Breast Cancer News

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12/22/2015
Hormone Therapy Safely Helps Preserve Fertility for Breast Cancer Patients: Study

However, in many cases doctors and patients don't discuss the issue, experts say

12/21/2015
Study Suggests Link Between Gum Disease, Breast Cancer Risk

Higher odds seen among postmenopausal women who smoke, smoked in the past

12/21/2015
One-Third of Incurable Cancer Patients Keep Working, Study Finds

Tumor location, type of treatment unlikely to influence decision

12/14/2015
Cancer Rates Dropping in Rich Countries, Rising in Poorer Ones: Study

Low- and middle-income countries adopting Western lifestyle, which increases risk of disease, experts say

12/11/2015
Vistogard Approved for Chemotherapy Overdose

For drugs often prescribed to treat breast, colon cancers

12/11/2015
Early Chemo Less Likely to Help Black Breast Cancer Patients: Study

More research needed to explain why outcomes differ among black, Hispanic and Asian women

12/11/2015
Laser: A Breast Cancer Treatment Alternative?

Procedure showed promise on tumors under 3/4 of an inch, but more study is needed

12/11/2015
Two Drugs Equal in Preventing Early Breast Cancer's Return: Study

Women with ductal carcinoma in situ had similar outcomes with tamoxifen, anastrozole

12/11/2015
Breast-conserving Therapy

Breast-conserving surgery may improve overall survival in early breast cancer

12/10/2015
Depression May Be Tied to Lower Breast Cancer Survival

Doctors should be on the lookout for signs of the mood disorder, researcher says

12/10/2015
Timing May Be Key to Success of Surgery, Chemo for Early Breast Cancer

Scheduling the operation soon as possible after diagnosis seems to raise odds for survival, study finds

12/10/2015
Lumpectomy Plus Radiation May Beat Mastectomy for Early Breast Cancer

Study suggests 21 percent greater odds of survival after 10 years

12/9/2015
Cooling Cap to Reduce Chemo-Linked Hair Loss OK'd

Designed for women diagnosed with breast cancer

12/9/2015
Drugs May Protect the Heart During Chemotherapy

Researchers also found lower risk of complications that can interrupt breast cancer treatment

12/9/2015
Breast Cancer Drugs Battle Disease's Return

Xeloda lowered risk by a third, while Prolia lowered chances by 18 percent, researchers report

12/7/2015
Experts Issue Guidelines on Caring for Breast Cancer Survivors

New advisory comes from the American Cancer Society and American Society of Clinical Oncology

12/7/2015
Researchers Focus on Risk Factors for Leukemia After Breast Cancer Treatment

Family history of cancer, inherited gene mutation seem to raise chances of secondary malignancy

12/4/2015
Safe to Take Antidepressants With Tamoxifen: Study

No greater risk of breast cancer recurrence seen

12/2/2015
Survival Improves for Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer

Study finds better prognosis in women whose tumors have spread beyond the breast, nearby lymph nodes

12/2/2015
False-Positive Mammogram May Hint at Breast Cancer Risk Later

But researcher stresses that risk is small, and women should be vigilant with screenings

12/2/2015
Is Breast Density an Overrated Cancer Risk Factor?

Croatian study questions the link, but U.S. experts disagree with finding

12/2/2015
Breast Density and Cancer Risk

Breast density alone may not be a strong risk factor for cancer, according to a new study.

11/30/2015
Obamacare Boosting Breast Cancer Screening Among Poor: Study

Researchers report that expansion of Medicaid coverage is improving access to mammograms

10/30/2015
Breast-Feeding May Reduce Risk of Aggressive Breast Cancer: Study

Researchers call for removing obstacles to breast-feeding in home, community and workplace

10/29/2015
Breast Cancer Equally Common Now Among Blacks, Whites

In years past, rate for whites exceeded that of blacks, but that gap is gone, American Cancer Society says

10/27/2015
Number of Mammograms Handled May Affect Breast Cancer Detection Rates

Early stage invasive tumors more readily spotted at larger facilities, study says

10/27/2015
More Evidence That Drinking May Raise Breast Cancer Risk

European study found odds for the disease rose along with daily consumption

10/27/2015
Risk of More Aggressive Early Breast Cancers Rises With Age, Study Finds

Certain milk duct tumors more likely to become invasive at 60 than 50, experts say

10/21/2015
New Mammogram Guidelines Already Creating Controversy

Doctors at several leading U.S. cancer hospitals say most women should get exams starting at 40, not 45

10/20/2015
Shorter Radiation Treatment Works for Early Breast Cancers: Study

High-dose therapy showed same survival rates as longer course of standard radiation

10/20/2015
Women Should Get Annual Mammograms Starting at Age 45: Cancer Society

Previous recommendation was 40; new guidelines place greater emphasis on approach of menopause

10/19/2015
Not All Large Breast Tumors Warrant Mastectomy, Study Says

Doctors shouldn't automatically rule out less invasive surgery plus radiation

10/19/2015
Preteen Girls Worry About Breast Cancer If It's in the Family

Doctor recommends honest discussions to alleviate distress

10/13/2015
Minority Women Get Worse Breast Cancer Care, Regardless of Tumor Type: Study

Black or Hispanic women are more likely to be diagnosed later, go without recommended treatments

10/10/2015
How to Do Breast Self-Exams

Checks should be done once a month, doctor recommends

10/9/2015
For Early Breast Cancer, More U.S. Women Choose Less Invasive Treatment

Lumpectomy plus radiation results in nearly 90 percent survival over 10 years, study says

10/7/2015
Early Detection Still Key to Breast Cancer Survival: Study

Despite advances in treatment, finding smaller tumors linked to better results

10/2/2015
Height May Be Linked to Increased Cancer Risk, Study Contends

But experts stress only an association was found, and there's no proof being tall causes disease

10/1/2015
Too Few Women Get Counseling Before Breast Cancer Gene Test: Study

But outside expert questions whether counseling may be more important after test comes back positive

9/28/2015
Genes Help Set Menopause Timing: Study

Findings might one day lead to fertility predictions, experts say

9/28/2015
Cancer Treatment Should Proceed for Pregnant Women: Study

Researcher says no risk found for unborn child

9/28/2015
Computer-Aided Mammograms May Not Be Worth the Cost: Study

Software doesn't appear to improve cancer detection rates, researcher says

9/28/2015
News Coverage of Angelina Jolie's Breast Surgery Boosted Awareness of Options

Since actress went public, women know more about their choices for breast removal and reconstruction, poll finds

9/25/2015
New Genetic Clues to Which Breast Cancers Might Return

Scientists found there were differences between primary and recurring tumors

9/24/2015
MRIs Before Breast Cancer Surgery on the Rise: Study

Use of imaging tool has jumped dramatically, despite unclear guidelines on its use in this setting

9/21/2015
Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Linked to Genes

Mutations associated with aggressive tumors are more prevalent among black women, study shows

9/18/2015
Tai Chi Might Help People With Long-Term Health Conditions

Study shows ancient exercise improves physical ability in those with arthritis, heart failure, emphysema and breast cancer

9/14/2015
Mediterranean Diet With Olive Oil Might Cut Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Odds were reduced 68 percent in large Spanish review, but longer-term follow-up studies are needed

9/11/2015
Screening All Women for Breast Cancer Genes Not Feasible: Study

Price of genetic tests would have to drop 90 percent to be cost-effective, researcher says

9/2/2015
More Men With Breast Cancer Having Second Breast Removed

Trend mirrors the one seen in women, researchers say