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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

  • Study Finds Racial Differences in Choices for Breast Cancer Care

    THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to choosing a surgeon and hospital for breast cancer treatment, white patients are more likely to make their selection based on reputation than black and Hispanic patients are, a new study shows. The findings suggest that minority patients may be more dependent on doctor referrals and [...]

  • Dietary Dioxins Don’t Seem to Increase Breast Cancer Risk: Study

    TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Consuming low levels of chemicals called dioxins in food doesn’t increase the risk of breast cancer, contends a new study that challenges a widely held belief about the effect of dioxins. Dioxins are a byproduct of industrial activity that have been linked to a number of types of cancer. [...]

  • Study Questions Accuracy of Many Breast Cancer Biopsies

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — As many as one of every four breast tissue biopsies tested for cancer may have been incorrectly diagnosed by pathologists taking part in a study to test their skills. The pathologists did well at identifying invasive breast cancer, but they struggled with spotting whether abnormal cells [...]

  • Study Questions Accuracy of Many Breast Cancer Biopsies

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — As many as one of every four breast tissue biopsies tested for cancer may have been incorrectly diagnosed by pathologists taking part in a study to test their skills. The pathologists did well at identifying invasive breast cancer, but they struggled with spotting whether abnormal cells [...]

  • Transgender People Do Not Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk, Study Shows

    WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — While some may worry about the long-term health effects of hormonal therapy on transgender people, a new study finds no higher risk of breast cancer in this group than in the general population. Reporting in the journal LGBT Health, the analysis of U.S. veterans’ medical records from 1998 [...]

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