity Raises Death Risk From Breast Cancer

Study finds connection in patients with early-stage disease

10/1/2004
MRIs Catch Missed Breast Malignancies

Study finds them more effective than mammography

9/28/2004
Quick Questionnaire Can ID Tamoxifen Candidates

Study finds women who can benefit from cancer-preventing drug

9/28/2004
Group Therapy Won't Help Breast Cancer Survival

Study finds no benefit in those with early-state disease

9/24/2004
Genes Boost Fish Oils' Effect Against Breast Cancer

Women whose bodies do poor job of eliminating oils get most health benefit

9/20/2004
Chemo Can Start Right After Breast Surgery

Study says reconstruction needn't delay procedure

9/16/2004
Vegetables Help Fight Breast Cancer

Compound in broccoli and other greens stops malignant cell growth

9/14/2004
MRI Top Breast-Screening Test for High-Risk Women

Finds more tumors in those genetically prone, study finds

9/14/2004
Exercise May Beat Breast Cancer in the Long Run

Walking, running: any exercise lowers recurrence risk, experts say

9/13/2004
Most Women Start Annual Mammograms by Age 40

But many who are poor, lack insurance or don't speak English don't

9/9/2004
Light at Night Might Be a Cancer Risk

It could disrupt the body's normal hormone production, some researchers suggest

9/3/2004
Health Tip: Should You Have a Mammogram?

Experts say it's best way to catch disease early

9/1/2004
Radiation Not Always Needed for Breast Cancer

Some women 70 and up may forgo it, but it helps younger patients

8/31/2004
Mammograms Point to Better Outcomes for Breast Cancer Patients

Women who get them less likely to suffer recurrence of disease, study says

8/31/2004
Age, Tumor Stage Affect Breast Cancer Death

Odds fall as women age, unless disease is advanced

8/27/2004
HRT Can Affect Mammography Results

Previous breast surgery, low weight also may influence screenings, British study contends

8/24/2004
Imaging Technique May Guide Breast Cancer Surgery

New MRI techonology gives surgeons 'road map'