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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

  • After Breast Cancer, Many in Appalachia Say No to Lifesaving Drugs

    MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — About one-third of breast cancer survivors in the Appalachian region of the United States do not take potentially lifesaving drugs, even though their drugs are covered by insurance, a new study finds. The study included 428 breast cancer survivors in the Appalachian counties of Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina and [...]

  • Certain Generic Meds May Help Older Patients With Early Breast Cancer

    THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s more evidence that two classes of inexpensive generic drugs reduce the risk of death in postmenopausal women with early breast cancer, a pair of new British studies find. The two classes of drugs — called aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates — can also be used together to increase the [...]

  • Added Radiation May Help Some With Early Breast Cancer

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Some women who have surgery for early stage breast cancer may benefit from additional radiation to nearby lymph nodes, two new clinical trials suggest. Researchers found that the extra radiation cut women’s risk of a breast cancer recurrence over the next decade. It did not, however, [...]

  • Radiation From Mammograms May Be Lower Than Thought

    The low risks from radiation exposure during mammography screening may be even lower than experts have assumed, a new study contends.

  • Too Much Sitting May Raise a Woman’s Risk for Cancer

    Lots of time spent sitting may increase a woman’s odds for cancer, but it does not seem to have a similar effect on men, a new study suggests.

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