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  • Is Radiation Therapy Overused in Breast Cancer Care?
    (14-Mar-2017)
    Shorter course less expensive, equally effective in certain patients, researchers say

  • Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors Face Risk of Second Cancer: Study
    (13-Mar-2017)
    Those diagnosed at younger age or have a family history of cancer even more vulnerable

  • Soy Safe, Even Protective, for Breast Cancer Survivors
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Study of 6,200 women finds the food linked to lower risk of death after nearly a decade of follow-up

  • Bad Diet in Youth Might Raise Risk of Early Breast Cancer
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Study found an association, but didn't prove unhealthy foods caused disease

  • Another Study Ties Obesity to Certain Cancers
    (01-Mar-2017)
    Digestive organs may be hardest hit by too much weight, study suggests

  • Diagnostic Mammograms Find More Cancers, and More False-Positives
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Digital technology leads to 'marked improvement' in detection rates, radiology expert says

  • Prison Time Can Be Deadly … to Health
    (24-Feb-2017)
    Inmates at elevated risk of developing cancer, dying from their disease, study finds

  • Exercise a Powerful Ally for Breast Cancer Survivors
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Those who worked out were about 40 percent less likely to die from disease, review suggests

  • 'Cooling Caps' May Halt Chemo-Linked Hair Loss
    (14-Feb-2017)
    One of two trials was stopped early because results were so strong

  • Many Women Skip Mammograms After False-Positive Result
    (09-Feb-2017)
    But imaging experts stress that doing so may raise risk for actual breast cancer

  • Too Few High-Risk Women Tested for Breast Cancer Gene: Survey
    (07-Feb-2017)
    Only half got BRCA screen, and more than half of those who didn't said doctors never recommended it

  • Many Breast Cancer Survivors Don't Get Life-Extending Therapy
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Study estimates nearly 15,000 lives saved over decade if all who needed hormone treatment got it

  • Breast Density May Be Leading Indicator of Cancer Risk
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Study suggests it outweighs obesity and family history, but oncologists say more research is needed

  • Good News for Older Women With Early Form of Breast Cancer
    (27-Jan-2017)
    A diagnosis of DCIS doesn't lower life expectancy in patients over 50, study finds

  • Half Report Severe Side Effects From Breast Cancer Therapy
    (24-Jan-2017)
    Digestive troubles, pain, skin irritation and arm swelling among possible problems

  • U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Over Three Decades
    (24-Jan-2017)
    But clusters of high death rates remain in some pockets of the country, study finds

  • When Loved One Has Breast Cancer, Partner Suffers, Too
    (23-Jan-2017)
    Anxiety is common even several years later, study finds

  • Could Grilled, Smoked Meats Lower Survival After Breast Cancer?
    (18-Jan-2017)
    Study can't prove cause and effect, but raises questions about beef, pork, lamb cooked at high temps

  • 'Chemo Brain' Lasts for Months in Many Breast Cancer Survivors
    (11-Jan-2017)
    Altered thinking must be acknowledged as 'one of the difficulties of treatment,' specialist says

  • Obamacare Boosts Breast Cancer Screening, Study Finds
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Waiving costs appears to improve mammography rates, but not colonoscopy, even among the poor

  • Study Casts More Doubt on Value of Mammograms
    (09-Jan-2017)
    1 in 3 women diagnosed with breast cancer had nonthreatening tumors, while number of advanced cases didn't change

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report
    (05-Jan-2017)
    Researchers credit declines in smoking, better detection and treatment

  • Powerful Drug for Advanced Cancers May Need Less Frequent Dosing
    (04-Jan-2017)
    Patients whose disease has spread to bone can cut side effects tied to zoledronic acid, researchers report

  • Many With Breast Cancer Unnecessarily Choose Double Mastectomy: Study
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Removing healthy breast is unlikely to extend survival, but some doctors don't mention this, researchers say

  • Minority Women Less Likely to Get Breast Cancer Screening
    (16-Dec-2016)
    More study is needed to understand the disparity, researchers say

  • Beating Breast Cancer But Still Paying a Price
    (15-Dec-2016)
    Small study suggests few long-term survivors receive adequate symptom relief

  • Angelina Jolie's Mastectomies Tied to Rise in Genetic Testing
    (15-Dec-2016)
    But, researchers did not find a corresponding increase in breast removal surgeries

  • Loneliness May Sabotage Breast Cancer Survival: Study
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Weak social ties linked to higher risk of recurrence, early death, researchers report

  • Strength Training May Prevent Side Effect of Breast Cancer Surgery
    (09-Dec-2016)
    Women who worked out twice a week saw less swelling in arms and chest, small study finds

  • Breast Cancer Death Rates Vary Around the World
    (09-Dec-2016)
    Study found many countries seeing declines, but some Latin American nations, South Korea seeing increases

  • Could a Computer Someday Guide Breast Cancer Care?
    (09-Dec-2016)
    'Watson Oncology' agreed with doctors 90 percent of the time in many cases, study finds

  • Certain Breast Cancer Drugs Tied to Blood Vessel Damage
    (09-Dec-2016)
    But findings from small study are unlikely to change current practice, doctors say

  • 'Cold Caps' May Halt Hair Loss in Breast Cancer Patients: Study
    (09-Dec-2016)
    Devices reduce blood flow to hair follicles during chemotherapy treatments

  • Tamoxifen May Get Blamed for Unrelated Symptoms
    (09-Dec-2016)
    Perceived side effects might lead some to stop taking the breast cancer preventative, study finds

  • New Drug Combo Shows Promise Curbing Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer
    (08-Dec-2016)
    New regimen helped women with metastatic, hormone-receptor positive disease in study

  • Taking Breast Cancer Prevention Drug Beyond 5 Years May Not Raise Survival
    (07-Dec-2016)
    Study found women who continued with letrozole did experience other benefits, however

  • Breast Cancer Cells May Change When They Spread to Brain: Study
    (07-Dec-2016)
    Finding might lead to better treatment, researchers say

  • Worldwide Cancer Rates Up More Than One-Third in Past Decade: Report
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Researchers cite population aging and growth

  • Never Too Old for a Mammogram?
    (28-Nov-2016)
    Researchers find benefits for some women up to the age of 90

  • Rural Appalachia Faces Growing Cancer Crisis, Research Shows
    (25-Nov-2016)
    It's the only region in the U.S. that hasn't made big progress in fighting the disease

  • Depressed Women Less Likely to Get Best Breast Cancer Care: Study
    (18-Nov-2016)
    Researchers aren't sure why, but urge doctors to monitor these patients carefully

  • New Drug May Brighten Outlook for Advanced Breast Cancer
    (16-Nov-2016)
    Palbociclib slows disease progression, study finds

  • Exercise Good for Cancer Patients During, After Treatment
    (15-Nov-2016)
    Studies show better physical function, quality of life for those who did strength training, aerobic activity

  • Sexual Pain for Women With Cancer Should Not Be Overlooked: Report
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Doctors should rule out physical causes before declaring discomfort is all in a patient's head, specialist says

  • Self-Exam of Breast Should Be Thorough
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Breast cancer expert offers step-by-step advice to ensure monthly exams are effective

  • Vitamin D May Affect Breast Cancer Survival
    (10-Nov-2016)
    Study link is strongest in women who have not entered menopause, researchers report

  • Intense Chemo Offers Little Benefit for Early Breast Cancer: Study
    (09-Nov-2016)
    U.S. cancer expert still sees role for the approach in certain patients

  • Breast, Cervical Cancer More Deadly in Developing Nations: Report
    (02-Nov-2016)
    But cost-effective treatments could improve access to care, researchers say

  • Gene Test May ID Chemo Patients at Risk of Clots: Study
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Venous thromboembolism is a serious complication of cancer treatment

  • Breast Reconstruction Worthwhile for Older Women: Study
    (28-Oct-2016)
    They had no greater risk of complications, benefited as much as younger breast cancer patients

  • Rates of Preventive Mastectomy Doubled in a Decade, and Fear Is a Factor
    (18-Oct-2016)
    Many patients also think it's the best treatment for breast cancer, study finds

  • Breast Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline in U.S.
    (13-Oct-2016)
    And the disparity between black and white women is narrowing, CDC says

  • Freeze Therapy: An Alternative to Breast Cancer Surgery?
    (12-Oct-2016)
    Cryoablation looks promising for small tumors, doctors say

  • Another Study Questions Mammography Screening
    (12-Oct-2016)
    But cancer and radiology specialists take issue with findings, say one study unlikely to change guidelines

  • Cost of Breast Cancer Chemo Varies Widely in U.S.
    (10-Oct-2016)
    Lower-priced options could save patients thousands of dollars, researchers say

  • More Evidence Tamoxifen, Other Meds Help Limit Breast Cancer's Spread
    (06-Oct-2016)
    6-year study finds follow-up therapy cuts survivors' risk for cancer in the other breast

  • Delaying Breast Reconstruction After Cancer May Raise Patients' Anxiety
    (04-Oct-2016)
    Coordinating surgeries might reduce levels of distress after mastectomy for breast cancer, researchers say

  • 3 Lifestyle Changes To Help Prevent Breast Cancer
    (04-Oct-2016)
    Healthy weight, regular exercise and less alcohol could cut incidence by one-third, cancer expert says

  • Knowing Their Breast Cancer Risk May Empower Teens
    (29-Sep-2016)
    Greater self-esteem noted in girls with family history of disease

  • More Hispanics Treated at Breast Cancer Center After Obamacare
    (26-Sep-2016)
    Enrollment in clinical trials also increased, study finds

  • 'Medical Tattoos' Help Hide Surgical Scars
    (23-Sep-2016)
    Pigments can restore more natural appearance that patients are happy with, study finds

  • Software Speeds Up Analysis of Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (22-Sep-2016)
    Doctors were 30 times slower reading mammograms, researchers report

  • Tamoxifen OK for Breast Cancer Patients Without Uterine Abnormalities: Study
    (22-Sep-2016)
    Pretreatment ultrasounds may reassure women about their uterine cancer risk, researchers say

  • More Breast Cancer Patients Should Consider Radiation, New Guidelines Say
    (21-Sep-2016)
    Mastectomy patients with small tumors, fewer lymph nodes involved, benefit from the therapy, cancer experts agree

  • Obamacare Tied to Rise in Mammograms
    (20-Sep-2016)
    Research shows small uptick in Medicare patients who got screened for breast cancer

  • Study: Trained Experts Can Spot Breast Cancer in 'Blink of an Eye'
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Skilled radiologists see abnormalities immediately, and researchers want to learn how they do it

  • Two Genes Might Help Predict Breast Cancer Survival
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Research suggests that tracking DNA activity patterns may someday help women with certain tumor types

  • New Guidelines Set Safe Surgery Margins for Some Breast Cancers
    (15-Aug-2016)
    2 millimeters is enough to guard against recurrences while reducing need for additional surgeries

  • Cancer Survivors More Prone to Obesity, Study Finds
    (12-Aug-2016)
    Risk appears to be particularly high for people who had breast or colon cancer

  • Regular Exercise: Antidote for Deadly Diseases?
    (10-Aug-2016)
    High levels of physical activity linked to lower risk for two cancers, diabetes, heart disease and stroke

  • Sugary, High-Fat Western Diet Tied to Denser Breast Tissue
    (08-Aug-2016)
    Previous research has linked higher density to increased risk of breast cancer

  • Insurance, Distance Often Prevent Breast Reconstruction After Cancer
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Obstacles like these can keep women from getting the surgeries, study finds

  • Cancer Surgeons Advise Against Removal of Healthy Breast
    (29-Jul-2016)
    For most women, risk of disease in unaffected breast is low, group says

  • 'Ppl, I Have Breast Cancer'
    (28-Jul-2016)
    Many women found online support after their diagnosis, researchers find

  • IVF Won't Raise Risk for Breast Cancer
    (19-Jul-2016)
    New findings should reassure the many women who undergo the fertility procedure, specialists said

  • Even High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Good for You: Review
    (19-Jul-2016)
    Still protected against diabetes, heart disease and breast cancer

  • Wide Variation Seen in 'Dense' Breast Diagnoses
    (18-Jul-2016)
    Doctors may misjudge a woman's cancer risks as a result, researchers say

  • Weight Loss Might Reduce Cancer Risk: Study
    (14-Jul-2016)
    Corresponding drop seen in proteins that promote tumor growth

  • 'Liquid Biopsy' May Show Whether Cancer Drugs Are Working
    (13-Jul-2016)
    But research is still in early stages, experts note

  • Why Breast Cancer Survivors Should Exercise
    (08-Jul-2016)
    Moderate physical activity can ease stress that impairs memory, study suggests

  • Could Statins Help Fight Cancer?
    (08-Jul-2016)
    Study found an association -- but no proof -- of prolonged survival

  • Innovative Trials Produce Promising Breast Cancer Drugs
    (07-Jul-2016)
    Adaptive study design allows researchers to match medications to patients more quickly

  • Gene Tied to Breast Cancer Raises Uterine Cancer Risk Too
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Women with BRCA1 may want to consider preventive removal of uterus, researcher says

  • Smoking May Hinder Common Breast Cancer Treatment
    (24-Jun-2016)
    Cigarettes and drugs called aromatase inhibitors appear to be a bad mix, researchers say

  • Healthy Living Slashes Cancer Risk
    (23-Jun-2016)
    The 'good' life cuts tumor odds up to 45 percent and risk of cancer death up to 61 percent, study finds

  • Patient Positioning Might Hamper Accuracy of Breast MRI
    (22-Jun-2016)
    The scans are used to plan surgeries, but face-down position might introduce error, small study suggests

  • U.S. Black Women Get Less Care to Prevent Breast Cancer Return
    (07-Jun-2016)
    Genetic testing, risk-reducing surgery more likely for whites, Hispanics, study finds

  • Longer Use of Certain Drugs Cuts Recurrence for Breast Cancer Survivors
    (06-Jun-2016)
    Women who took an aromatase inhibitor for 10 years instead of 5 got added benefit, study found

  • Liquid Biopsy May Help Doctors Track Changes in Tumors
    (06-Jun-2016)
    Large study found it predicted when cancer DNA was mutating, could help tailor treatments to avoid drug resistance

  • Useless Treatments Common in Young, Terminal Cancer Patients
    (06-Jun-2016)
    3 in 4 get aggressive therapies with painful side effects in last months of their lives, study finds

  • Cheaper Breast Cancer Drug Does Well in Clinical Trial
    (03-Jun-2016)
    It has similar effectiveness, safety compared to Herceptin for HER2-positive disease

  • 'Smart Bomb' Targets Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer
    (03-Jun-2016)
    Experimental approach doubles time to disease progression, experts find

  • Mindfulness Meditation Seems to Soothe Breast Cancer Survivors
    (02-Jun-2016)
    Six-week class reduced fear of recurrence, fatigue and anxiety, researchers report

  • Healthy Living May Offset Genetic Breast Cancer Risk
    (26-May-2016)
    Lifestyle may matter even more when your DNA is working against you, research shows

  • Common Abnormal Heart Rhythm Linked to Cancer Risk
    (25-May-2016)
    But study only found an association and doesn't prove that atrial fibrillation causes cancer

  • Fatty Foods During Teen Years May Influence Later Breast Cancer Risk
    (19-May-2016)
    Higher amounts of unhealthy fats tied to greater breast density, researchers suggest

  • Teens Who Eat Lots of Fruit May Lower Their Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (12-May-2016)
    But second report found women who drink more alcohol over time might increase chances of disease

  • Many Breast Cancer Patients Try Alternative Medicine First: Study
    (12-May-2016)
    But delay in getting chemotherapy may lower odds of survival, researcher says

  • Could 'Breast Cancer Genes' Play Role in Prostate Cancer, Too?
    (09-May-2016)
    Multiple studies suggest they might

  • Smog May Boost Risk for Several Cancers
    (29-Apr-2016)
    Study finds even small increases in pollution raised overall odds of dying from disease by 22 percent

  • Nipple-Preserving Mastectomies Appear Safe for High-Risk Women: Study
    (25-Apr-2016)
    Preventive breast surgeries with nipple intact don't raise breast cancer risk, researchers report

  • Low-Dose Aspirin Tied to Better Cancer Survival in Study
    (25-Apr-2016)
    Improved odds seen for patients with colon, prostate or breast tumors, but research isn't definitive

  • Celebrity Cases May Help Spur Rise in Double Mastectomies
    (22-Apr-2016)
    Many women now think it's the best treatment for breast cancer, study suggests

  • Common Class of Breast Cancer Drugs May Not Trigger 'Chemo Brain': Study
    (21-Apr-2016)
    Anthracyclines are widely used, but new research finds no link between the meds and survivors' mental function

  • Breast Cancer Meds Won't Raise Chances of Heart Attack, Stroke, Study Suggests
    (21-Apr-2016)
    But there was a slightly increased risk of less serious heart problems

  • Breast Cancer Gene Might Lower Women's Fertility: Study
    (20-Apr-2016)
    The BRCA1 mutation may speed the aging of a woman's ovaries, researchers report

  • Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Chemo: Study
    (18-Apr-2016)
    Genetic test can help doctors determine who can safely avoid treatment after surgery

  • Widely Used Type 2 Diabetes Drug May Reduce Cancer Death Risk
    (15-Apr-2016)
    Older women taking metformin saw a boost in survival, study suggests

  • Early Stage Breast Cancer Does Need Treatment, Study Finds
    (15-Apr-2016)
    Experts say surgery, not observation, is best for cancer confined to milk ducts

  • Low-Fat Diets May Help Older Women With Breast Cancer Survive Longer: Study
    (15-Apr-2016)
    A decade after diagnosis, there were 20 percent fewer deaths when compared to women in usual diet group

  • About Half of Women May Benefit From Mammograms at 40: Analysis
    (14-Apr-2016)
    Study puts new scrutiny on latest guidelines, which recommend screening can begin at age 45 or 50

  • Sugary Drinks, 'Bad' Carbs Tied to Breast, Prostate Cancers
    (05-Apr-2016)
    Preliminary study finds more reason to improve your diet

  • Evening Snacking Might Raise Odds for Breast Cancer's Return
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Women who fasted less than 13 hours had 36 percent higher risk of cancer recurrence, researchers say

  • Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Patients
    (28-Mar-2016)
    Italian trial finds the therapy was also linked to better quality of life among women in the study

  • Mammograms May Also Help Spot Heart Disease, Study Suggests
    (24-Mar-2016)
    The breast screening test compared well to heart CT scans, researchers say

  • Race, Poverty May Affect Early Stage Breast Cancer Management
    (22-Mar-2016)
    Black and low-income patients less likely to undergo genetic testing, research shows

  • Exercise Doesn't Seem to Affect Breast Density
    (11-Mar-2016)
    Physical activity's positive effect on breast cancer stems from another cause, researchers suggest

  • Preventive Mastectomies Triple Among U.S. Women With Cancer in One Breast
    (11-Mar-2016)
    Patients increasingly opt to have the healthy breast removed, despite limited benefit, study says

  • Gene Test May Spare Some Breast Cancer Patients From Chemo
    (11-Mar-2016)
    Analysis can help women who won't benefit from additional treatment to avoid side effects, study says

  • Drug Duo May Rapidly Shrink Breast Tumors in Some Patients
    (10-Mar-2016)
    Researchers say combo therapy worked well for about 1 in 4 women with HER2-positive breast cancer

  • Diabetes Treatment May Affect Breast Density
    (09-Mar-2016)
    Women on insulin might need extra breast cancer screening, expert suggests

  • With Early Breast Cancer, Targeted Radiation Shows Promise
    (09-Mar-2016)
    Study finds limited radiotherapy effective after low-risk tumors are removed, but questions remain

  • Preventive Mastectomy May Not Boost Sense of Well-Being
    (08-Mar-2016)
    Over time, women reported similar states of mind with or without additional surgery, study finds

  • Women Often Overestimate Odds That Early Breast Cancer Will Return, Spread
    (04-Mar-2016)
    Misperceptions lead to worry that harms quality of life, researcher says

  • Estrogen for Vaginal Symptoms OK for Breast Cancer Survivors: Experts
    (22-Feb-2016)
    New recommendation is aimed at women who are fighting or have survived a hormone-linked tumor

  • Racial Gap in U.S. Cancer Deaths Is Narrowing: Report
    (22-Feb-2016)
    But black women still more susceptible to breast cancer, black men to colon cancer

  • More American Women Opting for Mastectomy, Study Finds
    (22-Feb-2016)
    Rate went up 36 percent between 2005 and 2013, researchers say

  • Researchers Pursue Clue Between Obesity, Breast and Pancreatic Cancer
    (19-Feb-2016)
    People with excess weight may have more of a potentially tumor-promoting substance, scientists say

  • 1 in 4 Breast Cancer Lumpectomies Requires Follow-Up Surgery
    (17-Feb-2016)
    Risk after breast-conserving operation is lower with 'high-volume' surgeons, researchers say

  • More Young Breast Cancer Patients Getting Gene Test
    (11-Feb-2016)
    New study finds nearly all women under 40 at diagnosis are opting for BRCA evaluation

  • Overactive Thyroid Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
    (11-Feb-2016)
    But researchers added that their study did not prove cause-and-effect

  • Is Fat From Another Area of Body Safe for Breast Reconstruction?
    (08-Feb-2016)
    Research shows this practice doesn't increase risk for new cancers or recurrence

  • Breast Cancer Survivors Vulnerable for Thyroid Tumors, and Vice Versa: Study
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Doctors, patients should know of increased risk, expert says

  • Meditation May Ease Pain, Anxiety From Breast Cancer Biopsy: Study
    (04-Feb-2016)
    Researchers also found music helps during the procedure

  • Girls Who Eat More Fiber May Face Lower Breast Cancer Risk Later: Study
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Start eating vegetables, fruits, beans and whole grains early in life, experts say

  • Worldwide Boost in Breast-Feeding Could Save 800,000 Lives: Study
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Global economy would also benefit from more mothers nursing their babies, study contends

  • Smoking Lowers Breast Cancer Survival, Study Finds
    (26-Jan-2016)
    Smoking after diagnosis tied to 72 percent higher risk of death from the disease versus never smoking

  • Many Older Americans May Get Unneeded Breast, Prostate Cancer Screenings
    (21-Jan-2016)
    Seniors shouldn't be checked if they have less than 10 years to live, but study found almost 16 percent do

  • Personal Care Plans Tied to Better Follow-Up in Breast Cancer Survivors
    (15-Jan-2016)
    Study found improvement in number of low-income women meeting care recommendations

  • Cancer No. 1 Killer of Asian-Americans, Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders: Study
    (14-Jan-2016)
    Though incidence lower than among white Americans, researchers say

  • For Cancer Survivors, Expenses Keep Mounting
    (12-Jan-2016)
    Even after treatment, medical costs are still thousands more annually, study finds

  • Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s, Panel Says
    (11-Jan-2016)
    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every 2 years for all after the age of 50

  • Cancer Death Rates Down 23 Percent Since 1991: Study
    (07-Jan-2016)
    That translates to an additional 1.7 million survivors, expert says

  • Regular Mammograms Worthwhile for Elderly Women
    (07-Jan-2016)
    New study shows screenings helped lower breast cancer deaths among those over 69

  • Some Women Face Geographic Barriers to Breast Reconstruction
    (06-Jan-2016)
    Those treated at academic hospitals travel nearly 50 miles on average, research shows

  • New Rules for Mammograms, Tanning Beds Top Health News of 2015
    (03-Jan-2016)
    Female libido pill, measles outbreaks and vaccine controversy also made headlines

  • Breast Ultrasound, Mammography May Be Equally Effective: Study
    (28-Dec-2015)
    But ultrasound has more false positives, researchers find

  • Hormone Therapy Safely Helps Preserve Fertility for Breast Cancer Patients: Study
    (22-Dec-2015)
    However, in many cases doctors and patients don't discuss the issue, experts say

  • Study Suggests Link Between Gum Disease, Breast Cancer Risk
    (21-Dec-2015)
    Higher odds seen among postmenopausal women who smoke, smoked in the past

  • One-Third of Incurable Cancer Patients Keep Working, Study Finds
    (21-Dec-2015)
    Tumor location, type of treatment unlikely to influence decision

  • Cancer Rates Dropping in Rich Countries, Rising in Poorer Ones: Study
    (14-Dec-2015)
    Low- and middle-income countries adopting Western lifestyle, which increases risk of disease, experts say

  • Early Chemo Less Likely to Help Black Breast Cancer Patients: Study
    (11-Dec-2015)
    More research needed to explain why outcomes differ among black, Hispanic and Asian women

  • Laser: A Breast Cancer Treatment Alternative?
    (11-Dec-2015)
    Procedure showed promise on tumors under 3/4 of an inch, but more study is needed

  • Two Drugs Equal in Preventing Early Breast Cancer's Return: Study
    (11-Dec-2015)
    Women with ductal carcinoma in situ had similar outcomes with tamoxifen, anastrozole

  • Vistogard Approved for Chemotherapy Overdose
    (11-Dec-2015)
    For drugs often prescribed to treat breast, colon cancers

  • Depression May Be Tied to Lower Breast Cancer Survival
    (10-Dec-2015)
    Doctors should be on the lookout for signs of the mood disorder, researcher says

  • Timing May Be Key to Success of Surgery, Chemo for Early Breast Cancer
    (10-Dec-2015)
    Scheduling the operation soon as possible after diagnosis seems to raise odds for survival, study finds

  • Lumpectomy Plus Radiation May Beat Mastectomy for Early Breast Cancer
    (10-Dec-2015)
    Study suggests 21 percent greater odds of survival after 10 years

  • Drugs May Protect the Heart During Chemotherapy
    (09-Dec-2015)
    Researchers also found lower risk of complications that can interrupt breast cancer treatment

  • Breast Cancer Drugs Battle Disease's Return
    (09-Dec-2015)
    Xeloda lowered risk by a third, while Xgeva lowered chances by 18 percent, researchers report

  • Cooling Cap to Reduce Chemo-Linked Hair Loss OK'd
    (09-Dec-2015)
    Designed for women diagnosed with breast cancer

  • Experts Issue Guidelines on Caring for Breast Cancer Survivors
    (07-Dec-2015)
    New advisory comes from the American Cancer Society and American Society of Clinical Oncology

  • Researchers Focus on Risk Factors for Leukemia After Breast Cancer Treatment
    (07-Dec-2015)
    Family history of cancer, inherited gene mutation seem to raise chances of secondary malignancy

  • Safe to Take Antidepressants With Tamoxifen: Study
    (04-Dec-2015)
    No greater risk of breast cancer recurrence seen

  • Is Breast Density an Overrated Cancer Risk Factor?
    (02-Dec-2015)
    Croatian study questions the link, but U.S. experts disagree with finding

  • Survival Improves for Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer
    (02-Dec-2015)
    Study finds better prognosis in women whose tumors have spread beyond the breast, nearby lymph nodes

  • False-Positive Mammogram May Hint at Breast Cancer Risk Later
    (02-Dec-2015)
    But researcher stresses that risk is small, and women should be vigilant with screenings

  • Obamacare Boosting Breast Cancer Screening Among Poor: Study
    (30-Nov-2015)
    Researchers report that expansion of Medicaid coverage is improving access to mammograms

  • Breast-Feeding May Reduce Risk of Aggressive Breast Cancer: Study
    (30-Oct-2015)
    Researchers call for removing obstacles to breast-feeding in home, community and workplace

  • Breast Cancer Equally Common Now Among Blacks, Whites
    (29-Oct-2015)
    In years past, rate for whites exceeded that of blacks, but that gap is gone, American Cancer Society says

  • Number of Mammograms Handled May Affect Breast Cancer Detection Rates
    (27-Oct-2015)
    Early stage invasive tumors more readily spotted at larger facilities, study says

  • More Evidence That Drinking May Raise Breast Cancer Risk
    (27-Oct-2015)
    European study found odds for the disease rose along with daily consumption

  • Risk of More Aggressive Early Breast Cancers Rises With Age, Study Finds
    (27-Oct-2015)
    Certain milk duct tumors more likely to become invasive at 60 than 50, experts say

  • New Mammogram Guidelines Already Creating Controversy
    (21-Oct-2015)
    Doctors at several leading U.S. cancer hospitals say most women should get exams starting at 40, not 45

  • Shorter Radiation Treatment Works for Early Breast Cancers: Study
    (20-Oct-2015)
    High-dose therapy showed same survival rates as longer course of standard radiation

  • Women Should Get Annual Mammograms Starting at Age 45: Cancer Society
    (20-Oct-2015)
    Previous recommendation was 40; new guidelines place greater emphasis on approach of menopause

  • Preteen Girls Worry About Breast Cancer If It's in the Family
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Doctor recommends honest discussions to alleviate distress

  • Not All Large Breast Tumors Warrant Mastectomy, Study Says
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Doctors shouldn't automatically rule out less invasive surgery plus radiation

  • Minority Women Get Worse Breast Cancer Care, Regardless of Tumor Type: Study
    (13-Oct-2015)
    Black or Hispanic women are more likely to be diagnosed later, go without recommended treatments

  • How to Do Breast Self-Exams
    (10-Oct-2015)
    Checks should be done once a month, doctor recommends

  • For Early Breast Cancer, More U.S. Women Choose Less Invasive Treatment
    (09-Oct-2015)
    Lumpectomy plus radiation results in nearly 90 percent survival over 10 years, study says

  • Early Detection Still Key to Breast Cancer Survival: Study
    (07-Oct-2015)
    Despite advances in treatment, finding smaller tumors linked to better results

  • Height May Be Linked to Increased Cancer Risk, Study Contends
    (02-Oct-2015)
    But experts stress only an association was found, and there's no proof being tall causes disease

  • Too Few Women Get Counseling Before Breast Cancer Gene Test: Study
    (01-Oct-2015)
    But outside expert questions whether counseling may be more important after test comes back positive

  • News Coverage of Angelina Jolie's Breast Surgery Boosted Awareness of Options
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Since actress went public, women know more about their choices for breast removal and reconstruction, poll finds

  • Computer-Aided Mammograms May Not Be Worth the Cost: Study
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Software doesn't appear to improve cancer detection rates, researcher says

  • Genes Help Set Menopause Timing: Study
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Findings might one day lead to fertility predictions, experts say

  • Cancer Treatment Should Proceed for Pregnant Women: Study
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Researcher says no risk found for unborn child

  • New Genetic Clues to Which Breast Cancers Might Return
    (25-Sep-2015)
    Scientists found there were differences between primary and recurring tumors

  • MRIs Before Breast Cancer Surgery on the Rise: Study
    (24-Sep-2015)
    Use of imaging tool has jumped dramatically, despite unclear guidelines on its use in this setting

  • Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Linked to Genes
    (21-Sep-2015)
    Mutations associated with aggressive tumors are more prevalent among black women, study shows

  • Tai Chi Might Help People With Long-Term Health Conditions
    (18-Sep-2015)
    Study shows ancient exercise improves physical ability in those with arthritis, heart failure, emphysema and breast cancer

  • Mediterranean Diet With Olive Oil Might Cut Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Odds were reduced 68 percent in large Spanish review, but longer-term follow-up studies are needed

  • Screening All Women for Breast Cancer Genes Not Feasible: Study
    (11-Sep-2015)
    Price of genetic tests would have to drop 90 percent to be cost-effective, researcher says

  • More Men With Breast Cancer Having Second Breast Removed
    (02-Sep-2015)
    Trend mirrors the one seen in women, researchers say

  • Black Women at Raised Risk of Carrying Breast Cancer Genes
    (27-Aug-2015)
    In study of those under 50 with invasive form of disease, 12 percent had BRCA1, BRCA2 mutations

  • False-Positive Mammogram Result Traumatic for Most Women: Study
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Majority had issues such as anxiety, sleeplessness, often persisting long after being declared cancer-free

  • Blood Test May One Day Predict Breast Cancer Relapse
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Circulating tumor DNA analysis spots stray cells months before scans detect recurrence, researchers say

  • Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Even 'sham' acupuncture beat one frequently used medication

  • Early Stage Breast Cancer Far From a Death Sentence: Study
    (20-Aug-2015)
    Researchers estimated that only 3 percent of women with DCIS will die from it within 20 years of diagnosis

  • One or Two Drinks a Day Might Boost Cancer Risk: Study
    (19-Aug-2015)
    Limit alcohol consumption, especially if you've ever smoked, experts say

  • Scientists Probe Obesity's Ties to Breast Cancer Risk
    (19-Aug-2015)
    Findings suggest heavy women might need more focused screening

  • Broader Gene Tests for Breast, Ovarian Cancer Might Benefit Some: Study
    (13-Aug-2015)
    Women who don't have BRCA mutations could have other high-risk genes that affect treatment choices

  • Higher-Dose, Short-Duration Radiation Better for Early Breast Cancer: Study
    (06-Aug-2015)
    Treatment offers fewer side effects and better quality of life, researchers say

  • After Breast Cancer, Many in Appalachia Say No to Lifesaving Drugs
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Access to care, not insurance, is a key issue, researcher says

  • Certain Generic Meds May Help Older Patients With Early Breast Cancer
    (24-Jul-2015)
    Study found benefit from drugs known as aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates

  • Added Radiation May Help Some With Early Breast Cancer
    (22-Jul-2015)
    Studies found it lowered chances of recurrence, but did not boost overall survival

  • Radiation From Mammograms May Be Lower Than Thought
    (15-Jul-2015)
    Variations in tissue type throughout the breast account for difference, study says

  • Breast Cancer Survivors Tend to Gain Weight: Study
    (15-Jul-2015)
    And that could increase risk of cancer recurrence, as well as heart disease and diabetes, researchers say

  • Too Much Sitting May Raise a Woman's Cancer Risk: Study
    (14-Jul-2015)
    Effect was not seen in men, and held even after researchers factored out a lack of exercise

  • Regular Mammograms Might Lead to 'Overdiagnosis' of Breast Cancer
    (06-Jul-2015)
    Study found counties with higher screening, detection rates had no significant difference in deaths

  • Less Chemo for Obese Ovarian Cancer Patients Linked to Worse Survival Rates
    (06-Jul-2015)
    Study found getting what amounted to lower doses per pound of body weight meant poorer outcomes

  • Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds
    (02-Jul-2015)
    But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising

  • More Breast Cancer Patients Opting for Lumpectomy: Study
    (17-Jun-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
    (16-Jun-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
    (12-Jun-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
    (11-Jun-2015)
    Researchers report the increased risk was as high as 58 percent

  • Double Mastectomy Benefits May Be Overrated for Some
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Many cancer patients mistakenly believe removing both breasts will extend survival, researchers say

  • Surgery Not Always Needed for Early Form of Breast Cancer: Study
    (03-Jun-2015)
    No difference found in survival for women with low-grade DCIS who did or did not have surgery

  • International Panel Finds Only 'Limited' Evidence for Mammograms in 40s
    (03-Jun-2015)
    But conclusion wasn't unanimous, one expert says

  • Exercise May Blunt a Woman's Risk of Lung and Breast Cancer: Studies
    (02-Jun-2015)
    Experts say findings make sense, but note they are preliminary

  • Are 2nd Breast Cancer Surgeries Always Necessary?
    (01-Jun-2015)
    Study suggests that taking more tissue the first time might reduce need for subsequent procedures

  • New Drug Keeps Common Breast Cancer Under Control Longer: Study
    (01-Jun-2015)
    Adding Ibrance to standard hormone therapy kept disease from progressing for nine months

  • Bigger Share of Deaths Worldwide Now Due to Cancer
    (28-May-2015)
    Throat, lung cancers were leading cause of deaths, study finds

  • Family History of Breast Cancer Doesn't Worsen Patient's Prognosis: Study
    (20-May-2015)
    Over roughly six years, no difference seen in survival

  • MRI Might Predict Breast Cancer Risk in Some Women
    (12-May-2015)
    Finding suggests scans may have value beyond detection

  • Many Americans Not Getting Routine Cancer Screenings: CDC
    (07-May-2015)
    These include tests for colon, breast and cervical malignancies

  • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Good as Full Breast Removal: Study
    (01-May-2015)
    No differences in survival or recurrence in women who chose to keep nipple, researcher says

  • Breast Reconstruction Often Involves Multiple Operations
    (30-Apr-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
    (28-Apr-2015)
    Strongest benefit seen in most common types of tumors, researchers say

  • Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal
    (23-Apr-2015)
    Better pre-surgical chemotherapy means more of the breast can safely be saved, researchers say

  • Ovary Removal Reduces Breast Cancer Death in BRCA1 Carriers: Study
    (23-Apr-2015)
    The sooner, the better, researchers found

  • New Technology Tests Tumors Inside the Patient to Find Best Treatment
    (22-Apr-2015)
    Experimental devices might reduce risk of side effects, lower costs, researchers say

  • Black Women More Likely to Have Dense Breast Tissue, Study Shows
    (20-Apr-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
    (20-Apr-2015)
    Elderly women will account for growing proportion of cases, study predicts

  • Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s, Panel Says
    (20-Apr-2015)
    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every 2 years for all after 50

  • Chemo for Breast Cancer Erases Woman's Fingerprints
    (15-Apr-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
    (07-Apr-2015)
    Angelina Jolie's decision for surgery might not be right for everyone carrying BRCA mutations

