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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

  • Fatty Foods During Teen Years May Influence Later Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Teens who eat high amounts of saturated fats or low amounts of healthier mono- and polyunsaturated fats tend to have denser breasts 15 years later, new research suggests. That’s important because greater breast density is a risk factor for breast cancer, the study authors said. But the [...][...]

  • Many Breast Cancer Patients Try Alternative Medicine First: Study

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women with early stage breast cancer who turn to alternative medicine may delay recommended chemotherapy, a new study suggests. And although most of the more than 300 women in the study eventually had recommended chemotherapy, 11 percent did not, the researchers said. “Previous studies have shown that [...][...]

  • Teens Who Eat Lots of Fruit May Lower Their Breast Cancer Risk: Study

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Teenage girls who consume large amounts of fruit may lower their future risk for breast cancer, a new study suggests. Conversely, women who drink more alcohol over time might increase their breast cancer risk, although they could also lower their chances of heart disease, a second [...][...]

  • Could ‘Breast Cancer Genes’ Play Role in Prostate Cancer, Too?

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A man’s risk of aggressive and lethal prostate cancer may be heavily influenced by gene mutations previously linked to breast and ovarian cancer in women, a trio of new studies suggests. And, at least one expert says these findings may indicate that men with a history [...][...]

  • 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 [...]