Breast Cancer in the News

Study Finds Racial Differences in Choices for Breast Cancer Care

03/19/2015 - Blacks, Hispanics more likely to be guided by referrals, health plan limits

Study Questions Accuracy of Many Breast Cancer Biopsies

03/17/2015 - Abnormal cells are misidentified in one-fourth of cases, research suggests

Dietary Dioxins Don't Seem to Increase Breast Cancer Risk: Study

03/17/2015 - But, researchers say more study needed to confirm findings

Transgender People Do Not Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk, Study Shows

03/11/2015 - Research based on VA medical records finds no bump up in risk, despite use of hormone therapy

More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women's Hearts

03/10/2015 - Review also found raised risk of stroke for some, although timing of use may be a key factor

Study Links Family History of Prostate Cancer to Breast Cancer Risk

03/09/2015 - Doctors should ask about medical history of first-degree male relatives, researchers say

New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes

03/06/2015 - But other experts warn it's too soon to say the treatment is safe

Breast Cancer Survivors May Have Higher Thyroid Cancer Risk

03/06/2015 - It's unclear how the conditions might be connected; experts recommend caution

Drug May Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Avoid Early Menopause

03/04/2015 - Standard chemo can end fertility, but adding goserelin helped some survivors go on to conceive, study found

More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago

02/19/2015 - Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

Mammogram Rates May Fall When Women Learn of 'Overdiagnosis' Risk

02/19/2015 - Study found patients were more reluctant to undergo the screen if told it often caught less harmful disease

Too Few Breast Cancer Patients Getting Radiation After Mastectomy: Study

02/17/2015 - More than a third with 'locally advanced' disease don't get treatment aimed at preventing tumor's return

U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests

02/11/2015 - Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

2 Genetic Variants for Breast Cancer Identified

02/05/2015 - London scientists say variants most strongly linked to estrogen receptor-positive disease

FDA Approves New Breast Cancer Drug

02/04/2015 - Ibrance is targeted for postmenopausal women with advanced disease

Lung Cancer No. 1 Cancer Killer of Women in Wealthy Nations

02/04/2015 - It has been the leading cancer killer of American women for many years

Ibrance Approved to Treat Advanced Breast Cancer

02/04/2015 - Among postmenopausal women

Breast Reconstruction Complications Similar for Older, Younger Women

01/30/2015 - But risk of blood clots higher with use of seniors' own tissue instead of implants

Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds

01/29/2015 - Effect was more pronounced if cancer had a grim prognosis

Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests

01/28/2015 - Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say

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