Breast Cancer News

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6/30/2016
Gene Tied to Breast Cancer Raises Uterine Cancer Risk Too

Women with BRCA1 may want to consider preventive removal of uterus, researcher says

6/24/2016
Smoking May Hinder Common Breast Cancer Treatment

Cigarettes and drugs called aromatase inhibitors appear to be a bad mix, researchers say

6/23/2016
Healthy Living Slashes Cancer Risk

The 'good' life cuts tumor odds up to 45 percent and risk of cancer death up to 61 percent, study finds

6/22/2016
Patient Positioning Might Hamper Accuracy of Breast MRI

The scans are used to plan surgeries, but face-down position might introduce error, small study suggests

6/7/2016
U.S. Black Women Get Less Care to Prevent Breast Cancer Return

Genetic testing, risk-reducing surgery more likely for whites, Hispanics, study finds

6/6/2016
Longer Use of Certain Drugs Cuts Recurrence for Breast Cancer Survivors

Women who took an aromatase inhibitor for 10 years instead of 5 got added benefit, study found

6/6/2016
Useless Treatments Common in Young, Terminal Cancer Patients

3 in 4 get aggressive therapies with painful side effects in last months of their lives, study finds

6/6/2016
Liquid Biopsy May Help Doctors Track Changes in Tumors

Large study found it predicted when cancer DNA was mutating, could help tailor treatments to avoid drug resistance

6/3/2016
Cheaper Breast Cancer Drug Does Well in Clinical Trial

It has similar effectiveness, safety compared to Herceptin for HER2-positive disease

6/3/2016
'Smart Bomb' Targets Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer

Experimental approach doubles time to disease progression, experts find

6/2/2016
Mindfulness Meditation Seems to Soothe Breast Cancer Survivors

Six-week class reduced fear of recurrence, fatigue and anxiety, researchers report

5/27/2016
Estimating Breast Cancer Risk

Could nearly 30% of breast cancers be prevented by helping women modify lifestyle risk factors?

5/26/2016
Healthy Living May Offset Genetic Breast Cancer Risk

Lifestyle may matter even more when your DNA is working against you, research shows

5/25/2016
Common Abnormal Heart Rhythm Linked to Cancer Risk

But study only found an association and doesn't prove that atrial fibrillation causes cancer

5/19/2016
Fatty Foods During Teen Years May Influence Later Breast Cancer Risk

Higher amounts of unhealthy fats tied to greater breast density, researchers suggest

5/12/2016
Many Breast Cancer Patients Try Alternative Medicine First: Study

But delay in getting chemotherapy may lower odds of survival, researcher says

5/12/2016
Teens Who Eat Lots of Fruit May Lower Their Breast Cancer Risk: Study

But second report found women who drink more alcohol over time might increase chances of disease

5/9/2016
4/29/2016
Smog May Boost Risk for Several Cancers

Study finds even small increases in pollution raised overall odds of dying from disease by 22 percent

4/25/2016
Nipple-Preserving Mastectomies Appear Safe for High-Risk Women: Study

Preventive breast surgeries with nipple intact don't raise breast cancer risk, researchers report

4/25/2016
Low-Dose Aspirin Tied to Better Cancer Survival in Study

Improved odds seen for patients with colon, prostate or breast tumors, but research isn't definitive

4/22/2016
Celebrity Cases May Help Spur Rise in Double Mastectomies

Many women now think it's the best treatment for breast cancer, study suggests

4/21/2016
Common Class of Breast Cancer Drugs May Not Trigger 'Chemo Brain': Study

Anthracyclines are widely used, but new research finds no link between the meds and survivors' mental function

4/21/2016
Breast Cancer Meds Won't Raise Chances of Heart Attack, Stroke, Study Suggests

But there was a slightly increased risk of less serious heart problems

4/20/2016
Breast Cancer Gene Might Lower Women's Fertility: Study

The BRCA1 mutation may speed the aging of a woman's ovaries, researchers report

4/18/2016
Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Chemo: Study

Genetic test can help doctors determine who can safely avoid treatment after surgery

4/18/2016
Breast Cancer and Diet

Following a low-fat diet may improve breast cancer survival rates, new study finds.

