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.
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MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More poor women are being screened for breast cancer due to expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, a new study finds. States now have the option to expand Medicaid coverage of breast cancer screening to people younger than 65 whose income is up [...]
FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds a link between breast-feeding and a woman’s reduced risk for an aggressive form of breast cancer called hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer. This type of cancer accounts for about 20 percent of breast cancer cases in the United States and is more common among women younger than [...]
THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer is now as common among black women as among whites, although black women continue to have a higher death rate from the disease, an American Cancer Society report says. For decades, black women had lower breast cancer rates than whites, but that gap has narrowed in recent [...]
Mammography breast cancer screenings are most beneficial if they are analyzed at hospitals that handle many of them, a new study suggests.
TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study out of Europe supports the notion that drinking raises women’s risk of breast cancer. Researchers from five Spanish universities looked at data on more than 334,000 women aged 35 to 70, across 10 European countries. Nearly 12,000 of the women developed breast cancer over the study [...]
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