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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 Journey

There's Good News About Treatment and Survival

Breast cancer is often women's number one health worry. However, 80% of biopsies are benign. Find out more about your breast cancer risk, breast cancer symptoms, and what to expect from breast cancer screening and treatment.

Breast Cancer News

  • Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds

    THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with diabetes are less likely to take their diabetes medications if they’ve been diagnosed with cancer, researchers report. The new study included more than 16,000 diabetes patients, average age 68, taking drugs to lower their blood sugar. Of those patients, more than 3,200 were diagnosed with [...]

  • Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Girls who consume a lot of sugary drinks may enter puberty earlier than girls who don’t, Harvard researchers report. Among nearly 5,600 girls aged 9 to 14 who were followed between 1996 and 2001, the researchers found that those who drank more than 1.5 servings of [...]

  • Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Their Cancer

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many women with breast cancer lack basic knowledge about their disease, such as their cancer stage and other characteristics, according to a new study. The lack of knowledge was even more pronounced among minority women, the study authors found. This finding is worrisome because knowing about a [...]

  • Unhealthy Insulin Levels May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — After menopause, unhealthy insulin levels may predict breast cancer risk even more than excess weight, new research suggests. The new findings suggest “that it is metabolic health, and not overweight per se, that is associated with increased risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women,” said study [...]

  • Race, Ethnicity Affect Breast Cancer Survival, Study Shows

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Your chances of being diagnosed with early breast cancer, as well as surviving it, vary greatly depending on your race and ethnicity, a new study indicates. “It had been assumed lately that we could explain the differences in outcome by access to care,” said lead [...]

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