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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

  • Black Women at Raised Risk of Carrying Breast Cancer Genes

    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Young black women have a higher rate of breast and ovarian cancer-related gene mutations than previously believed, a new study finds. These inherited mutations occur in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. It has been estimated that about 5 percent of breast cancer patients in the United States have [...]

  • Why Mammograms Can Affect Your Mental Health

    In a finding that won’t surprise many who’ve been through this ordeal, researchers say emotional turmoil is common for women whose mammogram falsely suggests they have breast cancer.

  • Blood Test May One Day Predict Breast Cancer Relapse

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An experimental blood test may one day detect the return of early stage breast cancer months before it is revealed by CT or MRI scans, researchers report. Initial treatment with surgery or chemotherapy can miss some cancer cells. The new test can detect DNA shed [...]

  • Acupuncture Beats Drugs for Hot Flashes, Study Finds

    Needles beat pills for treating hot flashes in breast cancer survivors, according to a new trial that compared acupuncture, “sham” acupuncture, the medication gabapentin and a placebo pill.

  • Early Stage Breast Cancer Is Not An ‘Emergency,’ Researchers Say

    Only 3 percent of women diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer will die of their disease within 20 years, and more aggressive treatment does not improve that high survival rate, a new study suggests.

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