Breast Cancer in the News

Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy

11/19/2014 - Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend, one expert said

Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients

11/13/2014 - Treatment-related discomfort, swelling helped by the approaches, studies find

Guidelines Aim to Reduce 2nd Surgeries After Breast Cancer Lumpectomy

11/12/2014 - Currently, 1 in 4 women who undergo lump removal require a follow-up surgery, study finds

Phone Counseling Helps Rural Women With Cancer Gene Tests

11/11/2014 - Telephone could be a lifeline for these patients, researchers say

Are the Lactose Intolerant Safer From Some Cancers?

11/07/2014 - Researchers suspect diet may play role in possible reduced risk

Breast Cancer Patients Might Prefer 'Invisible Tattoo'

11/04/2014 - Dark ink used to mark treatment area is a permanent reminder of the disease, researchers say

Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, Hispanics

10/31/2014 - You can't change your genes, but you can control your weight, researcher says

Generic Drugs May Help Breast Cancer Patients Stick to Therapy

10/31/2014 - Cost a key factor for women to maintain hormone treatment regimen, researchers report

After Breast Cancer, Depression Risk Lingers

10/28/2014 - Study finds survivors more likely to need hospital care, antidepressants to cope than cancer-free women

Gene May Help Shield Hispanic Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says

10/21/2014 - Genetic variation also linked to less dense tissue

Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer, Study Reports

10/20/2014 - Taking drug in addition to chemotherapy also reduces risk of cancer recurrence

Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Breast Cancer Survival

10/16/2014 - Proper diet, exercise, weight control among factors that may help, experts say

Medicare Subsidy Helps Breast Cancer Patients Afford Treatment

10/15/2014 - 'Extra Help' program leads to more women on hormone therapy, study reports

Anesthetic During Breast-Removal Surgery May Reduce Long-Term Pain

10/13/2014 - Mastectomy patients benefit from lidocaine, study says

Cancer Diagnosis Can Take Toll on Mental Health, Study Finds

10/06/2014 - Breast cancer particularly troubling, researchers report

More Women Having Reconstruction Surgery After Breast Cancer Treatment

10/03/2014 - Study finds notable rise in number of women once considered at high risk for the procedure

Rat Study Suggests Light at Night Might Hamper Breast Cancer Therapy

10/01/2014 - Tumors in rodents exposed to dim light seemed to develop resistance to a common cancer drug

Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors

09/30/2014 - Finding is yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight, experts say

Herceptin Best for Certain Breast Cancer Patients, Study Says

09/30/2014 - Drug should remain standard of care for HER2-positive tumors, doctors say

Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer

09/29/2014 - Women with HER2-positive tumors gained an average 16 more months of life with Perjeta, study finds

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