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Breast Cancer

Few things are as terrifying as thinking you might have breast cancer, but thanks to advances in testing and treatment, breast cancer is less deadly than ever. The good news is that breast cancer rates are dropping, and treatment is less toxic and disfiguring than it once was.

Breast Cancer News

  • A Healthy Lifestyle Can Slash Cancer Risk By Up to 45%

    A healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and eating nutritiously can lower your risk of developing cancer by as much as 45 percent, a new evidence review concludes.

  • Smoking May Hinder Common Breast Cancer Treatment

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Smoking may blunt the effectiveness of a certain kind of breast cancer treatment, new research suggests. Among breast cancer patients taking a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors, smokers had a three times greater risk of their cancer returning than nonsmokers, the investigators found. However, the [...][...]

  • Healthy Living Slashes Cancer Risk

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and eating nutritiously can lower your risk of developing cancer by as much as 45 percent, a new evidence review concludes. The review also found that people who followed cancer prevention guidelines for diet and activity were up to [...][...]

  • Patient Positioning Might Hamper Accuracy of Breast MRI

    WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — There’s evidence that the position a woman is placed in during her pre-surgical breast MRI could influence — for better or worse — the scan’s accuracy. The small study, from radiologists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, suggests that MRI images taken before breast cancer surgery could [...][...]

  • U.S. Black Women Get Less Care to Prevent Breast Cancer Return

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Black breast cancer survivors in the United States are less likely than white or Hispanic women to get follow-up genetic screening and surgeries that can help prevent a return of cancer, new research finds. Among more than 1,600 women diagnosed by age 50, almost twice [...][...]