Breast Cancer in the News

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

Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s, Panel Says

04/20/2015 - U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every 2 years for all after 50

Black Women More Likely to Have Dense Breast Tissue, Study Shows

04/20/2015 - Finding may help explain greater breast cancer risk in this population, researchers say

U.S. Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise 50 Percent by 2030

04/20/2015 - Elderly women will account for growing proportion of cases, study predicts

Chemo for Breast Cancer Erases Woman's Fingerprints

04/15/2015 - Side effect is very rare, tied to drug-linked inflammation of hands, experts say

Genes Linked to Breast, Ovarian Cancers Act Differently in Each Woman: Study

04/07/2015 - Angelina Jolie's decision for surgery might not be right for everyone carrying BRCA mutations

Breast Cancer Patients Concerned About Genetic Risk, Survey Finds

04/06/2015 - But almost half don't have conversation with doctor about potential for future problems

Costlier Breast Cancer Treatments Linked to Better Survival

04/06/2015 - Study shows recent advances help improve odds, but medical bills are rising

Breast Cancer Surgery Now Often Involves Fewer Lymph Nodes

04/03/2015 - 2010 study led to a change in practice

Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer

03/30/2015 - Small, but steady declines in deaths seen over past decade

Breast Cancer Is Not One Disease, Experts Say

03/30/2015 - New focus on tumor subtypes could help patients, according to medical groups

Connection Between Diabetes, Advanced Breast Cancer Detected in Study

03/27/2015 - Findings suggest need to modify screening methods

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