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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

  • More Breast Cancer Patients Opting for Lumpectomy: Study

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The percentage of women with early stage breast cancer who choose to have the breast-conserving surgery known as lumpectomy has risen slowly in recent years, new research shows. In 1998, slightly more than 54 percent of eligible women chose the surgery. But, the number had passed [...]

  • Being Exposed to DDT Before Birth May Raise Your Breast Cancer Risk Now

    Although the pesticide DDT was banned in the United States in 1972, women exposed to the chemical while they were still in the womb may be more likely to develop breast cancer than women who had less exposure to the pesticide, a new study contends.

  • Poor Sleep, Snoring Before Diagnosis Tied to Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients

    FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer patients who had poor sleep and frequent snoring before their cancer diagnosis appear to have lower survival rates, a new study finds. The study, which was not designed to prove cause-and-effect, included more than 18,000 cancer patients whose progress was tracked in the Women’s Health Initiative study. All [...]

  • Obese Postmenopausal Women May Face Higher Risk for Breast Cancer

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A study of more than 67,000 women suggests that those who are obese and postmenopausal may face significantly higher odds for breast cancer compared with slimmer women. The risk for breast cancer among the most obese women in the study was up to 58 percent higher [...]

  • Is Breast Cancer Being Overtreated?

    Many breast cancer patients wrongly believe that having both breasts removed — a double mastectomy — will improve their chance of survival, a new study finds.

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