  • Costlier Breast Cancer Treatments Linked to Better Survival
    (06-Apr-2015)
    Study shows recent advances help improve odds, but medical bills are rising

  • Breast Cancer Patients Concerned About Genetic Risk, Survey Finds
    (06-Apr-2015)
    But almost half don't have conversation with doctor about potential for future problems

  • Breast Cancer Surgery Now Often Involves Fewer Lymph Nodes
    (03-Apr-2015)
    2010 study led to a change in practice

  • Breast Cancer Is Not One Disease, Experts Say
    (30-Mar-2015)
    New focus on tumor subtypes could help patients, according to medical groups

  • Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer
    (30-Mar-2015)
    Small, but steady declines in deaths seen over past decade

  • Connection Between Diabetes, Advanced Breast Cancer Detected in Study
    (27-Mar-2015)
    Findings suggest need to modify screening methods

  • Study Finds Racial Differences in Choices for Breast Cancer Care
    (19-Mar-2015)
    Blacks, Hispanics more likely to be guided by referrals, health plan limits

  • Dietary Dioxins Don't Seem to Increase Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (17-Mar-2015)
    But, researchers say more study needed to confirm findings

  • Study Questions Accuracy of Many Breast Cancer Biopsies
    (17-Mar-2015)
    Abnormal cells are misidentified in one-fourth of cases, research suggests

  • Transgender People Do Not Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk, Study Shows
    (11-Mar-2015)
    Research based on VA medical records finds no bump up in risk, despite use of hormone therapy

  • More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women's Hearts
    (10-Mar-2015)
    Review also found raised risk of stroke for some, although timing of use may be a key factor

  • Study Links Family History of Prostate Cancer to Breast Cancer Risk
    (09-Mar-2015)
    Doctors should ask about medical history of first-degree male relatives, researchers say

  • New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes
    (06-Mar-2015)
    But other experts warn it's too soon to say the treatment is safe

  • Breast Cancer Survivors May Have Higher Thyroid Cancer Risk
    (06-Mar-2015)
    It's unclear how the conditions might be connected; experts recommend caution

  • Drug May Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Avoid Early Menopause
    (04-Mar-2015)
    Standard chemo can end fertility, but adding goserelin helped some survivors go on to conceive, study found

  • Mammogram Rates May Fall When Women Learn of 'Overdiagnosis' Risk
    (19-Feb-2015)
    Study found patients were more reluctant to undergo the screen if told it often caught less harmful disease

  • More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago
    (19-Feb-2015)
    Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

  • Too Few Breast Cancer Patients Getting Radiation After Mastectomy: Study
    (17-Feb-2015)
    More than a third with 'locally advanced' disease don't get treatment aimed at preventing tumor's return

  • U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests
    (11-Feb-2015)
    Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

  • 2 Genetic Variants for Breast Cancer Identified
    (05-Feb-2015)
    London scientists say variants most strongly linked to estrogen receptor-positive disease

  • FDA Approves New Breast Cancer Drug
    (04-Feb-2015)
    Ibrance is targeted for postmenopausal women with advanced disease

  • Lung Cancer No. 1 Cancer Killer of Women in Wealthy Nations
    (04-Feb-2015)
    It has been the leading cancer killer of American women for many years

  • Ibrance Approved to Treat Advanced Breast Cancer
    (04-Feb-2015)
    Among postmenopausal women

  • Breast Reconstruction Complications Similar for Older, Younger Women
    (30-Jan-2015)
    But risk of blood clots higher with use of seniors' own tissue instead of implants

  • Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds
    (29-Jan-2015)
    Effect was more pronounced if cancer had a grim prognosis

  • Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests
    (28-Jan-2015)
    Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say

  • Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Their Cancer
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Problem more pronounced among minority women, study finds

  • Unhealthy Insulin Levels May Boost Breast Cancer Risk
    (15-Jan-2015)
    Study of postmenopausal women suggested hormone levels mattered more than excess weight

  • Race, Ethnicity Affect Breast Cancer Survival, Study Shows
    (13-Jan-2015)
    New research finds biological differences in tumor type, behavior

  • Study Finds Link Between Cancer Diagnosis, Stroke Risk
    (07-Jan-2015)
    Threat was highest first three months after diagnosis, researchers say

  • Herceptin May Benefit Some Women With Early Breast Cancer
    (07-Jan-2015)
    Drug-chemo combo yields low rate of recurrence after three years, study says

  • Common Breast Biopsy Finding May Be More Dangerous Than Thought
    (31-Dec-2014)
    Thirty percent of women with 'atypical hyperplasia' eventually developed breast cancer, study found

  • Falling Cancer Death Rate Means 1.5 Million Lives Saved Over 20 Years
    (31-Dec-2014)
    American Cancer Society report finds a 22 percent drop in deaths

  • Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk
    (24-Dec-2014)
    Blood cancer arises later in about a half-percent of early stage breast cancer patients, study finds

  • FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer
    (21-Dec-2014)
    Agency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients

  • Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients
    (12-Dec-2014)
    Women without estrogen-dependent disease benefited most in study

  • Gene Test May Help Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor, Study Says
    (12-Dec-2014)
    Idea is to identify women who do and don't need further treatment

  • No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says
    (12-Dec-2014)
    Since both involve hormone levels, researchers suspected a possible connection

  • New Treatment Shows Promise in Younger Breast Cancer Patients: Study
    (11-Dec-2014)
    Suppressing the ovaries and adding an anti-estrogen drug reduced recurrence in premenopausal women

  • Many Breast Cancer Patients Get Too Much Radiation Therapy, Research Suggests
    (10-Dec-2014)
    Studies show that a shorter course of treatment yields similar benefits, but it remains underused, experts say

  • Preliminary Studies Target Advanced Breast Cancers
    (10-Dec-2014)
    Combination treatment for estrogen-receptor-positive tumors shows promise, researchers say

  • Male Breast Cancer Is Different
    (09-Dec-2014)
    Men's tumor types differ; survival is increasing but not as much as for women, study finds

  • Are Routine Ultrasounds for Women With Dense Breasts Worthwhile?
    (08-Dec-2014)
    Study finds test after normal mammogram saves few lives while boosting costs and false-positive results

  • Breast Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Mentally Ill: Study
    (04-Dec-2014)
    Conditions such as depression or schizophrenia linked to lower mammogram rates

  • Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial
    (02-Dec-2014)
    Injection boosted immune response, seemed to slow spread in those with advanced disease

  • Mammograms for 40-Somethings Supported by New Study
    (02-Dec-2014)
    Limiting screening to women with family history, dense breasts would miss many cancers, researchers find

  • Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows
    (26-Nov-2014)
    Largest number of obesity-related cancers diagnosed in North America and Europe, researchers report

  • New Device May Make Mammograms More Comfortable
    (25-Nov-2014)
    Less pain was reported in study, while image quality was still preserved, researcher says

  • Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy
    (19-Nov-2014)
    Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend, one expert said

  • Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients
    (13-Nov-2014)
    Treatment-related discomfort, swelling helped by the approaches, studies find

  • Guidelines Aim to Reduce 2nd Surgeries After Breast Cancer Lumpectomy
    (12-Nov-2014)
    Currently, 1 in 4 women who undergo lump removal require a follow-up surgery, study finds

  • Phone Counseling Helps Rural Women With Cancer Gene Tests
    (11-Nov-2014)
    Telephone could be a lifeline for these patients, researchers say

  • Are the Lactose Intolerant Safer From Some Cancers?
    (07-Nov-2014)
    Researchers suspect diet may play role in possible reduced risk

  • Breast Cancer Patients Might Prefer 'Invisible Tattoo'
    (04-Nov-2014)
    Dark ink used to mark treatment area is a permanent reminder of the disease, researchers say

  • Generic Drugs May Help Breast Cancer Patients Stick to Therapy
    (31-Oct-2014)
    Cost a key factor for women to maintain hormone treatment regimen, researchers report

  • Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, Hispanics
    (31-Oct-2014)
    You can't change your genes, but you can control your weight, researcher says

  • After Breast Cancer, Depression Risk Lingers
    (28-Oct-2014)
    Study finds survivors more likely to need hospital care, antidepressants to cope than cancer-free women

  • Gene May Help Shield Hispanic Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says
    (21-Oct-2014)
    Genetic variation also linked to less dense tissue

  • Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer, Study Reports
    (20-Oct-2014)
    Taking drug in addition to chemotherapy also reduces risk of cancer recurrence

  • Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Breast Cancer Survival
    (16-Oct-2014)
    Proper diet, exercise, weight control among factors that may help, experts say

  • Medicare Subsidy Helps Breast Cancer Patients Afford Treatment
    (15-Oct-2014)
    'Extra Help' program leads to more women on hormone therapy, study reports

  • Anesthetic During Breast-Removal Surgery May Reduce Long-Term Pain
    (13-Oct-2014)
    Mastectomy patients benefit from lidocaine, study says

  • Cancer Diagnosis Can Take Toll on Mental Health, Study Finds
    (06-Oct-2014)
    Breast cancer particularly troubling, researchers report

  • More Women Having Reconstruction Surgery After Breast Cancer Treatment
    (03-Oct-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
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Tumors in rodents exposed to dim light seemed to develop resistance to a common cancer drug

  • Herceptin Best for Certain Breast Cancer Patients, Study Says
    (30-Sep-2014)
    Drug should remain standard of care for HER2-positive tumors, doctors say

  • Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors
    (30-Sep-2014)
    Finding is yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight, experts say

  • Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer
    (29-Sep-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
    (26-Sep-2014)
    Finding was specific to tough-to-treat estrogen receptor-negative tumors, researchers say

  • Increasing Skirt Sizes May Hike Your Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (25-Sep-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
    (16-Sep-2014)
    Mammograms for those aged 69 to 75 could result in overtreatment, researchers caution

  • Can Prediabetes Raise Risk of Certain Cancers?
    (09-Sep-2014)
    Study found link to breast, colon, liver and other tumors

  • Bras Blameless for Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (05-Sep-2014)
    Contrary to media reports, researchers found no evidence wearing them boosted chances of disease

  • Is Soy a Foe to Women With Breast Cancer?
    (04-Sep-2014)
    Study raises questions about the effect of its estrogen-like properties

  • Personal Reminders Seem to Boost Mammography Rates
    (03-Sep-2014)
    Signed letter from family doctor generates greater response, study finds

  • 'Angelina Jolie Effect' Prompted More Testing for Breast Cancer Genes: Study
    (03-Sep-2014)
    Women at greatest risk were the ones who sought genetic counseling, researcher said

  • Complication Rates Low With Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction: Study
    (02-Sep-2014)
    But there was slightly higher risk of complications with double mastectomy, researchers added

  • New Guidelines for Treating Form of Advanced Breast Cancer
    (02-Sep-2014)
    Four-fifths of advanced cases are HER2-negative tumors, doctors' group says

  • Double Mastectomy Doesn't Improve Survival, Study Finds
    (02-Sep-2014)
    But many more women in U.S. are choosing the radical procedure

  • Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study
    (20-Aug-2014)
    Most were satisfied with their decision, researchers noted

  • Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests
    (18-Aug-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
    (15-Aug-2014)
    Research confirms findings previously noted for whites

  • Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women: Study
    (14-Aug-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
    (12-Aug-2014)
    Instead, low estrogen might be the beneficial factor, researcher suggests

  • Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women, Study Finds
    (11-Aug-2014)
    But the effect quickly fades once workouts stop, researchers noted

  • New Cancer Classification System Might Boost Patient Outcomes
    (07-Aug-2014)
    Categorizing tumors by cell type and not the organ they grow in may alter treatment, experts say

  • Millions Given Access to Breast, Cervical Cancer Screening: CDC
    (07-Aug-2014)
    Report details success of CDC program for women with limited health care access

  • Sharp Rise in Risk With New Breast Cancer Gene, Scientists Say
    (06-Aug-2014)
    One in three women with PALB2 mutation will develop disease by age 70

  • Women Over 75 May Benefit From Mammograms
    (05-Aug-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
    (01-Aug-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
    (16-Jul-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
    (09-Jul-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-Jul-2014)
    But little research is done on male treatments, expert says

  • Cholesterol Levels May Be Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
    (04-Jul-2014)
    But research is still preliminary, experts say

  • 'Generally Reassuring' Findings on Fertility Drugs, Women's Cancers
    (02-Jul-2014)
    But researchers still urge long-term monitoring

  • Mammography Costs Soar for Seniors, But Detection Rates the Same: Study
    (01-Jul-2014)
    Research hasn't shown expensive technologies benefit women over 65, researcher says

  • 3D Mammograms May Improve Breast Cancer Screening
    (24-Jun-2014)
    Higher detection rates, fewer false alarms seen with newer technology, study says

  • Women With Breast Cancer Genes More Likely to Choose Extensive Surgery
    (23-Jun-2014)
    Nearly three-quarters of patients changed their plans after learning they had increased risk: study

  • Breast Cancer Surgery Rates Vary Greatly in Canada
    (18-Jun-2014)
    Those living farther from radiation centers more likely to receive mastectomy, study finds

  • Mammography Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths by 28 Percent: Study
    (18-Jun-2014)
    But experts say women still need risks, benefits spelled out

  • MRIs Plus Mammograms Best for High-Risk Women, Study Finds
    (17-Jun-2014)
    Canadian researchers say combination better for those at risk of breast cancer

  • Older Breast Cancer Patients Do Follow Drug Therapy: Study
    (16-Jun-2014)
    7-year review finds adherence to recommendations for preventing cancer return

  • Red Meat May Raise Breast Cancer Risk, Study Suggests
    (11-Jun-2014)
    Eating more fish, nuts, poultry may help, but findings don't prove cause-and-effect

  • Tumor-Targeting Agent Attaches to Cancer Cells: Study
    (11-Jun-2014)
    New molecule may lead to improvements in detection and treatment, researchers say

  • Breast Cancer Drug Herceptin Linked to Risk of Heart Problems: Study
    (10-Jun-2014)
    But most of these effects reverse after women finish treatment, experts say

  • Moles May Be Harbinger of Higher Breast Cancer Risk
    (10-Jun-2014)
    Studies found that women with more moles on their arms had slightly higher chance of malignancies

  • Sophisticated Chest Scans May Raise Children's Lifetime Cancer Risk
    (09-Jun-2014)
    These imaging tests expose kids with heart disease to high doses of radiation, researchers report

  • Many Women With Breast Cancer Get Too Little Exercise
    (09-Jun-2014)
    Physical activity linked to improved survival odds, experts say

  • Medicaid Patients Get Worse Cancer Care, Studies Contend
    (04-Jun-2014)
    Researchers found screening, treatments weren't as good as patients with private insurance

  • Some Breast Cancer Patients May Get Drug-Linked Heart Failure: Study
    (03-Jun-2014)
    But many aren't getting treated for the condition, researchers say

  • Certain Breast Cancer Patients May Need Little Treatment After Tumor Removal
    (02-Jun-2014)
    Study might provide an option to women with very small HER2-positive tumors

  • Newer Anti-Estrogen Treatment May Benefit Younger Breast Cancer Survivors
    (01-Jun-2014)
    Drug appears more effective than tamoxifen at reducing recurrence in premenopausal women: study

  • Drug May Lower Odds of Early Menopause in Breast Cancer Patients
    (30-May-2014)
    When added to chemotherapy, it also boosted survival rates, researchers report

  • New Guidelines Recommend Longer Tamoxifen Treatment
    (27-May-2014)
    Breast cancer survivors may benefit from taking the estrogen-blocking drug for up to 10 years, experts say

  • Memory Problems After Chemo Linked to Brain Changes
    (27-May-2014)
    Study finds drop in brain activity during multitasking in women who had chemotherapy for breast cancer

  • Double Mastectomy Often Not Needed, Study Finds
    (21-May-2014)
    Most women who have both breasts removed have low risk of opposite-breast cancer, researchers say

  • Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer Nearly Twice as Common in Black Women: Study
    (16-May-2014)
    Income differences didn't account for higher risk, researchers report

  • Surgery Isn't Only Option for Women With Ovarian Cancer Genes
    (16-May-2014)
    Breast-feeding, birth control pills and getting fallopian tubes tied may also cut cancer risk, study finds

  • Obesity May Raise Breast Cancer Death Risk for Some Women
    (15-May-2014)
    Study found younger, obese patients with estrogen receptor-positive disease were more likely to die

  • Could a Blood Test Predict Breast Cancer's Return?
    (15-May-2014)
    Study suggests routine sample might provide information critical to treatment

  • Lung Cancer Not on Many Women's Radar: Survey
    (13-May-2014)
    Although lung cancer is biggest cancer killer, women believe breast cancer is a bigger concern

  • Ultrasound of Lymph Nodes No Less Accurate for Obese Women, Study Says
    (07-May-2014)
    Findings are 'reassuring' for breast cancer patients, according to researcher

  • Experts Issue Treatment Guidelines for Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer
    (05-May-2014)
    Up to one-fifth of patients will have these 'HER2-positive' tumors, oncologists' group says

  • Major Women's Health Study Paid Big Dividends
    (05-May-2014)
    Scientists say HRT research has returned $140 for every $1 spent on the $260 million trial

  • Radiation May Equal Surgery, With Easier Recovery, for Cancerous Lymph Nodes
    (30-Apr-2014)
    Study of breast cancer patients found fewer complications with nonsurgical treatment

  • 'Freezing' Technique May Work for Some Women With Early Breast Cancer
    (30-Apr-2014)
    Less invasive procedure destroyed all cancer cells when tumor was 1 centimeter or less

  • Joblessness an Unwanted Side Effect of Chemo for Breast Cancer
    (28-Apr-2014)
    Survey found over one-third who had the drug therapy were unemployed four years later

  • False-Positive Mammograms Don't Deter Women From Future Screening: Study
    (21-Apr-2014)
    While most experienced short-term anxiety, it was gone within a year, researchers say

  • So-Called 'Apple Shape' Not a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer: Study
    (18-Apr-2014)
    Overweight, not waist size, was tied to higher odds of developing disease in older women

  • Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return
    (15-Apr-2014)
    Study found DNA-based screen was more than 90 percent accurate in predicting recurrence

  • Cheaper 'Gene Panel' Screening May Reveal Cancer Risks
    (14-Apr-2014)
    Study suggests this as alternative to whole genome sequencing

  • Vegetables in Childhood May Benefit Breast Health
    (11-Apr-2014)
    Girls who ate carotenoid-rich foods less likely to have breast conditions, study finds

  • High-Fat Diet May Boost Breast Cancer Risk
    (09-Apr-2014)
    Study found women who ate the most saturated fat were more likely to develop tumors

  • Could Daughter's Cancer Risk Be Affected by Father's Age at Birth?
    (08-Apr-2014)
    Early study tied younger dads to higher odds of breast, ovarian tumors, and older dads to increased risk of uterine disease

  • Experimental Breast Cancer Drug Seems Safe, Effective for Advanced Disease
    (07-Apr-2014)
    Preliminary results look promising, experts say

  • Fertility Drugs May Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (03-Apr-2014)
    But subset of women who took Clomid for more than 12 cycles appeared more likely to get invasive breast cancer

  • New Review Suggests Benefits of Annual Mammograms Are Overstated
    (01-Apr-2014)
    Analysis of 50 years of clinical data adds to controversy over who should be screened, how often

  • Many Breast Cancer Survivors Suffer Financially, Study Finds
    (28-Mar-2014)
    Doctors urged to consider treatment implications for their patients

  • Slight Drop in Rate of Advanced Cancers, CDC Says
    (27-Mar-2014)
    Number of cases where tumors have spread beyond origins declined, but experts say more can be done

  • Targeted Radiation Might Help Fight Advanced Breast Cancer: Study
    (24-Mar-2014)
    Therapy kills small vessels that feed liver tumors linked to breast cancer's spread

  • New Guidelines Might Limit Need for Lymph Node Removal for Breast Cancer
    (24-Mar-2014)
    Recommendation could spare many women discomfort from painful arm swelling, experts say

  • Routine Mammograms Found Not Helpful for Most Women Over 70
    (21-Mar-2014)
    More harm than good can result, and decision should be made case by case, study says

  • Daily Exercise Lowers Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (20-Mar-2014)
    Benefit varies by tumor type, but it's another reason to encourage physical activity, researchers say

  • Study Supports Radiation When Breast Cancer Spreads to Few Lymph Nodes
    (19-Mar-2014)
    Experts say new study may clear up questions as to whether the treatment is beneficial

  • Whole-Genome Scans Not Quite Ready for Widespread Use: Study
    (11-Mar-2014)
    Tests are promising but not yet reliable enough, experts say

  • Yoga May Help Breast Cancer Patients During Radiation Therapy
    (04-Mar-2014)
    Study found it lowered levels of stress hormones, reduced fatigue, improved quality of life

  • Necks, Butts Growth Areas for U.S. Plastic Surgeons
    (26-Feb-2014)
    More than 15 million cosmetic surgeries and minimally invasive procedures performed in 2013

  • Ovarian Cancer Gene May Point to Early Removal of Ovaries: Study
    (24-Feb-2014)
    In particular, women with BRCA1 mutation should have surgery by age 35, researchers say

  • Avastin Shows Mixed Results Against Different Cancers
    (19-Feb-2014)
    Drug improved survival by 4 months with cervical cancer, but no such benefit seen with brain tumors

  • More Breast Cancer Patients Choosing Reconstructive Surgery, Study Finds
    (18-Feb-2014)
    But rates vary widely from state to state, and doctors worry that not all women have equal access to procedures

  • Annual Mammograms Don't Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths, Study Contends
    (12-Feb-2014)
    But some outside experts cite flaws in the 25-year review of screening's effects on women

  • Double Mastectomy May Benefit Some Women With Inherited Breast Cancer
    (12-Feb-2014)
    Study found procedure might cut risk of death in half for those with certain genetic mutations

  • Gene Exam Might Predict Breast Cancer Progression
    (11-Feb-2014)
    Behavior of 55 genes linked to likelihood of disease spreading, study suggests

  • Running Might Beat Walking for Breast Cancer Survivors
    (07-Feb-2014)
    Runners were less likely than walkers to die of the disease during nine-year study, but the findings aren't foolproof

  • Expanded DNA Testing Might Allow Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment
    (07-Feb-2014)
    Researchers were able to pinpoint specific therapies for some women in study

  • Doctors May Need to Revise How They Evaluate Breast Biopsy Results
    (30-Jan-2014)
    One form of abnormal breast cells does not present lower risk after all, study finds

  • Yoga May Reduce Fatigue, Inflammation in Breast Cancer Survivors
    (27-Jan-2014)
    Researchers think improved sleep may be the key to benefits

  • Progress Against Cancer May Be Greater Than Thought
    (20-Jan-2014)
    Gains in saving patients' lives are obscured by increase in lifespans, study says

  • 'Sleep Hormone' Tied to Possible Lower Prostate Cancer Risk
    (20-Jan-2014)
    Preliminary study measured levels of melatonin in Icelandic men

  • U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Again: Report
    (07-Jan-2014)
    Better prevention, screening and treatment are keys to continued progress, experts say

  • Troubled Launch of 'Obamacare' Tops Health News for 2013
    (02-Jan-2014)
    Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines

  • Many Women Still Have Pain One Year After Breast Cancer Surgery
    (02-Jan-2014)
    Methods needed to identify those who would benefit from preventive treatments, researchers say

  • Acupuncture No Better Than 'Sham' Version in Breast-Cancer Drug Study
    (23-Dec-2013)
    Findings suggest any benefit resulted from placebo effect

  • Only High-Risk Women Need Breast Cancer Gene Test: Experts
    (23-Dec-2013)
    Even those with family history of BRCA mutations should talk with professionals first, panel says

  • Angelina Jolie's Story Didn't Boost Knowledge of Breast Cancer Risks: Study
    (19-Dec-2013)
    Star underwent preventive mastectomy because of genetic vulnerability

  • 80 Percent of Cancer Docs Have Faced Drug Shortages: Survey
    (18-Dec-2013)
    Many report using substitute chemo meds or delaying treatment

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline: Report
    (16-Dec-2013)
    But researchers added that people with other health problems have lower odds of survival

  • Bones Benefit From Exercise After Breast Cancer, Study Finds
    (13-Dec-2013)
    Older survivors should include physical activity in long-term care plan, researchers suggest

  • 2 Pre-Surgery Drug Treatments Show Promise Against Aggressive Breast Cancer
    (13-Dec-2013)
    In studies, combo regimens produced better results for 'triple-negative' disease

  • FDA Warns Against Nipple Test for Breast Cancer Screening
    (13-Dec-2013)
    Mammogram is still the gold standard, agency says

  • Drug Arimidex Cuts Risk for Breast Cancer in Older, High-Risk Women: Study
    (12-Dec-2013)
    It could be welcome addition to other preventive meds such as tamoxifen, experts say

  • Exercise Might Ease Joint Pain Caused by Breast Cancer Drugs
    (12-Dec-2013)
    Side effects, such as stiffness and pain, are common reasons patients stop taking medications

  • Exercise Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women
    (12-Dec-2013)
    Regular, brisk activity seems to help prevent some aggressive tumors that resist hormone therapy, study says

  • Drug May Help Slow Advanced Breast Cancer
    (12-Dec-2013)
    But more research is needed before Sprycel could become part of standard treatment

  • New Look at Past Studies Highlights Importance of Mammograms
    (11-Dec-2013)
    However, review didn't include women in their 40s, so debate may not end

  • New Treatment for Aggressive Breast Cancer Shows Some Promise
    (11-Dec-2013)
    Early studies found small improvement with combo therapy for HER2-positive disease

  • Chemo for Advanced Breast Cancer Might Be Enough
    (11-Dec-2013)
    Study finds no survival benefit in treating original tumor with surgery, radiation

  • Money Problems Can Compromise Breast Cancer Care
    (09-Dec-2013)
    Study found gaps in health insurance, lower income and debt reduced chances of recommended therapy

  • Bigger Breasts, Lack of Exercise Tied to Breast Cancer Mortality
    (09-Dec-2013)
    But getting more exercise appeared to offer a level of protection, 11-year study found

  • Obesity, Smoking Might Threaten Implants After Mastectomy
    (06-Dec-2013)
    Doctors should counsel patients about the risks, researcher says

  • Frequent Mammograms Tied to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer Spread
    (04-Dec-2013)
    Patients who had scans at shorter intervals had less lymph node involvement, study found

  • Breast-Density Changes May Be Tied to Cancer Risk: Study
    (03-Dec-2013)
    Breast tissue that developed cancer tended to undergo more varied density changes over time, research shows

  • Even When Breast Cancer Gene Test Is Negative, Risk Can Persist: Study
    (27-Nov-2013)
    BRCA screening has its limits in assessing dangers for women with a family history of disease, experts say

  • Study Compares Treatments for Arm Swelling Due to Breast Cancer
    (22-Nov-2013)
    Costly massages worked no better than simple compression bandages

  • Use of Breast MRIs Way Up, Studies Find
    (18-Nov-2013)
    But many high-risk women who should get scanned don't, experts add

  • Most Men With Breast Cancer Undergo Mastectomy, Study Finds
    (15-Nov-2013)
    Surgery, radiation decisions differ between men and women, researchers say

  • Many Women Suffer Persistent Pain After Mastectomy
    (14-Nov-2013)
    Study suggests that psychological factors may be to blame

  • Poorer Women Delay Examination of Breast Lumps, Study Suggests
    (11-Nov-2013)
    Expert says reducing co-pays and doctor's office parking costs might result in more timely evaluation

  • 'One-Stop' Radiation Treatment Might Offer Breast Cancer Care Alternative
    (11-Nov-2013)
    Study patients received radiation during surgery rather than after

  • Exercise May Help Breast Cancer Survivors Battle Bone Loss
    (08-Nov-2013)
    Aerobics and strength training known to counter bone loss in older women, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Performing a Breast Self-Exam
    (06-Nov-2013)
    Check for lumps, hard knots or thickened areas

  • Some Women Cite Personal Growth After Breast Cancer Diagnosis
    (31-Oct-2013)
    Many in study felt more appreciation for life, closeness with family, friends

  • Hormone Levels May Help Predict Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds
    (30-Oct-2013)
    Higher blood concentrations of testosterone, estrogens seem tied to higher odds for the disease

  • Breast Cancer Diagnosed at Later Stage in Rural Patients: Study
    (29-Oct-2013)
    These women also more likely to undergo a mastectomy, researchers say

  • Tests May Someday Show Which Breast, Prostate Cancers Will Turn Aggressive
    (28-Oct-2013)
    'Markers' in blood, tissue might help determine best treatment for each patient, studies suggest

  • Radiation for Breast Cancer May Raise Heart Risks: Study
    (28-Oct-2013)
    But experts say risk of cancer recurrence outweighs small chance of heart disease years later

  • After Breast Cancer Surgery, Patient Assistance Programs Can Help
    (25-Oct-2013)
    Study found women who turned to these programs were more likely to receive other needed treatments

  • Being Web-Savvy Tied to Better Health in Seniors: Study
    (22-Oct-2013)
    Nonusers were less likely to exercise, eat a healthy diet or get colon cancer screening

  • 'Body Clock' May Explain Why Some Body Parts Age Faster Than Others
    (21-Oct-2013)
    Nature has a way of keeping time within the human anatomy, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Exercising After Breast Cancer
    (16-Oct-2013)
    Get your doctor's OK, and don't overdo it

  • Anesthesia Technique May Affect Survival After Breast Cancer Surgery: Study
    (15-Oct-2013)
    Adding nerve block seemed to reduce recurrence rate

  • Could a Neck Injection Ease Tough-to-Bear Hot Flashes?
    (14-Oct-2013)
    Small study suggests treatment may offer non-hormonal relief after menopause

  • Breast Cancer Patients Have Unrelated Plastic Surgery After Reconstruction
    (10-Oct-2013)
    Women who've had a mastectomy sometimes seek procedures such as facelifts, study says

  • Study Questions Use of Less-Invasive Lymph Node Surgery for Breast Cancer
    (07-Oct-2013)
    Sentinel node surgery leaves women with few side effects, but its accuracy may be lacking, experts say

  • Experts Urge Routine Test for All Patients With Invasive Breast Cancer
    (07-Oct-2013)
    Standardized HER2 screen would help ensure women get appropriate therapy, guideline authors say

  • Mexican Women's Breast Cancer Risk Tied to Breast-Feeding?
    (04-Oct-2013)
    Having more than 3 children also appeared to raise risk for aggressive breast disease, study suggests

  • Daily Walk May Cut Your Breast Cancer Risk
    (04-Oct-2013)
    Study findings are good news for postmenopausal women, experts say

  • Blood Pressure Drug Might Boost Chemo Success, Mouse Study Suggests
    (01-Oct-2013)
    Trial under way on patients with pancreatic cancer

  • More Black Women in U.S. Diagnosed With Breast Cancer, Report Finds
    (01-Oct-2013)
    Whites still have highest rates, but blacks more likely to die

  • New Analysis Confirms Hormone Therapy Won't Prevent Disease After Menopause
    (01-Oct-2013)
    But follow-up research shows that short-term use for hot flashes remains an option

  • FDA Approves First 'Pre-Surgical' Drug for Breast Cancer
    (30-Sep-2013)
    Perjeta, which seems to shrink early-stage tumors, can now be used before surgery

  • Perjeta Approved for Early Stage Breast Cancer
    (30-Sep-2013)
    Previously used for advanced disease

  • Can Eating Peanut Butter Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Later Life?
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Regular consumption in childhood tied to 39 percent lower odds of benign breast disease by age 30

  • Stem Cells From Fat Might Improve Plastic Surgery
    (26-Sep-2013)
    Early study found 'enriched' transplants from liposuction appeared to last longer

  • Daily Tasks a Challenge for Many Older Breast Cancer Patients
    (23-Sep-2013)
    Physical therapy could help these women, study authors say

  • Women Vets May Need More Access to Breast Cancer Services
    (20-Sep-2013)
    Improved screening raised demand on system for follow-up care, study suggests

  • Shorter Radiation Course Appears Effective for Early Breast Cancer
    (18-Sep-2013)
    New protocol could replace current standard, experts say

  • Report Sees Continued Advances in War Against Cancer
    (17-Sep-2013)
    Millions more survive today, and experts say science is paying off

  • Tamoxifen's Mental Side Effects Are Real, Study Shows
    (17-Sep-2013)
    But researchers also found drug that may counteract problem from breast cancer treatment

  • Unfounded Fear Prompts Some Preventive Mastectomies: Study
    (16-Sep-2013)
    Many young women with breast cancer overestimated risk of recurrence in opposite breast

  • First Generic Version of Xeloda Approved
    (16-Sep-2013)
    To treat colorectal or breast cancers

  • Researchers Focus on Likelihood of Breast Cancer Recurrence
    (11-Sep-2013)
    Seven tumor-specific genes appear to yield accurate prognosis, study says

  • Novel Drug Shows Promise for Early Stage Breast Cancer
    (10-Sep-2013)
    Perjeta might gain quick FDA approval

  • Most Breast Cancer Deaths Occur in Younger, Unscreened Women: Study
    (09-Sep-2013)
    Mammograms should begin at age 40, researcher says

  • MRI May Not Improve Outcomes for Early Form of Breast Cancer
    (04-Sep-2013)
    Study found that the costly scan didn't lead to less recurrence for ductal carcinoma in situ

  • Most Women Don't Understand Their Breast Cancer Risk: Survey
    (04-Sep-2013)
    White women overestimated their odds while other groups underestimated, researcher found

  • Drinking Before First Pregnancy Raises Risk of Breast Cancer: Study
    (28-Aug-2013)
    Experts urge alcohol moderation for women during this time of life

  • Terms Docs Use Can Influence Patients' Cancer Choices
    (26-Aug-2013)
    Clearer definitions might avoid unnecessary treatments, study says

  • Breast-Feeding May Protect Some Women Against Breast Cancer
    (15-Aug-2013)
    Study found tumors were discovered later in life in nonsmoking patients who breast-fed longer than six months

  • More Women Consider Gene Test After Angelina Jolie Mastectomy Revelation
    (14-Aug-2013)
    About 6 million women nationwide say they'd very likely consult with their doctor, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

  • MRIs May Spur Unneeded Mastectomies in Older Women With Breast Cancer
    (14-Aug-2013)
    More aggressive surgery not always backed by evidence, study authors say

  • Can Some Women Safely Skip Breast Surgery?
    (30-Jul-2013)
    Certain lesions probably won't progress to cancer, study finds

  • Experts Call for Redefinition of 'Cancer'
    (30-Jul-2013)
    Many growths are slow to progress and nonlethal, only leading to unnecessary treatment, panel says

  • Family History of Cancer May Raise Risk for Other Types of Tumors
    (25-Jul-2013)
    Large European study looked at people with close relatives who'd been affected

  • Mammogram Recalls Higher at Hospitals Than Private Practices: Study
    (24-Jul-2013)
    Repeat tests cause anxiety and additional costs for patients

  • New Clues to Why Black Women Fare Worse Against Breast Cancer
    (23-Jul-2013)
    Study found their tumors were more advanced at diagnosis and they were more likely to have other health problems

  • Menopausal Hot Flashes Might Be More Intense for Cancer Survivors
    (18-Jul-2013)
    But these women may cope better than others, study also found

  • Women at High Breast Cancer Risk Should Consider Preventive Drugs: Experts
    (09-Jul-2013)
    Tamoxifen, other meds worth discussing with doctors, new recommendations say

  • Can Long-Term Night Work Raise Breast Cancer Risk?
    (02-Jul-2013)
    Women who worked later hours for 30 years or more had double the chances of disease, study found

  • Fish Habit May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk, Study Suggests
    (28-Jun-2013)
    Researchers found that higher fatty acid intake cut chances of disease by 14 percent

  • Rural Women Less Likely to Get Preferred Breast Cancer Treatment: Study
    (27-Jun-2013)
    Radiation after lumpectomy less common in country than city, researchers find

  • Which Women Might Benefit From Drugs to Prevent Breast Cancer?
    (13-Jun-2013)
    New research suggests it depends on certain gene variations

  • Mammography Doesn't Reduce Breast Cancer Death Rates: U.K. Study
    (11-Jun-2013)
    But U.S. expert cites flaws in study, notes other research came to different conclusions

  • Cutting Unneeded CT Scans in Kids Could Lower Future Cancer Risk
    (10-Jun-2013)
    Reducing radiation dosage would also help, study found

  • Healthy Grilling Tips for Summer Barbecues
    (09-Jun-2013)
    Enjoy outdoor cooking while keeping cancer risk to a minimum, expert urges

  • Low Breast-Feeding Rate Linked to Early Deaths, Illnesses: Study
    (06-Jun-2013)
    Cost to U.S. is $17 billion a year, researchers say, but experts question findings

  • Many Young Breast Cancer Patients May Opt for a Mastectomy
    (04-Jun-2013)
    Disease stage and genetic factors may be related to women's treatment decisions, study shows

  • Many Black Women Prone to Gene-Driven Breast Cancer: Study
    (03-Jun-2013)
    Researchers say finding underscores need for DNA screening

