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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

  • Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When confronted with early stage breast cancer, surgical removal of the tumor alone (lumpectomy) — which conserves the breast — can be a less drastic option than total mastectomy. However, a new study shows that a rising number of early stage breast cancer patients who are eligible for [...]

  • Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients

    Breast cancer patients who experience pain and swelling related to their treatment may find relief in acupuncture and exercise, new research suggests.

  • Guidelines Aim to Reduce 2nd Surgeries After Breast Cancer Lumpectomy

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In a study of more than 240,000 women who had breast conservation surgery for breast cancer, nearly 25 percent needed a second operation, a new study finds. “There are very few operations where you would expect to have a second surgery,” said lead researcher Dr. Lee [...]

  • Phone Counseling Helps Rural Women With Cancer Gene Tests

    TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Telephone counseling on genetic testing is as effective as in-person counseling for women at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer, a new study finds. While in-person genetic counseling is available for many women in cities, that’s typically not the case for women in rural areas, the researchers noted. This [...]

  • Potential Upside of Lactose Intolerance: Lower Cancer Rates

    People who are lactose-intolerant may be less likely to develop certain types of cancer, a new study suggests.


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