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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

  • For Breast Cancer Patients With BRCA1 Gene, Removing Ovaries Might Lower Death Risk

    Actress and activist Angelina Jolie made news last month when she announced she had her ovaries removed — after undergoing a preventive double mastectomy in 2013 — because she is a carrier of BRCA, a genetic mutation that greatly increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancers.

  • Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal

    THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer surgeries have advanced so that surgeons can often remove the tumor while safely conserving the breast, in what’s known as lumpectomy. But a new study shows that even though this breast-conserving surgery has a high success rate, many patients who are eligible for it still choose [...]

  • New Technology Tests Tumors Inside the Patient to Find Best Treatment

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Two new devices may eventually lead to more accurate, less toxic methods of predicting how well a specific cancer drug might work on an individual’s cancer, researchers report. The goal: to construct a “laboratory in a patient” method for safely exposing tumors to tiny samples of [...]

  • For Women in Their 40s, Experts Say Mammograms Are a Personal Decision

    Women in their 40s should talk with their doctors and then decide for themselves whether they need regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer before age 50, according to draft U.S. federal health guidelines.

  • Black Women More Likely to Have Dense Breast Tissue, Study Shows

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research finds that black women are more likely than white women to have dense breasts, potentially boosting their breast cancer risk. “Since breast density is associated with breast cancer risk, a better understanding of racial differences in breast density levels could help us identify women at the highest [...]

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