  • Fine-Tuning Breast Cancer Treatments: What Works Better?
    (03-Jun-2013)
    Studies compared side effects with different Taxol schedules, and between radiation and surgery

  • Doubling Time on Tamoxifen Cuts Odds for Breast Cancer's Return: Study
    (02-Jun-2013)
    10 years on the drug did increase side effects, but survival gains may be worth it, researchers say

  • American Cancer Society Celebrates 100 Years of Progress
    (22-May-2013)
    One million cancer deaths avoided since 1990s, group says

  • Cancer Patients May Face Higher Bankruptcy Odds
    (15-May-2013)
    Washington state study found a nearly tripled risk, with younger adults most vulnerable

  • Angelina Jolie Will Have Ovaries Removed to Lower Chances of Cancer: Report
    (15-May-2013)
    Actress has already had double mastectomy due to gene linked to high risk for breast, ovarian cancer

  • Metformin Won't Aid Breast Cancer Survival in Diabetics
    (14-May-2013)
    Study counters prior research suggesting the medicine might help cancer patients

  • Angelina Jolie Has Preventive Double Mastectomy
    (14-May-2013)
    Testing revealed she carries a genetic mutation that left her susceptible to breast cancer

  • Socializing May Ease Pain of Breast Cancer
    (09-May-2013)
    Study found that women with the largest support networks reported best quality of life

  • Just How Might Exercise Lower Breast Cancer Risk?
    (08-May-2013)
    Scientists identify changes in estrogen metabolism as key factor

  • Longer Wait for Mammogram After Benign Breast Biopsy May Be Warranted
    (02-May-2013)
    Study suggests imaging tests done less than a year later find little cancer, drain health care dollars

  • Implants May Delay Breast Cancer Detection, Raise Death Risk
    (01-May-2013)
    Study found one-fourth higher odds of being diagnosed with later-stage disease

  • Race, Income Tied to Breast Cancer Treatment Delays, Reduced Survival
    (25-Apr-2013)
    Study of young women found big difference if treatment started within 2 weeks versus 6 weeks

  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers Tied to Risk for Other Cancers
    (23-Apr-2013)
    Findings come from two large, long-term studies of U.S. health professionals

  • Mammograms Can Measure How Breast Cancer Drug Is Working: Study
    (22-Apr-2013)
    Those on tamoxifen who showed reduction in breast density had 50 percent lower risk of death within 15 years

  • Testing Lung Cancer Patients for Gene May Aid Treatment, Study Finds
    (22-Apr-2013)
    For those with the gene, drugs appeared to extend survival without spread of disease by several months

  • Mammo Rates Unchanged Despite Controversial Guidelines
    (19-Apr-2013)
    Annual screenings continue as women, doctors appear to be ignoring task force recommendations, new data shows

  • Your Autoantibody 'Profile' Might Someday Help Spot Illness
    (18-Apr-2013)
    Differences showed up in study of people with conditions including Alzheimer's, breast cancer

  • Scientists Create Breast Cancer Survival Predictor
    (17-Apr-2013)
    Model shows which gene signatures are strong signs for survival

  • Are Pricey Computer-Aided Mammograms Worth It?
    (15-Apr-2013)
    Early breast cancer found more often in large study, but not more cases of invasive disease

  • Human Gene Patent Case Goes to Supreme Court
    (15-Apr-2013)
    Decision could have wide-ranging implications for biotech industry, medical research, experts say

  • Drugs Can Cut Breast Cancer Risk for Some, Task Force Finds
    (15-Apr-2013)
    Draft guidelines for doctors reflect findings, but it's hard to know who will benefit most, experts say

  • Menopause-Like Woes Hinder Breast Cancer Treatment: Study
    (12-Apr-2013)
    One-quarter of patients fail to start or complete recommended therapy, researchers find

  • Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report
    (11-Apr-2013)
    American Cancer Society looked at smoking, obesity, disease screening, tanning and more

  • Estrogen Level in Pregnancy May Affect Breast Cancer Risk in Daughters
    (09-Apr-2013)
    Too much of the hormone can disable tumor suppressor gene, researchers report

  • New Clues to How Exercise May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
    (09-Apr-2013)
    Physical activity lowers estrogen levels in older women, study says

  • Moderate Drinking May Not Affect Breast Cancer Survival: Study
    (09-Apr-2013)
    Women who consume alcohol in moderation have lower risk of heart disease death, researchers add

  • Breast Cancer Death Rates Higher for Black Women: Study
    (08-Apr-2013)
    Traditional beliefs about survival rate upended in preliminary research

  • For Older Women, Missed Mammograms Tied to Worse Breast Cancer Outcomes
    (08-Apr-2013)
    Study links long gap from last screening, or no screening at all, to more advanced disease and death

  • When Breast Cancer Spreads to Lungs, Surgery May Increase Survival
    (01-Apr-2013)
    Study suggests patients who have tumors removed could live many extra months

  • Breast Cancer Gene Tests Won't Help Most Women: Report
    (01-Apr-2013)
    Checking for tumor-linked BRCA gene only benefits 10 percent of women, panel says

  • More Evidence Shows Hormone Therapy May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
    (29-Mar-2013)
    In new analysis, researchers found risk highest when used just before menopause

  • Nearly 14 Million Cancer Survivors in U.S.: Report
    (27-Mar-2013)
    Many are people who had breast or prostate tumors

  • More Genetic Insights Into 3 Types of Cancer
    (27-Mar-2013)
    DNA 'typos' point to increased risk in breast, prostate and ovarian disease, large international study found

  • Tofu-Rich Diet May Help Women With Lung Cancer Live Longer
    (26-Mar-2013)
    Chinese study found eating high amounts before diagnosis boosted survival rates

  • Genetics May Be Tied to Breast Cancer Risk in Unexpected Ways
    (19-Mar-2013)
    Scientists found new connections among genes, hormone sensitivity and fat

  • False-Positive Mammograms Can Trigger Long-Term Distress
    (19-Mar-2013)
    For some, anxiety persisted up to 3 years after being declared cancer-free, study finds

  • Mammograms Every Other Year OK for Women Over 50: Study
    (18-Mar-2013)
    Researchers found similar risk for advanced disease as with yearly screening, but some experts disagree

  • What's Good for the Heart May Also Prevent Cancer
    (18-Mar-2013)
    Healthy lifestyles do double duty against 2 major disease groups, study finds

  • New Analysis Says Evidence Lacking for HRT-Breast Cancer Link
    (15-Mar-2013)
    Researchers took fresh look at three large studies, concluded data wasn't convincing

  • High-Fat Dairy Foods Linked to Worse Survival After Breast Cancer
    (14-Mar-2013)
    Connection may come from hormones found in animal fat, researcher suggests

  • Breast Cancer Radiation Has Long-Term Heart Effects: Study
    (13-Mar-2013)
    But expert says cancer-fighting benefits outweigh heart-disease risks

  • DNA Test Shows Promise in Guiding Advanced Breast Cancer Care
    (13-Mar-2013)
    Blood sample helps doctors assess treatment response, researchers say

  • Lymphoseek Approved to Help Locate Lymph Nodes
    (13-Mar-2013)
    Among people with certain cancers

  • Medicare Spending Not Linked to Longer Cancer Survival
    (12-Mar-2013)
    But U.S. patients in higher-spending regions have more, longer hospital stays

  • Black Breast Cancer Survivors Face Higher Heart Failure Risk: Study
    (07-Mar-2013)
    Findings may suggest need for closer monitoring

  • 1 in 4 Breast Cancer Diagnoses May Spur PTSD
    (01-Mar-2013)
    Women who are younger, black or Asian at highest risk for short-term symptoms of stress disorder

  • More Evidence That Smoking Raises Breast Cancer Risk
    (28-Feb-2013)
    Study found strongest link for women who started smoking early in life

  • Before Deciding on Breast Implants, Consider FDA Precautions
    (27-Feb-2013)
    First, realize that future surgeries are likely, agency says

  • More Younger Women Diagnosed With Advanced Breast Cancer: Study
    (26-Feb-2013)
    Small, but steady, increase over past 30 years warrants further research, experts say

  • Breast Reconstruction Using Women's Own Tissue Appears Safe: Study
    (22-Feb-2013)
    Few short-term complications found with 'autologous' transplants

  • Cancer Rates Vary Widely by State, Race: CDC Report
    (21-Feb-2013)
    Latest data from 2009 cites 1.5 million new cases diagnosed; prostate and breast tumors most common

  • Medical Marijuana: Voodoo or Legitimate Therapeutic Choice?
    (20-Feb-2013)
    Doctors weigh wisdom of prescribing drug in hypothetical case involving woman with advanced breast cancer

  • Alcohol Blamed for 1 in Every 30 Cancer Deaths: Study
    (14-Feb-2013)
    Research suggests that even a little drinking can raise odds for malignancy

  • Breast Cancer Research Needs More Focus on Environment: Report
    (12-Feb-2013)
    Unlike family history, risk factors such as chemical exposure, obesity can be changed, experts say

  • On-the-Job Stress Won't Raise Your Risk for Cancer, Study Finds
    (08-Feb-2013)
    But it could lead to behaviors that increase the chances of disease, one expert says

  • For Older Women, Mammograms Every 2 Years Found as Good as Annual Test
    (05-Feb-2013)
    Study detects no differences in late-stage cancer diagnoses with 2-year interval

  • Cancer Rates Dropping Among Black Americans
    (05-Feb-2013)
    But they're still more likely to die from the disease than whites, study finds

  • Hoping to Ease Shortage, FDA Fast-Tracks Generic Form of Cancer Drug
    (04-Feb-2013)
    Agency says new availability of doxorubicin will help people battling malignancy

  • Breast Cancer Gene May Be Tied to Early Menopause
    (29-Jan-2013)
    Study finds women with this mutation may also have increased infertility risk, but more research needed

  • For Early Cancer, Lumpectomy Beats Mastectomy for Survival: Study
    (28-Jan-2013)
    Findings should reassure women who fear breast-conserving surgery, expert says

  • Higher Fruit, Veggie Intake Tied to Lower Risk of a Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer
    (25-Jan-2013)
    But study couldn't prove cause and effect, and risks for other forms of cancer weren't altered

  • Blood Test Might Spot High-Risk Breast Cancer Genes
    (22-Jan-2013)
    Further study is needed, but screen may get around more cumbersome, costly methods, researchers say

  • Many Suffer Chronic Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery, Study Finds
    (22-Jan-2013)
    Researchers call for better pain management

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Have Dropped 20 Percent Since 1991
    (17-Jan-2013)
    American Cancer Society report credits better screening, treatment for the gains

  • Brief Life Expectancy Should Rule Out Certain Cancer Screenings: Study
    (09-Jan-2013)
    Risks outweigh benefits for those with few years left, researchers say

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report
    (07-Jan-2013)
    But, for some hard-to-treat cancers, deaths are increasing

  • Costly Breast Cancer Screenings May Not Help Seniors: Study
    (07-Jan-2013)
    To determine benefit, more older women should be included in clinical trials, expert says

  • Genes Linked to Effectiveness of Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer
    (28-Dec-2012)
    A certain genetic trait limits how well the drug will work, research suggests

  • Cancer-Related Fatigue Often Overlooked, Study Finds
    (27-Dec-2012)
    Doctors should address helpful behaviors, treatments, researchers say

  • U.S. Cancer Screening Rates Dropping: Study
    (27-Dec-2012)
    Confusing guidelines, insurance gaps may discourage people from getting recommended testing

  • Cancer Costs Billions Yearly in U.S. Worker Productivity: Study
    (17-Dec-2012)
    Researchers call for supportive care programs to lessen disability

  • Study Examines Link Between Breast Cancer and Diabetes
    (13-Dec-2012)
    Chemo seems to play a role in early diagnosis of diabetes in postmenopausal patients

  • No Benefit Seen in Extending Herceptin for Breast Cancer
    (07-Dec-2012)
    One year of the drug was as effective as two in study of women with certain type of disease

  • 'Chemo Brain' May Occur Before Treatment Even Starts
    (07-Dec-2012)
    Study suggests mental fog, fatigue tied to chemotherapy may be partly due to stress

  • Avastin Won't Extend Breast Cancer Survival: Study
    (07-Dec-2012)
    Costly drug comes with serious side effects, researchers say

  • Chemo May Extend Survival After Breast Cancer's Return
    (06-Dec-2012)
    Study showed benefit when tumor was confined to in or close to the breast

  • Nutrients in Fruits, Vegetables May Help Prevent Breast Cancer: Study
    (06-Dec-2012)
    Carotenoids are found in carrots, tomatoes, peppers, experts note

  • For Aggressive Breast Cancer, Chemo May Work Better in the Young
    (06-Dec-2012)
    Study supports early intervention, before surgery, for patients under 35

  • Racial Disparities Still Seen in Use of Breast Cancer Treatments
    (05-Dec-2012)
    Black women less likely than whites to undergo less invasive procedures for staging the disease, study finds

  • 10 Years of Tamoxifen Better Than 5: Study
    (05-Dec-2012)
    Taking drug longer further reduced breast cancer recurrence, deaths, researcher says

  • New Drug Regimens May Slow Advanced Breast Cancer
    (05-Dec-2012)
    Survival lengthened in studies of two experimental treatments

  • New DNA-Based Blood Test May Spot Signs of Cancer
    (29-Nov-2012)
    Early finding suggests it might become a routine screen in the future

  • Most Women Who Choose Double Mastectomy Don't Need To, Study Shows
    (28-Nov-2012)
    Worry about recurrence drives decision, experts say, but majority have low risk of cancer in the healthy breast

  • Women With Dense Breasts Open to Additional Cancer Screening: Study
    (27-Nov-2012)
    Routine mammograms can miss tumors in these women, researchers explain

  • Study: Chest CT Scans May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
    (27-Nov-2012)
    Individual risk is small, but make sure test is necessary, expert says

  • More Cancers May Be Missed Under Latest Mammogram Guidelines
    (27-Nov-2012)
    Studies looked at impact of 2009 recommendations from U.S. task force

  • Mammograms Do Not Prevent Advanced Breast Cancer, Study Suggests
    (21-Nov-2012)
    But one expert says it's just too difficult to assess screening's role in breast cancer trends

  • Strong Social Support Seems to Boost Breast Cancer Survival
    (15-Nov-2012)
    Quality, not just quantity, of personal relationships linked to better outcomes, researchers say

  • Herceptin May Carry Higher Heart Risks for Women Than Thought
    (15-Nov-2012)
    Breast cancer drug showed even greater chances of heart failure, cardiomyopathy among older patients

  • Black Women More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer: Report
    (14-Nov-2012)
    They typically have subpar treatment and poorer access to care, CDC says

  • Acupuncture Might Ease Fatigue Linked to Breast Cancer
    (02-Nov-2012)
    Women in study had less physical, mental fatigue and better quality of life

  • Eating Meat May Raise Breast Cancer Risk in Whites: Study
    (02-Nov-2012)
    But no link found among black women; more research needed, researchers say

  • Black Breast Cancer Patients May Have Higher Death Risk in First 3 Years
    (31-Oct-2012)
    Study found biggest gap between black, white women with specific tumor type

  • Quality of Life After Cancer May Depend on Tumor Type
    (30-Oct-2012)
    Certain types leave survivors with worse mental and physical well-being, study finds

  • Breast Cancer Survival Varies by Race, Ethnicity, Study Shows
    (30-Oct-2012)
    Some, but not all, differences persist after taking socioeconomic status into account

  • Body Fat May Affect Death Risk Among Breast Cancer Patients
    (29-Oct-2012)
    Study found that those who were obese or underweight had worst outlook

  • Study: No Long-Term Heart Risks From Breast Radiation
    (29-Oct-2012)
    Findings based on 50 cancer survivors who were followed for 25 years

  • Health Tip: Exercise for People Who Have Had Breast Cancer
    (25-Oct-2012)
    It helps them regain strength

  • Targeted Radiation for Breast Cancer May Cause More Complications
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Study found brachytherapy had higher rates of wound, skin problems than whole-breast treatment in older women

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy: Safe or Not?
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Most recent research suggests short-term use OK for younger menopausal women, but not for older women

  • 3-D Mammograms Might Be Safer, More Accurate, Early Study Shows
    (23-Oct-2012)
    New technique produces better images at lower radiation dose

  • Panel Rules Against HRT for Preventing Chronic Disease
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Updated recommendations don't address relief of menopausal symptoms

  • Breast-Feeding Might Cut Risk for Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer: Study
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Researchers found association between time spent nursing and risk of hormone-negative tumors

  • Blood Test May Help Define Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Early study suggests levels of certain hormones may add to list of disease risk factors

  • Millions of Healthy Years of Life Lost to Cancer Worldwide
    (16-Oct-2012)
    Study findings illustrate disease's burden 'quite starkly,' author says

  • 'Believing' Propels Cancer Survivors to Exercise, Study Finds
    (12-Oct-2012)
    Experts suggest developing an activity schedule, signing a 'contract' with a supportive friend

  • Service That Speeds Up Breast Cancer Diagnosis Pays Off: Study
    (11-Oct-2012)
    Assistance from so-called 'patient navigators' may improve odds for survival, researchers say

  • Blood Test May Spot Serious Health Risks in Women
    (09-Oct-2012)
    New biomarker reveals odds of heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer, study says

  • Rare Breast Cancer Poses New Set of Challenges
    (05-Oct-2012)
    Experts say standard diagnostic and treatment methods don't work for inflammatory breast cancer

  • Survivor of Aggressive Breast Cancer Stresses Need for Quick Action
    (05-Oct-2012)
    'Listen to your body,' woman urges, to fight off inflammatory breast cancer

  • Study: Digital Beats Film Mammography at Spotting Breast Cancer
    (02-Oct-2012)
    Dutch research finds digital screening better at detecting life-threatening tumors

  • Novel Drug Approach Shows Promise Against Breast Cancer
    (01-Oct-2012)
    3-pronged payload targets cancerous cells, reducing side effects and prolonging life, study says

  • Might Smallpox Virus Help Fight a Lethal Breast Cancer?
    (01-Oct-2012)
    Promising results for triple-negative form of disease seen in tests with mice

  • Breast Cancer Drug Linked to Sexual Problems in Older Women
    (28-Sep-2012)
    Study found those on aromatase inhibitors reported more pain during intercourse

  • Gene Study Yields New Clues to Breast Cancer
    (24-Sep-2012)
    Research involving 348 tumors shows the disease is varied, but also points to treatments

  • Study Links Another Gene Variant to Male Breast Cancer
    (24-Sep-2012)
    Finding offers insight into causes of disease that kills several hundred men in US each year

  • Cancer Portrayed Too Grimly in Movies, Study Suggests
    (21-Sep-2012)
    Many popular films use death as plot device even though survival is much improved, researcher says

  • Least Aggressive Breast Cancer Still Poses Long-Term Risk, Study Finds
    (18-Sep-2012)
    Women with common tumor types might die of disease a decade later, affecting treatment decisions

  • First Ultrasound to Spot Cancer in Dense Breasts Approved
    (18-Sep-2012)
    Mammography will help doctors decide which women should get new screen

  • FDA OKs First Ultrasound Imaging System for Dense Breasts
    (18-Sep-2012)
    Used in tandem with mammography, it should help spot tough-to-see tumors, agency says

  • Cancer Overtakes Heart Disease as Top Cause of Death Among U.S. Hispanics
    (17-Sep-2012)
    But their total death rate for cancer has dropped in past 3 years, report shows

  • Cancer Survivors Prefer to Stay With Cancer Doctors: Study
    (14-Sep-2012)
    Findings highlight need for coordinated care for their unique health needs

  • Mammography's Benefits Outweigh Harms for Older Women: Study
    (13-Sep-2012)
    European review finds that screening every two years worthwhile for those aged 50 to 70

  • New Device May Reduce Repeat Breast Cancer Surgeries
    (12-Sep-2012)
    Tool could help surgeons determine if all cancerous tissue is excised in lumpectomy, study says

  • Some Screens Miss Spread of Breast Cancer: Study
    (12-Sep-2012)
    Bone scans, liver ultrasounds and chest X-rays only caught small number of cases

  • X-Rays May Up Breast Cancer Risk for Women With Certain Genes: Study
    (07-Sep-2012)
    Chest radiation before age 30 might be a risk for those with BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations

  • 'Chemo Brain' After Breast Cancer Backed by Study
    (07-Sep-2012)
    Women's symptoms were typically mild, review found, and strategies exist to manage them

  • Face-Down Position May Be Safer During Radiation for Breast Cancer: Study
    (06-Sep-2012)
    Findings suggest prone position might reduce exposure of heart, lungs

  • Few Doctors Discuss Exercise With Cancer Patients: Study
    (02-Sep-2012)
    Daily activities by themselves are not enough, researcher says

  • Breast Cancer Drug May Harm the Heart More Than Thought
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Analysis finds increased risk of cardiac problems with Herceptin in real-world setting

  • Excess Pounds Raise Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence, Death: Study
    (27-Aug-2012)
    Link seen only with most common form of disease

  • Daily Aspirin May Help Fight Prostate Cancer, But Not Breast Cancer
    (27-Aug-2012)
    Studies showed 57% reduction in death risk with first, no benefit with second

  • Dense Breasts Not Linked to Cancer Deaths
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Worse breast cancer survival seen with low-density tissue in obese women, study finds

  • Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Newborn
    (16-Aug-2012)
    More research needed on the long-term effects of chemotherapy exposure in the womb, expert says

  • Newer Bone Drug Better for Advanced Breast Cancer Patients: Study
    (14-Aug-2012)
    But expert says it's too soon to say it will replace older drug

  • Study Questions Guidelines on Radiation for Older Breast Cancer Patients
    (13-Aug-2012)
    Current advisory says no to radiation post-lumpectomy, but new data suggest otherwise

  • When Partner Has Breast Cancer, Men Find Their Own Ways to Cope
    (09-Aug-2012)
    Support groups don't meet their emotional needs, study finds

  • Breast Cancer Charity Overstates Value of Mammograms: Researchers
    (03-Aug-2012)
    But, Komen official maintains routine screening gives best chance for improved survival

  • Breast Cancer Drug Duo Wins Out in Study
    (01-Aug-2012)
    Combining two currently used meds improved survival, reduced disease spread

  • Serious Mental Illness Tied to Higher Cancer, Injury Risk: Studies
    (20-Jul-2012)
    Causes may include gaps in screening, preventive care and lifestyle differences, researcher says

  • Afinitor Approved for Advanced Breast Cancer
    (20-Jul-2012)
    Among certain postmenopausal women

  • FDA Gives Nod to New Breast Cancer Drug
    (20-Jul-2012)
    Afinitor can be used by postmenopausal women with specific type of advanced tumor

  • Study Ties Infant Birth Weight to Mothers' Breast Cancer Risk
    (17-Jul-2012)
    Women with largest babies had more than doubled disease risk of those with smallest newborns

  • Mammograms Have 'Limited or No Effect' on Breast Cancer Deaths: Study
    (17-Jul-2012)
    But other experts cite limitations of Swedish study, encourage regular mammograms

  • Obesity Might Hinder Treatment of Some Breast Cancers
    (16-Jul-2012)
    For tumors sensitive to estrogen, extra pounds might keep hormone levels higher, study finds

  • No Dip in Cancer Screening for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
    (10-Jul-2012)
    Preventive health care is essential for people with chronic diseases, study authors say

  • Can Fertility Treatments Influence Later Breast Cancer Risk?
    (06-Jul-2012)
    Study suggests results with these drugs might alter the odds, but more research needed

  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome Linked to Abnormal Stem Cells
    (05-Jul-2012)
    Bone marrow cells must be wiped out to improve cure rates, researchers say

  • U.S. Mammography Rates Drop Following Task Force Recommendations
    (28-Jun-2012)
    Guidelines associated with a 6 percent drop in screenings among women in their 40s, study says

  • Even Moderate Exercise Might Cut Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (25-Jun-2012)
    Researchers found up to 30 percent reduction, as long as women didn't gain weight

  • 18 Million U.S. Cancer Survivors Expected by 2022: Report
    (14-Jun-2012)
    Most survivable cancers are those diagnosed and treated early, experts say

  • Does More Dental Plaque Mean Higher Chances of Dying From Cancer?
    (12-Jun-2012)
    Swedish study that tracked people for 24 years found association between the two

  • Diabetes Drug Metformin May Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women
    (11-Jun-2012)
    But evidence isn't strong enough yet to change clinical practice, experts note

  • Perjeta Approved for Advanced Breast Cancer
    (11-Jun-2012)
    But 'production issues' could affect drug's supply

  • TV Anchor Robin Roberts Has Rare Bone Marrow Disorder
    (11-Jun-2012)
    MDS, which might be tied to Roberts' prior cancer treatment, requires bone marrow transplant

  • No Cancer Risk From Long-Acting Insulin: Studies
    (11-Jun-2012)
    Insulin glargine (Lantus) appears safe, but longer studies needed, researcher says

  • Blood Tests Might Help Guide Breast Cancer Care
    (06-Jun-2012)
    Study of about 300 women found exams helped predict survival in early stages of disease

  • After Chest Radiation, Girls at Greater Risk for Early Breast Cancer: Study
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Even those childhood cancer survivors who got low doses should be screened yearly, researchers say

  • Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Certain Breast Cancers
    (04-Jun-2012)
    HER-2 positive patients survived longer on new med than those getting standard treatment, study says

  • Older Drug for Advanced Breast Cancer Beat Newer, Pricier Meds
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Study found Taxol outperformed Abraxane, Ixempra in terms of survival and side effects

  • Ginseng Capsules Seem to Ease Cancer-Related Fatigue
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Study found herb worked better than sham treatment, but only after about 2 months

  • Worldwide Cancer Incidence Predicted to Rise 75% by 2030
    (01-Jun-2012)
    Infection, lifestyle tied to which cancer types are most common in different countries

  • Competitive Sports May Boost Heart Function After Breast Cancer
    (01-Jun-2012)
    Researchers report that long-term, high-level exercise made a difference

  • Night Shift Might Boost Women's Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (29-May-2012)
    Also, risk differences seen in 'morning' versus 'evening' people

  • HRT Update: Therapy May Reduce Fractures, Boost Some Risks
    (28-May-2012)
    Researchers review evidence for forthcoming guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

  • Fitness May Boost Survival for Women With Breast Cancer
    (25-May-2012)
    Disease, chemotherapy often result in lingering damage to women's heart and lungs

  • Breast MRI Best at Tracking Response to Chemo: Study
    (23-May-2012)
    It was better than clinical exam in determining if treatment was working before breast cancer surgery

  • Dieting May Lower Hormone Levels Tied to Breast Cancer
    (21-May-2012)
    Study didn't prove that weight loss lowers risk, but it did cut estrogen, which may help older women

  • Many Primary Care Docs Don't Know Long-Term Effects of Chemo: Survey
    (17-May-2012)
    Experts stress that information needs to be passed on after cancer treatment ends

  • Scientists Map Melanoma's Genome
    (09-May-2012)
    Findings include genetic link to breast cancer, researchers say

  • Exercise May Boost Survival in Breast, Colon Cancer Patients
    (08-May-2012)
    Review looked at six decades of studies on cancer, physical activity

  • Mammograms Beat Thermography for Breast Cancer Detection: Study
    (04-May-2012)
    Newer technology missed half of tumors and yielded many false positives, researchers say

  • Men's Breast Cancer Often More Deadly, Study Suggests
    (04-May-2012)
    Males typically older at diagnosis, often have larger tumors, experts find

  • Many Breast Cancer Patients in Their 40s Aren't 'High-Risk': Study
    (03-May-2012)
    Researchers favor annual mammograms even with no family history

  • U.S. Health Care Spending High, But Quality Lags: Report
    (03-May-2012)
    However, breast cancer survival rates were best among 13 industrialized nations

  • Healthy Weight Loss May Also Cut Your Cancer Risk
    (01-May-2012)
    New study found decrease in inflammation warning signals

  • Can Blood Test Predict Breast Cancer Risk?
    (01-May-2012)
    Preliminary study found women who showed alterations in a specific gene were more likely to develop disease later

  • For Breast Cancer Care, Radiation of Whole Breast May Be Best
    (01-May-2012)
    Study finds poorer outcomes with localized, partial-breast approach

  • Here Are the Women Who Need Mammograms in Their 40s: Study
    (30-Apr-2012)
    Regular screening recommended if you have family history of breast cancer, dense breast tissue, experts say

  • Healthy Behaviors Extend Life After Cancer, Experts Say
    (26-Apr-2012)
    Eating well, exercising and maintaining normal weight boost survival, American Cancer Society finds

  • Wife's Breast Cancer Can Hurt Husband's Health Too: Study
    (23-Apr-2012)
    Effect on caregivers can last years, researcher says

  • Can Heavy Metal in Foods, Cosmetics Spur Breast Cancer Spread?
    (23-Apr-2012)
    Preliminary study suggests danger from prolonged exposure to cadmium

  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices Could Cut Cancer Rates: Report
    (19-Apr-2012)
    But researchers say lawmakers, private industry need to do more to encourage change

  • Exercise May Boost Breast Cancer Patients' Quality of Life
    (14-Apr-2012)
    Study found physically active women were less likely to be depressed, fatigued during treatment

  • Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects May Last for Years
    (11-Apr-2012)
    Study finds lingering pain, swelling, fatigue, mobility problems in many women

  • Teen Drinking May Boost Odds of Precancerous Breast Changes
    (09-Apr-2012)
    The more alcohol consumed, the higher the likelihood, researchers say

  • Follow-Up Procedures Common in Women After Breast-Conserving Surgery
    (05-Apr-2012)
    Reason may rest with concerns about recurrence of disease, study says

  • False-Positive Mammogram Results May Turn Out Not to Be: Study
    (05-Apr-2012)
    Researchers urge women who have false-positive results to get regular follow-ups

  • Depo-Provera Birth Control Might Raise Breast Cancer Risk
    (04-Apr-2012)
    Study finds doubled risk with recent use of the injectable contraceptive for a year

  • You Survived Cancer: Now Pay Attention to Your Overall Health
    (03-Apr-2012)
    Half of cancer survivors die of other conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes

  • Ultrasound, MRI Might Spot Cancer in Dense Breast Tissue
    (03-Apr-2012)
    Study suggests screening methods beyond mammograms may be useful in high-risk patients

  • Veggies Like Broccoli, Cabbage May Help Fight Breast Cancer: Study
    (03-Apr-2012)
    High intake of cruciferous vegetables associated with lower death rate, researchers say

  • Long-Term Estrogen Therapy Does Up Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Data from government-funded study contradicts earlier findings on menopause treatment

  • Immune-Based Drug Combo Might Extend Cancer Survival
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Preliminary study found that IL-2 plus retinoic acid helped patients with advanced disease

  • Early Study Hints That Breast Cancer Vaccine Might Work
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Treatment aimed at stopping recurrence does trigger immune response, but true significance unknown

  • Personal Gene Mapping Has Limits, Study Says
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Commercial genome scans no substitute for healthy lifestyle, medical check-ups

  • Routine Mammography May Lead to Overdiagnosis: Study
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Up to 25% of mammogram-detected breast cancers may not need treatment, researchers say

  • Drugs Previously Thought to Be Toxic May Stop Spread of Cancer
    (30-Mar-2012)
    Medications target cancer stem cells, which are resistant to most other drugs, study says

  • Even a Little Drinking May Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (29-Mar-2012)
    Heavy consumption increases risk up to 50 percent, new review finds

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report
    (28-Mar-2012)
    But incidence of cancers linked to obesity increasing, researchers find

  • 'Freezing' Secondary Breast Cancer Tumors Shows Promise
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Preliminary study suggests procedure may buy time for those with advanced disease

  • Obese Women at Higher Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study
    (23-Mar-2012)
    Researchers took weight-based chemotherapy dosage into account

  • Dense Breasts May Be Linked to Cancer Recurrence
    (22-Mar-2012)
    But researchers say it's too soon for these preliminary findings to influence practice

  • Pregnancy Safe for Women With Estrogen-Sensitive Breast Cancer
    (21-Mar-2012)
    Early study finds these women were no more likely than others to have disease recur

  • Two Studies Find Routine Mammography Saves Lives
    (21-Mar-2012)
    Decades-long look at Dutch screening program finds benefit, even as treatments got better

  • Cadmium in Diet May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
    (15-Mar-2012)
    Study found women who consumed the most were 21% more likely to develop disease

  • FDA OKs 3rd Silicone-Gel Breast Implant
    (09-Mar-2012)
    Manufacturer must conduct extensive studies to gauge health risks

  • Estrogen-Only Therapy May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
    (07-Mar-2012)
    Study looked at women with hysterectomy taking hormones for menopause symptoms

  • 'Chemo Brain' May Linger 20 Years After Breast Cancer Treatment
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Some women who received a once-standard drug regimen still have memory problems, study says

  • Why Cancer Symptoms May Elude M.D.
    (24-Feb-2012)
    Young age, vague complaints, language barriers may delay diagnosis, study says

  • In Tougher Economy, Fewer Americans Get Colonoscopy
    (24-Feb-2012)
    High co-pays lead many to skip life-saving screen, study finds

  • Researchers Spot New Gene Mutation Linked to Breast Cancer
    (22-Feb-2012)
    Study suggests Abraxas gene variant acts in concert with BRCA1 to raise disease risk

  • Mammograms Can Save Lives of Women in Their 40s: Study
    (22-Feb-2012)
    More cancers spotted this way were found at early stages, were easier to treat

  • Psychotherapy May Ease Hot Flashes After Breast Cancer
    (15-Feb-2012)
    'Talk therapy' cut symptoms by 52 percent in small British study

  • Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby
    (10-Feb-2012)
    Study suggests treatment of expectant mothers is feasible after first trimester

  • Fasting Plus Chemo May Help in Cancer Fight: Study
    (08-Feb-2012)
    This study was in mice, but researchers are starting to test the strategy in human cancer patients

  • Breast Cancer Drug May Weaken Bones, Study Finds
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Researchers say postmenopausal women taking Aromasin need to be monitored

  • Risk of Death From Certain Breast Cancers May Rise With Age
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Research focused on estrogen-sensitive tumors; undertreatment might play a role, expert says

  • Soy Supplements May Not Shield Against Breast Cancer
    (03-Feb-2012)
    Study suggests no reduction in tumor risk, but one expert says more research may be needed

  • Exercise a Good Pick-Me-Up After Cancer Treatment: Study
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Aerobic, resistance and strength training improved weight and well-being

  • Second Breast Cancer Surgery Sometimes Needed
    (31-Jan-2012)
    After a partial mastectomy, almost one in four women requires re-excision, study finds

  • Too Few Americans Getting Screened for Common Cancers: CDC
    (26-Jan-2012)
    National targets for breast, cervical and colon malignancies still not being met

  • Avastin May Be Helpful Before Breast Cancer Surgery
    (25-Jan-2012)
    However, it's not clear which patients would benefit, studies find

  • New Genetic Clues to Breast Cancer?
    (23-Jan-2012)
    Researchers say they've identified three more genomic regions associated with the disease

  • Many Breast Cancer Patients Uninformed About Options: Study
    (20-Jan-2012)
    Survey of survivors found that only about half were asked their preference for type of surgery

  • Breast Cancer Before 50 Linked to More Distress
    (20-Jan-2012)
    Personalized treatment might improve health-related quality of life in younger patients

  • Study Hints That Statins Might Fight Breast Cancer
    (19-Jan-2012)
    But laboratory finding on tumor suppression hasn't been proven in real-world setting, researcher said

  • Drug Duo May Help Fight Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer
    (17-Jan-2012)
    Response rate increased with two-drug approach, researchers report

  • Does Deodorant Ingredient Affect Breast Cancer Risk?
    (12-Jan-2012)
    Small study finds suspect chemical even in women who never used the product, further muddying the debate

  • Most Parents Tell Kids About Test Results for Breast Cancer Genes
    (09-Jan-2012)
    Children can handle the information, study suggests, except very youngest

  • Cancer Incidence, Death Rates Continue to Drop: Report
    (04-Jan-2012)
    One million lives saved, largely because of improved prevention, detection and treatment

  • Health Care Reform Battle Tops Health News for 2011
    (30-Dec-2011)
    Debates over cellphone safety, cigarette-pack images also grabbed headlines

  • Avastin May Help Some With Ovarian Cancer: Studies
    (28-Dec-2011)
    Survival without disease getting worse rose slightly, but benefit on overall survival remains unclear

  • Breast Cancer Radiation Linked to Raised Heart Risk
    (27-Dec-2011)
    Risk was higher for women with left-sided breast cancers, but overall risk still small, research shows

  • Breast Cancer Patients Face More Imaging Tests Today
    (23-Dec-2011)
    Study finds multiple visits common in pre-op period, urges better coordination

  • 40 Years On, the Triumphs and Challenges of America's 'War on Cancer'
    (21-Dec-2011)
    In many cases, what was a death sentence is now a manageable condition, although roadblocks remain

  • Making Sense of Cancer Screening Updates
    (20-Dec-2011)
    It's important to discuss testing schedule with your doctor

