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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

  • Unhealthy Insulin Levels May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — After menopause, unhealthy insulin levels may predict breast cancer risk even more than excess weight, new research suggests. The new findings suggest “that it is metabolic health, and not overweight per se, that is associated with increased risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women,” said study [...]

  • Race, Ethnicity Affect Breast Cancer Survival, Study Shows

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Your chances of being diagnosed with early breast cancer, as well as surviving it, vary greatly depending on your race and ethnicity, a new study indicates. “It had been assumed lately that we could explain the differences in outcome by access to care,” said lead [...]

  • Herceptin May Benefit Some Women With Early Breast Cancer

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For some women with early breast tumors, lower-dose chemotherapy and the drug Herceptin may help ward off a cancer recurrence, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings, published in the Jan. 8 New England Journal of Medicine, could offer the first standard treatment approach for [...]

  • Study Finds Link Between Cancer Diagnosis, Stroke Risk

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Newly diagnosed cancer patients are at increased risk for stroke in the months after they find out they have the disease. And the risk of stroke is higher among those with more aggressive cancer, a new study says. The findings come from an analysis of Medicare claims submitted [...]

  • Common Breast Biopsy Finding May Be More Dangerous Than Thought

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who have a pre-cancerous condition known as atypical hyperplasia of the breast are at higher risk of developing breast cancer than experts had believed, a new study finds. Hyperplasia is an overgrowth of cells. When it occurs in a distorted pattern, it’s called atypical hyperplasia. [...]

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