Breast Cancer News

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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'

8/24/2004
Reconstruction After Mastectomy Less Likely for Blacks

Rates vary by ethnicity for breast cancer patients

8/23/2004
Test Predicts Patient Benefit From Breast Cancer Drug

It spots those with resistance to Herceptin

8/23/2004
Risk of False-Positive Mammo Reading Lower Than Thought

The tests are still the best tool for detecting breast cancer, study says

8/18/2004
Blood Test Gauges Breast Cancer Treatment

Levels of cancer cells show whether patient is responding to therapy

8/10/2004
Shortage of Seasoned Breast Cancer Surgeons Seen

Study: Medicare patients not getting experienced specialists

8/9/2004
Gene Mutation May Explain Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Outlook

Black women four times more likely to have alteration in tumor suppressor gene

8/5/2004
Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Is a Hit

Study finds majority of women were pleased with the results

8/2/2004
Breast Cancer Treatment Guidelines Could Save Your Life

Study finds they increase chances of survival

7/28/2004
MRI Spots Breast Tumors in High-Risk Women

It beats mammography, but isn't advised for women at normal risk

7/27/2004
Helping Breast Cancer Patients Make Tough Choices

Computer programs, charts can help, but they're no substitute for counseling

7/27/2004
Statins: The Next Miracle Drugs?

Besides cutting cholesterol, they may fight breast cancer, even arthritis

7/22/2004
Radiology Advances Fight Breast Cancer

Improvements help both detection and treatment

7/20/2004
Breast Cancer Cells Have Unlikely Allies

Researchers find surrounding cells spur growth of drug-resistant tumor cells

7/14/2004
Heavy Drinking Raises Breast Cancer Risk

But a drink or two per day seems safe, study finds

7/13/2004
Study Suggests Viral Link to Breast Cancer

Bug similar to one found in mice also in some human tumors

7/13/2004
Stress May Raise Endometrial Cancer Risk

Animal study suggests that it doubles odds of disease

7/8/2004
Soy Safe When It Comes to Breast Cancer

Plant estrogens don't raise risk for women, study finds

7/6/2004
Health Tip: Mastitis

Lactating women most likely to get breast inflammation

6/28/2004
Gene Measurement Could Help Breast Cancer Treatment

It may help determine best options earlier, study says

6/21/2004
Women Ignoring Message About Mammograms

Study finds just 1 in 20 follow recommendations

6/21/2004
Chemo's Effect on Cognition is Debated

New research suggests mental impairment may be present before the therapy

6/16/2004
Helping Tamoxifen Help More Women

Study identifies possible mechanism for resistance to the breast cancer drug

6/10/2004
Experts Urge More Breast Cancer Screening

But report says facility, personnel shortages impede progress

6/8/2004
Cholesterol Drugs May Double as Cancer Fighters

But researchers say more study is needed before using statins against tumors

6/7/2004
Breast Cancer Risk May Soon Increase for Black Women

Lower pregnancy rates, less breast-feeding could lead to more cases, study says

6/3/2004
Two Genes Provide Clues to Tamoxifen Success

Test could help predict who will benefit from breast cancer therapy

5/25/2004
Can Aspirin Prevent Breast Cancer?

Possibly, but researchers say it's too soon to endorse such a therapy

5/24/2004
More Men Stricken With Breast Cancer

While the numbers remain small, researchers say diagnoses on the rise

5/20/2004
Breast Cancer Drug Gets Nod for Prostate Cancer

For cases that don't respond to hormone therapy

5/19/2004
Breast Cancer Therapy Shows New Promise

Herceptin, when combined with right drugs, found safe, effective

5/18/2004
Breast Cancer Not Linked to Stomach Fat

But study found general obesity ups the chances of disease

5/11/2004
Reducing the Odds of Breast Cancer

Molecular abnormalities almost double risk of recurrence, researchers find