  • Previous Cancer May Up Melanoma Risk
    (19-Dec-2011)
    Findings suggest need to monitor melanoma survivors, researchers say

  • Targeted Radiation for Breast Cancer May Be Overused: Study
    (16-Dec-2011)
    More than third of women were not 'suitable' for treatment under current guidelines

  • After Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction Is Safe for Older Women
    (12-Dec-2011)
    As population ages, more women over 60 will face the choice, study notes

  • Radiation May Also Lead to 'Chemo Brain'
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Mental fuzziness can last several years after breast cancer treatments, study finds

  • Side Effects Cause Many Older Women to Drop Breast Cancer Drugs
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Problems with recurrence-preventing aromatase inhibitors may be underreported, study suggests

  • Are Too Many Older People Screened for Cancer?
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Debate over testing should weigh health and life expectancy, expert says

  • Starchy Foods May Boost Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence
    (09-Dec-2011)
    Women who ate more carbs, especially starches, more likely to get repeat cancer, study says

  • British Study Suggests Mammograms Do More Harm Than Good
    (09-Dec-2011)
    But U.S. experts say getting them annually, starting at age 40, saves lives

  • Breast Cancer Gene Puts Survivors at Higher Odds for Recurrence
    (08-Dec-2011)
    Those first diagnosed before 40 even more likely to develop cancer in the other breast, study says

  • Hispanic Women More Likely to Die of Breast Cancer
    (08-Dec-2011)
    Disparity may be explained by biological differences in tumors, researchers say

  • Obesity Linked to Worse Outcomes With Early Breast Cancer
    (08-Dec-2011)
    But tamoxifen showed protective effect for heavy women, researchers say

  • Avastin Boosted Survival for Type of Aggressive Breast Cancer: Study
    (08-Dec-2011)
    Added to chemo treatment, the drug prolonged life an average of nearly 3 months, researchers say

  • Family Tree May Affect Diagnosis Age in Some Breast Cancers
    (08-Dec-2011)
    In study of BRCA cancers, genes from father's side linked to diagnosis earlier in life

  • Two New Drug Combos May Fight Advanced Breast Cancers
    (08-Dec-2011)
    Studies found disease-free survival was lengthened when two new drugs were added to standard regimen

  • Few Women Get Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy: Study
    (08-Dec-2011)
    Older women, blacks, rural residents less likely to get procedure done immediately

  • New Tests Might Better Predict Breast Cancer's Return
    (07-Dec-2011)
    Information locked in tumor's genes could help guide treatment for some patients, studies find

  • Diabetes, Obesity After 60 May Drive Up Breast Cancer Risk
    (07-Dec-2011)
    Study also finds low blood lipids linked to risk, but can't explain it

  • Targeted Radiation May Not Be Better for Breast Cancer
    (07-Dec-2011)
    Study found brachytherapy had double the risk of mastectomies, compared to radiation of entire breast

  • Expert Panel Pinpoints Environmental Culprits in Breast Cancer
    (07-Dec-2011)
    Unneeded radiation, hormone therapy, alcohol raise risk but hair dye, cellphones appear safe, report says

  • Bone Drugs May Also Battle Breast Cancer, Researchers Say
    (07-Dec-2011)
    Two studies suggest zoledronic acid extends survival, reduces odds of recurrence

  • Targeted Drugs, Lung CT Screening Top Cancer Advances in 2011
    (06-Dec-2011)
    Report from leading oncologists' group finds strides were made against tough-to-treat tumors

  • Lobular Breast Cancer Linked to Paternal Cancer History
    (30-Nov-2011)
    If dad had cancer and daughter has breast cancer, it tends to be in milk-producing lobules, study finds

  • Study Supports Mammograms For Women in Their 40s
    (29-Nov-2011)
    It finds women with no family history as prone to develop breast cancer as higher-risk women

  • New Canadian Guidelines Also Support No Routine Mammograms Until 50
    (21-Nov-2011)
    Advisory mirrors controversial recommendations issued by U.S. panel in 2009

  • Tender Breasts From Combo HRT Linked to Higher Cancer Risk
    (18-Nov-2011)
    Symptom is significant in estrogen-progestin treatment, not estrogen alone

  • FDA Revokes Approval of Avastin for Breast Cancer
    (18-Nov-2011)
    Agency says safety and effectiveness of the drug for this purpose hasn't been proven

  • FDA Revokes Approval of Avastin for Breast Cancer
    (18-Nov-2011)
    Drug isn't safe or effective for women with metastatic disease, agency says

  • Healthy Heart Habits May Also Guard Against Cancer
    (16-Nov-2011)
    Good cholesterol, blood pressure levels and more appear to reduce tumor risk, study finds

  • Side Effects May Spur Men to Drop Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer
    (16-Nov-2011)
    Weight gain, loss of sex drive common complaints, study finds

  • Alcoholics More Likely to Die of Cancer: Study
    (15-Nov-2011)
    Alcohol itself and poor lifestyle choices both increase risks, researchers say

  • Drinking Risky for Women With Family History of Breast Cancer: Study
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Risk of breast disease rose with alcohol consumption

  • Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Memory Troubles
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Study adds credibility for women who report symptoms of 'chemo brain,' experts say

  • Computer 'Pathologist' Could Help Assess Breast Cancer Survival
    (09-Nov-2011)
    Model under study may someday help, not replace, physicians, researchers say

  • Vaccine to Treat Breast, Ovarian Cancers Shows Promise
    (08-Nov-2011)
    Patients with less advanced disease might benefit even more, small study suggests

  • Advances in Breast Cancer Care May Not Be Reaching Older Women
    (08-Nov-2011)
    Study finds patients 65 and older are not seeing same decline in death rate as younger patients

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Breast Cancer
    (04-Nov-2011)
    Things you can do

  • Common Breast Cancer Gene Test May Be Flawed, Study Says
    (04-Nov-2011)
    Researchers found high rate of false-negative results for HER2 gene

  • Health Tip: Perform a Breast Self-Exam
    (03-Nov-2011)
    Seek to identify any changes

  • Too Much Sitting Raises Odds for Cancer: Study
    (03-Nov-2011)
    Sedentary hours at workplace as bad as couch-potato lifestyle at home

  • Obese Women Face Higher Complication Risk After Breast Surgery
    (02-Nov-2011)
    Post-op inflammation is 20 times more likely than in non-obese women, study finds

  • As Few As 3 Drinks a Week May Up Breast Cancer Risk
    (01-Nov-2011)
    But exposure is cumulative, and occasional drinkers shouldn't worry, expert says

  • Not All Women at Higher Risk in Families Carrying Breast Cancer Gene
    (31-Oct-2011)
    New research refutes earlier findings, should assure women, experts say

  • Health Tip: Look for Suspicious Changes in the Breasts
    (27-Oct-2011)
    Potential warning signs of breast cancer

  • Breast Reconstruction Boosts Women's Emotional Well-Being: Study
    (24-Oct-2011)
    Surgery using abdominal tissue led to rapid psychological recovery, but had physical side effects

  • Breast Cancer Risk May Rise With High Hormone Levels
    (21-Oct-2011)
    Women with elevated estrogen, testosterone and other hormones likelier to get breast disease, study finds

  • Femara May Beat Tamoxifen at Preventing Breast Cancer's Return
    (21-Oct-2011)
    Estrogen-sensitive cancer responded better to Femara in study funded by drug maker

  • Breast Radiation After Lumpectomy Saves Lives: Study
    (20-Oct-2011)
    Recurrence rate halved compared to those who undergo breast-conserving surgery alone, research shows

  • Factors Identified That May Raise Risk of Early Menopause
    (18-Oct-2011)
    Studies suggest links to inflammatory diseases and breast cancer genes

  • Less Frequent Mammograms May Lower False-Positive Results
    (17-Oct-2011)
    But every-other-year screening may also raise risk for late-stage breast cancer diagnosis, study finds

  • Genetic Profiling Adds New Dimension to Breast Cancer Treatment
    (14-Oct-2011)
    Method allows doctors to determine what will work best for each woman

  • Woman Describes How Breast Cancer Changed Her Life
    (14-Oct-2011)
    Her advice to others: Take time to think about your decisions

  • Health Tip: Understanding Breast Cancer in Men
    (11-Oct-2011)
    Learn about its risk factors

  • Women Say Mammograms Give Them Sense of Control: Survey
    (11-Oct-2011)
    Mammography is currently the best tool available to screen for breast cancer, expert contends

  • Mutant Gene That Ups Risk for Ovarian Cancer May Aid Survival
    (11-Oct-2011)
    Study found patients with BRCA2 had better outcomes than those without it

  • Breast Cancer Appears Less Deadly for Men Than Women
    (05-Oct-2011)
    But study notes male patients more likely to have advanced disease when diagnosed

  • Drug Combo Might Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer More Safely
    (05-Oct-2011)
    Study suggests anthracyclines not needed to treat HER2-positive breast cancer, can pose heart risks

  • Exercise Tips for Breast Cancer Survivors
    (04-Oct-2011)
    Regular physical activity offers survivors a slew of physiological and psychological benefits, experts say

  • Poorer Women More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer
    (04-Oct-2011)
    Less access to cancer screening and treatment is to blame, report says

  • Bone Drug Fails to Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study
    (26-Sep-2011)
    Routine use of Zometa not warranted, but some postmenopausal cancer patients may benefit

  • Study Suggests Link Between Stress and Aggressive Breast Cancer
    (23-Sep-2011)
    But research with minority women doesn't prove cause-and-effect

  • Foreign-Born U.S. Women Getting Mammograms
    (23-Sep-2011)
    But they're still less likely than U.S.-born women to get breast cancer screening

  • Depression After Cancer Keeps Some From Follow-Up Care
    (23-Sep-2011)
    Depressed Hispanic breast cancer survivors less likely to get checked for ovarian tumors, study finds

  • Too Few Uninsured Women Get Info on Breast Reconstruction
    (22-Sep-2011)
    All women should be informed of post-mastectomy options, researchers say

  • Higher Risk of Second Breast Cancer Seen in Black Women
    (20-Sep-2011)
    Those diagnosed under 45 also at greater risk for more aggressive form of disease, research shows

  • The War on Cancer Continues
    (20-Sep-2011)
    Report finds progress has been made fighting some, but not all, malignancies

  • MRI Can Spot Breast Cancer in High-Risk Women: Study
    (20-Sep-2011)
    Compared with mammograms, scans are better for those at-risk, but cost needs to be lowered

  • FDA OKs Bone Drug to Prevent Fracture in Certain Cancer Patients
    (19-Sep-2011)
    Prolia can be used in some cases of prostate cancer and breast cancer

  • Breast Cancer Rates Jump Worldwide, Study Finds
    (15-Sep-2011)
    More cases being seen in developing countries among younger women

  • More Mammograms Equal More Mastectomies: Study
    (14-Sep-2011)
    But experts urge women to continue to get screened

  • Women With BRCA Mutations Get Cancer Diagnosis Earlier Than Before
    (12-Sep-2011)
    Those at hereditary risk learn of tumors of breast, ovaries, earlier than past generations, study finds

  • States Get Creative in Raising Money for Breast Cancer Programs
    (09-Sep-2011)
    License plates, lotteries and the ability to make a donation on income tax forms generate millions

  • Annual Breast Exams, Mammograms Still Key to Detecting Breast Cancer
    (07-Sep-2011)
    Third of tumors were spotted in a breast exam by a doctor or a self-exam, study finds

  • For Young Breast Cancer Patients, Breast-Conserving Therapy Appears Effective
    (07-Sep-2011)
    Two studies find similar survival for women under 40 with a lumpectomy or a mastectomy

  • Going Straight to Chemo May Be Better for Certain Breast Cancers
    (06-Sep-2011)
    Women with BRCA1 gene mutation respond better than others, study finds

  • FDA: Silicone Breast Implants to Remain on Market
    (01-Sep-2011)
    Agency says it will work with manufacturers to improve monitoring of women who get the devices

  • Smoking Might Raise Sex Hormone Levels After Menopause
    (01-Sep-2011)
    Elevated estrogens and androgens could be risk factors for breast, endometrial cancer, study contends

  • Some Older Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Hormone Therapy: Study
    (31-Aug-2011)
    Shows risk of death not increased for women over age 60 with small tumors

  • FDA Focuses on Silicone Breast Implant Safety Studies
    (30-Aug-2011)
    Agency asking advisers to devise ways to gather better data on 'real-world' safety and performance

  • Women Who Drink, Smoke Are Less Likely to Stick With Tamoxifen
    (23-Aug-2011)
    Some prescribed the drug to prevent breast cancer may need help with adherence, researchers say

  • Decline in Hormone Therapy Linked to Fewer Mammograms
    (22-Aug-2011)
    As women stopped taking HT, they also stopped getting regular mammograms, researchers report

  • Blacks at Higher Risk for Resistant Breast Cancer: Study
    (16-Aug-2011)
    Having two or more children and not breast-feeding raises odds, researchers say

  • Breast Cancer Drug Raises Risk of Heart Problems in Older Women: Study
    (10-Aug-2011)
    Herceptin especially likely to raise the odds in patients with a history of heart disease or diabetes

  • Counseling May Help Women at Risk for Breast Cancer Gene
    (05-Aug-2011)
    Learning about options might relieve anxiety, improve survival in young women, researchers say

  • Lymph Node Test Doesn't Improve Breast Cancer Care, Study Finds
    (01-Aug-2011)
    Cancer cells found by special staining in first node to which disease typically spreads did not affect survival

  • Tamoxifen Wards Off Breast Cancer's Return for More Than a Decade
    (29-Jul-2011)
    Long-term study found women taking drug had one-third lower risk of dying

  • Drop in Breast Cancer Death Rates May Not Be Linked to Screening Rates
    (29-Jul-2011)
    European study found better care, health systems at play, but experts not sure same is so in U.S.

  • Greater Breast Density May Raise Cancer Risk
    (27-Jul-2011)
    Researchers pinpoint certain traits that play role in tumor aggressiveness

  • Computer-Aided Mammography Doesn't Improve Breast Cancer Detection: Study
    (27-Jul-2011)
    But imaging software makes it more likely women will need more testing, researchers say

  • Many Doctors Ignore Cancer Genetic Testing Guidelines
    (25-Jul-2011)
    Only 41% order testing, counseling for women at high risk of breast or ovarian cancer: study

  • Study Contends Taller People at Heightened Cancer Risk
    (21-Jul-2011)
    Backs up prior research suggesting a link between stature and malignancies

  • Largest Ob/Gyn Group Backs Annual Mammograms in 40s
    (20-Jul-2011)
    Yearly screening important, experts say, because cancers in younger women tend to grow faster, sooner

  • Drug May Prevent Chemo-Linked Menopause in Breast Cancer Patients
    (19-Jul-2011)
    But, experts say treatment may not preserve fertility, has drawbacks

  • Contact Allergies Associated With Lower Rates of Some Cancers
    (12-Jul-2011)
    Sensitivity to chemicals, metals may prime immune system against certain tumors, research suggests, but more study needed

  • Family History of Cancer Needs to Be Updated as You Age
    (12-Jul-2011)
    Study shows it can lead to needed changes in screening

  • U.S. Database of Breast Cancer Treatment May Be Inaccurate
    (06-Jul-2011)
    SEER registry lacked records of radiation after surgery in 1 in 5 cases in two cities studied

  • Mammogram Schedule Should Be Customized, Study Finds
    (05-Jul-2011)
    Timing should take into account a woman's health profile, not just age, researchers say

  • Reconstruction Safe Right After Mastectomy: Study
    (01-Jul-2011)
    Procedure doesn't unduly delay further cancer treatment, research finds

  • Avastin Rejection Supported by Cancer Experts
    (01-Jul-2011)
    Drug's value as metastatic breast cancer treatment still unclear, they say

  • Breast Cancer Plus Other Health Issues Linked to Worse Outcomes
    (30-Jun-2011)
    To improve survival, doctors should monitor co-occurring conditions, researchers say

  • FDA Panel Rejects Avastin for Breast Cancer
    (29-Jun-2011)
    In a unanimous vote, advisors say drug not effective and has dangerous side effects

  • FDA to Hear Appeal on Breast Cancer Drug
    (28-Jun-2011)
    Agency recommended last year against Avastin for disease that has spread to other body parts

  • Longest Trial Ever Confirms Mammograms' Benefits
    (28-Jun-2011)
    They save far more lives than previously thought, researchers say

  • Nearly Half of Older Breast Cancer Patients Don't Get Radiation
    (27-Jun-2011)
    But multiple guidelines recommend it after mastectomy in advanced cases, researchers note

  • Lifestyle Changes Might Alter Breast Cancer Rates
    (27-Jun-2011)
    Study authors recommend drinking less, exercising more and losing weight

  • Older Women With Breast Cancer Probably Won't Die From It: Study
    (21-Jun-2011)
    Heart disease more likely cause of death, researchers find

  • Many Using Free Preventive Screenings Tied to Health Care Reform
    (20-Jun-2011)
    Medicare heads say offering the tests free will save money long term, but critics disagree

  • Nearly 900,000 Fewer Cancer Deaths Since 1990: Report
    (17-Jun-2011)
    Researchers credit trend to better detection, treatment and drop in smoking

  • FDA Approves Test That Spots Aggressive Breast Cancer
    (14-Jun-2011)
    Genetic screen helps doctors find HER2-positive patients who will respond to Herceptin

  • New Test Helps Evaluate Breast Cancer Patients for Herceptin Use
    (14-Jun-2011)
    Screens cells for copies of HER2 gene

  • Is Social Networking Changing the Face of Medicine?
    (08-Jun-2011)
    For women rallying against 2009 mammography proposals, Internet was strategic new tool, expert says

  • Excess Pounds May Lower Odds of Surviving Breast Cancer
    (06-Jun-2011)
    Women with a healthy body weight before and after breast cancer diagnosis more likely to survive, researchers find

  • Aromasin Reduced Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women
    (06-Jun-2011)
    But at least one cancer expert says more research is needed

  • Flaxseed Fails as Treatment for Hot Flashes
    (06-Jun-2011)
    Study found no benefit for controlling symptoms of breast cancer therapy, menopause

  • Bone Drug Reduces Odds for Breast Cancer's Return: Study
    (04-Jun-2011)
    Effect seen years after Zometa treatment stopped

  • Widely Used Heart Drugs Linked to Better Breast Cancer Outcomes
    (01-Jun-2011)
    But much more research has to be done to confirm findings, experts say

  • 'Fat Transfer' Gets Early Safety OK in Breast Reconstruction
    (25-May-2011)
    Researcher says it's still too early for definitive take on cancer recurrence

  • Smoking Raises Odds for Cancer in Women Already at High Risk
    (19-May-2011)
    Lung, colon tumors more likely when habit lasts for years, study finds

  • Could Coffee Lower Men's Risk for Prostate Cancer?
    (17-May-2011)
    In study, drinking 6 or more cups per day was linked to reduced odds for aggressive disease, but more research needed

  • Family Medical History Murky for Many
    (13-May-2011)
    Efforts needed to improve the accuracy of family cancer history reporting, researchers find

  • Are Coffee Drinkers Less Prone to Aggressive Breast Cancer?
    (11-May-2011)
    Study sees lower risk for ER-negative tumors, which don't respond to hormonal therapies

  • Genetic Test Shows Promise in Guiding Breast Cancer Care
    (10-May-2011)
    Preliminary study suggests it could predict whether or not a patient will benefit from treatment

  • Women in Their 40s Want Mammograms: Poll
    (04-May-2011)
    Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey finds many women disagree with new recommendations that screening should begin at 50

  • Tumors Spotted Between Mammograms Often More Aggressive: Study
    (03-May-2011)
    And cancers that didn't show up in regular screenings grew faster than ones radiologists missed

  • Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to More Aggressive Breast Cancers
    (29-Apr-2011)
    Study supports notion that maintaining healthy levels of the nutrient is key to patient outcomes

  • Most Cancer Survivors Would Sacrifice Healthy Breast Again: Study
    (29-Apr-2011)
    20 years after double mastectomy, 97% say they would make same decision

  • Study: Implants Affect Breast Cancer Diagnosis But Not Survival
    (29-Apr-2011)
    It found higher rate of false negatives, cancer that had spread to lymph nodes among women with implants

  • Mammograms Can Save Lives of Women in Their 40s: Studies
    (29-Apr-2011)
    New research, though preliminary, could reignite debate on best time to start routine breast cancer screening

  • Breast Cancer Recurrence Rates Appear Different When Radiation Used
    (29-Apr-2011)
    Early finding shows fewer local recurrences in short term, more invasive recurrences in long run

  • Payment Rates May Affect Breast Cancer Treatment
    (28-Apr-2011)
    Study reports variation in use of expensive therapy by region and Medicare coverage

  • Removing Ovaries During Hysterectomy Won't Raise Other Health Risks: Study
    (27-Apr-2011)
    It lowered chances of ovarian cancer, didn't raise rates of heart disease, osteoporosis, other cancers

  • Pushing Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Risk of Chronic Disease for Blacks: Study
    (25-Apr-2011)
    Healthy behaviors reduced diabetes, heart disease in couples with one HIV-infected partner

  • ACE Inhibitors Seem to Raise Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence
    (21-Apr-2011)
    But another blood pressure medication has a protective effect, preliminary research suggests

  • Breast Implants, Lymphoma Link Seen
    (19-Apr-2011)
    RAND researchers don't find cause and effect, however

  • Genome Scans May Reveal Life-Saving Alternatives for Cancer Patients
    (19-Apr-2011)
    2 case studies show full scans can rapidly pinpoint origins of disease and steer treatment

  • Estrogen's Role in Breast Cancer Can Fluctuate
    (15-Apr-2011)
    Experts explain how timing is everything, turning hormone into friend or foe of the disease

  • Nervous System Imbalance May Cause Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors
    (14-Apr-2011)
    Researchers find high levels of stress hormones, systemic inflammation

  • Overall Health May Be Key to Beating Breast Cancer
    (06-Apr-2011)
    Poorer wellbeing linked to a 65% raised risk of death from any cause in study patients

  • Severe Weight Gain After Breast Cancer May Threaten Health
    (05-Apr-2011)
    Risk of recurrence increased with 10% gain, researchers found

  • Soy Foods OK After Breast Cancer: Study
    (05-Apr-2011)
    Preliminary research finds no increased risk of recurrence

  • Risks of Estrogen Hormone Therapy Seen to Fade After Treatment Ends
    (05-Apr-2011)
    Increased odds of stroke, blood clots dissipate, as do most benefits, researchers find

  • Study Links Smoking, Breast Cancer in Older Women
    (04-Apr-2011)
    But the cancer risk only showed up in female smokers who were not obese, researchers find

  • Most Breast Tumors Have Unique Genetic 'Fingerprint,' Study Finds
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Helps explain why it's difficult to predict outcomes, find new treatments, researchers say

  • Breast Milk Cells May Someday Help Predict Cancer
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Genetic markers in epithelial cells seem to warn of later disease, researchers say

  • U.S. Cancer Rates Continue to Fall
    (31-Mar-2011)
    Report suggests that better screening, diagnosis and treatments are paying off

  • Benefits of Radiation Therapy Outweigh Risks of a Second Cancer: Study
    (30-Mar-2011)
    Likelihood that radiotherapy will cause another tumor is low, researchers say

  • Some Women Worry More About Cancer Recurrence Than Others
    (28-Mar-2011)
    Identifying traits can lead to better coping and care strategies, expert says

  • Genes' 'On/Off' Switches Yield Clues to Breast Cancer
    (23-Mar-2011)
    'Epigenetics' research suggests ways to predict which tumors will likely spread, study says

  • Tamoxifen May Offer Long-Term Heart, Cancer Protection
    (22-Mar-2011)
    Benefits of five-year treatment seen 15 years out, researchers say

  • Smoke-Free Environments Linked to Less Breast Cancer
    (18-Mar-2011)
    States with more workplace bans, non-smoking homes have fewer cases of the disease: study

  • Breast Cancer Drug Tamoxifen Saves Lives, Medical Costs: Study
    (14-Mar-2011)
    For some high-risk women, medicine's benefits outweigh hazards, researchers say

  • Almost 12 Million Cancer Survivors Living in U.S., Report Shows
    (10-Mar-2011)
    Trend largely driven by an aging population, CDC researchers say

  • Chemo May Raise Risk of Falls in Breast Cancer Survivors
    (04-Mar-2011)
    Changes in system that regulates balance may be to blame, researchers suggest

  • Tissue Analysis May Help Predict Breast Cancer Outcome
    (04-Mar-2011)
    Researchers say changes seen in collagen could signal worse prognosis, but more study needed

  • New Chemo Drug May Benefit Some Breast Cancer Patients
    (03-Mar-2011)
    Eribulin increased median survival by 2.5 months in those with metastatic disease, study finds

  • Study Finds Smoking Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
    (02-Mar-2011)
    Association becoming more apparent as smoking women age, researchers say

  • Obesity May Boost Odds of Aggressive Breast Cancer in Older Women
    (01-Mar-2011)
    Mechanisms besides estrogen appear to play a role, researchers say

  • Drop in Breast Cancer Among White Women May Have Stalled
    (28-Feb-2011)
    Population-wide benefit from patients abandoning hormonal therapies may be ebbing, study finds

  • Higher Vitamin D Intake Could Cut Cancer Risk
    (27-Feb-2011)
    Adults need at least 4,000 IU a day, study suggests

  • Herceptin May Boost Long-Term Survival After Aggressive Breast Cancer
    (25-Feb-2011)
    4-year study finds the drug cuts recurrence in women with specific type of tumor

  • Mammography Expertise May Improve With Practice
    (22-Feb-2011)
    The more doctors review, the better they get at detecting noncancerous lesions, study finds

  • Mammograms May Not Be Fool-Proof at Catching Second Cancers
    (22-Feb-2011)
    Finding points to need for vigilance in watching for symptoms between screenings, expert says

  • Study Finds Too Many Surgical Breast Biopsies Performed
    (21-Feb-2011)
    More U.S. women with abnormal mammograms should be getting less invasive needle biopsies, experts note

  • Sexual Issues Often Unaddressed in Women Who Survive Cancer
    (16-Feb-2011)
    Doctors discuss sex with prostate cancer survivors, but not women who have cancer, researchers say

  • Popular Bone Drugs Linked to Reduced Colon Cancer Risk
    (15-Feb-2011)
    People taking Fosamax, other bisphosphonates had lowered odds compared to non-users, study found

  • FDA Approves First 3D Mammogram Device
    (14-Feb-2011)
    Should 'significantly enhance existing diagnosis and treatment approaches,' agency says

  • First 3-D Mammography Test Cleared
    (11-Feb-2011)
    To help screen for breast cancer

  • Removing Many Lymph Nodes in Early Breast Cancer Not Always Needed: Study
    (08-Feb-2011)
    With lumpectomy and radiation, only taking out one or two did not harm survival

  • Healthier Lifestyles May Prevent 340,000 U.S. Cancers a Year: Study
    (04-Feb-2011)
    Regular exercise, balanced diet, limited alcohol help ward off disease, researchers find

  • Breast Cancer Treatment May Lead to Hip Fracture
    (04-Feb-2011)
    Survivors found to have bone loss and breaks at younger-than-normal age

  • Blacks Still Hit Hardest by Cancer
    (01-Feb-2011)
    Report shows overall death rate has dropped, but still higher than other groups

  • More Evidence Cancer Drug Avastin May Cause Harm
    (01-Feb-2011)
    Increased risk of death seen in review of 16 trials

  • Why a Woman May Avoid a Mammogram
    (31-Jan-2011)
    Pain, embarrassment, lack of time top the list, survey finds

  • With Hormone Therapy, Starting Later May Be Less Risky
    (31-Jan-2011)
    Breast cancer odds do not rise when treatment is delayed, U.K. study finds

  • Study Ties Hot Flashes to Lower Breast Cancer Risk
    (27-Jan-2011)
    Menopausal reduction in estrogen levels may be protective, researchers say

  • FDA Says Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Risk to any one patient is small, but women and their doctors should be made aware, agency says

  • Breast Cancer Drug May Also Help Lung Cancer Patients
    (24-Jan-2011)
    Tamoxifen's anti-estrogen properties might thwart tumor progression, small study suggests

  • Heavy Smoking Linked to Small Increase in Breast Cancer Risk
    (24-Jan-2011)
    Association only noted for premenopausal women with no pregnancies, study says

  • Breast Cancer Patients With Diabetes May Fare Worse
    (20-Jan-2011)
    Having both diseases greatly increases the chances of dying, review finds

  • Small Spreads of Breast Cancer May Not Affect Survival
    (19-Jan-2011)
    Second, more invasive testing procedure not always needed, study finds

  • Damage of 'False-Positive' Mammograms Overlooked: Study
    (18-Jan-2011)
    Incorrect results may cause anxiety, undermine quality of life for up to a year, researchers say

  • Breast Cancer Radiation Before 1984 Tied to Heart Disease
    (17-Jan-2011)
    Survivors who had radiotherapy decades ago have raised risk of death from heart disease, study finds

  • Study Finds Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Outcomes
    (14-Jan-2011)
    Black women had higher death rates, no matter what kind of breast cancer they developed

  • Aging Population Could Send Cancer Costs Soaring
    (12-Jan-2011)
    U.S. report projects $158 billion spent annually on care by 2020

  • Breast Cancer Outcome: Your Doctor Matters
    (07-Jan-2011)
    Study finds treatment variations account for up to 30 percent of disease recurrence

  • Quality of Life Key Measure in Breast Cancer Clinical Trials
    (07-Jan-2011)
    Studies of treatments should include their effect on patients' well-being, researchers say

  • Experimental Drug Helps Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer: Report
    (05-Jan-2011)
    Iniparib shrank tumors and prolonged survival time in women with triple-negative breast cancer

  • Scientists Aim for Test That Spots Single Cancer Cell in Blood Sample
    (04-Jan-2011)
    Such a tool might someday replace conventional biopsy, experts speculate

  • More Evidence Links Avastin to Heart Failure in Breast Cancer Patients
    (04-Jan-2011)
    Small but significant risk found in review of studies, researchers say

  • Keeping Holiday Drinking in Check May Counter Cancer
    (19-Dec-2010)
    Evidence suggests that heavy drinking damages cells and may raise cancer risk

  • FDA Advises Against Avastin as Treatment for Breast Cancer
    (16-Dec-2010)
    But patients won't be affected for now, FDA says

  • Belly Fat May Make Some Breast Cancers More Likely
    (15-Dec-2010)
    Study finds greater risk for ER-negative cancer in premenopausal women

  • Stray Breast Tumor Cells During Early Chemo Could Be Bad Sign
    (13-Dec-2010)
    The more of these cells you have, 'the worse you do,' expert says

  • Rare Genetic Syndrome May Increase Colon Cancer Risk
    (10-Dec-2010)
    People with Cowden syndrome should start colorectal screenings in their 30s, expert says

  • Certain Drug Combinations May Beat Back Aggressive Breast Cancer
    (10-Dec-2010)
    Combined treatments appear more effective than any one drug or chemotherapy alone against HER-2 tumors, researchers report

  • Estrogen-Only Hormone Therapy May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk for Some
    (09-Dec-2010)
    But experts question finding that postmenopausal women with low risk of disease might benefit

  • Weight-Lifting After Breast Cancer Won't Cause Lymphedema, Study Finds
    (09-Dec-2010)
    And it might actually be beneficial, researchers say

  • U.S. Failing to Meet Goals for Women's Health: Report
    (09-Dec-2010)
    Survey gives nation unsatisfactory grade on most measures of well-being

  • Certain Breast Cancer Drugs Linked With Heart Risks in Older Women
    (09-Dec-2010)
    Study finds long-term use of aromatase inhibitors could up the odds slightly

  • Only Half of Women Over 40 Get Annual Mammograms
    (09-Dec-2010)
    This also holds true for those with insurance to pay for the procedure, study finds

  • Bone Drug Zometa Flops Overall as Breast Cancer Treatment
    (09-Dec-2010)
    But effect in breast cancer survivors 5 years past menopause deserves further study, researchers say

  • Radiation After Surgery Lowers Chances of Breast Cancer's Return
    (08-Dec-2010)
    Study also found tamoxifen reduced risk of localized disease recurring

  • Annual Mammograms May Cut Mastectomy Rate for Some
    (01-Dec-2010)
    Study finds added benefit from yearly screenings for women younger than 50

  • Docetaxel May Boost Outcomes for Breast Cancers That Haven't Spread to Lymph
    (01-Dec-2010)
    Study found that using the drug instead of fluorouracil seems to add benefit, although side effects rose

  • Breast Cancer Rates Lower With Less Hormone Therapy: Study
    (30-Nov-2010)
    Drop in invasive breast cancer incidence seen among women over 50 after HRT use declined

  • Women With Breast Cancer History Should Consider MRI: Study
    (29-Nov-2010)
    Although not currently recommended, adding it to mammography can detect new cancers, researchers say

  • Too Many Cancers Still Spotted Too Late: CDC
    (24-Nov-2010)
    Screening rates for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers vary greatly among states, report finds

  • Cough Syrup Might Help With Dosing of Breast Cancer Drug
    (19-Nov-2010)
    Cold medicine's active ingredient is absorbed at similar rate to tamoxifen, study says

  • British Study Supports Mammograms for Some Women Under 50
    (18-Nov-2010)
    Screening spotted cancer earlier, upped chances of survival in women with moderate risk factors

  • Cancer Risk From Radiation of Mammograms Is Slight: Study
    (16-Nov-2010)
    Research finds benefits of expected lives saved outweigh the dangers

  • Halaven Approved for Late-Stage Breast Cancer
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Injected therapy believed to stifle cancer cell growth

  • Long-Term Statin Use Won't Raise Cancer Risk: Study
    (10-Nov-2010)
    In fact, U.S. team finds the cholesterol drugs might even lower odds for a few tumor types

  • Obesity Not Tied to Breast Cancer Risk in Mexican Americans
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Lower risk may be due to a shorter lifetime exposure to estrogen, researchers suggest

  • Silicone Implants Preferred by Mastectomy Patients: Survey
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Saline less satisfactory, according to breast cancer survivors who had reconstructive surgery

  • Smoking May Raise Risk of Death in Women With Breast Cancer
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Likelihood of dying from breast cancer or other causes was significantly higher, study found

  • Soy Chemicals May Lower Risk for Invasive Breast Cancer
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Other studies at cancer meeting look at effect on women of hormone therapy, exercise

  • Researchers Spot New Risk Factors for Breast Cancer
    (01-Nov-2010)
    Dense breasts, no lobular involution increase odds, researchers find

  • Dad's Family History of Breast, Ovarian Cancer Matters, Too
    (29-Oct-2010)
    But study found women with paternal family history 5 times less likely to be referred to counseling

  • Study Finds Green Tea Offers No Protection From Breast Cancer
    (28-Oct-2010)
    But latest finding doesn't answer the question definitively, experts say

  • Women Urged to Reclaim Their Life After Breast Cancer
    (27-Oct-2010)
    Tackling the fear of recurrence is a top priority, expert says

  • Mammogram Visit a Good Time to Arrange Colonoscopy: Study
    (25-Oct-2010)
    More poor, minority women might get colon cancer screening if procedure is set up then, experts say

  • New Finding Suggests Safe Surgical Margins When Removing Breast Cancers
    (21-Oct-2010)
    When 2mm margin of healthy tissue taken, no residual disease found in 98 percent of patients

  • Fatalistic Attitudes May Keep Hispanic Women From Cancer Tests
    (20-Oct-2010)
    Notion that health 'is in God's hands' could help explain low screening rates, study suggests

  • Study Shows HRT Even Riskier Than Thought
    (19-Oct-2010)
    Latest analysis finds combo of estrogen/progestin upped chances of more deadly breast cancer

  • Soy May Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study
    (18-Oct-2010)
    But benefit was only seen in postmenopausal women and the trial was small

  • Latest Findings Back Mammograms for Women in Their 40s
    (15-Oct-2010)
    Experts say earlier screening still a good idea despite debate about doing them later

  • Insurance, Income Don't Explain 'Race Gap' in Breast Cancer Care
    (12-Oct-2010)
    Study finds black, Hispanic women still get fewer services even after financial factors are considered

  • Three Healthy Habits Cut Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds
    (12-Oct-2010)
    Exercise, healthy weight, moderate alcohol benefit even women with a family history, experts say

  • Cancer-Fighting Bone Drugs Might Raise Stroke Risk
    (12-Oct-2010)
    But IV bisphosphonates can also benefit patients, researchers note

  • Many With Terminal Cancer Still Getting Routine Screens
    (12-Oct-2010)
    Advanced cancer patients should not be put through futile testing at end of life, experts say

  • Mammogram Guidelines Still Beget Confusion
    (07-Oct-2010)
    A year later, experts disagree about who should be screened and when

  • A Little Pain, a Life Saved
    (07-Oct-2010)
    Maryland woman explains how early detection made critical difference

  • Denser Breasts Raise Odds of Second Breast Cancer, Study Finds
    (07-Oct-2010)
    And risk looks stronger for the opposite breast

  • Cancer May Run in Families of Young Breast Cancer Patients
    (04-Oct-2010)
    Risk higher for close relatives of women who develop disease before age 35, study finds

  • Insurance, Race and Poverty Affect Cancer Care, Researchers Report
    (04-Oct-2010)
    Differences in diagnosis and survival noted in three studies for cancer meeting

  • Most Men Unaware of Breast Cancer Risk in Males: Survey
    (30-Sep-2010)
    None of those deemed at higher risk had been told by their doctor, small study found

  • Mammograms Save Lives for Women in Their 40s, Study Says
    (30-Sep-2010)
    Research in Sweden found lower death rates for those who got screened

  • Scientists Detect Unique Marker for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
    (28-Sep-2010)
    It may one day offer a more targeted therapy for the aggressive disease, but more study is needed, researchers say

  • Physical Abilities May Affect Survival After Breast Cancer
    (27-Sep-2010)
    Patients who struggle with daily activities more likely to die from other causes, study finds

  • Male Partners of Breast Cancer Patients May Suffer Depression
    (27-Sep-2010)
    These men were more likely than peers to be hospitalized for mood disorders, study finds

  • Mixed Report on Women's Health Research
    (24-Sep-2010)
    Fewer deaths from major killers like breast cancer, but little progress on debilitating diseases like dementia

  • Recent Stress May Reduce Cancer Therapy Effectiveness
    (23-Sep-2010)
    Protein involved in mental, physical exertion cut chemo and radiation benefits in lab study

  • Sexual Problems May Arise After Breast Cancer
    (23-Sep-2010)
    Two years after diagnosis, 70 percent of women report decreased desire, less lovemaking

  • Breast Cancer Cases in Canada Drop With Decrease in HRT Use
    (23-Sep-2010)
    Trend mirrors one seen in U.S., researchers note

  • Mammograms Cut Breast Cancer Death Rates, But Only Modestly: Study
    (22-Sep-2010)
    Norwegian study findings stir renewed debate over the value of routine screening

  • Gene Study Adds to Research of Breast Cancer Risk
    (20-Sep-2010)
    Findings may help scientists develop way to predict individual risk in BRCA1 mutation carriers

  • Scientists ID 5 Gene Variants Linked to Ovarian Cancer
    (20-Sep-2010)
    Findings could help advance prevention, treatment options for those most at risk, expert suggests

  • Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy: Now or Later?
    (20-Sep-2010)
    More complications in women who get immediate reconstruction but need radiation later, study finds

  • Radiation Exposure Raises Likelihood of Second Cancer
    (15-Sep-2010)
    Japanese who developed a cancer after atomic bomb blast at high risk of developing another, study finds

  • Talks With Plastic Surgeon Urged Before Mastectomy
    (03-Sep-2010)
    Where woman goes for treatment may influence breast reconstruction decision, study suggests

  • Preventive Surgeries May Be Lifesaver for Women at High Cancer Risk
    (31-Aug-2010)
    Study finds removing breast, ovaries greatly lower the odds, but decision can be a difficult one

  • Moderate Drinking May Boost Risk of Breast Cancer's Return
    (30-Aug-2010)
    But it could reduce the risk of dying from other causes, study finds

  • Nicotine Can Fuel Breast Cancer, Study Suggests
    (24-Aug-2010)
    Taiwanese researchers show a molecular connection

  • Inner Workings of Gene Tied to Breast, Ovarian Cancer Revealed
    (23-Aug-2010)
    In 3 studies, scientists isolate & analyze protein produced by BRCA2

  • Alcohol May Raise Risk for Certain Breast Cancers
    (23-Aug-2010)
    Study found drinking associated with increase in hormone receptor-positive cancers

  • Weight a Factor in Breast Cancer Risk After HRT Use
    (10-Aug-2010)
    Thinner women faced higher chance of malignancies, review found

  • A New Marker to Spot Aggressive Breast Cancers?
    (04-Aug-2010)
    Levels of a cellular protein seem to fall as tumor lethality rises, study finds

  • Vaccine Shows Some Promise Against Advanced Cancers
    (02-Aug-2010)
    But only a minority of patients benefited and more work may need to be done, experts say

  • Breast Cancer's DNA Yields More Secrets
    (29-Jul-2010)
    Another study shows that not all tumors are alike, pointing to better treatments

  • Genetic Risk Score Can Predict Odds For Breast Cancer
    (27-Jul-2010)
    Scientists find different variants affect different tumor types

  • Technology May Explain Mammogram's Poorer Performance in Younger Women
    (27-Jul-2010)
    Worse detection rate not due to tumor biology in women under 50, study suggests.

