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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

  • Do False-Positives Scare Women Away from Mammograms?

    False-positive mammograms do increase anxiety, but the feeling is short-lived and most women go on to have breast screening in the future, new research suggests.

  • Having an ‘Apple’ Shape is Not a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer

    Body shape—whether a woman is wide at the waistline—is not in itself a risk factor for breast cancer, according to a large new study. But overall body weight IS a factor, the researchers added.

  • Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer’s Return

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new blood test may one day help predict the recurrence of breast cancer and also a woman’s response to breast cancer treatment, researchers report. “We are able to do this with literally a spoonful of serum [blood],” said study co-author Saraswati Sukumar, who is co-director [...]

  • Cheaper ‘Gene Panel’ Screening May Reveal Cancer Risks

    MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study found that 10 percent of women with a personal or family history of breast or other cancers had at least one gene mutation that would lead their doctors to recommend changes in their routine care, including increased cancer screening. These women did not have BRCA1 or [...]

  • Vegetables in Childhood May Benefit Breast Health

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Girls who ate the most fruits and vegetables rich in carotenoids were less likely to get benign breast disease, a new study suggests. Carotenoids are a group of pigments that typically produce an orange, red or dark green color. They are believed to have antioxidant properties [...]

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