Breast Cancer in the News

After Breast Cancer, Many in Appalachia Say No to Lifesaving Drugs

07/27/2015 - Access to care, not insurance, is a key issue, researcher says

Certain Generic Meds May Help Older Patients With Early Breast Cancer

07/24/2015 - Study found benefit from drugs known as aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates

Added Radiation May Help Some With Early Breast Cancer

07/22/2015 - Studies found it lowered chances of recurrence, but did not boost overall survival

Breast Cancer Survivors Tend to Gain Weight: Study

07/15/2015 - And that could increase risk of cancer recurrence, as well as heart disease and diabetes, researchers say

Radiation From Mammograms May Be Lower Than Thought

07/15/2015 - Variations in tissue type throughout the breast account for difference, study says

Too Much Sitting May Raise a Woman's Cancer Risk: Study

07/14/2015 - Effect was not seen in men, and held even after researchers factored out a lack of exercise

Less Chemo for Obese Ovarian Cancer Patients Linked to Worse Survival Rates

07/06/2015 - Study found getting what amounted to lower doses per pound of body weight meant poorer outcomes

Regular Mammograms Might Lead to 'Overdiagnosis' of Breast Cancer

07/06/2015 - Study found counties with higher screening, detection rates had no significant difference in deaths

Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

07/02/2015 - But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising

More Breast Cancer Patients Opting for Lumpectomy: Study

06/17/2015 - Experts often recommend this breast-conserving surgery, but many with early disease still choose mastectomy

Pesticide Used Decades Ago May Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

06/16/2015 - Higher exposure to DDT in the womb linked to four times the risk of disease

Poor Sleep, Snoring Before Diagnosis Tied to Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients

06/12/2015 - But whether lack of sleep -- or the causes of sleeplessness -- to blame is unclear, experts say

Obese Postmenopausal Women May Face Higher Risk for Breast Cancer

06/11/2015 - Researchers report the increased risk was as high as 58 percent

Double Mastectomy Benefits May Be Overrated for Some

06/04/2015 - Many cancer patients mistakenly believe removing both breasts will extend survival, researchers say

International Panel Finds Only 'Limited' Evidence for Mammograms in 40s

06/03/2015 - But conclusion wasn't unanimous, one expert says

Surgery Not Always Needed for Early Form of Breast Cancer: Study

06/03/2015 - No difference found in survival for women with low-grade DCIS who did or did not have surgery

Exercise May Blunt a Woman's Risk of Lung and Breast Cancer: Studies

06/02/2015 - Experts say findings make sense, but note they are preliminary

New Drug Keeps Common Breast Cancer Under Control Longer: Study

06/01/2015 - Adding Ibrance to standard hormone therapy kept disease from progressing for nine months

Are 2nd Breast Cancer Surgeries Always Necessary?

06/01/2015 - Study suggests that taking more tissue the first time might reduce need for subsequent procedures

Bigger Share of Deaths Worldwide Now Due to Cancer

05/28/2015 - Throat, lung cancers were leading cause of deaths, study finds

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