  • Women of African Heritage May Face Greater Aggressive Breast Cancer Risk
    (23-Jul-2010)
    Study found they are more likely to develop triple-negative form of disease

  • FDA Advisers Say Avastin Shouldn't Be Used for Breast Cancer
    (20-Jul-2010)
    The drug failed to live up to preliminary promise, experts contend

  • Experts Issue New Guidelines on Breast Cancer Drugs
    (13-Jul-2010)
    Older women with the leading tumor type can use aromatase inhibitors before or after tamoxifen

  • Fish Oil Supplements Linked to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer: Study
    (08-Jul-2010)
    32 percent reduced odds seen in postmenopausal women, but more study is needed, researchers say

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rate Keeps Falling: Report
    (07-Jul-2010)
    American Cancer Society statistics suggest earlier detection, better treatment paying off

  • Breast Cancer Gene May Raise Men's Risk, Too
    (06-Jul-2010)
    Males with faulty BRCA2 have 1 in 12 chance of the illness by age 80, study finds

  • Breast, Colon Cancer Screening Rates High, But Not High Enough
    (06-Jul-2010)
    CDC says thousands of lives are lost each year because people didn't get the tests

  • Obesity Ups Cancer Death Risk in Asia-Pacific Region
    (30-Jun-2010)
    But the risk conferred by excess weight is no higher than in the West, study finds

  • Many With Early Breast Cancer Don't Complete Therapy
    (29-Jun-2010)
    Researcher says patient compliance is an emerging issue in cancer treatment

  • Bone-Building Pills Appear to Lower Invasive Breast Cancer Risk
    (24-Jun-2010)
    Two new studies show a possible link, although not direct cause-and-effect

  • Poor Breast Cancer Survival in Blacks May Not Be Due to Race
    (23-Jun-2010)
    Many factors, including access to health care, could affect outcome, analysis finds

  • Expert Challenges New Mammogram Guidelines
    (23-Jun-2010)
    Screening should start at age 40, not 50 as U.S. task force recommends, Harvard radiologist says

  • Lymphoma Survivors Often Miss Out on Follow-Up
    (18-Jun-2010)
    Many aren't being screened for later cancers, study finds

  • Gene Mutation Offers Clues to Tamoxifen-Blood Clot Link
    (17-Jun-2010)
    Women who developed embolism during cancer treatment more likely to have variant, study shows

  • Scientists Tease Out Links Between Diabetes, Cancer
    (16-Jun-2010)
    Does the blood sugar disease help cause malignancy, or just share common risk factors?

  • Mastectomy Rates Down Overall, New Study Finds
    (15-Jun-2010)
    While previous studies show opposite trend, latest one reflects entire U.S. population, experts note

  • Stress-Relief Program Helped Those Facing Breast Cancer Twice
    (08-Jun-2010)
    Intervention boosted quality of life, longevity after disease returned, study found

  • Targeted Radiation for Early Breast Cancer a Good Option: Study
    (07-Jun-2010)
    1 session of localized treatment is as effective as whole-breast radiation, researchers found

  • Drug Made From Sea Sponge Fights Advanced Breast Cancer
    (07-Jun-2010)
    Eribulin extended survival after other chemotherapies had failed, study finds

  • Pain Med May Affect Breast Cancer Recurrence
    (02-Jun-2010)
    Women who took ketorolac after mastectomy fared better, researchers say

  • Lifestyle Doesn't Influence Genetic Risks in Breast Cancer
    (02-Jun-2010)
    No evidence that known gene mutations interact with environmental factors, researchers say

  • Longer Drug Regimen Still Best Against Breast Cancer
    (02-Jun-2010)
    Giving meds sequentially, not concurrently, gives survival edge for those with early stage disease, study finds

  • Breast Cancer Vaccine Possible, Scientists Say
    (30-May-2010)
    Human trials may begin next year

  • Exercise Boosts Health of Cancer Patients
    (27-May-2010)
    Physical activity during and after treatment resulted in less fatigue, greater well-being, researchers say

  • Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
    (26-May-2010)
    BPA, DES affected offspring of pregnant mice, researchers found

  • Breast Cancer Study Offers New Hope
    (25-May-2010)
    Estrogen-lowering drugs before surgery let even high-risk women opt for lumpectomy

  • Radiation Not Needed in Many Older Breast Cancer Patients
    (21-May-2010)
    No added benefit over surgery plus tamoxifen alone in those 70-plus with early stage disease, study finds

  • Yoga Eases Sleep Problems Among Cancer Survivors
    (21-May-2010)
    Study found those who practiced it for four weeks after chemo slept better, used fewer sleep aids

  • Health Tip: Getting a Mammogram
    (19-May-2010)
    Here's what's involved

  • New Clues to Treating an Aggressive Breast Cancer
    (18-May-2010)
    Findings may lead to earlier detection and personalized therapy, researchers say

  • Small Changes in Two Genes May Trigger Breast Cancer
    (13-May-2010)
    Testing for genetic variations might reveal women most at risk, researchers say

  • Tumor Cells in Blood Affect Breast Cancer Survival
    (07-May-2010)
    In metastatic disease, more circulating cells means higher risk of death, study finds

  • Simple Test May Identify Breast Cancer Subtypes
    (07-May-2010)
    These classifications can help explain different outcomes for women with similar-looking tumors, expert says

  • Broccoli May Help Battle Breast Cancer
    (06-May-2010)
    Study in mice suggests that component keeps stem cells from generating new tumors

  • Aggressive Action Urged When Evaluating Breast Lesions
    (03-May-2010)
    Suspicious growths in high-risk patients should be classified as soon as possible, researchers say

  • Smoking Ups Risk of Second Breast Cancer
    (03-May-2010)
    15 years after treatment, smokers more likely to have a new tumor, study finds

  • For Younger Women, Mammograms Not Too Effective: Study
    (03-May-2010)
    Before 40 and without symptoms, screening mammography may be inappropriate, researchers say

  • Breakthrough in Predicting Invasive Breast Cancer
    (28-Apr-2010)
    New way to predict spread could avoid overly aggressive treatment, researchers say

  • Selenium Helped Cells 'Reboot' After Exposure to Cancer-Causing Chemicals
    (27-Apr-2010)
    Lab finding may show way to stop breast tumors in their tracks, scientists say

  • Imaging Costs Soar for Medicare Cancer Patients
    (27-Apr-2010)
    Whether more scans are wasteful or improve outcomes isn't known, experts say

  • Breast Cancer Risks Not Same for Hispanic Women
    (26-Apr-2010)
    Far fewer cases stem from established risk factors, study finds

  • Black Women Wait Longer for Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment
    (22-Apr-2010)
    Insurance status didn't make a difference, study finds

  • Remedy Needed for Overdiagnosis of Cancers
    (22-Apr-2010)
    New review finds significant number of mammograms, PSA tests spot tumors that don't need treating

  • Studies Confirm Link Between Breast Density and Cancer
    (21-Apr-2010)
    As density drops over time, so does risk, one study finds

  • Earlier Detection of Breast Cancer May Be Possible
    (20-Apr-2010)
    Blood test could indicate presence of disease long before diagnosis, study says

  • New Guidelines Issued on Hormone Receptor Testing for Breast Cancer
    (20-Apr-2010)
    Up to 20% of current results may be inaccurate, study says

  • Steady Weight Gain Boosts Late-Life Breast Cancer Risk
    (20-Apr-2010)
    Average-sized woman doubles her odds by adding 30 pounds over 30 years, researchers say

  • Vaccine Stops Tumor Spread in Mice
    (19-Apr-2010)
    Treatment may be used one day as part of cancer-fighting arsenal, but more study is needed

  • Supplements Might Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
    (19-Apr-2010)
    Study found multivitamins, calcium tablets had protective effect

  • Raloxifene, Tamoxifen Both Guard Against Breast Cancer
    (19-Apr-2010)
    But first drug helps prevent noninvasive disease more and has fewer side effects, study finds

  • 'Love Handles' Can Come in Handy for Breast Reconstruction
    (16-Apr-2010)
    Fat between waist and hip in thin, athletic mastectomy patients works, study suggests

  • Thin Girls May Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk as Adults
    (16-Apr-2010)
    Finding may offer new ways to predict odds for the disease, researchers say

  • Genome Sequencing Reveals How Breast Cancer Spreads
    (14-Apr-2010)
    Findings could lead to development of more targeted treatments, researcher says

  • Teen Drinking May Boost Breast Problems Later
    (12-Apr-2010)
    As alcohol consumption increases, so does risk for non-cancerous breast disease, study finds

  • Many Terminal Cancer Patients May Be Overtreated
    (12-Apr-2010)
    Radiation therapy designed to ease pain can go on too long and be ineffective, study finds

  • Gene Mutations Up Risk for Cancer in Opposite Breast
    (06-Apr-2010)
    Younger women with diagnosis should consider genetic testing, experts say

  • New Clues to Pregnancy-Associated Breast Cancer
    (02-Apr-2010)
    Inflammatory gene activity found in women who've given birth may raise risk, study finds

  • Inactivating Gene May Cut Breast Cancer Risk
    (01-Apr-2010)
    Findings in mice could hold promise for women at increased risk

  • Workplace Chemicals May Boost Breast Cancer Risk
    (01-Apr-2010)
    Working with certain fibers before age 36 raises women's odds of developing cancer, study finds

  • Bone-Strengthening Drug Guards Against Spread of Breast Cancer
    (01-Apr-2010)
    Zoledronic acid protected against chemotherapy-related bone loss, metastasis, study finds

  • More Women Urged to Get Radiation After Mastectomy
    (31-Mar-2010)
    Potentially lifesaving treatment is underused, study finds

  • Simple Forms Help Docs Do Better Breast Exams
    (31-Mar-2010)
    Study found writing it down lead to more careful cancer screening

  • Pregnancy May Protect Breast Cancer Survivors
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Finding important because more women are delaying motherhood, researchers say

  • Protein in Breast Tumors May Predict Chemo Response
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Study suggests identifying substance can lead to more accurate diagnosis

  • Preventive Mastectomy May Not Lower Risks
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Breast cancer recurrence and survival rates don't improve, study finds

  • Long-Term Breast-Feeding Tied to More Aggressive Cancers
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Though nursing is thought to reduce risk, more advanced tumors noted in study

  • Many With Breast Cancer Decide Too Soon to Remove Other Breast
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Small study suggests that women often overestimate the odds that the tumor will spread

  • Beta Blockers May Slow Spread of Breast Cancer
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Small study found they boost survival, but results are preliminary

  • Breast Cancer's Return in Original Tumor Site a Bad Sign
    (24-Mar-2010)
    Such cases are few after time, but death risk is then much higher, researchers say

  • Mammograms May Not Boost Survival, Danish Study Suggests
    (24-Mar-2010)
    But U.S. expert says screening is best way to prevent breast cancer deaths

  • Where Cancer Treatment Takes Place May Influence Outcome
    (22-Mar-2010)
    Death rates same for blacks, whites at specialized cancer centers, research shows

  • Cultural Outreach Boosts Cancer Care in Asian Americans
    (18-Mar-2010)
    Simple measures could reduce high risks in certain populations, reports suggest

  • Newer Genetic Info Adds Little to Predicting Breast Cancer
    (17-Mar-2010)
    Data on lesser known variants didn't improve powers of standard risk model

  • Freezing Tumors Shows Promise Against Prostate, Breast Cancer
    (16-Mar-2010)
    Cryotherapy prevented need for surgery in one group, and thwarted recurrence in the other

  • MRIs May Detect Hidden Tumors in Breast Cancer Patients
    (12-Mar-2010)
    Older women with cancer in one breast should have other one scanned, researchers say

  • Papaya Could Be a Cancer Fighter
    (12-Mar-2010)
    Extract slows growth in lab cultures, researchers say

  • Breast Cancer Patients Often Confused by Genomic Testing
    (08-Mar-2010)
    Doctors should do more to explain test results, researchers find

  • Certain Bone Drugs May Lower Breast Cancer Risk
    (05-Mar-2010)
    Benefit from Fosamax, Boniva, Zometa does not apply to obese women, however

  • Freezing Technique May Stop Breast Cancer
    (05-Mar-2010)
    Rapid cryoablation kept cancer from spreading in mice, researchers say

  • Radiation Most Effective Soon After Breast Cancer Surgery
    (04-Mar-2010)
    Analysis finds greater risk of recurrence in those who delay it

  • Preventive Mastectomy in Opposite Breast Boosts Survival Only Slightly
    (25-Feb-2010)
    Benefit largely for young women with early stage, ER-negative tumors, study finds

  • Mammogram Plus MRI Cost-Effective in High-Risk Women
    (23-Feb-2010)
    Having both procedures annually may improve life expectancy, study finds

  • Access to Mammograms Drops After Guidelines Change
    (23-Feb-2010)
    Survey finds that some states have cut breast cancer screening programs

  • Bitter Melon Extract May Slow, Stop Breast Cancer
    (23-Feb-2010)
    But lab test results must be repeated in animals and humans, experts say

  • Dips in Breast Cancer Rates Seen Most in Affluent Women
    (19-Feb-2010)
    Finding suggests that drops in HRT use explain the trend, researchers say

  • Aspirin May Boost Breast Cancer Survival
    (16-Feb-2010)
    Risk of death, recurrence halved for those who took it, study finds

  • Breast Cancer Stats Differ Racially Despite Similar Mammogram Rates
    (12-Feb-2010)
    Genetic and lifestyle differences likely play a role, researchers say

  • MRI May Not Add Value to Routine Breast Cancer Care
    (12-Feb-2010)
    Repeat procedure rates are unchanged when scans are used, study finds

  • Few Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer Take Tamoxifen
    (11-Feb-2010)
    Study finds less than 1% use it as preventative; experts say drug has gotten 'bad rap'

  • Hormone May Prevent Aggressive Breast Cancer
    (11-Feb-2010)
    Discovery of prolactin's role could improve diagnosis and treatment, researchers say

  • Cognitive Skills May Shrink With Tamoxifen
    (11-Feb-2010)
    Breast cancer drug still has lifesaving qualities, expert stresses

  • For Some Breast Cancer Patients, Shorter Radiation Works Well
    (10-Feb-2010)
    Accelerated treatment yields similar results with less inconvenience, study finds

  • Paxil Blocks Tamoxifen, Lowers Survival Odds Against Breast Cancer
    (09-Feb-2010)
    Patients should avoid taking the two drugs together, researchers say

  • Financial Woes Add Anxiety to Breast Cancer Diagnosis
    (08-Feb-2010)
    Low- and middle-income women might benefit from psychosocial support, researchers say

  • Approval Expanded for Breast Cancer Drug Tykerb
    (01-Feb-2010)
    To include certain postmenopausal women who need hormone therapy

  • Herceptin Again Proves Mettle Against Breast Cancer
    (29-Jan-2010)
    Improved survival seen when used with chemo for HER2 malignancies, researchers report

  • Radiation Dose Lower With Digital Mammography
    (21-Jan-2010)
    Compared to conventional film, new method reduces exposure, research shows

  • Common Breast Cancer Traced to Cell Origins
    (21-Jan-2010)
    Finding may provide new target for treatment, researchers say

  • Therapy May Relieve Breast Cancer Surgery Complication
    (13-Jan-2010)
    Early physical therapy prevented or reduced secondary lymphedema in study patients

  • Pomegranate May Fight Some Breast Cancers
    (05-Jan-2010)
    Phytochemical in fruit could inhibit hormone-driven disease, study finds

  • Start Mammograms by 40, Breast Imaging Experts Say
    (05-Jan-2010)
    New guidelines also call for annual screening by 30 for high-risk women

  • Experimental Drug May Help in Brain, Prostate Cancers
    (04-Jan-2010)
    Study finds that imetelstat targets mechanism that allows cancer cells to divide

  • Health Care Reform, Swine Flu Top Health News for 2009
    (01-Jan-2010)
    Furor over cancer screening changes and lifting of embryonic stem cell ban also grabbed headlines

  • Acupuncture May Cut Hot Flashes, Boost Sex Drive in Breast Cancer Patients
    (30-Dec-2009)
    But the study was small and one expert believes more research is needed

  • Research Reveals How Breast Cancer Rearranges Genome
    (24-Dec-2009)
    Disease plays havoc with DNA sequence, study finds

  • Many High-Risk Women Refuse Breast MRI
    (22-Dec-2009)
    Though it helps ID early breast cancer, 42 percent in study declined free test

  • Needle Biopsy Works Well in Diagnosing Breast Cancer
    (15-Dec-2009)
    It's nearly as accurate a surgical method, with fewer complications, analysis finds

  • After Lumpectomy, Radiation Rates Lower for Black Women
    (14-Dec-2009)
    Racial disparities seen for 'standard-of-care' breast cancer treatment, study finds

  • 'Nanosensors' Spot Early Signs of Cancer
    (14-Dec-2009)
    Blood-based technology could lead to quicker detection and treatment, study says

  • Chemo With Herceptin May Be Best for Some Breast Cancers
    (13-Dec-2009)
    Taking the drug during chemotherapy, rather than after, improves survival, study finds

  • Tweaks to Breast Cancer Treatments Boost Outcomes
    (12-Dec-2009)
    In one study, longer Herceptin use helped beat back the disease

  • Spice Compounds May Stem Tumor Growth
    (11-Dec-2009)
    Lab study suggests possible action against breast cancer

  • Adding Chemo to Tamoxifen Helps Some Breast Cancer Patients
    (11-Dec-2009)
    Combo extended survival for certain women with estrogen-positive tumors, study found

  • New Drugs, New Combinations Fight Breast Cancer
    (11-Dec-2009)
    Targeted therapies could make inroads against metastatic disease, researchers say

  • Too Much Drinking, Eating Tied to Breast Cancer Recurrence
    (10-Dec-2009)
    Prognosis is also worse for overweight women, researchers find

  • Bone Drugs May Beat Back Breast Cancer
    (10-Dec-2009)
    Bisphosphonates seem to prevent recurrence, researchers find

  • Genetic Test May Someday Help Spot Breast Cancer
    (09-Dec-2009)
    Positioning of genes could aid in detecting whether cells are cancerous, experts say

  • Being Alone and Stressed May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
    (09-Dec-2009)
    Social isolation combined with stressful situations raised odds of disease in animal study

  • Breast Cancer Decline Only Partly Due to HRT
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Drop in hormone replacement therapy doesn't fully explain the 7% falloff, researchers say

  • U.S. Cancer Cases, Deaths Continue to Drop
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Report says lifestyle changes, better screening and treatment explain decrease

  • Soy Beneficial for Breast Cancer Survivors: Study
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Surprising finding shows it reduces risk of death, recurrence

  • Breast Cancer's Spread Now Better Understood
    (07-Dec-2009)
    Findings offer hope for future treatments targeting growth factor, researchers say

  • High-Risk Women May Often Avoid Using Tamoxifen
    (04-Dec-2009)
    Armed with knowledge of risks, many hesitate to take breast cancer drug, study finds

  • Smoking Exposure Now Linked to Colon, Breast Cancers
    (03-Dec-2009)
    New studies also find that children exposed to smoke are at risk of lung cancer

  • Ultrasound With Elastography May Cut Down on Biopsies
    (01-Dec-2009)
    Method improves diagnosis of benign versus cancerous lesions, researchers say

  • Mammograms May Boost Cancer Risk in High-Risk Women
    (01-Dec-2009)
    Radiation exposures in younger women may up chances of disease, study finds

  • Taxol Boosts Odds of Chronic Pain
    (30-Nov-2009)
    Breast cancer patients getting the chemo drug may suffer long-term neuropathic discomfort, study finds

  • Recent Cancer Screening Changes Leave Many Confused
    (24-Nov-2009)
    But experts say science is behind reasoning that testing less is OK

  • Sleep Disorders Plague Cancer Patients
    (23-Nov-2009)
    More than three-quarters getting chemo deal with insomnia, study shows

  • Women Should Ignore New Mammogram Guideline, Ex-NIH Chief Says
    (23-Nov-2009)
    Dr. Bernadine Healy, first woman to head the agency, said lives could be at risk

  • Blood Test Could Boost Clarity of Breast MRI Results for Some
    (20-Nov-2009)
    Taking menstrual cycle into account when booking exam may cut need for repeat scans, study suggests

  • No Immediate Changes Expected in Mammogram Coverage
    (20-Nov-2009)
    Health plans say routine screening is an individual decision

  • Task Force Member Defends Mammography Guidelines
    (19-Nov-2009)
    Meanwhile, three doctors weigh in on what women should do about the new recommendations

  • Too Few Older Adults Get Recommended Screenings
    (19-Nov-2009)
    Report looks to improve health of this group with better preventive care

  • Mammography: What to Do Now?
    (18-Nov-2009)
    Three doctors weigh in on what women should do about the new guidelines

  • Guidelines Delay Start of Mammograms to Age 50, Then Every Other Year
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Cancer Society, others voice strong disapproval of federal recommendations

  • Gene Linked to Breast Cancer Might Boost Heart Health
    (16-Nov-2009)
    When BRCA1 is deactivated, it can lead to hardening of the arteries, mouse study suggests

  • Less HRT, Fewer Cases of Possible Breast Cancer Precursor
    (12-Nov-2009)
    As hormone use declined, so did incidence of abnormal cells in milk ducts, study finds

  • Lab Study Slows Breast Cancer Spread to Bone in Mice
    (12-Nov-2009)
    Experimental drug may lead to therapy that inhibits metastasis, research suggests

  • Breast Cancer May Be Gone, But Pain Lingers
    (10-Nov-2009)
    Nearly half of patients have chronic pain, researchers find

  • Breast Cancer Drugs May Fight Cervical Cancer, Too
    (09-Nov-2009)
    Study in mice reports success with drugs that inhibit estrogen

  • Dense Breasts Raise Risk of Cancer Recurrence
    (09-Nov-2009)
    Study didn't answer question of why this is so, however

  • Shorter, More Intense Radiation OK for Some Breast Cancers
    (04-Nov-2009)
    Three-week course comparable to six-week treatment, researchers find

  • Drug Could Help Treat Small HER2-Positive Breast Tumors
    (03-Nov-2009)
    Researcher urges studies to determine benefits of anti-HER2 therapies

  • Meditation May Reduce Stress in Breast Cancer Patients
    (28-Oct-2009)
    Women report improved emotional and mental health in study

  • Mapping the Link Between Alcohol, Cancer
    (27-Oct-2009)
    How it affects tumor cells is becoming less of a mystery, study finds.

  • Breast Abnormality Follow-Up Often Later in Black Women
    (26-Oct-2009)
    Reasons for delay are unclear, researchers say

  • American Cancer Society Stands By Cancer Screening Guidelines
    (21-Oct-2009)
    Group has no plans to rethink testing for breast, prostate tumors, contrary to published report

  • Breast Cancer Gene Tied to Diagnosis at Younger Age
    (16-Oct-2009)
    Researchers concerned that disease may be developing earlier

  • Race Not a Factor if Breast Cancer Chemo Succeeds
    (14-Oct-2009)
    All women have similar outcomes when there's no sign of disease following treatment, study finds

  • Mastectomy Not First Choice for Most Breast Cancer Patients
    (13-Oct-2009)
    Three-fourths opt for breast-conserving treatments instead, study finds

  • With Hormone Therapy, Tender Breasts May Signal Cancer Risk
    (12-Oct-2009)
    Symptom might warrant a reassessment of treatment, experts suggest

  • 'Lab on a Chip' Might Speed Breast Cancer Monitoring
    (07-Oct-2009)
    Device makes measuring estrogen faster and simpler, researchers say

  • Gene Test Might Predict Tamoxifen's Effectiveness
    (06-Oct-2009)
    The breast cancer drug works better depending on particular DNA, study suggests

  • New Test Assesses Individual Breast Cancer Risk
    (05-Oct-2009)
    Number of milk sacs, size of lobules determine findings, study shows

  • Breast Cancer Death Rates Continue to Drop 2% Annually
    (30-Sep-2009)
    But mortality still higher among black women than white women, U.S. report says

  • Social Isolation Adversely Affects Breast Cancer
    (29-Sep-2009)
    In mouse study, those living alone had larger tumors than those in groups

  • More Women Having Other Breast Removed
    (28-Sep-2009)
    But experts say there's no proof that procedure extends survival of cancer patients

  • After-Effects of Chemotherapy May Include Memory Problems
    (23-Sep-2009)
    Lack of concentration, thinking difficulties reported by breast cancer survivors, researchers say

  • Timing, Type of HRT May Determine Breast Cancer Risk
    (16-Sep-2009)
    Starting estrogen-progestagen therapy early may up odds of disease, study shows

  • For Hispanics, a Unique Cancer Profile Emerges
    (15-Sep-2009)
    Report finds they're less likely to die of cancer but more apt to have certain malignancies

  • Medications That Lower Breast Cancer Risk Carry Other Dangers
    (14-Sep-2009)
    Analysis notes tamoxifen, raloxifene can up chances of other cancers, clots

  • Routine Testing Would Improve Herceptin Use in Breast Cancer
    (14-Sep-2009)
    Targeted drug therapy often doesn't reach the right patients, study finds

  • Common Diabetes Drug May Fight Cancer
    (14-Sep-2009)
    Metformin-chemo combination shrinks tumors, delays recurrence in mice: study

  • Scientists Spot Key to Breast Cancer Spread
    (11-Sep-2009)
    Combination of proteins sparks disease growth, research shows

  • Scientists Spot Clue to Cancer's Aggressiveness
    (08-Sep-2009)
    They hope molecular signature shows when disease will respond to cancer drug

  • Family, Friends Influence Breast Cancer Decisions
    (03-Sep-2009)
    Patients' supporters often play role in treatment discussions, study finds

  • Chemotherapy Linked to Sleep-Wake Cycle Disruptions
    (01-Sep-2009)
    Biological clock out of sync in patients being treated for breast cancer, study finds

  • Meat, Dairy Won't Up Odds for Breast Cancer
    (28-Aug-2009)
    Two studies find no clear link; other research supports fiber to ward off the disease

  • Advice Helps Prevent Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery
    (26-Aug-2009)
    Patients benefit from information on how to reduce risk of lymphedema, experts say

  • Protein May Identify Deadlier Breast Cancer
    (25-Aug-2009)
    Findings might help doctors determine prognosis, researchers say

  • Tamoxifen May Up Risk of Second, More Aggressive Breast Cancer
    (25-Aug-2009)
    But survivors shouldn't stop taking the anti-cancer drug, experts say

  • More Women Surviving After Early Breast Cancer
    (25-Aug-2009)
    Still too little is known about these 'in situ' malignancies, experts say

  • Newer Drug Beats Tamoxifen for Older Breast Cancer Patients
    (19-Aug-2009)
    Letrozole boosted survival and should be first-line treatment, experts say

  • Estrogen Plays Surprise Role in Breast Cancer Treatment
    (18-Aug-2009)
    Study finds it may slow disease if anti-estrogen therapies stop working

  • Wine May Shield Breast Cancer Patients From Radiation Side Effects
    (14-Aug-2009)
    Italian study suggests its natural antioxidants protect the skin

  • Cancer Deaths Declining, Especially Among Young
    (13-Aug-2009)
    Advances in treatment, prevention and detection behind progress, study finds

  • MRI May Not Improve Breast Cancer Outcome
    (13-Aug-2009)
    But it does increase likelihood of extensive surgery, researchers say

  • Stray Breast Cancer Cells Yield to Post-Op Chemo
    (12-Aug-2009)
    Women with microscopic disease helped by additional treatment, research shows

  • Weight Lifting Can Ease Arm Swelling in Breast Cancer Survivors
    (12-Aug-2009)
    Finding runs counter to standard advice doctors have given for years

  • Breast-Feeding May Lower Breast Cancer Risk
    (10-Aug-2009)
    Study found women with familial history of disease were protected

  • In U.S., No Comeback Seen for Hormone Therapy
    (09-Aug-2009)
    Experts say risks of long-term use still outweigh possible benefits

  • Many Opt for Surgery to Lower Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk
    (07-Aug-2009)
    Women with BRCA gene mutations often choose preventive measures, study finds

  • Living in U.S. May Raise Hispanics' Cancer Risk
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Lifestyle changes up the odds for Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, study finds

  • Periodic Dieting May Cut Breast Cancer Risk
    (04-Aug-2009)
    In lab studies, intermittent calorie restriction led to dramatic decrease in tumors

  • Breast CT Scanner Could Improve Cancer Screen Comfort
    (31-Jul-2009)
    Researchers study system designed for diagnosis as way to treat disease

  • Breast Cancer Drug May Beat Fungal Infection
    (24-Jul-2009)
    If proven effective, tamoxifen could be new way to fight Candida

  • Culture May Help Raise Breast Cancer Death Rate for American Indians
    (24-Jul-2009)
    Fatalism, stigma barriers to prevention and treatment for this hard-hit group, study finds

  • Elevated Insulin Levels Linked to Breast Cancer
    (23-Jul-2009)
    Study finds strong association in postmenopausal women

  • New Gene May Signal Aggressive Breast Cancer
    (20-Jul-2009)
    Finding provides insight into tumor growth, metastasis, researchers say

  • Spiritual Outlook Can Affect Mental Health in Breast Cancer
    (17-Jul-2009)
    Negative feelings about faith linked to patients' poor emotional status, study suggests

  • Reminders Boost Mammography Appointments
    (14-Jul-2009)
    Prompts for breast exams improve compliance, study finds

  • More Mammograms May Mean More 'Harmless' Cancers
    (10-Jul-2009)
    Experts stress, though, that screenings remain vital

  • Migraines Linked to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk
    (09-Jul-2009)
    Researchers suspect estrogen levels play a part in the connection

  • Cancer Gap Between Whites, Blacks May Be Biological in Part
    (07-Jul-2009)
    Disparity remains when treatment, socioeconomic factors are the same, study finds

  • New Clues to Race Gap in Breast Cancer Outcomes
    (07-Jul-2009)
    Studies shed light on why black women more likely to die, but questions remain

  • Research Reveals Clues to Breast Cancer's Spread
    (06-Jul-2009)
    Interrupting key signals might prevent recurrence, investigators say

  • Metabolic Syndrome May Make Breast Cancer More Likely
    (30-Jun-2009)
    Study finds increased risk for postmenopausal women

  • Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas
    (26-Jun-2009)
    Hormone-replacement therapy probably accounts for differences between rich and poor women: study

  • New Cancer Drug Fights Tumors in Those With BRCA Mutations
    (24-Jun-2009)
    Olaparib prevents malignant cells from repairing themselves, researchers say

  • Schizophrenia Linked to Higher Risk of Dying From Cancer
    (23-Jun-2009)
    Study finds lung and breast cancer rates especially elevated

  • Gene Can Dampen Chemo Drug Effectiveness
    (10-Jun-2009)
    Alternatives to current breast cancer therapy needed for some patients, study says

  • Cancer Diagnosis May Tax Physical, Mental Health
    (09-Jun-2009)
    Treatment, too, affects quality of life, studies show

  • Grilled Meats Not Tied to Breast Cancer in Older Women
    (05-Jun-2009)
    Study finds no added risk for eating meat, even when cooked at high temps

  • Pausing Hormone Therapy Doesn't Cut Mammogram Recalls
    (03-Jun-2009)
    Repeat imaging rates similar whether women stopped hormone treatment or not, study finds

  • Research Finds 'New Crop' of Breast Cancer Genes
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Study in mice also suggests possible treatment with blood pressure med

  • Some Antidepressants May Thwart Tamoxifen's Effect on Breast Cancer
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Women should seek alternatives to SSRIs for hot flashes, studies suggest

  • New Insights, Inroads Against Breast, Ovarian Cancers
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Once-promising ovarian cancer test loses luster, but new breast tumor treatments called 'exciting'

  • 'Micro' Spreading of Breast Cancer Needs Treating, Study Urges
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Other research cautions against too much screening for lung cancer

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall
    (27-May-2009)
    Report finds 19.2% drop among men, 11.4% among women in past 15 years

  • Drug May Extend Life When Breast Cancer Spreads
    (26-May-2009)
    Study funded by pharmaceutical company finds benefits in Abraxane

  • New Research Sheds Light on Breast Cancer Prognosis
    (22-May-2009)
    Two studies examine protein linked to tumor growth for clues to better treatments

  • Many Black Women Refuse Breast Cancer Treatments
    (22-May-2009)
    Poverty, fear play roles in skipping lifesaving therapies, researchers say

  • Stem Cell Study Offers Hope for Targeting Tumors
    (19-May-2009)
    In mice, genetically engineered cells killed cancer but spared healthy cells

  • Poor Women Seem to Be Skipping Breast Cancer Drugs
    (18-May-2009)
    Theories vary as to why, but experts say consequence can be severe

