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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

  • No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A large, new study should reassure the millions of American women who have migraine: The debilitating headaches don’t raise the risk for breast cancer. “There is no association between migraine and breast cancer risk,” said lead researcher Rulla Tamimi, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard [...]

  • Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients

    Eating a low-fat diet may reduce the risk of early death in some women with breast cancer, according to new research.

  • Gene Test May Help Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor, Study Says

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — For women who have early breast tumors surgically removed, a new genetic test may help predict the odds of a recurrence, a new study says. The research, presented Friday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, focused on women with ductal carcinoma in situ. This refers to [...]

  • New Treatment Shows Promise in Younger Breast Cancer Patients: Study

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A treatment known as ovarian suppression used along with an anti-estrogen drug normally given to older women appears to greatly reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence in some younger women, new research suggests. This combination approach — using estrogen-blockers known as aromatase inhibitors — [...]

  • Many Breast Cancer Patients Get Too Much Radiation Therapy, Research Suggests

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many studies have affirmed that a newer, shorter course of radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer works just as well as a longer course. However, new research suggests that many U.S. patients still get radiation therapy for much longer than they need to. The analysis of data, involving millions [...]

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