4/16/2016
Low-Fat Diets May Help Older Women With Breast Cancer Survive Longer: Study

A decade after diagnosis, there were 20 percent fewer deaths when compared to women in usual diet group

4/15/2016
Widely Used Type 2 Diabetes Drug May Reduce Cancer Death Risk

Older women taking metformin saw a boost in survival, study suggests

4/15/2016
Early Stage Breast Cancer Does Need Treatment, Study Finds

Experts say surgery, not observation, is best for cancer confined to milk ducts

4/14/2016
About Half of Women May Benefit From Mammograms at 40: Analysis

Study puts new scrutiny on latest guidelines, which recommend screening can begin at age 45 or 50

4/5/2016
Sugary Drinks, 'Bad' Carbs Tied to Breast, Prostate Cancers

Preliminary study finds more reason to improve your diet

3/31/2016
Evening Snacking Might Raise Odds for Breast Cancer's Return

Women who fasted less than 13 hours had 36 percent higher risk of cancer recurrence, researchers say

3/28/2016
Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Patients

Italian trial finds the therapy was also linked to better quality of life among women in the study

3/24/2016
Mammograms May Also Help Spot Heart Disease, Study Suggests

The breast screening test compared well to heart CT scans, researchers say

3/22/2016
Race, Poverty May Affect Early Stage Breast Cancer Management

Black and low-income patients less likely to undergo genetic testing, research shows

3/11/2016
Preventive Mastectomies Triple Among U.S. Women With Cancer in One Breast

Patients increasingly opt to have the healthy breast removed, despite limited benefit, study says

3/11/2016
Gene Test May Spare Some Breast Cancer Patients From Chemo

Analysis can help women who won't benefit from additional treatment to avoid side effects, study says

3/11/2016
Exercise Doesn't Seem to Affect Breast Density

Physical activity's positive effect on breast cancer stems from another cause, researchers suggest

3/10/2016
Drug Duo May Rapidly Shrink Breast Tumors in Some Patients

Researchers say combo therapy worked well for about 1 in 4 women with HER2-positive breast cancer

3/9/2016
Diabetes Treatment May Affect Breast Density

Women on insulin might need extra breast cancer screening, expert suggests

3/9/2016
With Early Breast Cancer, Targeted Radiation Shows Promise

Study finds limited radiotherapy effective after low-risk tumors are removed, but questions remain

3/8/2016
Preventive Mastectomy May Not Boost Sense of Well-Being

Over time, women reported similar states of mind with or without additional surgery, study finds

3/4/2016
Women Often Overestimate Odds That Early Breast Cancer Will Return, Spread

Misperceptions lead to worry that harms quality of life, researcher says

2/22/2016
Estrogen for Vaginal Symptoms OK for Breast Cancer Survivors: Experts

New recommendation is aimed at women who are fighting or have survived a hormone-linked tumor

2/22/2016
Racial Gap in U.S. Cancer Deaths Is Narrowing: Report

But black women still more susceptible to breast cancer, black men to colon cancer

2/22/2016
More American Women Opting for Mastectomy, Study Finds

Rate went up 36 percent between 2005 and 2013, researchers say

2/19/2016
Researchers Pursue Clue Between Obesity, Breast and Pancreatic Cancer

People with excess weight may have more of a potentially tumor-promoting substance, scientists say

2/17/2016
1 in 4 Breast Cancer Lumpectomies Requires Follow-Up Surgery

Risk after breast-conserving operation is lower with 'high-volume' surgeons, researchers say

2/12/2016
Breast Cancer and Genetic Testing

More young breast cancer patients undergoing BRCA testing, new study finds.