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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

  • Women With an Overactive Thyroid May Have a Higher Risk of This Cancer

    Women who have an overactive thyroid gland might be at greater risk for breast cancer, a new study suggests.

  • More Young Breast Cancer Patients Getting Gene Test

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A growing number of young women with breast cancer are being tested for the BRCA gene mutations that substantially raise the risks of breast and ovarian tumors, a new study shows. Researchers found that of nearly 900 women who developed breast cancer at age 40 or [...]

  • Breast Cancer Survivors Could Have Increased Risk of Thyroid Cancer

    Women who survive breast or thyroid cancer are linked to an increased risk for the other, according to a new analysis.

  • Is Fat From Another Area of Body Safe for Breast Reconstruction?

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Using women’s own fat cells to enhance breast reconstruction following cancer surgery doesn’t increase the risk they will experience a recurrence of their disease or develop a new cancer, research suggests. The procedure is known as lipofilling. Fat is taken from the belly or another part of the body [...]

  • Meditation May Ease Pain, Anxiety From Breast Cancer Biopsy: Study

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Meditation and music may reduce pain, anxiety and fatigue associated with a breast cancer biopsy, a new study suggests. Researchers from the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, N.C., evaluated 121 women who listened to recorded meditation or music, or received standard care during image-guided needle biopsies. The meditation focused on [...]

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