Breast Cancer in the News

Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study

08/20/2014 - Most were satisfied with their decision, researchers noted

Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests

08/18/2014 - Screening shouldn't be done when patients have less than a 10-year life expectancy, researchers say

Exercise Helps Protect Black Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says

08/15/2014 - Research confirms findings previously noted for whites

Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women: Study

08/14/2014 - Experts think anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin might help cancer treatments work better

Bone Drugs Don't Lower Breast Cancer Risk After All, Study Finds

08/12/2014 - Instead, low estrogen might be the beneficial factor, researcher suggests

Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women, Study Finds

08/11/2014 - But the effect quickly fades once workouts stop, researchers noted

Millions Given Access to Breast, Cervical Cancer Screening: CDC

08/07/2014 - Report details success of CDC program for women with limited health care access

New Cancer Classification System Might Boost Patient Outcomes

08/07/2014 - Categorizing tumors by cell type and not the organ they grow in may alter treatment, experts say

Sharp Rise in Risk With New Breast Cancer Gene, Scientists Say

08/06/2014 - One in three women with PALB2 mutation will develop disease by age 70

Women Over 75 May Benefit From Mammograms

08/05/2014 - Study says early-stage cancer detection is key, but another expert says it may lead to 'overtreatment'

Some Birth Control Pills May Up Breast Cancer Risk

08/01/2014 - High-dose estrogen formulations linked to greater risk in women under 50, experts find

Removing Healthy Breast of Little Benefit to Breast Cancer Patients: Study

07/16/2014 - Women choosing the procedure gained just one to seven extra months of life over 20 years, researchers say

Breast Cancer Drug Aromasin May Be Option for Some Premenopausal Women

07/09/2014 - It produced lower 5-year recurrence rates compared to tamoxifen, but didn't boost overall survival, study finds

Men Develop Breast Cancer, Too

07/07/2014 - But little research is done on male treatments, expert says

Cholesterol Levels May Be Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

07/04/2014 - But research is still preliminary, experts say

'Generally Reassuring' Findings on Fertility Drugs, Women's Cancers

07/02/2014 - But researchers still urge long-term monitoring

Mammography Costs Soar for Seniors, But Detection Rates the Same: Study

07/01/2014 - Research hasn't shown expensive technologies benefit women over 65, researcher says

3D Mammograms May Improve Breast Cancer Screening

06/24/2014 - Higher detection rates, fewer false alarms seen with newer technology, study says

Women With Breast Cancer Genes More Likely to Choose Extensive Surgery

06/23/2014 - Nearly three-quarters of patients changed their plans after learning they had increased risk: study

Mammography Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths by 28 Percent: Study

06/18/2014 - But experts say women still need risks, benefits spelled out

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