  • Ginger Eases Nausea From Chemo
    (15-May-2009)
    Spice produced 40% reduction in symptoms among breast cancer patients

  • Chemotherapy Superior to New Drug for Early Breast Cancer
    (13-May-2009)
    Standard treatment prolonged survival in older women, study finds

  • Healthy Behaviors Slow Functional Decline After Cancer
    (12-May-2009)
    Diet, exercise may improve endurance in older, overweight cancer survivors, study shows

  • Where You Live May Affect Your Cancer Diagnosis
    (11-May-2009)
    Risk of late-stage cancer greater in city dwellers than in rural residents, study shows

  • Genes Linked to Spread of Breast Cancer
    (06-May-2009)
    Study identifies three genetic ties to brain metastasis

  • Young Women's Breast Tissue Offers Clues to Cancer Risk
    (30-Apr-2009)
    Tissue density tied to chances of disease in middle-age and beyond, study suggests

  • Breast Self-Exam Rates Go Up With Counseling
    (30-Apr-2009)
    Instruction and encouragement take the worry away, researcher says

  • Minorities to Bear Brunt of Rise in U.S. Cancer Cases
    (29-Apr-2009)
    Rate among Hispanics, blacks will double over next 20 years, report warns

  • Gene Alteration May Affect Breast Cancer Therapy
    (28-Apr-2009)
    Less toxic regimen could be sufficient for some women, study finds

  • Drug May Help Against Inflammatory Breast Cancer
    (27-Apr-2009)
    Study shows those who respond to lapatinib survive longer

  • No Verdict Yet on Grape Seed Extract vs. Breast Cancer
    (23-Apr-2009)
    Researchers plan more controlled study at different dosages

  • Soy May Not Lead to Denser Breasts
    (22-Apr-2009)
    Study finds no link to condition that can increase cancer risk

  • Walnuts May Help Keep Breast Cancer at Bay
    (21-Apr-2009)
    Study in mice finds fewer, smaller tumors in those that ate the nuts

  • Study Rates Breast Cancer Risks Among Races
    (20-Apr-2009)
    Researchers find white and black women share certain risks; other factors more distinctive

  • Targeted Treatments Show Mettle Against Advanced Cancers
    (20-Apr-2009)
    Progression-free survival longer when treatment aimed at specific tumor traits

  • Dense Breasts Complicate Testing and Treatment
    (16-Apr-2009)
    Risk factor is one women can do little about, experts say

  • Health Tip: Lumps in the Breast
    (10-Apr-2009)
    Often don't signal cancer

  • Harmless Virus May Be Deadly to Breast Cancer
    (10-Apr-2009)
    Reovirus seeks out and destroys tumor cells, researchers say

  • Yale Plans Closer Look at Exercise and Cancer
    (06-Apr-2009)
    Studies will chart recovery of active women with breast or ovarian disease

  • Scientists Identify More Breast Cancer Genes
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Findings should lead to deeper understanding of the disease, experts say

  • Microsurgery May Cut Swelling After Breast Cancer Treatment
    (27-Mar-2009)
    Technique reroutes lymphatic fluid to prevent buildup, experts explain

  • Black Women at Higher Risk for Aggressive Breast Tumors
    (25-Mar-2009)
    Triple negative growths 3 times more likely regardless of age, weight, study finds

  • Soy May Help Shield Asian-American Girls From Breast Cancer
    (24-Mar-2009)
    Early consumption seems most beneficial, but needs further study, experts say

  • When Breast Cancer Recurs, Finding Pre-Symptoms Is Key
    (18-Mar-2009)
    Early stage cancers are usually smaller and more contained, study finds

  • Lymphedema Raises Cost of Breast Cancer Care
    (17-Mar-2009)
    Painful swelling can require treatments for infections and depression

  • Younger Women With Breast Cancer Face Added Peril
    (13-Mar-2009)
    Disease is more aggressive, requiring more radical treatments, study suggests

  • Women With Breast Cancer Gene Favor Preventive Mastectomy
    (09-Mar-2009)
    Most carriers view the procedure as best security against the disease, study finds

  • Wine Color Won't Change Breast Cancer Risk
    (09-Mar-2009)
    Despite red wine's healthy reputation, study finds it won't lower cancer odds

  • New Test May Mean Faster Breast Cancer Treatment
    (27-Feb-2009)
    Genetic analysis method can be used on all women with diagnosis, study says

  • Men With BRCA Gene Mutations Unaware of Cancer Risks
    (27-Feb-2009)
    They need to be more aware of the threats to themselves and relatives, study says

  • Yoga May Bring Calm to Breast Cancer Treatment
    (26-Feb-2009)
    Women reported less stress, more peace after sessions, study finds

  • Waiting Is the Hardest Part in Biopsies
    (24-Feb-2009)
    Study finds stress hormone levels abnormal among women waiting for breast biopsy results

  • Drinking Raises Cancer Risk for Middle-Age Women
    (24-Feb-2009)
    Even one drink a day poses danger, large study finds

  • Technique May Let More Women Use Tamoxifen
    (23-Feb-2009)
    30% of breast cancers currently don't respond to this type of estrogen-linked drug

  • Calcium Helps Ward Off Colon Cancer
    (23-Feb-2009)
    Effect is strongest for women, study finds, doesn't extend to other malignancies

  • Cancer Death Rates Decline Among Blacks, But Disparities Linger
    (18-Feb-2009)
    Diagnosis still comes later than for whites and survival is poorer, new report finds

  • Menopause Drug Tied to Breast Cancer Recurrence
    (17-Feb-2009)
    Dutch study of tibolone, also used for osteoporosis but not available in U.S., was stopped early due to increased risk

  • One in Three Cancer Survivors on Unemployment Line
    (17-Feb-2009)
    Lingering physical effects of cancer a likely cause, finds study

  • Experts Release Guidelines on Use of Breast MRI
    (16-Feb-2009)
    The technology can supplement, but not replace, standard screening, they say

  • Hodgkin's Survivors Prone to Breast Cancer Later
    (16-Feb-2009)
    Study found they were 37 times more likely to develop malignancies after radiation treatments

  • Pregnancy May Not Affect Breast Cancer Survival
    (09-Feb-2009)
    But early diagnosis and treatment before birth are best, study says

  • Minorities Distrust Medical System More
    (06-Feb-2009)
    Study finds levels of skepticism correlate with lower cancer screening rates

  • Two-Thirds of Hispanic Women Discover Breast Cancer Themselves
    (05-Feb-2009)
    But half wait at least a month before seeking help, research shows

  • Statins Don't Cut Cancer Risk
    (05-Feb-2009)
    Animal study found 2 popular cholesterol-lowering drugs had little effect on tumors

  • Drop in Breast Cancer Rates Due to Drop in HRT Use
    (04-Feb-2009)
    Researchers say first two years of combined hormone therapy a 'safe' period

  • 2 Years of Hormone Use May Be 'Safe'
    (03-Feb-2009)
    Cancer risk doesn't rise until third year, study finds

  • Fewer Women Are Having Mammograms
    (03-Feb-2009)
    CDC reports decline in two-thirds of the country

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Not Getting Recommended Mammograms
    (27-Jan-2009)
    Chest radiation indicates need for earlier screening, study notes

  • Why Cancer in One Breast May Affect the Other
    (26-Jan-2009)
    Researchers identify certain factors that seem to increase risk

  • Database Helps Assess Your Breast Cancer Risk
    (25-Jan-2009)
    Lifestyle factors and environmental hazards are included in the searchable site

  • More Americans Urged to Get Cancer Screenings
    (15-Jan-2009)
    Rates hover around 50 percent, despite proven benefits, report says

  • Ovary Removal Lowers Odds of Cancer in High-Risk Women
    (13-Jan-2009)
    Study confirms women with BRCA mutations are wise to take preventive action

  • Garlic as a Cancer Fighter? Maybe Not
    (09-Jan-2009)
    Evidence that strong-smelling herb prevents cancer is said to be weak

  • Heart Drug May Be a Cancer Fighter
    (07-Jan-2009)
    Digoxin, used to treat heart failure, slowed cell growth, study says

  • Genes Predict Chances of Breast Cancer's Spread
    (01-Jan-2009)
    Finding could help docs tailor treatments even further, researchers say

  • Grape Seed Extract Kills Leukemia Cells in Lab
    (31-Dec-2008)
    Finding might lead to new treatment for blood cancers, researchers say

  • High Insulin May Boost Odds of Breast Cancer
    (30-Dec-2008)
    Finding may clarify the disease's connection to obesity

  • Cancer Medicine Advances on Many Fronts
    (23-Dec-2008)
    New drug approvals, more targeted therapies the highlights of 2008

  • Marital Distress May Affect Breast Cancer Recovery
    (18-Dec-2008)
    Outcome appears to be related to quality of marriage relationship

  • 'Mediterranean'-Style Diet Best for Blood Sugar Control
    (17-Dec-2008)
    Another study finds type 2 diabetes increases cancer death risk

  • Phenols in Quality Olive Oil Suppress Breast Cancer Gene
    (17-Dec-2008)
    But study cautions lab findings were at levels unlikely to be achieved in real life

  • New Genetic Analysis Might Boost Breast Cancer Care
    (16-Dec-2008)
    Scientists say they've found a more accurate cell-based prognostic tool

  • Risk Info for Breast Cancer Patients Too Confusing
    (12-Dec-2008)
    Could lead to bad treatment decisions, study shows

  • Osteoporosis Drug Seems to Shrink Breast Tumors
    (12-Dec-2008)
    Other drugs in pipeline also hold promise against the disease, researchers report

  • HRT Users Who Get Breast Cancer Less Likely to Die
    (12-Dec-2008)
    They tend to get type of tumors that have better prognosis, study finds

  • Progress Made in Predicting Breast Cancer Risk
    (12-Dec-2008)
    Breast density, tumor characteristics help fine-tune treatment, study says

  • Non-Hormonal Therapies Aid Breast Cancer Patients
    (09-Dec-2008)
    This applies to women with metastatic or recurrent inoperable disease, report says

  • Cancer to Surpass Heart Disease as World's Leading Killer
    (09-Dec-2008)
    Biggest rise in cases and deaths coming in developing nations, report says

  • Glowing Substance Lights Up Cancer in Mice
    (08-Dec-2008)
    Fluorescent compound sticks to diseased cells, making them easier to spot, study says

  • Scientists ID Protein Aiding Breast Cancer Spread
    (08-Dec-2008)
    Called Menainv, research suggests it's a promising candidate as marker for metastasis

  • New Statistical Model Could Cut Needless Breast Biopsies
    (05-Dec-2008)
    But further study needed before method can become standard, researchers say

  • More High-Risk Women Preempt Breast Cancer
    (03-Dec-2008)
    Growing number with genetic, familial susceptibilities opt for double mastectomy

  • Latest Breast Imaging Techniques Offer New Views
    (03-Dec-2008)
    Neither will replace mammography for screening yet, experts say

  • Radioactive 'Seed' Rx Helps Women With Implants Fight Breast Cancer
    (01-Dec-2008)
    In these cases, the implant makes it more difficult to treat the malignancy, experts explain

  • Health Tip: Examining Your Breasts
    (27-Nov-2008)
    What you should look for during a self-exam

  • Some Breast Cancers May Regress on Their Own
    (25-Nov-2008)
    Study of women receiving mammography suggests it happens

  • Weight Boosts Older Women's Breast Cancer Risk
    (25-Nov-2008)
    It's the added pounds, not impaired detection, that's to blame, study concludes

  • U.S. Cancer Rate-Death Rate Combo Drops for 1st Time
    (25-Nov-2008)
    But smoking-related cancers continue to rise in some regions of country, report finds

  • Latin Women More Likely to Be Unhappy With Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions
    (21-Nov-2008)
    Spanish-speaking women need more culturally targeted information, study finds

  • Diet, Exercise May Modify Breast Cancer Risks
    (18-Nov-2008)
    Combined, they produce more potent anti-disease effect in postmenopausal women, study says

  • Canola Oil Consumed During Pregnancy Lowers Breast Cancer Risk for Offspring
    (18-Nov-2008)
    Mouse study found it was better than corn oil during gestation and lactation

  • Cancer Drug Ups Risk of Clots in Veins
    (18-Nov-2008)
    Those on Avastin faced 33% increased risk of dangerous side effect

  • Family History Ups Breast Cancer Risk Even Without BRCA Gene
    (17-Nov-2008)
    Unknown mutations may account for increased odds, researchers say

  • Psychological Counseling Boosts Breast Cancer Outcomes
    (17-Nov-2008)
    Interventions cut risk of recurrence, lengthened disease-free survival, study finds

  • Wealthy More Likely to Have Breast Reconstruction
    (17-Nov-2008)
    Black women less likely than white women to have reconstruction after mastectomy

  • Scientists Unravel Mystery of Tamoxifen Resistance
    (12-Nov-2008)
    Some breast tumors produce a protein that defeats the drug

  • Calcium, Vitamin D Won't Prevent Breast Cancer
    (11-Nov-2008)
    But findings apply to postmenopausal women only, counters editorial

  • Free Web Site Lists Breast Cancer Clinical Trials
    (06-Nov-2008)
    Studies are taking place at more than 1,100 facilities across the U.S.

  • Migraine Might Lower Breast Cancer Risk
    (06-Nov-2008)
    Lower estrogen levels among sufferers may be the reason why, researchers say

  • Folic Acid and Other B Vitamins Won't Help Prevent Cancer
    (04-Nov-2008)
    Seven-year study of supplements found no change in disease risk

  • Excess Weight Seems to Boost Breast Cancer Risk
    (02-Nov-2008)
    Exercising 30 to 60 minutes a day may offer needed protection, experts say

  • Vigorous Exercise Can Cut Breast Cancer Risk
    (31-Oct-2008)
    But benefits only apply to normal-weight women, study says

  • Research Reveals Why Tamoxifen Doesn't Always Work
    (30-Oct-2008)
    Receptors on the surface of breast cancer cells may be the key, scientists say

  • Hot Flashes, Night Sweats a Good Sign for Breast Cancer Patients
    (29-Oct-2008)
    Symptoms correlated with lower recurrence rates, study finds

  • Statins Lower Risk of Clots in Cancer Patients
    (27-Oct-2008)
    Study found those who took them were less likely to get venous thromboembolism

  • 3-D Doppler Ultrasound Helps ID Breast Cancers
    (21-Oct-2008)
    Method detects masses with higher blood flow speeds, likely indicating disease, study says

  • Mammograms Remain Best Way to Spot Breast Cancer
    (17-Oct-2008)
    Friday is National Mammography Day

  • Understanding the Benefits and Risks of Chemotherapy
    (16-Oct-2008)
    Besides hair loss and nausea, side effects include fatigue, vomiting, mouth sores and pain

  • Nicotine May Spur Breast Cancer's Spread
    (16-Oct-2008)
    Early study suggests it pushes cells to migrate to distant sites

  • Younger Breast Cancer Survivors Risk Disease in Other Breast
    (15-Oct-2008)
    Study suggests link to radiation therapy, but experts say treatments are safer today

  • Cancer Screenings for Medicaid Patients Miss Targets
    (14-Oct-2008)
    Only about half receive recommended tests for colon, breast, cervical disease, study finds

  • Caffeine Consumption Doesn't Raise Overall Breast Cancer Risk
    (14-Oct-2008)
    Large study did discover link with benign breast disease, or when tumor was larger

  • Tamoxifen Cuts Fracture Risk: Study
    (10-Oct-2008)
    But the benefit disappears when breast cancer drug is stopped

  • NSAIDs Might Lower Breast Cancer Risk
    (09-Oct-2008)
    Analysis of 38 studies found painkillers showed protective effect

  • Tamoxifen Speeds Diagnosis of ER-Negative Breast Cancer
    (07-Oct-2008)
    Study suggests the drug may make tumors easier to spot

  • Urine Samples Could Reveal Breast Cancer Risk
    (03-Oct-2008)
    High levels of two biomarkers might indicate early tumor growth, study suggests

  • Computer-Aided Mammogram Reading Effective
    (01-Oct-2008)
    Detection rates rival those of two radiologist readings, study says

  • Birth Size Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
    (30-Sep-2008)
    Heavier, longer infants more likely to develop disease as adults, study finds

  • Hypnosis Cuts Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Survivors
    (26-Sep-2008)
    Patients using the technique saw episodes diminish by 68%, study finds

  • Early Breast Cancer No More Likely to Return in Young Women
    (24-Sep-2008)
    Findings debunk theory that DCIS recurrence varies with age

  • Hormone Rx May Protect Women With Breast Cancer Gene
    (23-Sep-2008)
    Patients with BRCA mutations cut their odds for malignancy when taking estrogen, study found

  • Shorter-Course Radiation for Breast Cancer Safe, Effective
    (22-Sep-2008)
    New findings in cancer radiology also support 'seed' therapy for breast cancer, and a proton beam technique

  • Acupuncture Eases Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects
    (22-Sep-2008)
    Ancient therapy bested antidepressant for relieving hot flashes in study

  • Breast Cancer Survivors Report High Quality of Life After Treatment
    (21-Sep-2008)
    Even 15 years after lumpectomy, radiation, less than 5% complain of pain, survey finds

  • Drug Combo Fights Recurrent Ovarian Cancer Cell Growth
    (18-Sep-2008)
    Researchers say trabectedin showed promise in Phase III trial, hope for FDA approval

  • Lifestyle Changes Boost Enzyme Regulating Cell Aging
    (16-Sep-2008)
    Adjustments to diet, exercise increased telomerase levels 29%, cut 'bad' cholesterol

  • Breast Cancer Vaccine Blasts Some Tumors
    (15-Sep-2008)
    In animal studies, it eliminated aggressive growths

  • Immune System Biomarkers May Predict Early Lung Cancer
    (15-Sep-2008)
    Method could prove effective in identifying other common types of disease, study says

  • MRIs Don't Improve Breast Cancer Care, Outcome
    (07-Sep-2008)
    Study finds getting one delays treatment, raises odds of mastectomy

  • Drug Re-Sensitizes Breast Tumors to Treatment
    (05-Sep-2008)
    Phase II study finds sorafenib helps reverse disease resistance to anti-hormonal therapy

  • New Screening Catches More Breast Cancers
    (04-Sep-2008)
    Finding among new trends in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, experts say

  • Breast Cancer Drug Not Tied to Cognitive Decline: Study
    (02-Sep-2008)
    Researchers say finding is 'good news' for postmenopausal women taking anastrozole

  • Normal Cells May Predict Cancer Virulence
    (28-Aug-2008)
    Finding suggests that treatment that only aims at malignant cells might fall short

  • Drug Stops Bone Loss From Breast Cancer Chemo
    (21-Aug-2008)
    Zoledronic acid stabilized mineral density in premenopausal women, study finds

  • Imaging System Lets Doctors 'See' Cancer During Surgery
    (19-Aug-2008)
    Fluorescent dyes light up diseased tissue on video monitors, helping spare healthy cells

  • Zoledronic Acid Protects Bones of Women Getting Breast Cancer Treatment
    (19-Aug-2008)
    Drug countered effect of endocrine therapy in premenopausal patients, study finds

  • New Imaging Technique Could Spot Early Cancers
    (18-Aug-2008)
    Lasers heat nanotubes, then docs listen for ultrasound waves released showing tumors

  • HRT Drug Boosts Stroke Risk in Older Women
    (13-Aug-2008)
    Tibolone should not be used by those 60 and older, study says

  • Postmenopausal Women With Breast Cancer Face Joint Issues
    (12-Aug-2008)
    Obesity, previous HRT, chemo also raised chances for those on endocrine treatment, study says

  • Risk of Breast Cancer Relapse Can Linger
    (12-Aug-2008)
    Study shows recurrence after five-year mark, but numbers aren't as high as some might suspect, study says

  • Breaking the News About Breast Cancer
    (07-Aug-2008)
    Women worry about reactions during a time that's already difficult, study finds

  • 2 New Genes Tied to 3 Cancers
    (07-Aug-2008)
    Finding could improve early detection of breast, thyroid and kidney diseases, researchers say

  • Breast CT Scans Could Be Comfortable Alternative to Mammograms
    (01-Aug-2008)
    Newer technique didn't squeeze breasts, still spotted lesions, study finds

  • 2 Breast Cancer Screening Strategies Prove Effective
    (29-Jul-2008)
    But recall rate for abnormal mammograms was lower in Norwegian practice than in U.S.

  • Bone Density Predicts Chances of Breast Cancer
    (28-Jul-2008)
    Researchers found higher levels raised risk of disease

  • Cancer Survival Depends on Where You Live
    (17-Jul-2008)
    U.S. does better than Europe, although American whites do better than blacks, study finds

  • No Evidence Breast Self-Exams Cut Cancer Deaths
    (16-Jul-2008)
    Review of studies says monthly check is 'an option' for women starting in their 20s

  • Recent Genetic Discoveries Don't Improve Prediction of Breast Cancer
    (11-Jul-2008)
    When added to risk assessment tool, SNPs made no difference, study finds

  • Breast-Conserving Surgery Leaves Many Cancer Patients Disappointed
    (09-Jul-2008)
    Poor aesthetic outcome after lumpectomy linked to depression, fear, study finds

  • Gene Activity May Explain Deadlier Breast Cancers Among Younger Women
    (09-Jul-2008)
    Study finds more than 350 common sets of genes in patients under 45

  • Men Often Not Told of Severity of Wife's Cancer
    (09-Jul-2008)
    Study finds almost 40% say docs never said condition was terminal until near death

  • FDA Approves Genetic Test for Breast Cancer
    (08-Jul-2008)
    Kit will help identify which patients are most likely to respond to Herceptin

  • Breast Cancer Test Rates Drug Therapy Candidates
    (08-Jul-2008)
    Helps doctors make better treatment decisions

  • Dietary Supplement May Prevent Breast Cancer
    (07-Jul-2008)
    Resveratrol, found in red wine, grape skins, inhibits abnormal cells, study finds

  • Breast Cancer Vaccines Look Promising
    (26-Jun-2008)
    But research still to really pan out, expert warns

  • Experimental Imaging System Helps Detect Breast Cancer
    (26-Jun-2008)
    It's less expensive and nearly as accurate as MRI, study says

  • Poorer Patients Have Poorer Survival After Cancer Diagnosis
    (23-Jun-2008)
    Less affluent individuals had more advanced disease and were less likely to receive needed treatment

  • New Molecule Discovery Shows Promise Against Tamoxifen-Resistant Breast Cancers
    (16-Jun-2008)
    Potential therapy could be the next generation of treatments, researchers say

  • Primary Tumors Fuel Growth of Cancer Cells
    (12-Jun-2008)
    Finding suggests interception of this signal may thwart metastases, study says

  • Facility Characteristics Influence Mammography Accuracy
    (11-Jun-2008)
    Where screening is performed as important as who interprets results, study finds

  • Raloxifene Cuts Risk of Certain Type of Breast Cancer
    (11-Jun-2008)
    And the benefits weren't limited to high-risk women, study finds

  • Medicare Costs for Cancer Treatment Soar
    (10-Jun-2008)
    Increased expenses for chemotherapy may affect treatment decisions, expert says

  • Researchers Update Risk-of-Death Charts
    (10-Jun-2008)
    Authors hope it will encourage disease/prevention efforts

  • Chemo May Limit Fertility in Breast Cancer Survivors
    (02-Jun-2008)
    They're more likely to have diminished ovarian reserve producing viable eggs, study suggests

  • Bone Drug Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence
    (02-Jun-2008)
    Zometa, used to treat osteoporosis, showed no unanticipated side effects, researchers report

  • Avastin Added to Chemo Helps Women With Advanced Breast Cancer
    (02-Jun-2008)
    Anti-angiogenesis drug prolonged progression-free survival, study finds

  • Initiative Links Celebrities to Cancer Research
    (29-May-2008)
    Major League Baseball donates $10 million to novel effort

  • Paclitaxel Plus Chemo Improves Outcomes in Early Breast Cancer
    (27-May-2008)
    Study finds a trend toward better overall survival

  • Hormone Therapy Safe, Effective for Women Entering Menopause
    (20-May-2008)
    Experts stress that the finding applies only to those under 60 years of age

  • Low Levels of Vitamin D Spell Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients
    (16-May-2008)
    Study found women with deficiency were more likely to suffer recurrence, die from disease

  • Blood Test Helps Docs Assess Breast Cancer Treatment
    (16-May-2008)
    New tool could allow physicians to determine much sooner if therapy is working

  • Mastectomies on the Increase
    (16-May-2008)
    Trend coincides with increased use of MRI before surgeries, researchers report

  • Hot Flashes Reduced by Neck Injection
    (15-May-2008)
    Treatment could help breast cancer patients and menopausal women, study finds

  • Familial Breast Cancer Risk Lasts a Lifetime for Sisters
    (13-May-2008)
    But, exercise helps prevent the disease, two additional studies report

  • Coupled With Mammography, Ultrasound Finds More Breast Cancers
    (13-May-2008)
    But, false-positive rate may be too high for some women, study suggests

  • Mood Disorders Put Breast Cancer Patients at Risk for PTSD
    (09-May-2008)
    They're twice as likely to have suffered from depression before the diagnosis

  • Breast Cancer Tends to Grow Faster in Younger Women
    (08-May-2008)
    Finding could affect how screenings are conducted, analyzed, researchers say

  • BRCA Mutations Don't Spot All High-Risk Women
    (05-May-2008)
    Family history and atypical cells also indicate high risk of second cancer, study finds

  • New Targets Found That Stop Tumor Growth
    (02-May-2008)
    Blocking blood vessel formation has already worked against breast, colon cancers

  • Daily Aspirin May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
    (02-May-2008)
    But findings are too preliminary for any firm recommendation, researchers say

  • Medicare Costs Soar for Cancer Care
    (29-Apr-2008)
    Expenditures will continue to rise as the population ages, experts say

  • Gene Predicts Breast Cancer Prognosis
    (23-Apr-2008)
    Experiments in mice could lead to better diagnosis and treatment, experts say

  • Mammograms Still a Good Idea for Elderly Women
    (21-Apr-2008)
    Study finds it reduces risk of being diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer

  • Many Cancer Survivors Are Overweight and Sedentary: Study
    (21-Apr-2008)
    This, despite research that says proper diet and exercise can keep disease from recurring

  • Weekly Doses of Taxol Prolonged Lives of Breast Cancer Patients
    (16-Apr-2008)
    Finding should change standard of care, which is 4 doses every 3 weeks, researchers say

  • Chemo May Not Affect Memory in Breast Cancer Patients
    (15-Apr-2008)
    Stress of diagnosis more likely cause of reports of 'chemofog,' 'chemobrain,' study suggests

  • Women's Awareness of Cancer Risk Linked to Race, Ethnicity
    (15-Apr-2008)
    Study finds these factors influence how likely they are to undergo screenings

  • Breast Cancer Unchanged in Black Women, Despite Drop in HRT Use
    (15-Apr-2008)
    More estrogen-receptor negative tumors may be a factor, experts suggest

  • Drinking May Raise Breast Cancer Risk
    (14-Apr-2008)
    Effect was especially strong for estrogen-sensitive tumor types, study found

  • Stem Cell Marker Controls Pair of Key Cancer Pathways
    (14-Apr-2008)
    Work suggests, but does not prove, that stem cells drive breast cancer formation, researcher says

  • Breast Cancer Vaccine Works Against Deadlier Form of Disease
    (14-Apr-2008)
    It reduced mortality among women with HER2 malignancies, study shows

  • Detecting, Diagnosing Breast Cancers
    (14-Apr-2008)
    Studies evaluate importance of imaging devices in prognosis, treatment of disease

  • Doctor-Patient Talks Affect Use of Breast Reconstruction Surgery
    (11-Apr-2008)
    Disparity in practice linked to race, age and socioeconomic status, study finds

  • Breast Cancer Lymph Node Biopsy May Need Closer Look
    (09-Apr-2008)
    Stray 'micrometastases' could be missed, harming long-term survival, study suggests

  • Estrogen Supplements May Raise Odds of Benign Breast Disease
    (08-Apr-2008)
    Women on the hormone more than doubled the risk for this precancerous condition

  • Anemia Triples Risk of Local Recurrence in Breast Cancer Patients
    (03-Apr-2008)
    No differences seen in overall survival, metastasis when chemo triggered low red blood cell count

  • Molecular Cause of Breast Cancer Metastasis Discovered
    (03-Apr-2008)
    Signaling events in tumor pave the way for lung invasion, study shows

  • Genomic Profiling of Breast Cancers a Better Treatment Tool
    (01-Apr-2008)
    Findings point to personalized therapies that help predict disease recurrence

  • Many Women Unclear About Breast Cancer Treatments
    (31-Mar-2008)
    Study finds uncertainty about risks and benefits of mastectomies or lumpectomies.

  • Gaps Persist in Use of Less Invasive Breast Cancer Procedure
    (27-Mar-2008)
    Non-white women, aged and the poor less likely to receive sentinel lymph node biopsy, research shows

  • Health Tip: Get Screened for Cancer
    (25-Mar-2008)
    Here are tests you should have

  • HRT Raises Recurrence Risk Among Breast Cancer Survivors
    (25-Mar-2008)
    Trial was halted early after risk of both recurrence and new malignancies surfaced

  • Obese Women Less Likely to Be Tested for Some Cancers
    (24-Mar-2008)
    Study finds they're not getting needed screenings for breast and cervical tumors

  • Family Discussion Plays Role in Breast Cancer Awareness
    (21-Mar-2008)
    Openness has major impact on counseling and genetic testing, study shows

  • Cancer Poses Challenges for Husbands' Frame of Mind
    (20-Mar-2008)
    They take their cues from wives' emotional well-being, study suggests

  • Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy Works in Fewer, But Higher Doses
    (19-Mar-2008)
    The regimen is less challenging for patients but equally effective in preventing relapse, British studies find

  • Environmental Toxins, Radiation May Be Tied to Breast Cancer
    (19-Mar-2008)
    Exposure to plasticizers and other chemicals in childhood may hike adult cancer risks, report says

  • Obesity Linked to Poor Prognosis for Some Breast Cancer Patients
    (14-Mar-2008)
    Study focused on locally advanced breast cancer and inflammatory breast cancer

  • FDA Panel Supports Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients
    (13-Mar-2008)
    But adds strong caveats on their use for some undergoing chemo

  • Doctors See How Cancer Drug Can Damage Kidneys
    (12-Mar-2008)
    But the finding shouldn't keep physicians from using Avastin, researchers say

  • 'Crime Boss' Gene May Spur Breast Cancer
    (12-Mar-2008)
    Finding might explain why some tumors are aggressive and spread, researchers say

  • Late Use of Aromatase Inhibitor Still Effective Against Breast Cancer
    (11-Mar-2008)
    Letrozole cut women's risk of recurrent or new tumors by more than half, study found

  • Yoga Eases Menopause Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors
    (08-Mar-2008)
    Improvement after breathing, stretching program still evident 3 months later, study finds

  • Estrogen Levels in Blood Predict Breast Cancer's Return
    (06-Mar-2008)
    Study found women who had a recurrence had twice as much of the hormone in their system

  • Raised Breast Cancer Risk Persists After Combo HRT Stopped
    (04-Mar-2008)
    Latest data from Women's Health Initiative points to continued need for mammograms

  • Embryonic Stem Cell Protein Inhibits Melanoma
    (03-Mar-2008)
    Finding helps identify cellular pathways involved in cancer metastasis

  • Breast Cancer Drug Might Treat Bipolar Disorder
    (03-Mar-2008)
    Tamoxifen may ease condition's mania phase, but side effects could be a problem, experts say

  • Heart Hormones Beat Back Cancers in Mice
    (28-Feb-2008)
    One hormone cured 80 percent of pancreatic cancers, two-thirds of breast cancers, researcher says

  • Cost of Breast Cancer Can Include Paycheck
    (26-Feb-2008)
    Study found women lost average of 27% of their income after diagnosis

  • HRT Can Lead to Abnormal Mammograms, Biopsies
    (25-Feb-2008)
    That may limit effectiveness of these breast cancer detection methods, study says

  • FDA OKs Avastin for Advanced Breast Cancer
    (23-Feb-2008)
    Drug still carries significant risks, but approval was based on its ability to slow tumors, experts say.

  • Timely Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Insurance Status
    (18-Feb-2008)
    Uninsured, those on Medicaid more likely to be diagnosed with advanced cancers, American Cancer Society reports

  • Chemotherapy After Breast Cancer Surgery Effective for Older Women, Too
    (17-Feb-2008)
    But many patients aren't getting the lifesaving treatment, research reveals

  • Obesity Raises Cancer Risk
    (15-Feb-2008)
    British study details differences between genders, ethnic groups

  • DDT Compound Speeds Breast Cancer Growth
    (14-Feb-2008)
    Insecticide metabolite disrupts hormone-sensitive cells, study finds

  • Ovary Removal Protects Some High-Risk Women
    (12-Feb-2008)
    BRCA2 carriers get twice the reduction in breast cancer risk that BRCA1 carriers do, study finds

  • Precancerous Breast Lesions Cause Unnecessary Worry
    (12-Feb-2008)
    In most cases, ductal carcinoma in situ will not spread, researchers say

  • Most Breast Cancer Web Pages Contain Reliable Information
    (11-Feb-2008)
    But sites devoted to complementary or alternative medicine may not be accurate, study finds

  • Pathology Reports Good for Breast Cancer Studies
    (07-Feb-2008)
    Harvard docs say this way of checking estrogen-receptor status of participants is OK

  • Protein Linked With Poor Prognosis in Early-Stage Breast Cancer
    (30-Jan-2008)
    But expression of Ki-67 didn't predict who'd benefit from additional chemo

  • Personality Traits Don't Affect Breast Cancer Risk
    (30-Jan-2008)
    Authors of 1996 study that concluded differently took second look, found no connection

  • Surgeons' Characteristics Influence Breast Cancer Care
    (29-Jan-2008)
    Gender, race, schooling influence likelihood of giving radiation, study says

  • Next Generation of Parents More Likely to Back Genetic Testing
    (24-Jan-2008)
    Survey found adult children of parents with BRCA mutations would be more willing to test their own kids

  • Implants Double Infection Risk After Breast Reconstruction
    (22-Jan-2008)
    More must be done to help women avoid painful, costly complications, researchers say

  • Biological Link Between BRCA1 and Breast Cancer Detailed
    (17-Jan-2008)
    Finding suggests the gene, when not mutated, helps repair damaged DNA

  • HRT Raises Risk of Lobular Breast Cancer
    (16-Jan-2008)
    Incidence increased with popularity of hormone therapy, study finds

  • Genetic Breast Cancer Test Approved
    (16-Jan-2008)
    Estimates likelihood of recurrence, overall survival

  • Vaccines for Ovarian and Breast Cancer in Early Trials
    (12-Jan-2008)
    Activating body's immune system should fight tumors, researchers say

  • Tiny RNA Molecules Control Breast Cancer's Spread
    (09-Jan-2008)
    Finding could lead to better prognosis, treatments, researchers say

  • BRCA Mutations Don't Raise Breast Cancer Risk Equally
    (08-Jan-2008)
    Study finds wide variation among families with carriers

  • Not All Women Need Digital Mammograms
    (04-Jan-2008)
    Older women do as well with more cost-effective conventional film screenings, study says

  • Localized Breast Cancer Cells Have Potential to Spread
    (04-Jan-2008)
    Finding supports the use of radiation after early-stage disease is removed, researchers say

  • Breast Cancer Gene Might Extend Ovarian Cancer Survival
    (03-Jan-2008)
    The finding is so far limited to women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, researchers say

  • Class of Chemotherapy Drugs Helps Certain Breast Cancer Patients
    (26-Dec-2007)
    Anthracyclines increase survival for HER2-positive tumors, but not negative ones, analysis finds

  • BRCA1 Mutation Prevalent Among Hispanic, Younger Black Women
    (26-Dec-2007)
    New ethnic findings point out that all women with early breast cancer should be tested for the mutation, experts say

  • Breast Cancer Surgeons Don't Discuss Reconstruction Options
    (21-Dec-2007)
    But these discussions greatly impact women's surgery choices, experts say

  • Low-Income Women's Cancer Screenings Cost Effective: Report
    (21-Dec-2007)
    Total cost about $555, government analysis shows.

