Breast Cancer News

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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

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