Breast Cancer News

Date Posted
Article Title
4/8/2003
Painkillers Tied to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Study: Chances reduced in women taking ibuprofen, aspirin

4/8/2003
The Good Mammogram

Ways to ensure a thorough examination

3/27/2003
New Resource on Dangers of Synthetic Estrogen

Web site has information about DES, once used to prevent miscarriage, premature delivery

3/26/2003
Acupuncture May Have Place in Breast Cancer Treatment

Study examines whether it relieves menopausal symptoms in women with disease

3/21/2003
Sonography Superior for Some Breast Cancers

More accurate than mammography for women under 45 with symptoms

3/20/2003
Breast Cancer Patients Not Heeding Exercise Advice

Study finds many decrease activity, despite its benefits

3/19/2003
Recommendation for Repeat Mammogram Overused

Few women had cancer at two-year follow-up, study finds

3/18/2003
Lobular Breast Cancer Rates on the Rise

Steady increase shown from 1987 to 1999

3/4/2003
Breast Proteins Curb Tamoxifen's Effect

Cancer-fighting drug affected by high levels of 2 proteins

3/3/2003
Abortion, Breast Cancer Link Discounted

National Cancer Institute panel finds no association

2/28/2003
Breast Cancer Screening

Have a regular clinical examination

2/26/2003
Ignorance Isn't Bliss for Breast Cancer Survivors

Women who feel doctors don't communicate have lingering problems

2/25/2003
Eggs Today May Beat Breast Cancer Tomorrow

Study ties consumption in adolescence to lower rate of disease

2/24/2003
Just a Few Hostile Cells Fuel Breast Cancer Growth

Powerhouse 'factory' cells may be key targets for drugs

2/21/2003
Younger Women With Family History Skip Mammograms

New research says fear may be the key factor

2/20/2003
Timed Mammograms

Have the test when your breasts are least tender

2/18/2003
Getting a Clear Read on Your Mammogram

Accuracy of results may be affected by radiologist training

2/18/2003
Tamoxifen Cuts Risk of Benign Breast Disease

Drug reduces hyperplasia, fibrocystic disease by 28%

2/17/2003
Older, But Not Better About Having Mammograms

Older women not getting regular screenings; doctors not helping, study says

2/12/2003
Another Piece of Breast Cancer Puzzle Found

Scientists uncover structure of receptor linked to disease

1/30/2003
Study Ties Birth Size to Early Breast Cancer

Finds that longer newborns more like to develop it

1/20/2003
New Breast Cancer Gene Discovered

Researchers hope it will lead to earlier detection, better treatment

1/15/2003
Low-Fat Diet Cuts Sex Hormones in Girls

Long-term effect on breast cancer risk unknown

1/15/2003
High-Risk Women Benefit Most From Tamoxifen

Breast cancer therapy's benefit confirmed

1/13/2003
Race Plays Part in Breast Cancer Prognosis

Ethnic differences affect diagnosis, treatment and survival

1/10/2003
Cancer Risk Not Equal in Both Breasts

A double mastectomy might not be called for in many cases

1/8/2003
Tamoxifen Helps Breast Cancer Patients Stay Fertile

Small study finds another benefit for the drug

1/3/2003
Younger Women Do Benefit from Mammography

Screening finds cancers in earlier stages among women in their 40s, research shows

1/3/2003
Combined Hormone Therapy Makes Breasts Denser

It may be harder to detect tumors, clinicians say

12/23/2002
Coping With Cancer and the Holidays

Program offers advice for women during difficult time

12/20/2002
Some Respite From Breast Cancer Treatments

Shortened radiation therapy for disease being tested

12/18/2002
Genetic Tests Predict Breast Cancer Survival

Profile of 70 genes more accurate than any other method

12/18/2002
SERMs May Be Healthier Choice Than HRT

'Designer estrogens' don't increase breast cancer risk

12/13/2002
Silver Lining Found in Resistance to Tamoxifen

Mouse study finds tumors become susceptible to other drugs

12/12/2002
A Better Treatment for Breast Cancer

The key: increasing frequency of chemotherapy

12/11/2002
Genetic Test Measures Toughness of Breast Cancer

Screen could spare many women unnecessary chemotherapy

12/10/2002
Genes That Program Tumor Spreads Identified

Scientists say a genetic "signature" appears in the early stages

12/4/2002
The Pill Raises Breast Cancer Risk for Some

Study finds younger women with a gene face higher odds of disease

12/3/2002
HRT Raises Risk of Lobular Breast Cancer

Study ID's type of tumor tied to combined therapy

12/3/2002
Dealing With Breast Cancer

Strong coping skills can aid women with breast cancer

12/1/2002
Leaving Tumors in the Cold

New treatment freezes, destroys common form of benign breast tumors

11/15/2002
Men Can Get Breast Cancer, Too

Cases are rare, but males need to know it can happen

11/13/2002
Breast Cancer Tumor Marker Identified

Molecule may predict those with more aggressive forms

11/1/2002
Region, Not Race, Key In Cancer Screening

Testing is least likely in rural South, study finds

10/25/2002
Experts Discuss Fallout of Halted HRT Study

They admit they don't have all the answers

10/19/2002
More Choices in Breast Cancer Treatment

It's now about patient involvement, experts say

10/16/2002
Mastectomy No Better Than Breast-Conserving Surgeries

20-year survival rates are virtually identical

10/16/2002
More Breast Screening Benefits

Mammography frequently detects non-invasive tumors

10/15/2002
Being Too Cautious on Breast Cancer

Study: Risk fear unduly high in women who have prophylactic mastectomy

10/10/2002
Which Mammography Works Best?

National study will compare different types of screening