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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

  • Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors

    By Alan MozesHealth Day Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer patients who are overweight or obese when diagnosed appear to face a slightly higher risk for developing a second weight-related cancer, new research suggests. The finding didn’t speak to the risk of colon cancer recurrence, only the potential for developing other cancers associated [...]

  • Herceptin Best for Certain Breast Cancer Patients, Study Says

    TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Herceptin is the best drug treatment for a type of breast cancer called HER2-positive and should remain the standard of care for that type of tumor, according to new findings from a long-term clinical trial. HER2-positive breast cancers tend to be more aggressive than other types of breast cancer, [...]

  • Rat Study Suggests Light at Night Might Hamper Breast Cancer Therapy

    MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A study in rats hints that exposure to dim light at night may make human breast cancer tumors resistant to the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin. However, giving the rats a melatonin supplement prevented this light-linked resistance to doxorubicin, the most widely used cancer chemotherapy drug in the world. Prior rat-based research [...]

  • Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer

    By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Adding the drug Perjeta to a standard medication, Herceptin, may give women with a form of advanced breast cancer a significant boost in survival, a new study finds. The finding is limited to patients with tumors called HER2-positive that have spread (metastasized). And experts say [...]

  • Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer in Black Women

    FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Black mothers who don’t breast-feed may be at higher risk for an aggressive type of breast cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 3,700 black breast cancer patients. About one-third of them had estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer — a tumor subtype that is more common in [...]

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