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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Film star Angelina Jolie will have her ovaries removed to help lower her odds for ovarian cancer, People magazine reported Wednesday. The news comes just a day after Jolie, 37, revealed in an article published on the editorial page of The New York Times that she had undergone a double mastectomy. Jolie wrote that she made the decision after learning she carried a gene, called BRCA1, that is linked to a significantly higher risk for both breast and ovarian cancers.
By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) — People diagnosed with cancer are almost three times more likely to declare bankruptcy than are those without the disease, a large new study suggests. And younger people with cancer have up to five times higher bankruptcy rates compared to older patients with the disease, the [...]
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) — Despite prior research suggesting that the widely used diabetes drug metformin might help cancer patients, a new study finds it does not boost survival for older breast cancer patients with diabetes. Previous research has found that metformin was associated with an up to 30 percent reduction in new cancers in [...]
Hollywood film star Angelina Jolie announced Tuesday that she has undergone a double mastectomy because she carries a genetic mutation that greatly increases her risk of potentially fatal breast cancer.
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) — Hollywood film star Angelina Jolie announced Tuesday that she has undergone a double mastectomy because she carries a genetic mutation that greatly increases her risk of potentially fatal breast cancer. She said she began the process to have both of her breasts removed in early February [...]
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