Breast Cancer News

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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

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