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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

  • How Regular Mammograms Might Lead to ‘Overdiagnosis’

    Regular mammogram screening for breast cancer might be causing “widespread overdiagnosis,” with some women treated for tumors that would not have caused sickness or death, a new study contends.

  • Americans’ Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

    The risk that any one American will die from cancer — the cancer death rate — is going down, regardless of sex or race, a new government study reports.

  • Less Chemo for Obese Ovarian Cancer Patients Linked to Worse Survival Rates

    MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Ovarian cancer patients who are overweight or obese are often given lower doses of chemotherapy per pound of body weight, but this may reduce the odds of survival, a new study suggests. “There is a lot of uncertainty in what proper chemotherapy dosing levels should be for overweight and [...]

  • Regular Mamograms Might Lead to ‘Overdiagnosis’ of Breast Cancer

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Regular mammogram screening for breast cancer might be causing “widespread overdiagnosis,” with some women treated for tumors that would not have caused sickness or death, a new study contends. Doctors tend to find more small tumors and precancerous lesions in areas where more mammograms take place, [...]

  • Regular Mamograms Might Lead to ‘Overdiagnosis’ of Breast Cancer

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Regular mammogram screening for breast cancer might be causing “widespread overdiagnosis,” with some women treated for tumors that would not have caused sickness or death, a new study contends. Doctors tend to find more small tumors and precancerous lesions in areas where more mammograms take place, [...]

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