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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

  • Breast-Feeding May Reduce Risk of Aggressive Breast Cancer: Study

    FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds a link between breast-feeding and a woman’s reduced risk for an aggressive form of breast cancer called hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer. This type of cancer accounts for about 20 percent of breast cancer cases in the United States and is more common among women younger than [...]

  • Breast Cancer Equally Common Now Among Blacks, Whites

    THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer is now as common among black women as among whites, although black women continue to have a higher death rate from the disease, an American Cancer Society report says. For decades, black women had lower breast cancer rates than whites, but that gap has narrowed in recent [...]

  • This Might Be The Best Place to Get a Mammogram

    Mammography breast cancer screenings are most beneficial if they are analyzed at hospitals that handle many of them, a new study suggests.

  • More Evidence That Drinking May Raise Breast Cancer Risk

    TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study out of Europe supports the notion that drinking raises women’s risk of breast cancer. Researchers from five Spanish universities looked at data on more than 334,000 women aged 35 to 70, across 10 European countries. Nearly 12,000 of the women developed breast cancer over the study [...]

  • Risk of More Aggressive Early Breast Cancers Rises With Age, Study Finds

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — While experts know the chances of finding a type of early stage breast cancer known as DCIS increase with age, a new study from Germany shows these cancers are more likely to be aggressive when discovered in older women. “DCIS detection rates increase with age, mostly [...]

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