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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If a woman develops breast cancer, having larger breasts and being sedentary might increase her risk of dying from the disease, a large, long-term study suggests.
SUNDAY, Dec. 8, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Money problems can prevent women from getting recommended breast cancer treatments, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 1,300 women in the Seattle-Puget Sound area who were diagnosed with breast cancer between 2004 and 2011. The purpose was to see if their care met U.S. National [...]
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Obesity and smoking increase the risk of implant failure in women who undergo breast reconstruction soon after breast removal, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 15,000 women, aged 40 to 60, who had immediate reconstruction after breast removal (mastectomy). They found that the risk of [...]
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer patients who have mammograms every 12 to 18 months have less chance of lymph node involvement than those who wait longer, therefore improving their outlook, according to an early new study. As breast cancer progresses, cancer cells may spread to the lymph nodes and [...]
TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer risk in women may be tied to the rate at which their breast-tissue density changes as they age, a new study suggests. Researchers examined 282 breast cancer patients and 317 women without the disease who underwent both mammography and an automated breast-density test. Breast cancer patients under age [...]
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