Breast Cancer in the News

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

Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer in Black Women

09/26/2014 - Finding was specific to tough-to-treat estrogen receptor-negative tumors, researchers say

Increasing Skirt Sizes May Hike Your Breast Cancer Risk: Study

09/25/2014 - British researchers suggest that going up a size every 10 years raised chances of disease by 33 percent

Some Benefits of Screening Elderly Women for Breast Cancer Questioned

09/16/2014 - Mammograms for those aged 69 to 75 could result in overtreatment, researchers caution

Can Prediabetes Raise Risk of Certain Cancers?

09/09/2014 - Study found link to breast, colon, liver and other tumors

Bras Blameless for Breast Cancer Risk: Study

09/05/2014 - Contrary to media reports, researchers found no evidence wearing them boosted chances of disease

Is Soy a Foe to Women With Breast Cancer?

09/04/2014 - Study raises questions about the effect of its estrogen-like properties

'Angelina Jolie Effect' Prompted More Testing for Breast Cancer Genes: Study

09/03/2014 - Women at greatest risk were the ones who sought genetic counseling, researcher said

Personal Reminders Seem to Boost Mammography Rates

09/03/2014 - Signed letter from family doctor generates greater response, study finds

Complication Rates Low With Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction: Study

09/02/2014 - But there was slightly higher risk of complications with double mastectomy, researchers added

New Guidelines for Treating Form of Advanced Breast Cancer

09/02/2014 - Four-fifths of advanced cases are HER2-negative tumors, doctors' group says

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