Breast Cancer News

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8/27/2015
Black Women at Raised Risk of Carrying Breast Cancer Genes

In study of those under 50 with invasive form of disease, 12 percent had BRCA1, BRCA2 mutations

8/26/2015
Blood Test May One Day Predict Breast Cancer Relapse

Circulating tumor DNA analysis spots stray cells months before scans detect recurrence, researchers say

8/26/2015
False-Positive Mammogram Result Traumatic for Most Women: Study

Majority had issues such as anxiety, sleeplessness, often persisting long after being declared cancer-free

8/25/2015
Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study

Even 'sham' acupuncture beat one frequently used medication

8/20/2015
Early Stage Breast Cancer Far From a Death Sentence: Study

Researchers estimated that only 3 percent of women with DCIS will die from it within 20 years of diagnosis

8/19/2015
Scientists Probe Obesity's Ties to Breast Cancer Risk

Findings suggest heavy women might need more focused screening

8/19/2015
One or Two Drinks a Day Might Boost Cancer Risk: Study

Limit alcohol consumption, especially if you've ever smoked, experts say

8/13/2015
Broader Gene Tests for Breast, Ovarian Cancer Might Benefit Some: Study

Women who don't have BRCA mutations could have other high-risk genes that affect treatment choices

8/6/2015
Higher-Dose, Short-Duration Radiation Better for Early Breast Cancer: Study

Treatment offers fewer side effects and better quality of life, researchers say

7/27/2015
After Breast Cancer, Many in Appalachia Say No to Lifesaving Drugs

Access to care, not insurance, is a key issue, researcher says

7/24/2015
Certain Generic Meds May Help Older Patients With Early Breast Cancer

Study found benefit from drugs known as aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates

7/22/2015
Added Radiation May Help Some With Early Breast Cancer

Studies found it lowered chances of recurrence, but did not boost overall survival

7/15/2015
Radiation From Mammograms May Be Lower Than Thought

Variations in tissue type throughout the breast account for difference, study says

7/15/2015
Breast Cancer Survivors Tend to Gain Weight: Study

And that could increase risk of cancer recurrence, as well as heart disease and diabetes, researchers say

7/14/2015
Too Much Sitting May Raise a Woman's Cancer Risk: Study

Effect was not seen in men, and held even after researchers factored out a lack of exercise

7/6/2015
Less Chemo for Obese Ovarian Cancer Patients Linked to Worse Survival Rates

Study found getting what amounted to lower doses per pound of body weight meant poorer outcomes

7/6/2015
Regular Mammograms Might Lead to 'Overdiagnosis' of Breast Cancer

Study found counties with higher screening, detection rates had no significant difference in deaths

7/2/2015
Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising

6/17/2015
More Breast Cancer Patients Opting for Lumpectomy: Study

Experts often recommend this breast-conserving surgery, but many with early disease still choose mastectomy

6/16/2015
Pesticide Used Decades Ago May Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Higher exposure to DDT in the womb linked to four times the risk of disease

6/12/2015
Poor Sleep, Snoring Before Diagnosis Tied to Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients

But whether lack of sleep -- or the causes of sleeplessness -- to blame is unclear, experts say

6/11/2015
Obese Postmenopausal Women May Face Higher Risk for Breast Cancer

Researchers report the increased risk was as high as 58 percent

6/4/2015
Double Mastectomy Benefits May Be Overrated for Some

Many cancer patients mistakenly believe removing both breasts will extend survival, researchers say

6/3/2015
International Panel Finds Only 'Limited' Evidence for Mammograms in 40s

But conclusion wasn't unanimous, one expert says

6/3/2015
Surgery Not Always Needed for Early Form of Breast Cancer: Study

No difference found in survival for women with low-grade DCIS who did or did not have surgery

6/2/2015
Exercise May Blunt a Woman's Risk of Lung and Breast Cancer: Studies

Experts say findings make sense, but note they are preliminary

6/1/2015
Are 2nd Breast Cancer Surgeries Always Necessary?

Study suggests that taking more tissue the first time might reduce need for subsequent procedures

6/1/2015
New Drug Keeps Common Breast Cancer Under Control Longer: Study

Adding Ibrance to standard hormone therapy kept disease from progressing for nine months

5/28/2015
Bigger Share of Deaths Worldwide Now Due to Cancer

Throat, lung cancers were leading cause of deaths, study finds

5/20/2015
Family History of Breast Cancer Doesn't Worsen Patient's Prognosis: Study

Over roughly six years, no difference seen in survival

5/12/2015
MRI Might Predict Breast Cancer Risk in Some Women

Finding suggests scans may have value beyond detection

5/7/2015
Many Americans Not Getting Routine Cancer Screenings: CDC

These include tests for colon, breast and cervical malignancies

5/1/2015
Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Good as Full Breast Removal: Study

No differences in survival or recurrence in women who chose to keep nipple, researcher says

4/30/2015
Breast Reconstruction Often Involves Multiple Operations

Study finds most breast cancer patients will need two or more procedures to complete process

4/28/2015
Breast-Feeding May Lower Breast Cancer Recurrence, Death: Study

Strongest benefit seen in most common types of tumors, researchers say

4/23/2015
Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal

Better pre-surgical chemotherapy means more of the breast can safely be saved, researchers say

4/23/2015
4/22/2015
New Technology Tests Tumors Inside the Patient to Find Best Treatment

Experimental devices might reduce risk of side effects, lower costs, researchers say

4/20/2015
Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s, Panel Says

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every 2 years for all after 50

4/20/2015
Black Women More Likely to Have Dense Breast Tissue, Study Shows

Finding may help explain greater breast cancer risk in this population, researchers say

4/20/2015
U.S. Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise 50 Percent by 2030

Elderly women will account for growing proportion of cases, study predicts

4/15/2015
Chemo for Breast Cancer Erases Woman's Fingerprints

Side effect is very rare, tied to drug-linked inflammation of hands, experts say

4/7/2015
Genes Linked to Breast, Ovarian Cancers Act Differently in Each Woman: Study

Angelina Jolie's decision for surgery might not be right for everyone carrying BRCA mutations

4/6/2015
Costlier Breast Cancer Treatments Linked to Better Survival

Study shows recent advances help improve odds, but medical bills are rising

4/6/2015
Breast Cancer Patients Concerned About Genetic Risk, Survey Finds

But almost half don't have conversation with doctor about potential for future problems

4/3/2015
Breast Cancer Surgery Now Often Involves Fewer Lymph Nodes

2010 study led to a change in practice

3/30/2015
Breast Cancer Is Not One Disease, Experts Say

New focus on tumor subtypes could help patients, according to medical groups

3/30/2015
Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer

Small, but steady declines in deaths seen over past decade

3/27/2015
Connection Between Diabetes, Advanced Breast Cancer Detected in Study

Findings suggest need to modify screening methods

3/19/2015
Study Finds Racial Differences in Choices for Breast Cancer Care

Blacks, Hispanics more likely to be guided by referrals, health plan limits