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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THURSDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) — Newly identified genetic variations may help predict which women will respond to breast cancer prevention therapy, a new study suggests. By determining who would and would not receive possible benefit from two preventive drugs, women who aren’t likely to respond could be spared the treatment and its side effects, the [...]
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) — While the number of women dying from breast cancer is decreasing, mammography screening can’t take the credit, according to a new study from England that looked at 40 years of data. “We find no effect of mammographic screening on population-based breast cancer mortality rates,” said study author [...]
MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) — Reducing the number of unnecessary and high-dose CT scans given to children could cut their lifetime risk of associated cancers by as much as 62 percent, according to a new study. CT (computed tomography), which uses X-rays to provide doctors with cross-sectional images of patients’ bodies, is frequently used in [...]
THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) — Low breast-feeding rates in the United States are a serious threat to women’s health and a drain on the nation’s health dollars, according to a new study. Researchers concluded that low breast-feeding rates may be linked to as many as 5,000 cases of breast cancer, nearly 54,000 cases of high [...]
SUNDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) — For many Americans, summer just wouldn’t be the same without a backyard barbecue. However, the blackened meats and smoky flavor that come with grilling could put your health at risk, experts caution. The good news, though, is that by planning ahead and making some smart choices, you can enjoy summer [...]
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