Breast Cancer News

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10/13/2016
Breast Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline in U.S.

And the disparity between black and white women is narrowing, CDC says

10/12/2016
Another Study Questions Mammography Screening

But cancer and radiology specialists take issue with findings, say one study unlikely to change guidelines

10/12/2016
Freeze Therapy: An Alternative to Breast Cancer Surgery?

Cryoablation looks promising for small tumors, doctors say

10/10/2016
Cost of Breast Cancer Chemo Varies Widely in U.S.

Lower-priced options could save patients thousands of dollars, researchers say

10/6/2016
More Evidence Tamoxifen, Other Meds Help Limit Breast Cancer's Spread

6-year study finds follow-up therapy cuts survivors' risk for cancer in the other breast

10/5/2016
Alternative to Surgery for Early Breast Cancers

A deep-freezing technique may be a valid option for treatment of early stage breast cancer, study finds.

10/4/2016
Delaying Breast Reconstruction After Cancer May Raise Patients' Anxiety

Coordinating surgeries might reduce levels of distress after mastectomy for breast cancer, researchers say

10/4/2016
3 Lifestyle Changes To Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Healthy weight, regular exercise and less alcohol could cut incidence by one-third, cancer expert says

9/29/2016
Knowing Their Breast Cancer Risk May Empower Teens

Greater self-esteem noted in girls with family history of disease

9/26/2016
More Hispanics Treated at Breast Cancer Center After Obamacare

Enrollment in clinical trials also increased, study finds

9/23/2016
'Medical Tattoos' Help Hide Surgical Scars

Pigments can restore more natural appearance that patients are happy with, study finds

9/22/2016
Software Speeds Up Analysis of Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Doctors were 30 times slower reading mammograms, researchers report

9/22/2016
Tamoxifen OK for Breast Cancer Patients Without Uterine Abnormalities: Study

Pretreatment ultrasounds may reassure women about their uterine cancer risk, researchers say

9/21/2016
More Breast Cancer Patients Should Consider Radiation, New Guidelines Say

Mastectomy patients with small tumors, fewer lymph nodes involved, benefit from the therapy, cancer experts agree

9/20/2016
Obamacare Tied to Rise in Mammograms

Research shows small uptick in Medicare patients who got screened for breast cancer

8/29/2016
Study: Trained Experts Can Spot Breast Cancer in 'Blink of an Eye'

Skilled radiologists see abnormalities immediately, and researchers want to learn how they do it

8/18/2016
Two Genes Might Help Predict Breast Cancer Survival

Research suggests that tracking DNA activity patterns may someday help women with certain tumor types

8/15/2016
New Guidelines Set Safe Surgery Margins for Some Breast Cancers

2 millimeters is enough to guard against recurrences while reducing need for additional surgeries

8/12/2016
Cancer Survivors More Prone to Obesity, Study Finds

Risk appears to be particularly high for people who had breast or colon cancer

8/12/2016
Breast Cancer and Western Diets

Study detects correlation between a Western diet and dense breast tissue.

8/10/2016
Regular Exercise: Antidote for Deadly Diseases?

High levels of physical activity linked to lower risk for two cancers, diabetes, heart disease and stroke

8/8/2016
Sugary, High-Fat Western Diet Tied to Denser Breast Tissue

Previous research has linked higher density to increased risk of breast cancer

8/2/2016
Insurance, Distance Often Prevent Breast Reconstruction After Cancer

Obstacles like these can keep women from getting the surgeries, study finds

7/29/2016
Cancer Surgeons Advise Against Removal of Healthy Breast

For most women, risk of disease in unaffected breast is low, group says

7/28/2016
'Ppl, I Have Breast Cancer'

Many women found online support after their diagnosis, researchers find

7/20/2016
Breast Density and Cancer Risk

Being diagnosed with dense breasts may depend on who reads your mammogram, study finds.

7/19/2016
IVF Won't Raise Risk for Breast Cancer

New findings should reassure the many women who undergo the fertility procedure, specialists said

7/19/2016
Even High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Good for You: Review

Still protected against diabetes, heart disease and breast cancer

7/18/2016
Wide Variation Seen in 'Dense' Breast Diagnoses

Doctors may misjudge a woman's cancer risks as a result, researchers say

7/14/2016
Weight Loss Might Reduce Cancer Risk: Study

Corresponding drop seen in proteins that promote tumor growth

7/13/2016
'Liquid Biopsy' May Show Whether Cancer Drugs Are Working

But research is still in early stages, experts note

7/8/2016
Why Breast Cancer Survivors Should Exercise

Moderate physical activity can ease stress that impairs memory, study suggests

7/8/2016
Could Statins Help Fight Cancer?

Study found an association -- but no proof -- of prolonged survival

7/7/2016
Innovative Trials Produce Promising Breast Cancer Drugs

Adaptive study design allows researchers to match medications to patients more quickly

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