Breast Cancer News

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3/17/2015
Dietary Dioxins Don't Seem to Increase Breast Cancer Risk: Study

But, researchers say more study needed to confirm findings

3/17/2015
Study Questions Accuracy of Many Breast Cancer Biopsies

Abnormal cells are misidentified in one-fourth of cases, research suggests

3/11/2015
Transgender People Do Not Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk, Study Shows

Research based on VA medical records finds no bump up in risk, despite use of hormone therapy

3/10/2015
More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women's Hearts

Review also found raised risk of stroke for some, although timing of use may be a key factor

3/9/2015
Study Links Family History of Prostate Cancer to Breast Cancer Risk

Doctors should ask about medical history of first-degree male relatives, researchers say

3/6/2015
New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes

But other experts warn it's too soon to say the treatment is safe

3/6/2015
Breast Cancer Survivors May Have Higher Thyroid Cancer Risk

It's unclear how the conditions might be connected; experts recommend caution

3/4/2015
Drug May Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Avoid Early Menopause

Standard chemo can end fertility, but adding goserelin helped some survivors go on to conceive, study found

2/19/2015
Mammogram Rates May Fall When Women Learn of 'Overdiagnosis' Risk

Study found patients were more reluctant to undergo the screen if told it often caught less harmful disease

2/19/2015
More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago

Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

2/17/2015
Too Few Breast Cancer Patients Getting Radiation After Mastectomy: Study

More than a third with 'locally advanced' disease don't get treatment aimed at preventing tumor's return

2/11/2015
U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests

Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

2/5/2015
2 Genetic Variants for Breast Cancer Identified

London scientists say variants most strongly linked to estrogen receptor-positive disease

2/4/2015
FDA Approves New Breast Cancer Drug

Ibrance is targeted for postmenopausal women with advanced disease

2/4/2015
Lung Cancer No. 1 Cancer Killer of Women in Wealthy Nations

It has been the leading cancer killer of American women for many years

2/4/2015
1/30/2015
Breast Reconstruction Complications Similar for Older, Younger Women

But risk of blood clots higher with use of seniors' own tissue instead of implants

1/29/2015
Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds

Effect was more pronounced if cancer had a grim prognosis

1/28/2015
Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests

Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say

1/26/2015
Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Their Cancer

Problem more pronounced among minority women, study finds

1/15/2015
Unhealthy Insulin Levels May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Study of postmenopausal women suggested hormone levels mattered more than excess weight

1/13/2015
Race, Ethnicity Affect Breast Cancer Survival, Study Shows

New research finds biological differences in tumor type, behavior

1/7/2015
Herceptin May Benefit Some Women With Early Breast Cancer

Drug-chemo combo yields low rate of recurrence after three years, study says

1/7/2015
Study Finds Link Between Cancer Diagnosis, Stroke Risk

Threat was highest first three months after diagnosis, researchers say

12/31/2014
Common Breast Biopsy Finding May Be More Dangerous Than Thought

Thirty percent of women with 'atypical hyperplasia' eventually developed breast cancer, study found

12/31/2014
Falling Cancer Death Rate Means 1.5 Million Lives Saved Over 20 Years

American Cancer Society report finds a 22 percent drop in deaths

12/24/2014
Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk

Blood cancer arises later in about a half-percent of early stage breast cancer patients, study finds

12/21/2014
FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Agency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients

12/12/2014
No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says

Since both involve hormone levels, researchers suspected a possible connection

12/12/2014
Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Women without estrogen-dependent disease benefited most in study

12/12/2014
Gene Test May Help Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor, Study Says

Idea is to identify women who do and don't need further treatment

12/11/2014
New Treatment Shows Promise in Younger Breast Cancer Patients: Study

Suppressing the ovaries and adding an anti-estrogen drug reduced recurrence in premenopausal women

12/10/2014
Many Breast Cancer Patients Get Too Much Radiation Therapy, Research Suggests

Studies show that a shorter course of treatment yields similar benefits, but it remains underused, experts say

12/10/2014
Preliminary Studies Target Advanced Breast Cancers

Combination treatment for estrogen-receptor-positive tumors shows promise, researchers say

12/9/2014
Male Breast Cancer Is Different

Men's tumor types differ; survival is increasing but not as much as for women, study finds

12/8/2014
Are Routine Ultrasounds for Women With Dense Breasts Worthwhile?

Study finds test after normal mammogram saves few lives while boosting costs and false-positive results

12/4/2014
Breast Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Mentally Ill: Study

Conditions such as depression or schizophrenia linked to lower mammogram rates

12/2/2014
Mammograms for 40-Somethings Supported by New Study

Limiting screening to women with family history, dense breasts would miss many cancers, researchers find

12/2/2014
Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

Injection boosted immune response, seemed to slow spread in those with advanced disease

11/26/2014
Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows

Largest number of obesity-related cancers diagnosed in North America and Europe, researchers report

11/25/2014
New Device May Make Mammograms More Comfortable

Less pain was reported in study, while image quality was still preserved, researcher says

11/19/2014
Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy

Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend, one expert said

11/13/2014
Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients

Treatment-related discomfort, swelling helped by the approaches, studies find

11/12/2014
Guidelines Aim to Reduce 2nd Surgeries After Breast Cancer Lumpectomy

Currently, 1 in 4 women who undergo lump removal require a follow-up surgery, study finds

11/11/2014
Phone Counseling Helps Rural Women With Cancer Gene Tests

Telephone could be a lifeline for these patients, researchers say

11/7/2014
Are the Lactose Intolerant Safer From Some Cancers?

Researchers suspect diet may play role in possible reduced risk

11/4/2014
Breast Cancer Patients Might Prefer 'Invisible Tattoo'

Dark ink used to mark treatment area is a permanent reminder of the disease, researchers say

10/31/2014
Generic Drugs May Help Breast Cancer Patients Stick to Therapy

Cost a key factor for women to maintain hormone treatment regimen, researchers report

10/31/2014
Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, Hispanics

You can't change your genes, but you can control your weight, researcher says

10/28/2014
After Breast Cancer, Depression Risk Lingers

Study finds survivors more likely to need hospital care, antidepressants to cope than cancer-free women