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 Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Commercially available tests can analyze your genetic profile and try to predict your risk of a host of diseases. But a new study suggests they aren’t ready for prime time. The technology, known as whole-genome sequencing, allows scientists to “map” the information encoded in most of [...]
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women with breast cancer who practiced yoga had lower levels of stress hormones and reported less fatigue and better quality of life, new research shows. “Yoga is having an impact on subjective well-being, as well as better regulation of cortisol, a stress hormone,” said study co-author [...]
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Women who carry a BRCA1 gene mutation and have their ovaries removed by age 35 appear to dramatically reduce their odds of developing ovarian cancer and dying, a new international study finds.
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Clinical trials investigating new uses for the anti-cancer drug Avastin have produced mixed results. When combined with standard chemotherapy, Avastin extended the survival of patients with advanced cervical cancer by nearly four months, doctors reported in one trial. However, two other trials found the drug proved of [...]
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