Breast Cancer in the News

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

Family History of Breast Cancer Doesn't Worsen Patient's Prognosis: Study

05/20/2015 - Over roughly six years, no difference seen in survival

MRI Might Predict Breast Cancer Risk in Some Women

05/12/2015 - Finding suggests scans may have value beyond detection

Many Americans Not Getting Routine Cancer Screenings: CDC

05/07/2015 - These include tests for colon, breast and cervical malignancies

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Good as Full Breast Removal: Study

05/01/2015 - No differences in survival or recurrence in women who chose to keep nipple, researcher says

Breast Reconstruction Often Involves Multiple Operations

04/30/2015 - Study finds most breast cancer patients will need two or more procedures to complete process

Breast-Feeding May Lower Breast Cancer Recurrence, Death: Study

04/28/2015 - Strongest benefit seen in most common types of tumors, researchers say

Ovary Removal Reduces Breast Cancer Death in BRCA1 Carriers: Study

04/23/2015 - The sooner, the better, researchers found

Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal

04/23/2015 - Better pre-surgical chemotherapy means more of the breast can safely be saved, researchers say

New Technology Tests Tumors Inside the Patient to Find Best Treatment

04/22/2015 - Experimental devices might reduce risk of side effects, lower costs, researchers say

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