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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

  • Removing Healthy Breast Doesn’t Help Breast Cancer Patients Without BRCA Gene

    For most women with breast cancer, there doesn’t seem to be a significant survival benefit from having their healthy breast removed as well, new research suggests.

  • Breast Cancer Drug Aromasin May Be Option for Some Premenopausal Women

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The drug exemestane worked slightly better than the drug tamoxifen at preventing a recurrence of breast cancer in certain premenopausal women, according to a new study. Almost 93 percent of women on exemestane (Aromasin) remained free of breast cancer after five years, compared to about 89 [...]

  • Men Develop Breast Cancer, Too

    MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — While rare, breast cancer does occur in men and is often diagnosed at a later age and stage than in women, experts say. Each year in the United States, about 2,000 cases of male breast cancer are diagnosed and about 500 men die from the disease. It can strike [...]

  • Cholesterol Levels May Be Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — High cholesterol levels may increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, a large new British study reports. The findings suggest that keeping tight control over cholesterol through medication could help prevent breast cancer, said lead author Rahul Potluri, a researcher at the Aston University School [...]

  • ‘Generally Reassuring’ Findings on Fertility Drugs, Women’s Cancers

    WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Use of fertility drugs doesn’t appear to increase a woman’s long-term risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancers, new research indicates. The findings are “generally reassuring,” said study co-author Dr. Humberto Scoccia, of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Still, he urged that women who use fertility drugs be [...]

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