  • Hormone Could Ease Painful Lymphedema
    (20-Dec-2007)
    Swelling in arms or legs can come after infection or cancer therapy, researchers note

  • Uninsured More Likely to Die From Cancer Following Diagnosis
    (20-Dec-2007)
    Report finds they're less likely to get screening tests, so have advanced disease

  • Area Around Breast Tumor May Predict Cancer's Spread
    (19-Dec-2007)
    Mutations in tumor-suppressing gene could point to lymph node involvement, study suggests

  • Cancer Care Advances in 2007 Offer Hope
    (18-Dec-2007)
    But cutbacks in research funding jeopardize further breakthroughs: report

  • Even Tiny Breast Tumors May Need Aggressive Treatment
    (17-Dec-2007)
    For a subset of cancer types, treatment needs to be much tougher than is typically done, study finds

  • Cancer Killed Almost 8 Million Worldwide in 2007
    (17-Dec-2007)
    12 million new cases -- many preventable -- were diagnosed this year, American Cancer Society reports

  • Arimidex Beats Tamoxifen in Keeping Breast Cancer at Bay
    (14-Dec-2007)
    After more than 8 years of follow-up, older women taking the newer drug fared better, study finds

  • Breast Cancer Genes Also Raise Men's Risk for Malignancy
    (14-Dec-2007)
    Few men understand the danger from BRCA1/2, researchers say

  • High-Dose Chemo Provides Little Benefit to Breast Cancer Patients
    (13-Dec-2007)
    Review of studies finds regimen popular in 1980s doesn't really lengthen life

  • Diagnostic Mammogram Readings Vary by Radiologist
    (11-Dec-2007)
    Radiologists' experience and affiliation often influenced results, study found

  • Mutated Suppressor Gene Leads to a Type of Breast Cancer
    (10-Dec-2007)
    Finding could lead to new treatments, researchers say

  • Obesity, Diabetes Linked to Cancers
    (07-Dec-2007)
    Studies find effects on breast, prostate and colorectal tumors

  • Black Women Wait Longer for Breast Cancer Surgery
    (06-Dec-2007)
    Older women also face delays, new study finds

  • Common Household Chemical Could Raise Breast Cancer Risk
    (06-Dec-2007)
    Experiments with rats show early exposure causes genetic changes in breast cells

  • Health Tip: Get the Most From Your Mammogram
    (05-Dec-2007)
    Take these precautions

  • Night Shift Work May Heighten Risk for Cancer
    (05-Dec-2007)
    Expert panel to add it to list of 'probable' causes of malignancy

  • FDA Panel Says No to Avastin for Advanced Breast Cancer
    (05-Dec-2007)
    Drug has significant risks, and its benefits are still debated, experts say

  • Diets May Raise Cancer Risk for Poor, Urban Women
    (30-Nov-2007)
    Most get too little of nutrients that cut their odds for malignancy, study finds

  • Fewer Women Getting Mammograms
    (29-Nov-2007)
    And doctors worry that could lead to rise in breast cancer cases

  • Studies Reveal Why Breast Cancer Hits Black Women Harder
    (29-Nov-2007)
    Biology and genetics appear to be key factors, researchers say

  • 3-D Breast Imaging May Improve Cancer Detection
    (28-Nov-2007)
    Stereoscopic digital mammography cut rate of false-positive results, study found

  • Combo PET/CT Scan Helps Spot Breast Cancer's Spread
    (27-Nov-2007)
    Technique helps detect metastases earlier for women with inflammatory breast cancer, study finds

  • Excess Pounds Raise Women's Cancer Risk
    (07-Nov-2007)
    Obesity linked to a range of tumor types, studies find

  • Little Evidence Silicone Breast Implants Harm Health
    (31-Oct-2007)
    Review of data finds no link to most common illnesses

  • Smoking Does Not Worsen Breast Cancer
    (29-Oct-2007)
    But there are lots of other reasons to avoid the habit, experts say

  • Survey Finds Many Women Misinformed About Cancer
    (26-Oct-2007)
    Deaths rates could be cut with more testing and early detection

  • More Women Choosing 'Preventive' Double Mastectomy
    (23-Oct-2007)
    There's no proof cancer will spread to the healthy second breast, researchers say

  • Best Breast-Cancer Care Eludes Older Women
    (21-Oct-2007)
    Research highlights need to individualize treatment

  • Protein Gives Clues to Pancreatic Cancer
    (19-Oct-2007)
    When pp32 is gone, a tumor-spurring gene goes to work, researchers say

  • Ixempra Approved for Breast Cancer
    (17-Oct-2007)
    Targets protein that spurs growth of cancer cells

  • Health Tip: Breast Self-Exams
    (16-Oct-2007)
    Here's what to look for

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall
    (15-Oct-2007)
    Report finds a doubling of the rate of decline over past decade

  • Breast Cancer Radiation Won't Hurt Immune Health
    (12-Oct-2007)
    Partial-breast method might leave women less tired, researchers say

  • Drug a New Weapon Against One Form of Breast Cancer
    (10-Oct-2007)
    Adding paclitaxel to standard chemo targets HER2-positive tumors

  • Black Women Get Less Breast Cancer Treatment
    (08-Oct-2007)
    Study finds they're much less likely than whites to get tamoxifen, for example

  • Woman's Hips Might Indicate Daughter's Breast Cancer Risk
    (08-Oct-2007)
    Wider hips mean more estrogen, bringing higher odds for the illness, researchers say

  • Wine, Beer, Spirits Boost Breast Cancer Risk Equally
    (27-Sep-2007)
    Three or more drinks a day raise odds by 30%, study finds

  • 1 in 12 Outpatient Visits Is for Prevention: Study
    (25-Sep-2007)
    They include cholesterol checks, gynecologic care and cancer screening

  • Breast Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall
    (25-Sep-2007)
    But decline is greater among white women than black women, report finds

  • Experts Offer Tips on Easing Mammogram Discomfort
    (23-Sep-2007)
    Simple steps like avoiding caffeine can help, they say

  • Gene May Influence Breast Cancer-Estrogen Link
    (17-Sep-2007)
    Targeting this DNA might improve treatment, researchers say

  • FDA Approves Osteoporosis Drug to Cut Breast Cancer Risk
    (14-Sep-2007)
    Manufacturer calls Evista a valuable tool, but critics say its heart risks outweigh benefits

  • Osteoporosis Drug Evista Approved to Cut Risk of Breast Cancer
    (14-Sep-2007)
    Among postmenopausal women

  • Education Linked to Cancer Death Rates
    (12-Sep-2007)
    Socioeconomic status and access to health care may explain the connection

  • Tamoxifen Helps Treat Bipolar Disorder
    (12-Sep-2007)
    Discovery may lead to new drug to treat manic phase of the illness, study says

  • Workouts a Boon for Breast Cancer Patients
    (06-Sep-2007)
    Exercise, yoga improve quality of life, even chemotherapy compliance, studies find

  • Studies Shed New Light on Breast Cancer, Treatment
    (06-Sep-2007)
    Symposium reveals racial disparities, troublesome drug side effects

  • Hypnosis Eases Pain of Breast Cancer Surgery
    (28-Aug-2007)
    Other benefits: Less anesthesia, faster recovery, less cost, study finds

  • Health Tip: Breast Self-Exams
    (23-Aug-2007)
    They can help detect cancer early

  • Acrylamide Won't Raise Breast Cancer Risk
    (21-Aug-2007)
    Fried, baked food compound poses no threat, major study finds

  • Many Parents Share Genetic Test Findings With Kids
    (17-Aug-2007)
    But the children may be too young to handle the information, study suggests

  • Healthy Lifestyle Key To Cancer Prevention
    (16-Aug-2007)
    Obesity, tobacco cause half of all cancers, presidential panel says

  • Decline in U.S. Breast Cancers Tied to Drop in Hormone Use
    (14-Aug-2007)
    Mammogram trends played no role in recent lower numbers, study finds

  • Scientists Create Breast Tumor Stem Cells
    (13-Aug-2007)
    Achievement could spur research into cancer's spread, experts say

  • MRIs Spot Breast Cancers in High-Risk Women
    (31-Jul-2007)
    But the technology won't replace mammography, experts stress

  • Taking Cancer Drug With Food May Cut Costs
    (17-Jul-2007)
    Breast cancer patients on Tykerb could save $1,740 per month, experts say

  • Healthiest Diet Made Little Difference to Breast Cancer Survivors
    (17-Jul-2007)
    Regimen exceeding national guidelines didn't protect more from recurrence, study finds

  • New Test Helps Detect Spreading Breast Cancer
    (16-Jul-2007)
    Assists doctors in deciding appropriate therapy

  • No Evidence Tomatoes, Lycopene Cut Cancer: FDA
    (13-Jul-2007)
    The agency lays out details behind its decision to bar health claims

  • Breast Cancer Genes Don't Raise Tumor-Linked Death Risk
    (11-Jul-2007)
    Women with the BRCA mutations also responded equally well to treatment, study found

  • Meats, Sweets May Boost Breast Cancer Risk
    (10-Jul-2007)
    Chinese women who favored Western fare doubled their odds for malignancy, study showed

  • Breast Cancer More Aggressive in Black Women
    (10-Jul-2007)
    Experts are divided over the reasons why

  • Patient's Own Body Fat Used in Breast Remodeling
    (09-Jul-2007)
    Procedure is first being tried on breast cancer survivors, developers say

  • Timing of Breast Cancer Drug Affects Cardiac Risk: Study
    (05-Jul-2007)
    Giving Herceptin alongside -- not after -- standard chemo may be best approach

  • Breast Cancer Survival May Run in Families
    (28-Jun-2007)
    Daughters of women who succumb to the disease have heightened risk of dying if they develop it, Swedish study finds.

  • Ultrasound Can Spare Some Women Invasive Breast Biopsy
    (26-Jun-2007)
    Noninvasive follow-up may be acceptable alternative, study suggests

  • New Cancer Drugs Prove Their Worth
    (25-Jun-2007)
    They may cost more, but they extend lives, improve quality of life, studies find

  • Estrogen May Lower Younger Women's Heart Risk
    (20-Jun-2007)
    Findings differ from prior HRT study involving those over 60

  • Experts Offer Better Means of Gauging Breast Cancer Risk
    (19-Jun-2007)
    Relying on family history keeps too many women from valuable gene tests, they say

  • Hormone Therapy Extends Lives of Ovarian Cancer Patients
    (15-Jun-2007)
    The use of letrozole may also delay need for chemotherapy, study says

  • Private Insurance May Help in Earlier Cancer Detection
    (11-Jun-2007)
    Advanced oral, breast tumors found more often in people with no insurance or public insurance

  • More Proof That Breast Cancer Rates Are Declining
    (07-Jun-2007)
    Drop in HRT use may be one of several factors, study says

  • Drug May Help Combat 'Chemo Brain'
    (05-Jun-2007)
    Small study found modafinil effective for women with breast cancer

  • Hot Flashes May Be Good News for Breast-Cancer Patients
    (05-Jun-2007)
    Could be a sign that drug therapy is working, study says

  • Disparities Persist in Cancer Care
    (04-Jun-2007)
    Studies show racial, socioeconomic gaps continue with breast, childhood cancers

  • Herceptin Heart Danger Stays Same After Five Years
    (04-Jun-2007)
    Breast cancer patients showed no increase in risk, longer-term study finds

  • Herceptin Still Improves Odds Against Breast Cancer
    (04-Jun-2007)
    Latest analysis found benefit stayed the same four years later

  • Healthy Diet, Exercise Might Lower Chances of Cancer's Return
    (03-Jun-2007)
    The former fought colon cancer recurrence, the latter lowered insulin levels in breast cancer survivors

  • Improved Delivery Shortens Breast Cancer Radiation Time
    (31-May-2007)
    Highly targeted therapy takes 4 weeks instead of 6 or 7, experts say

  • Hair Relaxers Won't Boost Black Women's Breast Cancer Risk
    (30-May-2007)
    Study of 59,000 women shows no link, despite long-time use

  • Vitamin D, Calcium Might Lower Breast Cancer Risk
    (29-May-2007)
    But it's too early to recommend supplements, one expert says

  • Breast Cancer Genetics Takes Big Leap Forward
    (28-May-2007)
    Scientists have found 4 new mutations that may combine to boost risk

  • Gene Findings Boost Breast Cancer Research
    (24-May-2007)
    Scientists find new DNA driving malignancy, and a host of implicated proteins

  • Health Tip: Breast Cysts
    (23-May-2007)
    Most are noncancerous

  • MRI May Improve Breast Cancer Surgery
    (22-May-2007)
    The scans can point to new regions needing excision, researchers say

  • New Hormone Treatment Fights Certain Breast Cancers
    (18-May-2007)
    But LHRH agonists are only effective in women under 40, study finds

  • Severely Obese Women More Likely to Skip Cancer Scans
    (17-May-2007)
    Many may feel embarrassed at getting weighed or examined, expert says

  • Breast Tissue Markers Help Predict Cancer's Course
    (15-May-2007)
    8 genetic clues were found in cells close to the tumor, researchers explain

  • U.S. Mammography Rates Dropping
    (14-May-2007)
    Government study found 4% decline between 2000 and 2005

  • Chemical Compounds Boost Breast Cancer Risk
    (14-May-2007)
    Pollutants, food ingredients, solvents may all cause harm, researchers say

  • MRI Detects Breast Cancer Missed by Mammography in High-Risk Women
    (07-May-2007)
    False-positive rate remains too high for test to be used as general screening tool, however

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for Breast Cancer
    (07-May-2007)
    Some are associated with lifestyle choices

  • New Study Stresses Mammogram's Importance in Breast Cancer Decline
    (05-May-2007)
    Analysis shows effect of screening mammography

  • Tamoxifen Protects Certain Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer
    (02-May-2007)
    Those who've undergone ovarian removal are shielded from estrogen-linked disease, study finds

  • Study Outlines Fat Hormone's Role in Breast Cancer
    (30-Apr-2007)
    Leptin may enhance tumor growth, mouse study shows

  • Imaging Technique Could Help Fight Metastatic Cancers
    (27-Apr-2007)
    Docs assessed treatment's success by watching water diffuse through tumors

  • No Link Between Abortion, Miscarriage and Breast Cancer
    (23-Apr-2007)
    Study of more than 100,000 women shows no definite connection

  • Studies Assess Risk of Developing Primary, Secondary Cancers
    (20-Apr-2007)
    Genetics, lifestyle, environment interact to cause disease, researchers say

  • Decline in HRT Use Linked to Drop in Breast Cancer
    (19-Apr-2007)
    Rates of disease fell nearly 9 percent after U.S. study found hormones caused health problems; U.K. study shows HRT use fueled ovarian cancer

  • Cancer Biomarkers Could Help Guide Treatment
    (18-Apr-2007)
    New blood or biopsy tests predict patients' response to therapy, experts say

  • Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
    (17-Apr-2007)
    It spurred immune system to kill tumors in mice, researchers say

  • Daily Aspirin May Reduce Cancer Risk
    (17-Apr-2007)
    But the high dose needed brings its own dangers, experts warn

  • Early Life Factors May Boost Breast Cancer Risk
    (16-Apr-2007)
    Birth size, smoking, race may all play role in DNA changes that increase odds of disease

  • Fruits and Vegetables Fight Off Cancer
    (16-Apr-2007)
    Three studies suggest that eating well can reduce risk

  • Gene Studies Offer Insights Into Cancer
    (11-Apr-2007)
    One details disease's spread, the other offers potential for better chemotherapy

  • Hispanic Women's Biology May Spur More Aggressive Breast Cancer
    (09-Apr-2007)
    Finding could explain worse prognoses in this group, researchers say

  • Researchers Identify Key Protein for Breast Cancer's Spread
    (09-Apr-2007)
    Finding could lead to new therapies to treat the disease

  • Health Tip: Preparing for a Mammogram
    (05-Apr-2007)
    Do's and don'ts on the day of the test

  • Computer-Aided Detection Doesn't Help Mammography
    (04-Apr-2007)
    It leads to too many false-positive results in breast screenings, study finds

  • Breast Cancer Deaths Dropping Most in Women Under 70
    (03-Apr-2007)
    Overall decline since 1990s attributed to tamoxifen, more screenings, experts say

  • Chemotherapy Plus Tamoxifen Aids Breast Cancer Patients
    (03-Apr-2007)
    Study found higher survival rate for women on the dual therapy

  • New Mammography Guidelines Issued for Women 40-49
    (02-Apr-2007)
    American College of Physicians suggests exam timetable should be based on discussion with doctor

  • Internet Use Can Boost Breast Cancer Patients' Faith in Docs
    (30-Mar-2007)
    Often, high-quality info validates what physicians have already told them, study finds

  • Docs' Referral Practices Limit Breast Reconstruction
    (26-Mar-2007)
    Findings show only 16% of U.S. women who've had mastectomy have plastic surgery

  • Young, Black Women at Higher Risk of Aggressive Breast Cancer
    (26-Mar-2007)
    These tumors lack hormone receptors that make ideal treatment targets, researchers say

  • Cancer's Return Shouldn't Limit Elizabeth Edwards, Doctors Say
    (23-Mar-2007)
    With expert care, she could maintain good quality of life

  • Male Breast Cancer Deadlier for Blacks
    (19-Mar-2007)
    Racial disparity mirrors that of more common female breast tumors, researchers say

  • Researchers Seek More Women for 'Sister Study' of Breast Cancer
    (18-Mar-2007)
    They're recruiting healthy sisters of breast cancer patients to better understand the disease

  • Test Could Determine Which Breast Cancer Patients Need Chemo
    (16-Mar-2007)
    Researchers plan to study the Oncotype DX screen in 10,000 women

  • Tykerb Approved for Advanced Breast Cancer
    (13-Mar-2007)
    When other therapies haven't succeeded

  • FDA OKs New Drug for Advanced Breast Cancer
    (13-Mar-2007)
    Tykerb delayed illness progression in those with advanced HER2 disease

  • Heated 'Nanoprobes' Destroy Breast Cancer Cells
    (09-Mar-2007)
    In animal study, tumor growth was slowed with no toxicity

  • Radiation for Breast Cancer in 1980s Ups Heart Risk
    (06-Mar-2007)
    But the treatment's lifesaving benefits still outweigh the dangers, experts say

  • Long-Term, Strenuous Exercise May Lower Breast Cancer Risk
    (27-Feb-2007)
    Study found moderate activity didn't appear to have an effect, however

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Boosts Cancer Death Risk: Study
    (27-Feb-2007)
    Researchers urge further investigation into targeted therapies to improve survival rate

  • Industry-Funded Breast Cancer Trials Show More Positive Results
    (26-Feb-2007)
    Study also found lack of comparison group in research backed by drug makers

  • Cancer Drug May Turn Immune System Against Tumors
    (22-Feb-2007)
    It's a new strategy in fighting malignancy, researchers say

  • Tamoxifen May Affect Women's Eye Health
    (19-Feb-2007)
    The breast cancer drug increases optical swelling, study suggests

  • Switching Breast Cancer Drugs May Boost Survival
    (13-Feb-2007)
    Early results suggest aromatase inhibitors might improve on tamoxifen

  • Vitamin D Studies Show Promise for Reducing Cancers
    (12-Feb-2007)
    Certain doses of supplements may prevent half of breast, two-thirds of colorectal cases

  • Newer Drugs Beat Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer Survival
    (12-Feb-2007)
    Aromatase inhibitors may also be safer over the long term, study suggests

  • Gene Variant Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer
    (12-Feb-2007)
    The effect is small -- 10 percent -- but noteworthy, scientists say

  • Aging Population Is Boosting Europe's Cancer Rate: Study
    (07-Feb-2007)
    Antismoking campaigns and other efforts can slow the trend, experts say

  • New Test Predicts Chances of Breast Cancer Return
    (06-Feb-2007)
    Based on a woman's genetic profile

  • FDA Approves Gene-Based Breast Cancer Test
    (06-Feb-2007)
    But questions remain about the exam's accuracy

  • Cancer Deaths for Blacks Remain High
    (01-Feb-2007)
    Despite overall decline since the 1990s, report says more focus, education is needed

  • Estrogen May Weaken Immune Response to Breast Cancer
    (31-Jan-2007)
    The hormone stimulates production of immune-inhibiting molecule, study finds

  • Black Women Often Miss Out on Mammogram Results
    (31-Jan-2007)
    In many cases, findings don't reach women or are misinterpreted, study finds

  • Dual Drug Therapy Shows Promise Against Breast Cancer
    (30-Jan-2007)
    In some cases, tumors were eradicated in mice, researchers report

  • Men With Breast Cancer at High Risk of Second Tumor
    (25-Jan-2007)
    Study finds more melanoma, stomach cancer in addition to new breast cancers

  • Mammography Rates Dropping, U.S. Report Finds
    (25-Jan-2007)
    Experts worry about whether troubling trend will continue

  • Determined Breast Cancer Patients Seek Better Surgeons
    (22-Jan-2007)
    Those who look for the best care often find it, study suggests

  • Preparing for Your Mammogram
    (22-Jan-2007)
    What to know before you go

  • Many Breast Cancer Patients Quit Tamoxifen Early
    (22-Jan-2007)
    The drug, which can prevent recurrence, is meant to be taken for 5 years

  • Poorer, Less Educated Women Get Less Chemo for Breast Cancer
    (18-Jan-2007)
    Obese women also get reduced drug therapy, a new study suggests

  • Genetic 'Signature' Predicts Breast Cancer Recurrence
    (17-Jan-2007)
    Technique also works for prostate, lung and brain cancer, study says

  • Researchers Unlock Secrets of Anti-Cancer Gene
    (11-Jan-2007)
    Discovery may hold key to future treatments, researchers say

  • Herceptin Cuts Death Rate for Breast Cancer Patients
    (04-Jan-2007)
    British study validates previous findings for those with HER-2 positive disease

  • High-Tech Mammograms Will Change Breast Cancer Care
    (31-Dec-2006)
    Two new technologies offer better results with less discomfort

  • HRT Debate Not Over Yet
    (26-Dec-2006)
    Experts say treatment still has value despite latest finding on link to breast cancer

  • Scientists ID Genes That Lose Expression in Solid Tumors
    (26-Dec-2006)
    Discovery could form the basis for a new, early detection screen, study says

  • Mistletoe Injection Linked to Tumor-Like Growth
    (22-Dec-2006)
    Case report adds to debate over value of the alternative treatment for cancer

  • Breast Cancer Stem Cells Seem to Survive Radiation Therapy
    (19-Dec-2006)
    Discovery may help scientists develop drug therapies to better combat tumors

  • Doctors' Judgment Still Trumps Mammography Advances
    (18-Dec-2006)
    Computer-assisted scans can miss lesions caught by trained eye

  • Low-Fat Diet Helps Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence
    (18-Dec-2006)
    Researchers say the effect was strongest in tough-to-treat malignancies

  • Gene Tests Predict Breast Cancer Treatment Success
    (15-Dec-2006)
    One looks at results after chemo, another gauges outcomes after tamoxifen therapy

  • New Drug Fights Type of Aggressive Breast Cancer
    (14-Dec-2006)
    Lapatinib reduced tumor size in 80% of women with inflammatory malignancies

  • Breast Cancer Rates Drop in U.S.
    (14-Dec-2006)
    Researchers say decline followed reduction in HRT use

  • Compound Boosts Tamoxifen's Cancer-Fighting Power
    (13-Dec-2006)
    Experimental agent may solve problem of resistance to the breast cancer drug

  • Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk
    (12-Dec-2006)
    Study finds significant benefits for postmenopausal women

  • A Year of Major Advances in Cancer Cited
    (09-Dec-2006)
    But government funding cuts threaten continued research progress, oncologists report

  • Mammogram's Benefit During 40s Still Uncertain
    (08-Dec-2006)
    British study weighed plusses, minuses for nearly 161,000 women tracked over 11 years

  • Biopsy Marker May Predict Breast Cancer's Course
    (06-Dec-2006)
    Women with low p27 protein fared worse with hormone-positive tumors, study found

  • Abortion Pill May Help Prevent Breast Cancer
    (30-Nov-2006)
    Mouse study shows that RU486, or compounds like it, might have promise

  • Mammogram Via Satellite Helps Rural Women
    (29-Nov-2006)
    Technology may end long waits for out-of-the-way patients, experts say

  • Hypnosis Eases Breast Cancer Biopsy Pain
    (29-Nov-2006)
    The technique has no side effects, researchers add

  • Heavier Young Women at Lower Breast Cancer Risk
    (28-Nov-2006)
    But overweight is linked to other health woes, experts warn

  • Breast Cancer Risk Linked to Normal Aging of Breast Tissue
    (27-Nov-2006)
    As milk ducts regress, malignancy risk fades, study finds

  • New Breast Scanner Rivals Mammograms
    (27-Nov-2006)
    And it works without flattening the breast, researchers say

  • New Drug Boosts Breast Cancer Survival
    (17-Nov-2006)
    Arimidex after long-term tamoxifen should be new standard of care, study finds

  • New Links Detailed Between Diet, Cancer Risk
    (16-Nov-2006)
    Benefits seen for soy in women, fish in men, vitamin E-rich foods in male smokers

  • Breast Cancer Diagnosis Brings Serious Distress
    (14-Nov-2006)
    But too often, cancer's emotional toll is undertreated, research shows

  • Red Meat May Boost Breast Cancer Risk
    (13-Nov-2006)
    Growth hormones, natural carcinogens in meat could be to blame, researchers say

  • Tool Predicts Post-Surgery Breast Cancer Recurrence
    (11-Nov-2006)
    Computer method looks specifically at women who've undergone lumpectomy

  • Family History Strong Predictor of Breast Cancer Risk
    (09-Nov-2006)
    Odds remain high even if women do not carry cancer-linked genes, study finds

  • Estrogen Receptor Points to Aggressive Breast Cancer
    (09-Nov-2006)
    Doctors might use this cue to help tailor treatment, researchers say

  • Breast Cancer Responds to Shorter-Course Radiation
    (08-Nov-2006)
    Study suggests treatment can be reduced by three weeks

  • Research Compares Safety of Breast Cancer Radiation Techniques
    (08-Nov-2006)
    One method, called MammoSite, may deliver more radiation to the heart than realized

  • Gene May Help Spur Breast Cancer's Spread
    (03-Nov-2006)
    Discovery could lead to new, targeted treatments, experts say

  • Combo Treatment Helps Fight Early Breast Cancer
    (02-Nov-2006)
    Adding epirubicin to standard chemo 'cocktail' boosts outcomes, British team report

  • Black Women's Genes May Spur Deadlier Breast Cancer
    (24-Oct-2006)
    Race played role in outcome, despite treatment used, study found

  • Breast Cancer Drugs Not One-Size-Fits-All
    (23-Oct-2006)
    Only certain women need aromatase inhibitors to prevent recurrence, study finds

  • Digital Mammography Boosts Chances of Spotting Malignancies
    (22-Oct-2006)
    It's the next big advance in breast cancer detection, doctors say

  • Breast Cancer Experts Urge Funding for Minority Screenings
    (20-Oct-2006)
    More federal dollars would mean more lives saved, American Cancer Society says

  • Could Personality Influence Cancer Risk?
    (19-Oct-2006)
    Rat study finds timid rodents tend to fare worse

  • Older Women Not Getting Proper Breast Cancer Treatment
    (18-Oct-2006)
    Study cites need for better diagnoses and use of therapies

  • Study Suggests Vitamin D May Help Fight Breast Cancer
    (16-Oct-2006)
    Women with advanced disease had lower levels of the nutrient

  • New Breast Cancer Gene Found
    (09-Oct-2006)
    But BRIP1 accounts for only a fraction of familial cases, researchers say

  • 'Chemo Brain' in Cancer Survivors Is Real: Study
    (05-Oct-2006)
    Brain scans show changes in blood flow, metabolism

  • Short-Term Radiation Put to Test for Breast Cancer
    (04-Oct-2006)
    Large-scale study comparing it with traditional six-week regimen

  • Research Spots 5 Potential Breast Cancer Genes
    (04-Oct-2006)
    Pooling data from more than 20 studies helped yield results, scientists say

  • Delaying Chemo After Breast Cancer Surgery Can Be Safe
    (03-Oct-2006)
    However, waiting more than 3 months boosts recurrence risk, researchers warn

  • Hormone Therapy Ups Ovarian-Cancer Risk
    (03-Oct-2006)
    But most women aren't taking the treatment as steadily as they once did, researchers note

  • One in 10 Mammograms Comes Back Abnormal
    (26-Sep-2006)
    Study finds most radiologists evaluating tests well, reducing cancer death rates

  • Biopsy Best for Breast Cancer Detection
    (24-Sep-2006)
    It's superior to other tests, like MRIs, researchers find

  • MRI Detects Breast Cancer's Spread
    (22-Sep-2006)
    It's superior to another radiological method, called MDCT, study finds

  • Protein Screen Predicts Breast Cancer Therapy Success
    (15-Sep-2006)
    The test, called OncoPlan, is already available

  • Ovary Removal Raises Young Women's Death Risk
    (15-Sep-2006)
    The finding sheds new light on estrogen-replacement therapy, experts says

  • Protein Test Spots Risk for Breast, Ovarian Cancer
    (15-Sep-2006)
    FANCD2 illuminates a new kind of genetic danger, experts explain

  • Exercise May Help Breast Cancer Patients Survive
    (11-Sep-2006)
    Activity in year prior to diagnosis improved outlook, study found

  • Scientists Map Genetic Codes for Breast, Colon Cancers
    (07-Sep-2006)
    Step lays groundwork for better, targeted treatments, experts say

  • Home Visits Boost Mammography Rates for Rural Poor
    (06-Sep-2006)
    Almost half of study group went on to get exams, study finds

  • Dense Breasts Raise Cancer Risk
    (06-Sep-2006)
    Two studies found it was as important a predictor as age

  • Cell-Regulating Gene Boosts Breast Cancer Survival
    (06-Sep-2006)
    Up to 50% of patients overexpress the cyclin D1 variant, researchers say

  • Gene Test May Improve Breast Cancer Treatment
    (06-Sep-2006)
    70-gene 'signature' gives more accurate prognosis, study finds

  • Study Reveals Smoking's Link to Breast Cancer
    (25-Aug-2006)
    Carcinogens weaken cells' ability to repair DNA, researchers say

  • Plastics Chemical Might Promote Breast Cancer
    (25-Aug-2006)
    Scientists spot mechanism allowing bisphenol-A to concentrate in tumor cells

  • PET Scans Predict Breast Cancer Spread
    (22-Aug-2006)
    California researchers show the scans aid in diagnosis

  • Bilingual Clinics Boost Cancer Screening for Hispanic Women
    (21-Aug-2006)
    Immigrant patients more comfortable speaking to health staff in Spanish, study confirms

  • Needle Biopsy Gives Insight Into Breast Cancer Genetics
    (18-Aug-2006)
    This information can help guide treatment, researchers say

  • Breast Cancer Treatment Safe During Pregnancy
    (16-Aug-2006)
    Babies born to patients appear to fare well, study finds

  • Breast Cancer Gene Mutations More Common Than Thought
    (15-Aug-2006)
    BRCA1 and 2 almost as prevalent in black women as in white, researchers report

  • Chemo Shows More Side Effects Than Expected
    (15-Aug-2006)
    Breast cancer patients had more hospital visits than anticipated, study finds

  • Breast Cancer Patients Should Monitor Heart Risks
    (14-Aug-2006)
    2 studies find potential side effects from Herceptin, radiation

  • Gene Test Predicts Lung Cancer Outcome
    (09-Aug-2006)
    Revolutionary new screen helps doctors decide whether patients need chemotherapy

  • 'DES Daughters' Face Higher Breast-Cancer Risk
    (08-Aug-2006)
    In utero exposure to the synthetic estrogen is to blame, study says

  • Variation to Gene May Triple Breast-Cancer Risk
    (31-Jul-2006)
    CHEK2 mutation could serve as diagnostic warning sign, study suggests

  • Breast Cancer Study Focuses on Women With Breast Implants
    (27-Jul-2006)
    They may not need to undergo full mastectomy, researchers conclude

  • Actress Diahann Carroll Helps Launch Breast Cancer Web Site
    (25-Jul-2006)
    Education effort aims to dispel common myths about the disease

  • Tamoxifen Doesn't Extend Life for Most Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer
    (24-Jul-2006)
    New analysis looks at death rates from cancer, other problems

  • Estrogen-Plus-Testosterone Therapy Increases Breast Cancer Risk
    (24-Jul-2006)
    And alternatives to HRT rely on a placebo effect, researchers say

  • Mouse Model of Painful Lymphedema Should Aid Research
    (20-Jul-2006)
    The condition, marked by swollen limbs, affects many breast cancer patients

  • New Digital Mammography System Approved
    (18-Jul-2006)
    FDA OKs Fuji's FCRm system

  • Diet, Supplements Do Little for Cancer Patients
    (18-Jul-2006)
    Review of research finds little benefit for vitamins and such, but better studies are needed, experts say

  • Raloxifene Doesn't Raise Heart Disease Risk
    (12-Jul-2006)
    But women with heart disease faced stroke risk when using it as breast cancer preventative

  • Studies Highlight Strategies to Reduce Ovarian, Breast Cancer Risk
    (11-Jul-2006)
    Removal of ovaries, weight loss benefits women susceptible to the diseases

  • Holocaust Survivors at Higher Long-Term Cancer Risk
    (30-Jun-2006)
    The deprivation they faced is probably to blame, researchers say

  • Chest X-Rays May Boost Breast Cancer Risk for Some
    (26-Jun-2006)
    Women with BRCA1/2 gene mutations at risk particularly if they had X-rays when young

  • Breast Cancer Treatment Safe During Pregnancy
    (23-Jun-2006)
    Mothers and infants can both do well, new research suggests

  • Treatment Order Won't Affect Aggressive Breast Cancer Survival
    (20-Jun-2006)
    Women with inflammatory breast cancer fared no better whether surgery or chemo came first, study found

  • Younger Black Women Prone to an Aggressive Breast Cancer
    (06-Jun-2006)
    Finding suggests there are various subtypes of the disease, researchers say

  • Narcolepsy Drug Helps Brain Tumor Patients
    (05-Jun-2006)
    Study found it improved cognitive function and mood

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Also Protects Against Vaginal Cancers
    (05-Jun-2006)
    Researchers at ASCO report that Gardasil was almost totally effective against pre-cancerous lesions

  • Raloxifene Equals Tamoxifen in Preventing Breast Cancer
    (05-Jun-2006)
    But each drug produces different side effects, new STAR research reveals

  • Experimental Drug Slows Some Breast Cancers
    (04-Jun-2006)
    Tykerb delayed disease progression in those with advanced HER2 cancer, study finds

  • Lung Cancer Patients Less Likely to See Specialists
    (03-Jun-2006)
    Study found primary-care physicians more likely to send breast cancer patients to oncologists

  • Newer Breast Scan May Spare Unnecessary Biopsies
    (30-May-2006)
    MR spectroscopy caught all cancers, new study found

  • Latinas Have New Online Breast Cancer Resource
    (28-May-2006)
    Web site includes translated version of a successful English-language program

  • MRI Helps Spot Breast Cancer in High-Risk Women
    (23-May-2006)
    The expensive tool is cost-effective for women carrying specific genes, study finds

  • Chemo Combo Fights Aggressive Breast Cancer
    (17-May-2006)
    A common regimen works better against HER2-positive tumors, researchers find

  • Study Supports Surgery for Metastatic Breast Cancer
    (16-May-2006)
    Right now, most doctors forego surgery after tumors have spread

  • Lumpectomy Fine for Lobular Breast Cancers
    (08-May-2006)
    Study finds this breast-conserving method doesn't raise risk for repeat surgeries

  • Long-Term Estrogen Therapy Linked to Breast Cancer
    (08-May-2006)
    Finding supports guidelines on hormone therapy for menopause, expert says

  • Vitamin A-like Drug Unsafe for Older Breast-Cancer Survivors
    (04-May-2006)
    Fenretinide may still protect younger patients from recurrence, study suggests

  • Biomarker Linked to Post-Breast Cancer Fatigue
    (01-May-2006)
    It helps predict who'll be fatigued, and might offer hope for treatment

  • New Light Imaging Scan Could Boost Breast Cancer Care
    (28-Apr-2006)
    'Terahertz' imaging helps surgeons remove complete tumor

  • Breast Cancer Survivors Lax About Mammograms
    (24-Apr-2006)
    Only 33% get them annually for five years after diagnosis, study finds

  • New Breast Cancer Drug Safer Than Tamoxifen
    (18-Apr-2006)
    Raloxifene is already widely used to fight osteoporosis

  • Silicone Implants Don't Raise Risk for Breast Cancer
    (18-Apr-2006)
    Despite controversy, decades-long study finds no link

  • Better Minority Cancer Screening a Phone Call Away
    (17-Apr-2006)
    Reminding women it's time for mammogram or Pap smear works, experts say

  • Fewer Mammograms May Boost Black Women's Breast Cancer Risk
    (17-Apr-2006)
    Finding suggests more needs to be done to increase screening rates

  • 't Cause Breast Cancer: Study
    (11-Apr-2006)
    But treatment isn't risk-free, so women should consult their doctors, experts say

  • Tumor Cell Receptors Key to Breast Cancer Care
    (11-Apr-2006)
    Estrogen-negative cells more vulnerable to chemotherapy, study finds

  • New Findings Challenge Standard Breast Cancer Care
    (10-Apr-2006)
    Women with specific tumor types may need more aggressive treatment

  • Sisters Study Seeks Breast Cancer Answers
    (09-Apr-2006)
    U.S. researchers will look at potential genetic, environmental causes

  • Scientists Seek Cancer's Early Warning Signs
    (07-Apr-2006)
    A number of efforts could yield real rewards

  • Food Antioxidants, Vitamin D Fight Breast Cancer
    (07-Apr-2006)
    These compounds may also lower risk for ovarian tumors, studies find

