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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

  • Smog May Boost Risk for Several Cancers

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Long-term exposure to fine particles of air pollution — from cars, trucks, power plants and manufacturing facilities — is tied to an increased risk of dying from several kinds of cancer, a new study suggests. “Air pollution remains a clear, modifiable public health concern,” said researche [...]

  • Nipple-Preserving Mastectomies Appear Safe for High-Risk Women: Study

    MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Preventive breast removal (mastectomy) that preserves the nipple and surrounding skin may be as effective in preventing breast cancer in high-risk women as more invasive surgeries, a new study suggests. The study included 348 women with BRCA genetic mutations that increase the risk of breast cancer. They had preventive [...][...]

  • Celebrity Cases May Help Spur Rise in Double Mastectomies

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Media coverage of celebrities who battle breast cancer is not always balanced or thorough, and this skewed view may be one factor in the growing popularity of double mastectomies, a new study suggests. “Celebrities do have a significant impact on medical decision-making, but in this case [...][...]

  • Breast Cancer Meds Won’t Raise Chances of Heart Attack, Stroke, Study Suggests

    THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Treatment with estrogen-lowering drugs called aromatase inhibitors doesn’t raise the risk of heart attacks and strokes among breast cancer survivors, a new study suggests. However, the researchers did find that women who took the drugs had a slightly higher risk of less serious heart problems, such as an abnormal [...][...]

  • Common Class of Breast Cancer Drugs May Not Trigger ‘Chemo Brain’: Study

    THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Some breast cancer patients complain of a fogged mental condition often called “chemo brain,” experienced after their therapy. Now, new research suggests that at least one class of chemotherapy drugs, called anthracyclines, is not related to the debilitating condition. Anthracyclines include medications such as doxorubicin and epirubiin, [...]