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.
There's Good News About Treatment and SurvivalBreast 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.
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By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Breast reconstruction after a mastectomy has long been an option, but a new study shows that only about 42 percent of women choose it. “The most common reasons women didn’t undergo reconstruction was that they felt it wasn’t important, they weren’t interested in more surgery or [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older people who aren’t expected to live more than 10 years are still being screened for prostate, breast, cervical and colon cancer — even though it is unlikely to benefit them, a new study finds. Unnecessary screening can lead to invasive procedures, such as biopsies, and [...]
FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Brisk walking and other forms of exercise reduce a black woman’s risk of breast cancer, U.S. researchers report. They followed more than 44,000 black women for 16 years. They found those who exercised vigorously for seven or more hours a week were 25 percent less likely to develop breast [...]
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Obese women who have battled breast cancer might halve their chances of a recurrence if they take aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) regularly, new research suggests. The researchers followed 440 breast cancer survivors — most of them past menopause and overweight or obese [...]
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) — Drugs known as bisphosphonates, commonly prescribed to treat the bone-weakening disease osteoporosis, don’t appear to reduce the risk of breast cancer as previously thought, new research finds. “We found that postmenopausal women who took a bisphosphonate for three or four years did not have a decreased risk [...]
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