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.
Breast Cancer News
MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer isn’t the same for every woman, even at the cellular level, according to a new statement from four major medical groups focused on the disease. The report was issued Monday by the American Cancer Society, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. National Cancer [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — America is making slow but steady progress against cancer, with a continuing decline in cancer deaths, according to a new report. The overall cancer death rate fell an average 1.5 percent per year between 2002 and 2011, representing improved survival for men, women and children, the [...]
FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women with diabetes may have an increased risk of being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, a new study from Canada shows. “Our findings suggest that women with diabetes may be predisposed to more advanced-stage breast cancer, which may be a contributor to their higher cancer mortality,” Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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