  • Soy Shows Small Reduction in Breast Cancer Risk
    (05-Apr-2006)
    But association not strong enough to suggest women take supplements, study says

  • Combo Therapy May Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer
    (05-Apr-2006)
    Adding a drug to Herceptin could improve outcomes, researchers say

  • Online Support Eases Breast Cancer Stress
    (30-Mar-2006)
    Talking with others brings understanding, researchers say

  • Scientists Spot Factor in Cancer's Spread
    (29-Mar-2006)
    A key protein lures malignant cells to bone, study finds

  • Ultrasound Spots Breast Cancer in Pregnant Women
    (28-Mar-2006)
    Don't neglect breast exams, symptoms during pregnancy, experts warn

  • Weight Training Benefits Breast-Cancer Survivors
    (27-Mar-2006)
    Besides physical benefits, the women reported better quality of life, study found

  • Black Women More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer
    (21-Mar-2006)
    U.S. study finds a lack of recommended care may be to blame

  • Two-Doctor Care Best for Breast Cancer Survivors
    (21-Mar-2006)
    GP plus specialist helps them stay healthy, study finds

  • Genetic Tests for Cancer Not Perfect
    (21-Mar-2006)
    They missed 12% of mutations among breast-cancer patients, study finds

  • Asymmetrical Breasts May Raise Cancer Risk
    (20-Mar-2006)
    Study finds odds for malignancy rise when breasts are of differing size

  • omen Relief
    (17-Mar-2006)
    Most had no regrets after opting for removal of unaffected breast, study found

  • Could Antiperspirants Raise Breast Cancer Risk?
    (06-Mar-2006)
    It's a question that needs investigating, experts say

  • Mammograms Sometimes Spot Non-Threatening Growths
    (02-Mar-2006)
    But this 'over-diagnosis' is no reason to forego regular screening, an expert says

  • Gingko Biloba May Help Fight Cancer
    (01-Mar-2006)
    Mouse study suggests promise, but researchers remain cautious

  • Benign Breast Findings Can Still Pose Dangers
    (28-Feb-2006)
    New findings suggest removing 'papillary lesions' is best

  • Breast Cancer Drugs Limit Post-Surgery Recurrence
    (22-Feb-2006)
    Promising findings on Taxotere and Herceptin in new trial

  • Westernization Driving Up South Korean Breast Cancer Rate
    (21-Feb-2006)
    Reseachers believe high-fat diets and other factors are behind the trend

  • Gene Mutations May Boost Breast Cancer Risk
    (20-Feb-2006)
    Women with variants of LEP or LEPR genes face higher risks, study suggests

  • HRT Raises Risk for Specific Breast Cancers
    (16-Feb-2006)
    Odds for non-ductal malignancies, especially, rise with hormone use, study finds

  • Younger Women With Hereditary Breast Cancer Risk Tumor in Other Breast
    (15-Feb-2006)
    The chance could be six times higher than normal, study suggests

  • Biopsies Still Best for Detecting Breast Cancer
    (09-Feb-2006)
    They're more accurate than imaging tests like MRIs, study finds

  • Low-Fat Diets Don't Protect Postmenopausal Women
    (07-Feb-2006)
    Trio of studies found no effect on risk of breast and colon cancer, or heart disease

  • New Cancer Treatment Targets Breast Ducts
    (03-Feb-2006)
    The novel approach could be easier on patients, researchers say

  • Chemotherapy Can Help Older Breast Cancer Patients, Too
    (02-Feb-2006)
    If they're healthy, they stand to gain from the treatment, new research finds

  • Variety of Breast Cancer Patients Turn to Web for Support
    (02-Feb-2006)
    Age, income didn't predict who'd use online resources, study found

  • Health Tip: Can Green Tea Prevent Cancer?
    (30-Jan-2006)
    FDA says there's no proof

  • Cancer Screening Rates Remain Unchanged
    (30-Jan-2006)
    Despite effective tests, not enough people are taking advantage of them, report finds

  • Vaginal Dryness Meds May Counteract Breast Cancer Drugs
    (26-Jan-2006)
    Small study raises a 'red flag' for patients, researchers say

  • Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction Rate Remains Low
    (25-Jan-2006)
    Study finds little change despite recent law mandating insurance coverage

  • Timing May Be Key to Hormone Therapy
    (24-Jan-2006)
    Starting HRT near menopause may boost its heart-healthy effects, study suggests

  • Dogs Smell Signs of Cancer
    (17-Jan-2006)
    Small study found they accurately detected presence of disease in human breath samples

  • Soy May Help Prevent Breast Cancer in Older Women
    (16-Jan-2006)
    But monkey study suggests it's only true for postmenopausal women with higher levels of estrogen

  • Elderly Breast Cancer Patients Have Poorer Survival
    (16-Jan-2006)
    Their excess mortality isn't linked to other health woes, researchers note

  • Doctors Test Shorter Radiation Therapies for Breast Cancer
    (13-Jan-2006)
    Targeted techniques could benefit early stage patients, experts say

  • Fatigue Persists for Some Breast Cancer Patients
    (11-Jan-2006)
    More than 33% say they're tired or weak up to a decade after diagnosis, study finds

  • Right Amount of Radiation Improves Odds Against Breast Cancer
    (04-Jan-2006)
    Giving it after mastectomy increased survival rates after 10 years

  • Faulty Breast Stem Cells May Cause Tumors
    (04-Jan-2006)
    Finding could explain why cancer can recur after chemotherapy, study says

  • Drug Approved to Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence
    (03-Jan-2006)
    Study shows it's more effective than gold-standard preventive

  • Breast Cancer Survivors Bounce Back Quickly
    (29-Dec-2005)
    Only two weeks after treatment ends, most women adjust emotionally, researchers find

  • Letrozole Improves Breast Cancer Survival
    (28-Dec-2005)
    Offers better results than tamoxifen, but side effects may influence choice, experts say

  • Vitamin D May Prevent Some Cancers
    (28-Dec-2005)
    But many blacks, elderly aren't getting enough, study suggests

  • Compressing Digital Mammograms May Improve Detection
    (21-Dec-2005)
    It rids the screen of background "noise," expert explains

  • Complications Common With Post-Mastectomy Breast Implants
    (20-Dec-2005)
    Almost a third of women will encounter problems, a new study finds

  • Gene May Undermine Tamoxifen's Effectiveness
    (19-Dec-2005)
    Ten percent of white breast cancer survivors carry the mutation, researchers say

  • Radiation After Lumpectomy Improves Survival Odds
    (16-Dec-2005)
    International trial found it made a difference 15 years later

  • Study That Discredited HRT Was Flawed, Experts Say
    (16-Dec-2005)
    More research would be needed to overturn those findings, however

  • Breast Cancer Survivors Face Increased Cancer Risk
    (09-Dec-2005)
    But experts stress the absolute odds of a future malignancy are small

  • Frequent, Low-Dose Chemo Fights Advanced Breast Cancer
    (08-Dec-2005)
    Given in combination with Avastin, it delayed progression by 5.5 months

  • Low-Dose Estrogen May Fight Breast Cancer
    (07-Dec-2005)
    It could aid patients whose tumors have become resistant to hormone therapy, reseachers say

  • High-Dose Chemo Effective for Advanced Breast Cancer: Study
    (02-Dec-2005)
    val rates

  • Mammograms Move to the Web
    (29-Nov-2005)
    'Telemammography' could be a boon to rural women, study finds

  • Powerful Breast Cancer Drug Carries High Price
    (29-Nov-2005)
    Herceptin fights malignancy -- but at $40,000 a year, experts say

  • New Technology May Improve On Mammography
    (28-Nov-2005)
    Tomosynthesis cuts down on false-positives, study shows

  • Distance Can Decide Breast Cancer Care
    (28-Nov-2005)
    Rural women often face mastectomy if radiation isn't a near-by option, study finds

  • Long-Term Study Proves Tamoxifen Helps Prevent Breast Cancer
    (15-Nov-2005)
    Final results of 13-year-study confirm drug a preventive for healthy women at high risk

  • Placenta Size May Affect Breast Cancer Risk
    (15-Nov-2005)
    Heavier weight might indicate an increased risk, Swedish researchers report

  • New Drug Might Help Prevent Breast Cancer
    (11-Nov-2005)
    Mouse studies of tamoxifen-like agent look promising

  • Soy Safe for Postmenopausal Women
    (02-Nov-2005)
    Studies suggest it's an effective alternative to HRT in easing menopausal symptoms

  • A Shopping Cart of Cancer Fighters
    (31-Oct-2005)
    Research sheds light on possible tumor-taming properties of vegetables and herbs

  • U.S. Mammography Rates Falling
    (30-Oct-2005)
    As Breast Cancer Awareness Month ends, one expert warns of disturbing trend

  • Study Will Look at Minority Breast Cancer Survival
    (28-Oct-2005)
    Research to focus on why minority patients face a higher death risk

  • Gene Boosts Breast Cancer Risk
    (28-Oct-2005)
    Mutation raises odds in women with strong family history, study finds

  • Gene Discovery Could Broaden Cancer Research
    (27-Oct-2005)
    Rearranged genes may help trigger many malignancies, experts say

  • Iressa Doesn't Improve Odds Against Lung Cancer
    (27-Oct-2005)
    But nonsmokers and Asians saw some survival benefit, researchers note

  • Screening, Therapies Behind Drop in Breast Cancer Death Rates
    (26-Oct-2005)
    Chemotherapy, tamoxifen responsible for more than half the drop, study finds

  • Longer Tamoxifen Treatment Best for Younger Breast Cancer Patients
    (24-Oct-2005)
    The impact on survival takes years to observe, study finds

  • Statins Don't Affect Breast Cancer Risk
    (24-Oct-2005)
    Large study counters previous research on the cholesterol-lowering drugs

  • Side Effects Trouble Breast Cancer Patients on Hormone Therapy
    (21-Oct-2005)
    If injections could reduce hot flashes, women would opt for shots, study finds

  • Herceptin Proves a Wonder Drug for Breast Cancer
    (19-Oct-2005)
    In clinical trials, it reduced recurrence and prolonged survival

  • Gene Mutations Linked to Breast Cancer in Black Women
    (18-Oct-2005)
    Study findings suggest genetic testing would be worthwhile, experts say

  • One-Week Breast Cancer Radiation Shows Promise
    (17-Oct-2005)
    It may prove a valuable option for treatment of early-stage tumors

  • Marriage Won't Affect Breast Cancer Prognosis
    (17-Oct-2005)
    Outlook is the same, whether single, married, widowed or divorced, study says

  • Breast Cancer Treatment Guide Aimed at Hispanic Women
    (14-Oct-2005)
    The free Spanish-language booklet covers lumpectomy, mastectomy options

  • Added Illnesses May Explain Breast Cancer 'Race Gap'
    (11-Oct-2005)
    Higher rates of heart disease, diabetes could lower survival for black patients, study suggests

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Keep Falling
    (04-Oct-2005)
    Decline since 1990s has been steeper among men than women, new report finds

  • Gene Profiling May Improve Breast Cancer Care
    (03-Oct-2005)
    It spots those patients who'll respond best to specific therapies, experts say

  • Questionnaire Helps Determine Breast Cancer Risk
    (26-Sep-2005)
    Survey of family and personal history pinpoints women who may need screening

  • Left-Handedness May Raise Breast Cancer Risk
    (25-Sep-2005)
    Study shows link, but other experts remain skeptical

  • Breast Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline
    (22-Sep-2005)
    Diagnoses rise in women over 50, but not in younger women, report finds

  • Familial Breast Cancer Doesn't Always Boost Ovarian Cancer Risk
    (20-Sep-2005)
    Women without specific mutations face usual odds of ovarian malignancy, study finds

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy Raises Breast Density
    (20-Sep-2005)
    Researchers warn this may impair mammogram accuracy and boost cancer risk

  • Scientists Spot New Breast Cancer Treatment Target
    (19-Sep-2005)
    A genetic pathway may encourage tumor recurrence, researchers report

  • Experts Say No to Widespread Breast Cancer Gene Screening
    (16-Sep-2005)
    Only women with family history need tests for BRCA1 and BRCA2, panel concludes

  • HRT Ups Breast Cancer Risk Equally for All Races
    (16-Sep-2005)
    But hormone replacement therapy put leaner women at higher risk, study found

  • Digital Mammography Better for Many Women
    (16-Sep-2005)
    More accurate than film for younger women with dense breasts, large study finds

  • Breast Cancer Surgery May Play Role in Recurrence
    (13-Sep-2005)
    It might encourage growth of tumor blood vessels, study suggests

  • Mammography Figures May Be Overestimated
    (12-Sep-2005)
    Three-quarters of women say they have them, but state census study reveals much smaller number

  • Stress May Reduce Women's Risk of Breast Cancer
    (08-Sep-2005)
    It might limit production of estrogen, study suggests

  • Researchers Find New Way to Predict Breast Cancer Recurrence
    (06-Sep-2005)
    The technique focuses on immune, rather than tumor, cells

  • New Drug Regimen Fights Breast Cancer Recurrence
    (06-Sep-2005)
    Taking letrozole after tamoxifen cut risk for new malignancy, study found

  • Aromatase Inhibitors Have Downside
    (02-Sep-2005)
    Newest breast cancer drugs can cause joint pain in patients, researcher says

  • Breast Cancer Gene Tied to Non-Breast Tumors in Men
    (01-Sep-2005)
    BRCA2 mutations up risks for other malignancies, study finds

  • Epilepsy Drug Eases Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Patients
    (01-Sep-2005)
    More testing needed before gabapentin can be approved, expert says

  • FDA Issues Warning on Breast Cancer Drug
    (31-Aug-2005)
    Herceptin linked to potential heart problems

  • Breast Cancer Trial to Focus on Radiation Therapy
    (29-Aug-2005)
    Study will compare partial versus full irradiation of breast

  • Marrow Cells May Predict Breast Cancer Outcome
    (24-Aug-2005)
    Malignancy in bone could be marker to guide treatment, researchers say

  • Less Invasive Biopsy May Work for Large Breast Tumors
    (23-Aug-2005)
    Study could expand use of sentinel node technique beyond smaller cancers

  • Chemo-Hormone Combo Curtails Toxic Side Effects
    (23-Aug-2005)
    Research with mice offers hope for ovarian, breast and prostate tumors

  • Weight Linked to Breast Cancer in Women With Gene Mutation
    (20-Aug-2005)
    Losing 10 pounds cut the risk by 65 percent, study finds

  • Women Prefer Mastectomy, Not Lumpectomy
    (18-Aug-2005)
    Despite equal survival odds, breast cancer patients opting for more drastic surgery, study finds

  • Mammograms Boost Survival Odds
    (16-Aug-2005)
    The screenings often detect slower-growing tumors, study finds

  • Scientists Identify More Breast Cancer Genes
    (12-Aug-2005)
    Switching off one gene stopped estrogen-linked tumors in the lab

  • Report: Dangers of HRT Known for Decades
    (11-Aug-2005)
    But other experts contend doctors had too little info to understand risks.

  • Hispanic Women Have High Rates of Cancer Gene Mutations
    (11-Aug-2005)
    Researchers find 30 percent incidence of hereditary BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations

  • Breast Cancers Being Caught Earlier
    (08-Aug-2005)
    Smaller size of tumors skewing success rate of treatments, researchers say

  • Breast Cancer Risk with HRT May Be Lower Than Thought
    (04-Aug-2005)
    Risk is lowest with estrogen-only therapy, study suggests

  • More Support for Emerging Breast Cancer Therapy
    (04-Aug-2005)
    Aromatase inhibitor drugs vie with tamoxifen, study finds

  • Study Finds Virtual Colonoscopy Spots More Than Colon Cancer
    (03-Aug-2005)
    But experts disagree over the value of the technology

  • Genes Discovered That May Predict Breast Cancer Spread to Lungs
    (27-Jul-2005)
    Finding could one day help doctors better tailor therapy for patients, study says

  • U.S. Breast Biopsy Rates Unchanged
    (25-Jul-2005)
    More mammograms may mean more false positives requiring tests, experts say

  • Breast Cancer Risk Fine-Tuned
    (20-Jul-2005)
    Study finds which women with benign breast disease face greatest risk down the road

  • Study: Mammos May Not Halt Breast Cancer Deaths
    (19-Jul-2005)
    But findings shouldn't dissuade women from annual screen, experts say

  • Chemical Triggers Breast Cancer in Lab Mice
    (14-Jul-2005)
    But finding is preliminary, experts add, and more research is needed

  • Rare Breast Cancer More Deadly
    (07-Jul-2005)
    IBC more likely to strike at younger age, show different symptoms, study finds

  • Mammography Use Up, But Not Perfect
    (01-JUL-2005)
    Having a personal doctor raises odds of getting screened, study found

  • Malpractice Fears Color Mammogram Readings
    (28-JUN-2005)
    Study finds concerns may contribute to high rates of repeat tests, biopsies

  • Radiation Frequency Questioned for Male Breast Cancer
    (22-JUN-2005)
    Study suggests men, women be treated using same guidelines

  • Fish Oil Compound Plus Anesthetic May Fight Breast Cancer
    (15-JUN-2005)
    In lab, this combo cut tumor cell spread in half

  • Obese Breast Cancer Patients May Be Undertreated
    (14-JUN-2005)
    Adjusting drug dose for weight may leave them more vulnerable

  • Many Breast Cancer Patients Struggle With Arm Swelling
    (12-JUN-2005)
    The cause is build-up of lymphatic fluid, study finds

  • Radiologists' Mammogram Accuracy Varies Widely
    (10-JUN-2005)
    Those at busiest centers better able to detect cancers, study found

  • Lifestyle Can Dictate Course of Breast Cancer
    (09-JUN-2005)
    Exercise, food consumption, even a common spice may have impact, studies find

  • At-Home Breast Cancer Detector Effective
    (09-JUN-2005)
    Hand-held device found over 90 percent of cancers in early trial

  • Available Drug Helps Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence
    (09-JUN-2005)
    Ontak boosts body's defense against tumor's return

  • Chemotherapy Combo Increases Breast Cancer Survival
    (02-JUN-2005)
    Serious side effects can occur, but experts say benefits outweigh risks

  • Aspirin, Ibuprofen Might Boost Risk of Certain Breast Cancers
    (31-MAY-2005)
    But the researchers add they didn't determine a causal link

  • Shark Cartilage Fails as Cancer Therapy
    (25-MAY-2005)
    In new trial, many patients dropped out early because of side effects

  • Hair Dye Cleared of Cancer Risk
    (24-MAY-2005)
    Spanish researchers find no real connection

  • Exercise Boosts Breast Cancer Survival
    (24-MAY-2005)
    Just three to five hours weekly could cut risk of breast cancer death dramatically

  • Breast Shield Cuts CT Scan Radiation
    (17-MAY-2005)
    Inventors hope to safeguard women from harmful rays

  • Chemotherapy Combo Poses Grave Risks
    (17-MAY-2005)
    Study of breast cancer treatments halted following two deaths from drug toxicity

  • MRI/Mammo Combo Spots Most Breast Tumors
    (16-MAY-2005)
    Dual treatment caught almost all cancers in high-risk women

  • Lifestyle Changes Can Curtail Cancer's Return
    (16-MAY-2005)
    Studies find low-fat diets fight breast cancer; aspirin does same against colon cancer

  • Failed Lung Cancer Drug May Fight Breast Tumors
    (16-MAY-2005)
    Iressa showed promising results in preliminary trial

  • Still Room for Improvement in Cancer Care
    (15-MAY-2005)
    Five-year study shows wide range when it comes to following treatment guidelines

  • Existing Drugs May Protect Against Certain Cancers
    (14-MAY-2005)
    Some show promise in preventing prostate, endometrial and breast cancers

  • Targeted Therapies Hit Breast Cancer Hard
    (13-MAY-2005)
    Herceptin and other drugs look promising, studies show

  • New Breast Cancer Scan Shows Promise
    (12-MAY-2005)
    It's effective at early detection in younger women, study finds

  • Standard Breast Cancer Therapy Saves Lives
    (12-MAY-2005)
    Fifteen-year survival rates prove the effectiveness of chemo and hormone therapy, study finds

  • Pre-Malignant Condition Can Trigger Breast Cancer Decades Later
    (09-MAY-2005)
    But the abnormality is easily spotted on mammogram, and can be removed, study says

  • Electricity May Help Spot Breast Cancer
    (06-MAY-2005)
    Experts testing device that tracks mild current moving through tissue

  • Online Tool Checks Need for Cancer Screening
    (06-MAY-2005)
    Cancer Society's 'Great American Health Check' launched this week

  • Stars Light the Way to Cancer Screening
    (04-MAY-2005)
    Celebrity-driven campaigns spurring rise in colon, breast, prostate exams

  • Japanese Women Show Lower Incidence of Breast Cancer Recurrence
    (01-MAY-2005)
    Hawaiian study finds extraordinary low relapse rates in those of Japanese heritage

  • Heat, Radiation Combo Strikes Strong Blow Against Tumors
    (29-APR-2005)
    Hyperthermia boosts effectiveness of radiation, study finds

  • Campaign Hopes to End Disparities in Breast Cancer Care
    (28-APR-2005)
    Foundation seeks more funding for minorities

  • Steady Diet of Soy Cuts Breast Cancer Risk
    (27-APR-2005)
    Study finds consumption can lower chances of disease by as much as 22%

  • Health Tip: Examining Your Own Breasts
    (26-APR-2005)
    Here's what to look for

  • Access to Mammography On the Decline
    (26-APR-2005)
    Study finds lack of radiologists, and problem may worsen

  • Breast Cancer Drug Shows Lifesaving Promise
    (26-APR-2005)
    Experts hail news that Herceptin trials were halted early due to successful results

  • Genes May Point to Aggressive Breast Cancers
    (22-APR-2005)
    New tool might someday help doctors tailor therapies to patients

  • Mom's Diet May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Daughters
    (20-APR-2005)
    Mouse experiments show benefit of omega-3 fatty acids

  • Turning Fearsome Viruses Into Cancer Foes
    (20-APR-2005)
    Scientists are using herpes, measles bugs to destroy malignant cells

  • Spit Tests May Someday Catch Cancer
    (19-APR-2005)
    Saliva analysis detected nine of 10 oral cancers in study

  • Pregnancy Hormone May Prevent Breast Cancer
    (19-APR-2005)
    Animal studies suggest hCG can lower a woman's risk

  • in Helps Control Cancer's Spread
    (13-APR-2005)
    Brain tumor discovery may help fight other malignancies

  • Technique May Safely Preserve Fertility in Breast Cancer Patients
    (12-APR-2005)
    Combo of hormone plus chemotherapy helps women freeze more eggs

  • Black Women Less Apt to Get Breast Cancer Gene Test
    (12-APR-2005)
    Reasons for disparity not clear, but study suggests more education, outreach needed

  • Few Women Say They'd Use Tamoxifen Preventively
    (11-APR-2005)
    Just 17 percent of women at high risk for breast cancer would take the drug

  • New Breast Cancer Drugs Offer Alternative to Tamoxifen
    (10-APR-2005)
    Studies suggest aromatase inhibitors may be safer, more effective

  • Progestin Dose May Explain HRT's Breast Cancer Link
    (06-APR-2005)
    New study finds no rise in risk when estrogen used alone

  • Healthy Change, Early Screening Can Cut Cancer Rates
    (31-MAR-2005)
    Cancer Society report finds some successes, many challenges

  • Researchers Launch Breast Cancer Prevention Drug Trial
    (31-MAR-2005)
    Five-year study to assess effectiveness of exemestane

  • HRT Can Cloud Breast Cancer Screens
    (24-MAR-2005)
    MRIs can be misread because hormone therapy makes tissue more dense, study says

  • Tamoxifen Ups Risk of Uterine Sarcoma
    (23-MAR-2005)
    Study finds women on breast cancer drug six times likelier to get the rare cancer

  • Breast Cancer Radiation Carries Little Cardiac Risk
    (15-MAR-2005)
    Better technology means this treatment safer than ever, study finds

  • Mastectomy Does Prevent Breast Cancer for Those at High Risk
    (15-MAR-2005)
    Research confirms preventive approach used a decade ago works

  • Genes May Link Breast Cancer in Africa, America
    (14-MAR-2005)
    Study finds similar disease pattern in black patients from both continents

  • Older Breast Cancer Survivors at Risk for Bone Breaks
    (14-MAR-2005)
    Researchers think drugs used to treat tumors lead to bone loss

  • Developed Countries Still Carry Greatest Cancer Burden
    (10-MAR-2005)
    But study finds developing nations are catching up

  • Many Women Still Don't Get Annual Mammograms
    (06-MAR-2005)
    Only one in 20 follows schedule recommendations, researchers say

  • Practice Improves Mammogram Diagnosis
    (02-MAR-2005)
    Doctors who read the most images are most accurate, study finds

  • Study Confirms Tamoxifen Raises Endometrial Cancer Risk
    (02-MAR-2005)
    Risk heightened by length of time on the drug

  • Older Women With Breast Cancer Missing Out on Chemo
    (01-MAR-2005)
    Many not being offered lifesaving treatment because of their age, researcher says

  • Free Hotline Focuses on Lymphedema
    (22-FEB-2005)
    Therapists will answer questions on cancer treatment-related swelling

  • Genes Predict Breast Cancer Recurrence
    (18-FEB-2005)
    Finding could help determine which women need aggressive treatment

  • Stem Cells Promise Better Plastic Surgery
    (17-FEB-2005)
    Safer, more durable implants made from natural tissue, researchers report

  • Lung, Colon Cancers Major Killers in Europe
    (17-FEB-2005)
    Over 1.7 million Europeans died from cancer in 2004, report finds

  • Tamoxifen Cuts Heart Attack Risk
    (14-FEB-2005)
    But benefit of breast cancer drug no reason to use it for cardiovascular protection

  • New Clue Predicts Breast Cancer Behavior
    (11-FEB-2005)
    Wound-healing activity may identify women at risk for disease spread

  • Rainforest Plant Yields Breast Cancer Fighter
    (10-FEB-2005)
    Amazon plant compound stopped growth of malignant cells in lab

  • Little Benefit Adding Breast Exam to Mammography
    (09-FEB-2005)
    Exam won't significantly lower breast cancer death risk, study finds

  • Birth Weight Linked to Cancer Risk
    (07-FEB-2005)
    Big babies have higher rate of breast cancer, certain others, in adulthood, study suggests

  • Study: Mammograms Painless for Most Women
    (04-FEB-2005)
    Finding challenges common assumptions about breast exam

  • Breast Cancer Prevention From The Sea
    (03-FEB-2005)
    Seaweed may reduce estrogen and help prevent some forms of the disease

  • Breast Cancer Chemo Timing Doesn't Affect Outcome
    (02-FEB-2005)
    But it does help after surgery, study finds

  • Faulty DNA Repair Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
    (19-JAN-2005)
    Points to increased susceptibility in those with family history of disease

  • Radiation Therapy Boosts High-Risk Breast Cancer Survival
    (19-JAN-2005)
    Study with 20-year follow-up confirms earlier research

  • New Scans Spot More Small Breast Tumors
    (14-JAN-2005)
    Molecular breast imaging method improves detection of malignancies

  • Fruits, Vegetables Don't Protect Against Breast Cancer
    (11-JAN-2005)
    But experts say the finding shouldn't dissuade people from eating the foods

  • Olive Oil May Protect Against Breast Cancer
    (10-JAN-2005)
    Lab study finds main ingredient suppresses important cancer gene

  • Mammography's Early Catches Have Silver Lining
    (05-JAN-2005)
    Lead to less toxic breast cancer treatments, study says

  • Role Seen for Vitamin A to Prevent Breast Cancer
    (05-JAN-2005)
    Experts stress that lab research is preliminary

  • Breast Implants Don't Hurt Survival of Mastectomy Patients
    (23-DEC-2004)
    Study finds they may actually improve long-term outlook

  • How Blood Platelets Speed Cancer's Spread
    (15-DEC-2004)
    Study describes two ways they help tumors travel to bone

  • Biennial Mammograms OK for Some Women
    (15-DEC-2004)
    No higher risk of late-stage cancer found in those aged 50 and older

  • Tamoxifen's Side Effects Scare Away Some
    (15-DEC-2004)
    Women hesitant to take it as a preventive measure against breast cancer

  • Possible Link Between Folic Acid and Breast Cancer Found
    (10-DEC-2004)
    But even researchers say connection is probably a fluke

  • Genetic Test Helps Predict Breast Cancer Recurrence
    (10-DEC-2004)
    But at least one expert says it's not ready for widespread use

  • Celebrex Could Help Fight Breast Cancer
    (10-DEC-2004)
    Arthritis drug appears to regulate cell's use of estrogen, small study finds

  • Breast MRIs Won't Obviate Need for Biopsy
    (08-DEC-2004)
    Cancer screens sensitive, but they don't catch everything

  • New Breast Cancer Drug Bests Tamoxifen
    (08-DEC-2004)
    Anastrozole reduces the chances of tumors recurring and spreading, study finds

  • Hand-held Breast Scanner May Help Women Spot Potential Problems
    (07-DEC-2004)
    Device meant as a pre-screening tool, to encourage self-examination

  • Some Breast Cancer Screens Better Than Others
    (01-DEC-2004)
    Study says MRI catches tumors missed by mammography in high-risk women

  • Osteo Drug May Prevent Breast Cancer
    (30-NOV-2004)
    Study finds decrease in tumors in women with bone loss

  • Nonsurgical Biopsy Identifies Breast Cancer
    (29-NOV-2004)
    Procedure finds malignant lymph nodes without more operations

  • Risks Outlined for Women With Breast Cancer Gene
    (22-NOV-2004)
    Recurrence unlikely in affected breast after lumpectomy, study finds

  • Discovery Could Produce Tamoxifen Alternative
    (19-NOV-2004)
    Fast-acting pathway may have fewer side effects

  • Aromatase Inhibitors Recommended for Breast Cancer
    (16-NOV-2004)
    These drugs offer alternative for postmenopausal women, new guidelines say

  • Breast Cancer Genes Tied to Other Malignancies
    (15-NOV-2004)
    But risk of pancreatic, prostate, stomach cancer still low, study finds

  • Stopping Breast Cancer in its Tracks
    (15-NOV-2004)
    Chemical attraction behind spread of malignancies could be drug target

  • Supplement May Melt Belly Fat in Seniors
    (09-NOV-2004)
    Early study finds DHEA spurs weight loss, improves insulin activity

  • Decline in Number of Breast Imaging Centers Worries Doctors
    (30-OCT-2004)
    Women in poor or rural areas are at increasing risk, experts say

  • Key Protein in Breast, Ovarian Cancer Found
    (25-OCT-2004)
    Discovery could lead to better prognosis, treatment

  • Mammography Escapes Poor, Rural Women
    (25-OCT-2004)
    Study finds problem more acute among blacks, Native Americans

  • Cancer Deaths Drop Among Asian Americans in California
    (22-OCT-2004)
    But rate of breast cancer greater than any other group in state

  • Tamoxifen Doesn't Increase Stroke Risk
    (20-OCT-2004)
    But chemotherapy does in breast cancer patients, study finds

  • Minimally Invasive Breast Screening Has Limits
    (19-OCT-2004)
    But experts say ductal lavage still has a role in finding cancer

  • Breast Cancer Drug May Do Double Duty
    (19-OCT-2004)
    Toremifene shows promise against prostate cancer, researchers report

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk
    (18-OCT-2004)
    Study finds relative rate higher in radiation patients

  • HRT Raises Risk of Abnormal Mammograms
    (18-OCT-2004)
    Treatment increases odds that screen will be hard to interpret

  • New Hope in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
    (16-OCT-2004)
    Early diagnosis, better treatments boost chances of survival

  • Fertility Concerns Impact Breast Cancer Therapy
    (15-OCT-2004)
    Researchers say doctor-patient communication would help

  • Breast Cancer Risk Tied to Early Growth Patterns
    (13-OCT-2004)
    Even birth weight determines odds, study finds

  • Support Groups Help With Breast Cancer Fears
    (12-OCT-2004)
    Women with genetic mutations find solace in sharing fears with others

  • Botox Eases Pain of Breast Reconstruction
    (11-OCT-2004)
    Injecting wrinkle treatment into pectoral muscles reduces discomfort, study finds

  • Tamoxifen Might Cause Slight Increase in Stroke Risk
    (11-OCT-2004)
    Researchers stress finding should not panic breast cancer patients

  • Obesity Raises Death Risk From Breast Cancer
    (06-OCT-2004)
    Study finds connection in patients with early-stage disease

  • MRIs Catch Missed Breast Malignancies
    (01-OCT-2004)
    Study finds them more effective than mammography

  • Quick Questionnaire Can ID Tamoxifen Candidates
    (28-SEP-2004)
    Study finds women who can benefit from cancer-preventing drug

  • Group Therapy Won't Help Breast Cancer Survival
    (28-SEP-2004)
    Study finds no benefit in those with early-state disease

  • Genes Boost Fish Oils' Effect Against Breast Cancer
    (24-SEP-2004)
    Women whose bodies do poor job of eliminating oils get most health benefit

  • Chemo Can Start Right After Breast Surgery
    (20-SEP-2004)
    Study says reconstruction needn't delay procedure

  • Vegetables Help Fight Breast Cancer
    (16-SEP-2004)
    Compound in broccoli and other greens stops malignant cell growth

  • Exercise May Beat Breast Cancer in the Long Run
    (14-SEP-2004)
    Walking, running: any exercise lowers recurrence risk, experts say

  • MRI Top Breast-Screening Test for High-Risk Women
    (14-SEP-2004)
    Finds more tumors in those genetically prone, study finds

  • Most Women Start Annual Mammograms by Age 40
    (13-SEP-2004)
    But many who are poor, lack insurance or don't speak English don't

  • Light at Night Might Be a Cancer Risk
    (09-SEP-2004)
    It could disrupt the body's normal hormone production, some researchers suggest

  • Health Tip: Should You Have a Mammogram?
    (03-SEP-2004)
    Experts say it's best way to catch disease early

  • Radiation Not Always Needed for Breast Cancer
    (01-SEP-2004)
    Some women 70 and up may forgo it, but it helps younger patients

  • Mammograms Point to Better Outcomes for Breast Cancer Patients
    (31-AUG-2004)
    Women who get them less likely to suffer recurrence of disease, study says

  • Age, Tumor Stage Affect Breast Cancer Death
    (31-AUG-2004)
    Odds fall as women age, unless disease is advanced

  • HRT Can Affect Mammography Results
    (27-AUG-2004)
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  • Imaging Technique May Guide Breast Cancer Surgery
    (24-AUG-2004)
    New MRI techonology gives surgeons 'road map'

  • Reconstruction After Mastectomy Less Likely for Blacks
    (24-AUG-2004)
    Rates vary by ethnicity for breast cancer patients

  • Test Predicts Patient Benefit From Breast Cancer Drug
    (23-AUG-2004)
    It spots those with resistance to Herceptin

  • Risk of False-Positive Mammo Reading Lower Than Thought
    (23-AUG-2004)
    The tests are still the best tool for detecting breast cancer, study says

  • Blood Test Gauges Breast Cancer Treatment
    (18-AUG-2004)
    Levels of cancer cells show whether patient is responding to therapy

  • Shortage of Seasoned Breast Cancer Surgeons Seen
    (10-AUG-2004)
    Study: Medicare patients not getting experienced specialists

  • Gene Mutation May Explain Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Outlook
    (09-AUG-2004)
    Black women four times more likely to have alteration in tumor suppressor gene

  • Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Is a Hit
    (05-AUG-2004)
    Study finds majority of women were pleased with the results

  • Breast Cancer Treatment Guidelines Could Save Your Life
    (02-AUG-2004)
    Study finds they increase chances of survival

  • MRI Spots Breast Tumors in High-Risk Women
    (28-JUL-2004)
    It beats mammography, but isn't advised for women at normal risk

  • Statins: The Next Miracle Drugs?
    (27-JUL-2004)
    Besides cutting cholesterol, they may fight breast cancer, even arthritis

  • Helping Breast Cancer Patients Make Tough Choices
    (27-JUL-2004)
    Computer programs, charts can help, but they're no substitute for counseling

  • Radiology Advances Fight Breast Cancer
    (22-JUL-2004)
    Improvements help both detection and treatment

  • Breast Cancer Cells Have Unlikely Allies
    (20-JUL-2004)
    Researchers find surrounding cells spur growth of drug-resistant tumor cells

  • Heavy Drinking Raises Breast Cancer Risk
    (14-JUL-2004)
    But a drink or two per day seems safe, study finds

  • Stress May Raise Endometrial Cancer Risk
    (13-JUL-2004)
    Animal study suggests that it doubles odds of disease

  • Study Suggests Viral Link to Breast Cancer
    (13-JUL-2004)
    Bug similar to one found in mice also in some human tumors

  • Soy Safe When It Comes to Breast Cancer
    (08-JUL-2004)
    Plant estrogens don't raise risk for women, study finds

  • Health Tip: Mastitis
    (06-JUL-2004)
    Lactating women most likely to get breast inflammation