Breast Cancer News

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3/24/2005
HRT Can Cloud Breast Cancer Screens

MRIs can be misread because hormone therapy makes tissue more dense, study says

3/23/2005
Tamoxifen Ups Risk of Uterine Sarcoma

Study finds women on breast cancer drug six times likelier to get the rare cancer

3/15/2005
Breast Cancer Radiation Carries Little Cardiac Risk

Better technology means this treatment safer than ever, study finds

3/15/2005
Mastectomy Does Prevent Breast Cancer for Those at High Risk

Research confirms preventive approach used a decade ago works

3/14/2005
Genes May Link Breast Cancer in Africa, America

Study finds similar disease pattern in black patients from both continents

3/14/2005
Older Breast Cancer Survivors at Risk for Bone Breaks

Researchers think drugs used to treat tumors lead to bone loss

3/10/2005
Developed Countries Still Carry Greatest Cancer Burden

But study finds developing nations are catching up

3/6/2005
Many Women Still Don't Get Annual Mammograms

Only one in 20 follows schedule recommendations, researchers say

3/2/2005
Practice Improves Mammogram Diagnosis

Doctors who read the most images are most accurate, study finds

3/2/2005
Study Confirms Tamoxifen Raises Endometrial Cancer Risk

Risk heightened by length of time on the drug

3/1/2005
Older Women With Breast Cancer Missing Out on Chemo

Many not being offered lifesaving treatment because of their age, researcher says

2/22/2005
Free Hotline Focuses on Lymphedema

Therapists will answer questions on cancer treatment-related swelling

2/18/2005
Genes Predict Breast Cancer Recurrence

Finding could help determine which women need aggressive treatment

2/17/2005
Stem Cells Promise Better Plastic Surgery

Safer, more durable implants made from natural tissue, researchers report

2/17/2005
Lung, Colon Cancers Major Killers in Europe

Over 1.7 million Europeans died from cancer in 2004, report finds

2/14/2005
Tamoxifen Cuts Heart Attack Risk

But benefit of breast cancer drug no reason to use it for cardiovascular protection

2/11/2005
New Clue Predicts Breast Cancer Behavior

Wound-healing activity may identify women at risk for disease spread

2/10/2005
Rainforest Plant Yields Breast Cancer Fighter

Amazon plant compound stopped growth of malignant cells in lab

2/9/2005
Little Benefit Adding Breast Exam to Mammography

Exam won't significantly lower breast cancer death risk, study finds

2/7/2005
Birth Weight Linked to Cancer Risk

Big babies have higher rate of breast cancer, certain others, in adulthood, study suggests

2/4/2005
Study: Mammograms Painless for Most Women

Finding challenges common assumptions about breast exam

2/3/2005
Breast Cancer Prevention From The Sea

Seaweed may reduce estrogen and help prevent some forms of the disease

2/2/2005
Breast Cancer Chemo Timing Doesn't Affect Outcome

But it does help after surgery, study finds

1/19/2005
Faulty DNA Repair Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

Points to increased susceptibility in those with family history of disease

1/19/2005
Radiation Therapy Boosts High-Risk Breast Cancer Survival

Study with 20-year follow-up confirms earlier research

1/14/2005
New Scans Spot More Small Breast Tumors

Molecular breast imaging method improves detection of malignancies

1/11/2005
Fruits, Vegetables Don't Protect Against Breast Cancer

But experts say the finding shouldn't dissuade people from eating the foods

1/10/2005
Olive Oil May Protect Against Breast Cancer

Lab study finds main ingredient suppresses important cancer gene

1/5/2005
Mammography's Early Catches Have Silver Lining

Lead to less toxic breast cancer treatments, study says

1/5/2005
Role Seen for Vitamin A to Prevent Breast Cancer

Experts stress that lab research is preliminary

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